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1 Again he began to teach them by the lakeside, but such a huge crowd gathered round him that he got into a boat on the water and sat there. The whole crowd were at the lakeside on land.
Mark 2:13  Luke 5:1-3  Luke 8:4-10  Mark 3:7  Matt 13:1-15 

2 He taught them many things in parables, and in the course of his teaching he said to them,
Mark 3:23  Mark 4:11  Matt 13:34-35  Matt 13:3  Matt 13:10  John 7:16-17  John 18:19 

3 'Listen! Imagine a sower going out to sow.
1Cor 3:6-9  Deut 4:1  John 4:35-38  Luke 8:5-8  Mark 4:26-29  Matt 13:26  Acts 2:14 

4 Now it happened that, as he sowed, some of the seed fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
Matt 13:19  Gen 15:11  Mark 4:15  Matt 13:4  Luke 8:5  Luke 8:12 

5 Some seed fell on rocky ground where it found little soil and at once sprang up, because there was no depth of earth;
Amos 6:12  Ezek 36:26  Ezek 11:19  Hos 10:12  Luke 8:6  Luke 8:13  Mark 4:16-17 

6 and when the sun came up it was scorched and, not having any roots, it withered away.
Jas 1:11  2Thess 2:10  Col 2:7  Eph 3:17  Isa 25:4  Jer 17:5-8  Jonah 4:8 

7 Some seed fell into thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it produced no crop.
Jer 4:3  Gen 3:17-18  1John 2:15-16  1Tim 6:9-10  Luke 8:7  Luke 8:14  Luke 12:15 

8 And some seeds fell into rich soil, grew tall and strong, and produced a good crop; the yield was thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold.'
John 15:5  Col 1:6  Gen 26:12  Mark 4:20  1Pet 2:1-3  Acts 17:11  Jer 23:29 

9 And he said, 'Anyone who has ears for listening should listen!'
Mark 4:23-24  Matt 11:15  Luke 8:18  Mark 7:14-15  Matt 13:9  Matt 15:10  Rev 3:6 

10 When he was alone, the Twelve, together with the others who formed his company, asked what the parables meant.
Matt 13:10-17  Mark 4:34  Luke 8:9-15  Mark 7:17  Matt 13:36  Prov 13:20 

11 He told them, 'To you is granted the secret of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside everything comes in parables,
Matt 11:25  Col 4:5  1Cor 5:12-13  1Tim 3:7  Luke 8:10  1John 5:20  1Thess 4:12 

12 so that they may look and look, but never perceive; listen and listen, but never understand; to avoid changing their ways and being healed.'
Isa 6:9-10  Isa 44:18  Jer 5:21  Matt 13:14-15  Deut 29:4  Luke 8:10  John 12:37-41 

13 He said to them, 'Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand any of the parables?
Rev 3:19  1Cor 3:1-2  Heb 5:11-14  Luke 8:11-15  Luke 24:25  Mark 7:17-18  Matt 13:18-23 

14 What the sower is sowing is the word.
Mark 2:2  Matt 13:37  1Pet 1:23-25  Acts 8:4  Col 1:5-6  Isa 32:20  Luke 1:2 

15 Those on the edge of the path where the word is sown are people who have no sooner heard it than Satan at once comes and carries away the word that was sown in them.
1Pet 5:8  Luke 8:12  Matt 13:19  2Cor 2:11  2Cor 4:3-4  Heb 2:1  Luke 14:18-19 

16 Similarly, those who are sown on patches of rock are people who, when first they hear the word, welcome it at once with joy.
Mark 6:20  Ezek 33:31-32  John 5:35  Luke 8:13  Matt 13:20-21  Acts 8:13  Acts 8:18-21 

17 But they have no root deep down and do not last; should some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, at once they fall away.
1Thess 3:3-5  Matt 11:6  Matt 12:31  1Cor 10:12-13  1John 2:19  2Tim 1:15  2Tim 2:17-18 

18 Then there are others who are sown in thorns. These have heard the word,
Jer 4:3  Luke 8:14  Mark 4:7  Matt 13:22 

19 but the worries of the world, the lure of riches and all the other passions come in to choke the word, and so it produces nothing.
1Tim 6:17  1Tim 6:9-10  1John 2:15-17  1Pet 4:2-3  2Tim 4:10  2Pet 1:8  Eccl 4:8 

