A sower went out to sow Seed and as he sowed some fell by the wayside and it was trodden down and the fowls of the air devoured it . Some fell upon a Rock and as soon as it was sprung up it withered away because it lacked moisture. Some fell among thorns and the thrones sprung up with it and choked it. Others fell on the Rock with good ground and sprang up and bare fruit. Now the parable is this: The Seed is the Word of God. Those by the wayside are they that hear then comes the Devil and takes away the Word out of their minds. They on the Rock are they which wehen they hear receive the Word with joy but these have no root which for a while believe and in time of temptation fall away. They that fell among thorns are they which when they have heard go forth but are choked with the cares, the riches and the pleasures of theis life and bring no fruit to perfection. But they that are on the Rock with good ground are they which having heard the Word keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.