Numberless concourses of people divided into 4 categories
|1 Nephi 8||Lehi’s Parable of the 4 paths||Jesus’ Parable of the 4 kinds of soil||Mathew 13|
|vs. 21-23||Those who start on the path but then become lost in the mist of darkness||Among thorns, heard the word, care of the world choked the word, unfruitful||vs. 7, 22|
|vs. 24 – 28||Those who hold to the rod of iron until they reach the tree and partake of the fruit, but then become ashamed and fall away.||Stony places, receive the word, endure for awhile, by and by was offended||vs. 5, 20-21|
|vs. 30||Those who hold to the rod until they reach the tree and partake of the fruit, and who then remain faithful.||Good ground, heard the word, understood it, brought forth fruit||vs. 8, 23|
|vs. 31-33||Those who never start on the path but instead go directly toward the great and spacious building.||By the way side, wicked one caught away that which was sewn||vs. 4, 19|
Wayside = people who hear the word of God but do not understand it.
Stony Places = people who hear and receive the word of God but do not allow it to take root in them.
Thorny Places = people who hear the word of God but are distracted by the cares of the world
Good Ground = people who hear the word of God, understand it, and do works of righteousness