Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"The sower went forth to sow his seed. And in his sowing some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the birds of the heaven devoured it.
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.
And these are those by the wayside, where the word is sown; and, when they hear, straightway Satan comes, and catches away the word which has been sown in them.
Because, if anyone is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a mirror;
2 Thessalonians 2:9
him whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and lying wonders,
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole habitable earth; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it.