Luke 8:11
"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
Matthew 13:3
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
Matthew 13:4
and as he sowed, some [seeds] fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
Matthew 13:18
"Hear then the parable of the sower.
Matthew 13:19
"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.
Matthew 13:24-26
Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
"But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
"But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
Matthew 13:37-26
Mark 4:2-4
And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,
"Listen [to this]! Behold, the sower went out to sow;
as he was sowing, some [seed] fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
Mark 4:15-4
Mark 4:26-29
And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;
and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows-- how, he himself does not know.
"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
"But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
Luke 8:12
"Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.
Hebrews 2:1
For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away [from it].
James 1:23
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;
James 1:24
for [once] he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
Psalm 119:118
You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.
Matthew 5:13
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty [again]? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
and the
Genesis 15:11
The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.