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 was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness 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 forth to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick;
Luke 10:9
and heal the sick therein, and say to them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
Acts 20:25
And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom, will see my face no more.
Acts 28:23
And, having arranged for him a day, there came to him to his lodging a greater number, to whom he was expounding, fully testifying as to the Kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening.
Romans 14:17
for the Kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 4:2
but we renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, not handling the word of God deceitfully; but, by the manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
Ephesians 3:8
To me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to proclaim, to the gentiles, the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of Christ;

And understandeth

John 3:19
And this is the judgment, that the Light hath come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their works were evil.
John 8:43
Why do ye not understand My speech? it is because ye cannot hear My word.
John 18:38
Pilate says to Him, "What is truth?" And, having said this, he went out again to the Jews, and says to them, "I find no crime in Him.
Acts 17:32
And, hearing of the resurrection of the dead, some, indeed, were mocking; but others said, "We will hear you concerning this yet again."
Acts 18:15
but, if they are questions about a word, and names, and your own law, ye yourselves shall see to it. I am not disposed to be a judge of such matters."
Acts 24:25
And, as he was reasoning about righteousness, continence, and the judgment to come, Felix, becoming terrified, answered, "Go your way for the present; and, when I obtain a suitable opportunity, I will call for you;"
Acts 25:19
but certain questions concerning their peculiar religion they had against him, and concerning a certain Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
Acts 26:31
and, having withdrawn, they were talking one to another, saying, "This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds."
Romans 1:28
And, as they did not approve the holding of God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not becoming;
Romans 2:8
but to those who are contentious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there shall be wrath and indignation,
2 Thessalonians 2:12
that they all may be judged, who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Hebrews 2:1
For this reason, it is needful that we give the more earnest heed to the things heard, lest at any time we drift past them.
1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God hath come, and hath given us understanding, that we may know the True One: and we are in the True One??n His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God, and eternal life.

The wicked

Matthew 13:38
The field is the world: and the good seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the evil one;
Mark 4:15
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.
Luke 8:12
And those by the wayside are those who heard; then the Devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart; lest, having believed, they should be saved.
1 John 2:13
I write to you, fathers, because ye have known Him Who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have conquered the evil one. I wrote to you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
1 John 3:12
not as Cain who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
1 John 5:18
We know that every one who has been begotten of God sins not; but he who was begotten of God keeps himself, and the evil one touches him not.


Matthew 13:4
And, in his sowing, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds, coming, devoured them.

General references

Matthew 7:27
and the rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell; and great was its fall."
Matthew 25:2
And five of them were foolish, and five wise;
Mark 4:4
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it.
Luke 9:2
and He sent them forth to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick;