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
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every malady among the people.
Luke 8:11
Now this is the parable: The seed is the word of God.
Luke 9:2
And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Luke 10:9
and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Acts 20:25
And now behold, I know that ye shall see my face no more, even ye all, among whom I have gone in and out preaching the kingdom of God.
Acts 28:23
Then having fixed a day with him, still more of them came to him at his lodging, to whom bearing his testimony, he set forth the kingdom of God, and persuaded them of the things relating to Jesus, both out of the law of Moses and the prophets, from morning until evening:
Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 4:2
but have renounced all shameful secret practices, not conducting ourselves with artifice, nor deceitfully disguising the word of God, but by clear manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience as in the presence of God.
Ephesians 3:8
To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

And understandeth

John 3:19
Now this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
John 8:43
Wherefore do ye not understand my speech? because ye cannot hear my word.
John 18:38
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And having thus spoken, he went out again unto the Jews and saith to them, I find no fault in him.
Acts 17:32
But when they heard of the resurrection from the dead, Some scoffed: and others said, We will hear thee again on this subject.
Acts 18:15
If indeed this was now a matter of injustice, or wicked knavery, with reason I should hear you patiently; but if it be merely a controversy about the word, and names, and a law peculiar to yourselves, settle it yourselves: for I will be no judge of these matters.
Acts 24:25
And as he discoursed of righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment which is ready to be revealed, Felix being greatly terrified, replied, Go, for the present, I will some time hence take another opportunity of calling for thee.
Acts 25:19
but only pleaded against him certain disputes about their own mode of religious worship, and about one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
Acts 26:31
and retiring, conversed together, saying, This man hath done nothing worthy of death, or of chains.
Romans 1:28
And since they thought not fit to hold the Deity in acknowledgment, God abandoned them to a reprobate mind, to practise deeds unbecoming;
Romans 2:8
But to those who are of a contentious spirit, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation, and wrath;
2 Thessalonians 2:12
that they all might be damned who have not believed the truth, but have taken pleasure in unrighteousness.
Hebrews 2:1
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.
1 John 5:20
But we know that the Son of God hath come, and hath given to us understanding, that we might know the true God; and we are in him that is true, in his Son Jesus the Messiah. HE is the true God, and the life eternal.

The wicked

Matthew 13:38
the field is the world: and the good seed are those who are the children of the kingdom; but the zizane are the children of the wicked one;
Mark 4:15
Now these are they by the road side; where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan cometh, and taketh away the word sown on their hearts:
Luke 8:12
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.
1 John 2:13
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
1 John 3:12
Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and slew his brother: and wherefore did he slay him? Because his own works were wicked, and those of his brother righteous.
1 John 5:18
We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God preserveth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.


Matthew 13:4
and as he was sowing, some seeds fell indeed by the road-side; and the birds came and ate them up:

General references

Matthew 7:27
and the rain descended, and the rivers rushed, and the winds blew, and set against that house, and it fell; and the fall of it was great.
Matthew 25:2
But five of them were provident, and five foolish.
Mark 4:4
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.
Luke 9:2
And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.