Jesus Christ was saying to them:
"To you has been given of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables
so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE
AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND,
OTHERWISE THEY MAY RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN."
And He said to them, "Do you not understand parable?
How will you understand all the parables?
"The sower sows the word.
"These are the ones who are beside the road where they hear immediately Satan
comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky
[places], who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with Joy;
and they have no root in themselves but are [only] temporary; then,
with affliction or persecution arises because of the word,
immediately they fall away.
"And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns;
these are the ones who have heard the word,
but the worries of the world,
and the deceitfulness of riches,
and the desire for other things
enter in and chocke the word,
and it becomes unfruitful.
are the ones on whom seed was sown
on the good soil;
and they hear the word and accept
it and bear fruit,
and a hundredfold."
are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil;
and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit,
thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
And he was saying to the
to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it or under a bed."
Is it not [brought] to be put on a lampstand?
For nothing is hidden except to be revealed'
nor has anything been a secret but that it would come to light.
If anyone has ear to hear let him hear.
And he was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to.
By your standard of measure
it will be measured to you;
and more will be given to you besides.