Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now this is the parable: The seed is the word of God.
And he spake unto them many things in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow:
And he taught them in parables many things, and said unto them in the course of his teaching,
They by the road side, are such as hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh the word from their heart, that they should not be saved in believing.
FOR this reason we ought to attend more diligently to the things which have been heard, lest by any means we let them flow by us.
For if any man be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man that looks at his natural face in a glass;
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt become insipid, with what can it be salted? it is of no farther use for any purpose, but to be cast out, and trodden under foot of men.
and it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the road side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up.