Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

Bible References

The word

Matthew 4:23
Then he went all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing any disease or sickness among the people.
Luke 8:11
This is what the figure means. The seed is God's message.
Luke 9:2
and he sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to cure the sick.
Luke 10:9
and cure the sick there, and say to them, 'The Kingdom of God is close upon you!'
Acts 20:25
Now I know perfectly well that none of you among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom of God will ever see my face again.
Acts 28:23
So they fixed a day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying, and from morning till night he explained to them the Kingdom of God and gave his testimony, trying to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets.
Romans 14:17
The Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of uprightness, peace, and happiness through the possession of the holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 4:2
I disown disgraceful, underhanded ways. I refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's message. It is by the open statement of the truth that I would commend myself to every human conscience in the sight of God.
Ephesians 3:8
To me, the very least of all his people, this favor has been given, of preaching to the heathen the inexhaustible wealth of the Christ,

And understandeth

John 3:19
And the basis of the judgment is this, that the light has come into the world, and yet, because their actions were wicked, men have loved the darkness more than the light.
John 8:43
Why is it that you do not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my message.
John 18:38
Pilate said to him, "What is truth!" With these words he went outside again to the Jews, and said to them, "I can find nothing to charge him with.
Acts 17:32
When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, "We should like to hear you again on this subject."
Acts 18:15
But as it is only a question of words and titles and your own law, you must look after it yourselves. I refuse to decide such matters."
Acts 24:25
But as he talked of uprightness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became alarmed, and said, "You may go for the present. I will find time later to send for you."
Acts 25:19
Their differences with him were about their own religion and about a certain Jesus who had died but who Paul said was alive.
Acts 26:31
and after leaving the room, in talking the matter over together, they said, "This man has not done anything to deserve death or imprisonment."
Romans 1:28
And just as they refused to recognize God any longer, God has abandoned them to unworthy impulses and indecent conduct.
Romans 2:8
but self-seeking people who are disloyal to the truth and responsive only to what is wrong will experience anger and fury,
2 Thessalonians 2:12
so that all who have refused to believe the truth but have preferred disobedience may be condemned.
Hebrews 2:1
This is why we must give the very closest attention to the message we have heard, to keep from ever losing our hold upon it.
1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us power to recognize him who is true; and we are in union with him who is true, through his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

The wicked

Matthew 13:38
The field is the world. The good seed is the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the wicked.
Mark 4:15
The ones by the path are those into whose hearts the message falls, and as soon as they hear it Satan comes and carries off the message that has been sown in their hearts.
Luke 8:12
The ones by the path are those who hear, and then the devil comes and carries off the message from their hearts, so that they may not believe it and be saved.
1 John 2:13
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who has existed from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have been victorious over the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.
1 John 3:12
We must not be like Cain who was a child of the evil one, and butchered his brother. And why did he butcher him? Because his own actions were wicked and his brother's upright.
1 John 5:18
We know that no child of God commits sin, but the fact that he is God's child protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him.


Matthew 13:4
and as he was sowing, some of the seed fell by the path and the birds came and ate it up,

General references

Matthew 7:27
And the rain fell, and the rivers rose, and the winds blew and beat about that house, and it went down, and its downfall was complete."
Matthew 25:2
Now five of them were foolish and five were sensible.
Mark 4:4
and as he was sowing, some of the seed chanced to fall by the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
Luke 9:2
and he sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to cure the sick.