You shall indeed hear but not understand, you shall indeed look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people…”
who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it,
and the evil one comes and steals away
what was sown in his heart.”
is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy.
But he has no root and lasts only for a time.
When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word,
he immediately falls away.”
but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word
and it bears no fruit.”
is the one who hears the word and understands it,
who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.”