Matthew 13:20-23

Matthew 13:20–23 (ASV 1901)

20And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it; 21yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth. 22And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who verily beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

Like “bread cast upon the waters” returning “after many days,” Dr. Baedeker was encouraged to meet with a prisoner who had been blessed by his preaching many years before.