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The parable of the seeds is first given in Matt 13:3-9 … then comes this:
 

10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”  11  And He answered and said to them,

A    1    “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven,    

       2    but to them it has not been granted.   

       1′    i    12  “For whoever has,   

              ii       to him shall more be given,     

              iii     and he shall have an abundance;    

       2′    but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.

B    13  “Therefore I speak to them in parables;

C    because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

D    14  “And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,

E    ‘YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND;

F    AND YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;

G    15  FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL,

H    AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR,

I    AND THEIR EYES

J    THEY HAVE CLOSED;

J’   LEST AT ANY TIME THEY SHOULD SEE

I’   WITH THEIR EYES,

H’   AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,

G’   AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM.’

F’   16  “But blessed are your eyes, because they see;

E’   and your ears, because they hear.

D’   17  “For truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired

C’    to see what you see, and did not see it; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

B’   18  “Hear then the parable of the sower.

A’   2′    19  “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.  This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.  20  “And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy;  21  yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.  22  “And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful

      1′  23  “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit, and brings forth,    

              iii    some a hundredfold,   

              ii  ↓    some sixty,   

              i  ↓    and some thirty.”

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