Jesus went down to the shore,
and a large crowd soon gathered to listen to his teachings.
He told many stories such as this one:
"A farmer went out to plant some see.
Some fell on a footpath,
and birds came and ate them.
Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock.
The plants sprang up quickly,
but they soon wilted under the hot sun
and died because the roots had no nourishment.
Other seeds fell among thorns
that shot up and choked out the tender blades.
However, some seeds fell on fertile soil
and produced a crop that was 30, 60, 100 times.