1 Corinthians 15:58-16:11
 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
 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:
 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.
 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
 The sower soweth the word.
 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.
 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
 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.
 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
 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.
 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.