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Parable of the Sower


And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. (Mark:4:1)


And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, (Mark:4:2)


Parables — similitude (parable) that is (symbolically) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral) apothegm or adage.


Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: (Mark:4:3)


And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. (Mark:4:4)


And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: (Mark:4:5)


But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. (Mark:4:6)


And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. (Mark:4:7)


And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark:4:8)


And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Mark:4:9)


And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. (Mark:4:10)


And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: (Mark:4:11)


Mystery — (to shut the mouth); a secret or mystery (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites).


That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. (Mark:4:12)


Converted — to revert (literally figuratively or morally): — come (go) again convert (re-) turn (about again).


And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? (Mark:4:13)


The sower soweth the word. (Mark:4:14)


And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. (Mark:4:15)


They - (G1526) Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are: — agree are be dure X is were.


G1510 — I exist (used only when emphatic): — am have been X it is I was.


According to the meaning found in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, the “They” is some sort of, “Life Form.”


So, the phrase, “And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown,” is translated:


“And these are “Life Forms” by the wayside, where the word is sown.


It seems as if the life forms are, “Human Souls” and the word is, “Holy Spirit.”


And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; (Mark:4:16)


The phrase, “And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground,” is translated: And these are, “Holy Spirit” likewise which are sown on “Stony Ground,” or “Human Souls.”


And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. (Mark:4:17)


Endure — (G1526) Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are: — agree are be dure X is were.


G1510 — First person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic): — am have been X it is I was.


Offended — to entrap that is trip up (figuratively stumble [transitively] or entice to sin apostasy or displeasure): — (make to) offend.


The “Holy Spirit Human Soul Combo” who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and have no root in themselves, and so endure, that is, they, “The Holy Spirit Human Soul Combo,” but for a time: Afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.


And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, (Mark:4:18)


In the phrase, “And these are they which are sown among thorns,” the “They” is, “The Holy Spirit Human Soul Combo.”


And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (Mark:4:19)


In the Strong’s Concordance, verse eighteen chapter four of the Gospel of Mark appears like this:


And G2532 these G3778 are G1526 they which are G1526 sown G4687 among G1519 thorns; G173 such as G3778 hear G191 the word, G3046.


The letter/number after a word, is a reference number. The reference number tells you where in the Strong’s Concordance a meaning can be found.


In verses fifteen and sixteen chapter four of the Gospel of Mark, the reference number G1526 is found after the word, “They.”


Verse fifteen:


And these are they G1526 by the wayside, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. (Mark:4:15)


Verse sixteen:


And these are they G1526 likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; (Mark:4:16)


In the Gospel of Mark verse seventeen chapter four, the word, “Endure” is followed by the same reference number as the word, “They” in verses fifteen and sixteen: G1526.


Verse seventeen:


And have no root in themselves, and so endure G1526 but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. (Mark:4:17)


Endure, that is, reference number G1526 means; they are: agree, are, be, dure X is, were, I exist.


In the Gospel of Mark verse seventeen chapter four the word, “Endure” is referring to the, “Holy Spirit Human Soul Combo.”


So, the phrase, “When they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time,” becomes, “When they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and have no root in themselves, and so, “Are; I Exist or Were,” in other words, “They Endure” but for a time: Afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended or entrapped, that is tripped up; (figuratively; made to stumble [transitively] or enticed to sin, apostasy or displeasure): (made to) offend.


In the phrase, “Immediately they are offended,” it’s safe to say that the “They” in that phrase is, “The Holy Spirit Human Soul Combo.”


And these are G1526 they which are sown on good ground, such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark:4:20)


Translated:


And these are “Holy Spirit” they which are sown on good ground or “Human Souls;” such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark:4:20)


Matthew


The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. (Matthew:13:1)


And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. (Matthew:13:2)


And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; (Matthew:13:3)


And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: (Matthew:13:4)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. (Mark:4:4)


The phrase, “Some seeds,” is unique to the Gospel of Matthew which means it was probably not seeds that the sower sowed.


Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: (Matthew:13:5)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: (Mark:4:5)


And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. (Matthew:13:6)


In the Gospel of Mark:


But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. (Mark:4:6)


And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: (Matthew:13:7)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. (Mark:4:7)


But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. (Matthew:13:8)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark:4:8)


Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew:13:9)


The author of the Gospel of Matthew either “Deliberately” altered what the author of the Gospel of Mark wrote or out of pure “Ignorance” sorely misinterpreted it!


The author of the Gospel of Matthew left out words like, “Increase,” changed phrases like, “Fell on good ground” to “Fell into good ground” and reversed the order of what sprang up and “Increased!?”

Most importantly, the author of the Gospel of Mark is writing about the “Holy Spirit,” whereas, the author of the Gospel of Matthew is writing about “Some Seed.”


Hence the word, “It,” the Holy Spirit, in the Gospel of Mark and the word, “Them,” seeds, in the verses of the Gospel of Matthew.


And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? (Matthew:13:10)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. (Mark:4:10)


The phrase, “With the twelve,” seems to have been added to the Gospel of Mark sometime after its original publication.


When the character Jesus started speaking, he began by addressing the crowd, from a ship.


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. (Mark:4:1)


There is no mention of, “The Twelve.” The “Pattern” suggests that the author of the Gospel of Matthew is going to, in some way, change what the author of the Gospel of Mark wrote.


Without the phrase,With the twelve,” in verse ten chapter four of the Gospel of Mark, it would read:


And when he was alone, they that were about him asked of him the parable. (Mark:4:10)


The fact that the author of the Gospel of Matthew, “Excluded the Disciples,” not the “Twelve,” in the number of those who the character Jesus spoke to, “In Parables” is consistent with the pattern:


And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? (Matthew:13:10)


If the phrase, “With the twelve,” had been there in verse ten chapter four of the Gospel of Mark when the author of the Gospel of Matthew wrote, the Gospel of Matthew, verse ten chapter thirteen would read:


And the “Twelve” came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?!


He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. (Matthew:13:11)


Mysteries — (to shut the mouth); a secret or mystery (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites): — mystery.


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: (Mark:4:11)


In the Gospel of Matthew, there is, “More than One Mystery” and those, “Mysteries” are of the “Kingdom of heaven,” not the kingdom of God!?”


For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. (Matthew:13:12)


Abundance — to super abound (in quantity or quality) be in excess be superfluous.


In this story of the “Sower,” the phrase, “And he shall have more abundance,” is unique to the Gospel of Matthew which means the character Jesus probably didn’t say it. It’s the author of the Gospel of Matthew that’s sending a message.


Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. (Matthew:13:13)


And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: (Matthew:13:14)


In the Book of Isaiah:


And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. (Isaiah:6:9)


For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. (Matthew:13:15)


In the Book of Isaiah:


Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. (Isaiah:6:10)


The phrase, “For this people’s heart is waxed gross,” is unique to the Gospel of Matthew and the Book of Acts which means the character Jesus probably didn’t say it.


But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. (Matthew:13:16)


For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. (Matthew:13:17)


The word, “Esaias” is in every “Contested” story of the Synoptic Gospels. Wherever the word, “Esaias” appears, if the author has written that the character Jesus said something or did something, it’s probably not true.


Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. (Matthew:13:18)


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. (Matthew:13:19)


Catcheth — to seize (in various applications): — catch (away up) pluck pull take (by force).


The word, “Seed” is not found in the “Parable of the Sower” as told in the Gospel of Mark, the author of the Gospel of Matthew’s source.


But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; (Matthew:13:20)


Anon — straight that is (literally) level or (figuratively) true; adverbially (of time) at once: — anon by and by forthwith immediately straightway.


Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. (Matthew:13:21)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; (Mark:4:16)


And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. (Mark:4:17)


He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. (Matthew:13:22)


Care — to part that is (literally) to apportion bestow share or (figuratively) to disunite differ.


Deceitfulness of riches — delusion (of); wealth (as fulness) that is (literally) money possessions or (figuratively) abundance richness (specifically) valuable bestowment.


In the Gospel of Mark:


And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. (Mark:4:7)


But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew:13:23)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And these are G1526 they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark:4:20)


If the author of the Gospel of Matthew is talking about a flesh and blood human being in any of the verses above, the “Explanation of the Parable of the Sower” in the Gospel of Matthew has been interpreted, “Wrong!”


The “Parable of the “Sower” is a metaphor. None of the characters are, “Flesh and Blood Human Beings!


Luke


And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: (Luke:8:4)


A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. (Luke:8:5)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. (Mark:4:4)


In the Gospel of Matthew:


And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: (Matthew:13:4)


The word, “Seed” is unique to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke; the phrase, “And it was trodden down, is unique to the Gospel of Luke which means it wasn’t, “Seed” and whatever it was, it was probably not, “Trodden Down.”


And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. (Luke:8:6)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: (Mark:4:5)


But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. (Mark:4:6)


In the Gospel of Matthew:


Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: (Matthew:13:5)


And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. (Matthew:13:6)


The phrase, “Some fell upon a rock,” is also unique to the Gospel of Luke which means it probably didn’t happen.


And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. (Luke:8:7)


And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Luke:8:8)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark:4:8)


And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Mark:4:9)


In the Gospel of Matthew:


But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. (Matthew:13:8)


Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew:13:9)


It’s obvious that the author, “Authors” or “Authorities” of the Gospel of Luke had no interest in conveying the, “Parable of the Sower Message” to their audience.


It’s also obvious that the author of the Gospel of Matthew, as usual, misinterpreted the “Parable of the Sower.”


And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? (Luke:8:9)


The author of the Gospel of Mark seems to have added the phrase, “With the twelve,” the author of the Gospel of Matthew seems to want to exclude the disciples by using the phrase, “Why speakest thou unto them,” while the author, “Authors” or “Authorities” of the Gospel of Luke make it perfectly clear that it is the disciples that need help with, “The Parable of the Sower!”


And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. (Luke:8:10)


The author of the Gospel of Luke mimicked the author of the Gospel of Matthew by using the word, “Mysteries,” and quoting the Book of Isaiah, but mimicked the author of the Gospel of Mark when using the phrase, “The kingdom of God,” in the verse ten chapter eight, which is consistent with the “Pattern.”


Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. (Luke:8:11)


What seed?! The sower went out to sow! There is no mention of seed in the first Gospel written; the “Source” for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.


Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. (Luke:8:12)


They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. (Luke:8:13)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; (Mark:4:16)


And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. (Mark:4:17)


The author of the Gospel of Luke’s, “Ears to Hear” are a lot better than the author of the Gospel of Matthew’s “Ears to Hear,” but when compared to the author of the Gospel of Mark, both authors of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke are, “Deaf!”


And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. (Luke:8:14)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, (Mark:4:18)


And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (Mark:4:19)


But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke:8:15)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. (Mark:4:20)


The author of the Gospel of Luke, a little more aware of the true meaning of the “Parable of the Sower,” to “Persuade” those who are not, “Good Ground” into becoming, “Good Ground,” writes, “Which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.”


A beautiful sentiment if the parable was about, “Flesh and Blood Human Beings:” Individuals without “Ears to Hear.”

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