And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow;
and as he sowed, some (seeds) fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them:
and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth:
and when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked them:
and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
He that hath ears, let him hear.
being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone;