The Parable of the Sower Explained

And [Jesus] said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The sower sows the word. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart, so that they may not believe and be saved. This is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. They believe for a while, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and in time of testing fall away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but as they go on their way the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, [and] hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

Mark 4:13; Luke 8:11; Mark 4:14; Matthew 13:19; Luke 8:12; Matthew 13:20; Luke 8:13; Matthew 13:21-22; Luke 8:14; Matthew 13:23; Luke 8:15