Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When any one hears the word of the Kingdom, and understands it not, the evil one comes, and snatches away what has been sown in his heart: this is he that was sown by the wayside.
The sower sows the word.
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted, Apollos watered; but God causeth it to grow.
Wherefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive in meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
1 Peter 1:23
having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the word of God, that lives and abides.