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Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge.

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But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

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Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain.

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Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”

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When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.

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He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables

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so that, “ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’[fn]

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But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.

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Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word;

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but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

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Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”

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He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand?

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For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.

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If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”

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“Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.

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Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”

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He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.

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Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.

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All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.

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As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

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Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?

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It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.

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Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”

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With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.

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That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”

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Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.

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A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.

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Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

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He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

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He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

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They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
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