A sower went out to sow his seed…
Some fell by the way side;
and it was trodden down… And some fell upon a rock;
and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away.
And some fell among thorns;
and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up…
The seed is the Word of God…
But that [the seed] on the good ground are they,
which in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word,
keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.