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XIX. Steadfastness and Perseverance

Luke 9:62 - And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

John 8:31 - Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed;

John 8:32 - And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Matthew 10:22 - And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 24:13 - But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Mark 13:13 - And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 13:3 - And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Matthew 13:4 - And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them:

Matthew 13:5 - Some fell upon stony places, where they did not have much earth: and at once they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil:

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

Matthew 13:7 - And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up, and choked them:

Matthew 13:8 - But other seeds fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Matthew 13:9 - He who has ears, let him hear.

Matthew 13:18 - Hear then the parable of the sower.

Matthew 13:19 - When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed that was sown by the wayside.

Matthew 13:20 - The seed sown upon stony places is he who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy;

Matthew 13:21 - Yet he has no root in himself, and endures only for a while: when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, he falls away.

Matthew 13:22 - The seed sown among the thorns is he who hears the word; and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

Matthew 13:23 - But the seed sown on the good ground is he who hears the word, and understands it; he also bears fruit, and brings forth, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.

Mark 4:3 - Listen; Behold, a sower went out to sow:

Mark 4:4 - And it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds of the air came and devoured it.

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

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

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

Mark 4:8 - And other seed fell on good ground, and yielded fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundredfold.

Mark 4:9 - And he said to them, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark 4:13 - And he said to them, Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?

Mark 4:14 - The sower sows the word.

Mark 4:15 - And these are the ones by the wayside, where the word is sown; when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in them.

Mark 4:16 - And likewise, these are the ones who are like seed sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

Mark 4:17 - But have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, they immediately fall away.

Mark 4:18 - And these are the ones who are like seed sown among thorns; they hear the word,

Mark 4:19 - And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust for other things enter in, and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mark 4:20 - And these are the ones who are like seed sown on good ground; they hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.

Matthew 5:13 - You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its taste, with what shall it be salted? it is no longer good for anything, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men.

Mark 9:50 - Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.

Luke 14:34 - Salt is good: but if it has lost its taste, how shall it be made salty again?

Luke 14:35 - It is fit for neither the land or the manure pile; it is cast out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.