20 And there are those who have been sown in rich soil; they hear the word and accept it and yield a harvest, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.'
Mark 4:8  Col 1:10  Gen 26:12  John 15:4-5  John 15:16  Luke 8:15  Matt 13:23 

21 He also said to them, 'Is a lamp brought in to be put under a tub or under the bed? Surely to be put on the lamp-stand?
Matt 5:15  Luke 11:33  Luke 8:16  Isa 60:1-3  Eph 5:3-15  1Cor 12:7  Phil 2:15-16 

22 For there is nothing hidden, but it must be disclosed, nothing kept secret except to be brought to light.
Luke 8:17  Acts 4:20  1Cor 4:5  Acts 20:27  Eccl 12:14  Ps 40:9-10  Ps 78:2-4 

23 Anyone who has ears for listening should listen!'
Mark 4:9  Matt 11:15  Rev 2:7  Rev 2:11  Rev 2:17  Rev 2:29 

24 He also said to them, 'Take notice of what you are hearing. The standard you use will be used for you -- and you will receive more besides;
Heb 2:1  Matt 7:2  2Cor 9:6  Acts 17:11  John 10:27  Luke 6:37-38  2Pet 2:1-3 

25 anyone who has, will be given more; anyone who has not, will be deprived even of what he has.'
Matt 13:12  Luke 8:18  John 15:2  Luke 16:9-12  Luke 19:24-26  Matt 25:28-29 

26 He also said, 'This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the land.
Matt 13:24  1Pet 1:23-25  Eccl 11:6  John 4:36-38  1Cor 3:6-9  Eccl 11:4  Isa 28:24-26 

27 Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know.
Eccl 11:5  1Cor 15:37-38  2Pet 3:18  2Thess 1:3  Eccl 8:17  John 3:7-8 

28 Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
Mark 4:31-32  Phil 1:6  Phil 1:9-11  1Thess 3:12-13  Col 1:10  Eccl 3:1  Eccl 3:11 

29 And when the crop is ready, at once he starts to reap because the harvest has come.'
Joel 3:13  2Tim 4:7-8  Isa 57:1-2  Job 5:26  Matt 13:30  Matt 13:40-43  Rev 14:13-17 

30 He also said, 'What can we say that the kingdom is like? What parable can we find for it?
Luke 13:18-21  Matt 13:31-32  Lam 2:13  Matt 11:16  Matt 13:24 

31 It is like a mustard seed which, at the time of its sowing, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth.
Acts 2:41  Acts 4:4  Acts 5:14  Acts 19:20  Acts 21:20  Amos 9:11-15  Dan 2:34-35 

32 Yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.'
Dan 4:20-22  Dan 4:10-14  Ezek 31:3-10  Isa 11:9  Isa 32:2  Lam 4:20  Ps 80:9-11 

33 Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it.
John 16:12  Matt 13:34-35  1Cor 3:1-2  Heb 5:11-14 

34 He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were by themselves.
John 16:25  Luke 24:27  Mark 4:10  Matt 13:36-43  Matt 15:15-20  Luke 8:9-10  Luke 24:44-46 

35 With the coming of evening that same day, he said to them, 'Let us cross over to the other side.'
Matt 8:18  Luke 8:22  John 6:25  Luke 8:25  John 6:1  Mark 5:21  Mark 6:45 

36 And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him.
Mark 3:9  Mark 4:1  Mark 5:2  Mark 5:21 

37 Then it began to blow a great gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped.
Job 1:19  Matt 8:23-24  Acts 27:14-20  Jonah 1:4  Luke 8:22-23  Ps 107:23-31  Job 1:12 

38 But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep.
1Pet 5:7  Heb 4:15  1Kgs 18:27-29  Isa 54:6-8  Isa 64:12  Job 8:5-6  Ps 10:1-2 

39 They woke him and said to him, 'Master, do you not care? We are lost!' And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, 'Quiet now! Be calm!' And the wind dropped, and there followed a great calm.
Ps 107:29  Ps 65:7  Ps 89:9  Ps 29:10  Job 38:11  Jer 5:22  Nah 1:4 

40 Then he said to them, 'Why are you so frightened? Have you still no faith?'
Isa 43:2  Luke 8:25  Matt 6:30  Matt 14:31  Matt 16:8  Isa 42:3  John 6:19-20 

41 They were overcome with awe and said to one another, 'Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.'
Luke 8:25  1Sam 12:24  Matt 14:32  Ps 89:7  1Sam 12:18-20  Job 38:11  Jonah 1:9-10