The meaning of the parable is as follows. The seed is God's Message.
the field is the world; the good seed--these are the sons of the Kingdom; the darnel, the sons of the Evil one.
It is the smallest of all seeds, and yet when full-grown it is larger than any herb and forms a tree, so that the birds come and build in its branches."
"The sower of the good seed," He replied, "is the Son of Man;
But a portion falls upon good ground, and gives a return, some a hundred for one, some sixty, some thirty.
Some falls among the thorns; but the thorns spring up and stifle it.
2 Corinthians 9:10
And God who continually supplies seed for the sower and bread for eating, will supply you with seed and multiply it, and will cause your almsgiving to yield a plentiful harvest.
As he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and the birds come and peck it up.
Another part drops upon the rock, and after growing up it withers away for want of moisture.
But some of the seed falls into good ground, and gives a return: it comes up and increases, and yields thirty, sixty, or a hundred-fold."
It is like a mustard-seed, which, when sown in the earth, is the smallest of all the seeds in the world;
Some falls on rocky ground, where it has but scanty soil. It quickly shows itself above ground, because it has no depth of earth;
When a man hears the Message concerning the Kingdom and does not understand it, the Evil one comes and catches away what has been sown in his heart. This is he who has received the seed by the road-side.
Those who receive the seed by the way-side are those in whom the Message is sown, but, when they have heard it, Satan comes at once and carries away the Message sown in them.
"Because your faith is so small," He replied; "for I solemnly declare to you that if you have faith like a mustard-seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Remove from this place to that,' and it will remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
but during the night his enemy comes, and over the first seed he sows darnel among the wheat, and goes away.
1 Peter 1:23
For you have been begotten again by God's ever-living and enduring word from a germ not of perishable, but of imperishable life.
Another saying of His was this: "The Kingdom of God is as if a man scattered seed over the ground:
"To you then I will explain the parable of the Sower.
"If your faith," replied the Lord, "is like a mustard seed, you might command this black-mulberry-tree, 'Tear up your roots and plant yourself in the sea,' and instantly it would obey you.
And peace, for those who strive for peace, is the seed of which the harvest is righteousness.
Another parable He put before them. "The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "is like a mustard-seed, which a man takes and sows in his ground.
he spends days and nights, now awake, now asleep, while the seed sprouts and grows tall, he knows not how.
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted and Apollos watered; but it was God who was, all the time, giving the increase.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are indeed true descendants of Abraham, and are heirs in fulfilment of the promise.
But as for that in the good ground, it means those who, having listened to the Message with open minds and in a right spirit, hold it fast, and patiently yield a return.
nor because they are Abraham's true children. But the promise was "Through Isaac shall your posterity be reckoned."
"The sower," He said, "goes out to sow his seed; and as he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and is trodden upon, or the birds of the air come and peck it up.