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PARABLE OF THE SOWER EXPLAINED.

Luke viii. 9—18.

And

his disciples asked him, saying,

What might this parable be?

10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others

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Matt. xiii. 10—23.

'Mark iv. 10–25. parables;

it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance : but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables:

because they seeing, see not; and hearing, they

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear,

hear not, neither do they understand.

and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see :

Luke viii. 9—18. parables;

that seeing they might not see, and hearing they

might not understand.

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