Gospel according to Matthew

New Testament

Rainbow Missions, Inc. World English Bible. Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901. http://ebible.org/bible/web.

On that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the seaside.

Great multitudes gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach.

He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, a farmer went out to sow.

As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.

Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn't have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth.

When the sun had risen, they were scorched. Because they had no root, they withered away.

Others fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and choked them:

and others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

The disciples came, and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"