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The seed is the

word of God. 14 | The sower

soweth the word. This is he which 15 And these are 12 Those received seed by they by

by the way-side.

the way-side, the way-side,

where the word is 19 When any sown ; but when one heareth the they have heard, they that hear; word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh

then cometh the wicked one, Satan cometh

the devil
and catcheth
and taketh

and taketh away that which away the wordthat away the word out was sown in his was sown in their

of their heart. hearts.


lest they should believe, and be sa

ved. 20 But he that 16 And these 13 They on the received the seed are they likewise into

which are sown on stony places, the stonyground; who rockare they which

is he that when they have when they heareth the word, heard the word, hear, and anon

immediately with joy receiveth receive it' with receive the word it; gladness;

with joy; 21 Yet hath he 17 And have and these have not root in him- no root in them- no root, self,

selves, and so en- which but dureth for a dure but for a for a while believe, while : for time: afterward whentribulation or when affliction or and in time of persecutionariseth persecutionariseth temptation becauseoftheword for the word's sake by and by he immediately they is offended.

are offended. 22 He also that 18 And these 14 And that which received seed a- are they which are fell among thorns mong the thorns, sownamongthorns are they, which is he that

when they have heareth the word. hear the word, heard,


fall away:

such as



go forth, and are

choked and the care 19 And the cares

with cares of this world and of this world, and the deceitfulnessof thedeceitfulness of riches, riches, and

and riches and the lusts of other pleasures of

things entering in, this life choke the word, choke the word, and he becometh and it becometh

and bring no unfruitful. unfruitful,

fruit to perfection. 23 But he that 20 And these are 15 But that on received seed into theywhicharesown the good ground the good ground, on good ground; is he that

such as are they, which,

in an honest and

good heart, having heareth the word, hear the word, and heard the word, & understandeth it receive it, and

keep it, and which also beareth fruit, and bringeth bring forth fruit, bring forth fruit forth,some an hun- some thirty-fold, dred - fold, some some sixty, and sixty, some thirty. some an hundred.

with patience, 21 | And he said

16 | No man,
unto them, Is a whenhe hath light-
candle brought to ed a candle, cover-
be put under eth it with a vessel,
a bushel, or under or putteth it under
a bed ; & not to be a bed; but setteth
setonacandlestick? it on a candlestick,

that they which
enter in may see

the light.
22 For there is 17 For nothing
nothing hid,which is secret that
shall not be mani. shall not be made
fested; neither was manifest; neither
any thing kept se- any thing hid that
cret, but that it shall not be known
should come

a- and come abroad.

23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

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24 And he saith
unto them, Take 18 Take heed
heed what ye

therefore how ye

With what mea-
sure ye mete, it
shall be measured
to you: and unto
you that hear,shall
more be given.

25 For he that for whosoever
hath, to him shall hath, to him shall
be given : and he be given;and who-

that hath not, soever hath not, from him shall be from him shall be taken even that taken even that which he

which he hath.

seemeth to have 24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed goodseedin his field :

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went

his way:

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came, and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy


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CHAP. IV. field ? from whence then hath it tares ?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the

harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first thetares, and bind them in bundles to burn them : but gather the wheat into my barn.

26 | And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground,

27 And should sleep, and rise night andday, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself;first the blade,

after that the full corn in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

then the ear,





31 | Another para-
ble put he forth unto
them, saying, 30 | And he said,

Whereunto shall we
liken the kingdom of
God? or with what
comparison shall we

compare it ?

The kingdom of 31 It heaven is like to a grain

is like a grain of mustardseed, which of mustardseed, which a man took and

sowed in his when it is sown in the fields :

earth, 32 Which indeed is the least of allseeds: is less thanallthe seeds

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sown, it

grown, groweth up, and itisthe greatest among becometh grater than herbs,

all herbs, and shooteth

out great branches ; and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the so that the fowls of the air come and lodge air may lodge inthebranchesthereof.

under the shadowof it. 33 | Another parable spake he unto them ; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in threemeasuresof meal till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things 33 And with many spake Jesus unto the such parables spake he multitude in parables; the word unto them,

as they were able to

hear it. and without a 34 But without a parable spake he not parable spake he not unto them.

unto them :


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