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And it came to pass afterward, that he [Jesus WU] went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings [news] of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, LK 8:1 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities [diseases WU], Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils [demons], LK 8:2 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered [provided support WU] unto him [them] of their substance [out of their own resources WU]. LK 8:3

And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him [Jesus WU] out of every city, he spake by a parable: LK 8:4 A sower [farmer] went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side [road]; and it was trodden down, and the fowls [birds] of the air devoured it. LK 8:5 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. LK 8:6 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. LK 8:7 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried [called out], He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. LK 8:8

And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be [mean]? LK 8:9 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others [they are told WU] in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. LK 8:10 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. LK 8:11 Those by the way side [road] are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should [so that they may not WU] believe and be saved. LK 8:12 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and [but] these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation [testing WU] fall away. LK 8:13 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares [worries WU] and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection [maturity]. LK 8:14 OVERCOME YOUR HARMFULNESS Money & Worldly Things But that 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 [perseverance WU]. LK 8:15 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel [container], or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick [stand], that they which enter in may see the light. LK 8:16 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest [revealed]; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad [to light]. LK 8:17 Take heed therefore how ye hear [listen WU]: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given [more]; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have [thinks he has]. LK 8:18

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