Matthew 13:1 The same day went Iesus out of the house, and sate by the sea side. Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together vnto him, [so] that hee went into a ship, and sate, and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
The parable of the sower and the seed:
Matthew 13:3 And hee spake many things vnto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went foorth to sow. Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some [seedes] fell by the wayes side, and the foules came, and deuoured them vp. Matthew 13:5 Some fell vpon stony places, where they had not much earth: and foorth with they sprung vp, because they had no deepenesse of earth. Matthew 13:6 And when the Sunne was vp, they were scorched: and because they had not root, they withered away. Matthew 13:7 And some fell among thorns: and the thornes sprung vp, & choked them. Matthew 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought foorth fruit, some an hundred folde, some sixtie folde, some thirty folde. Matthew 13:9 Who hath eares to heare, let him heare. Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and sayd vnto him, Why speakest thou vnto them in parables? Matthew 13:11 He answered, and said vnto them, Because it is giuen vnto you to know the mysteries of the kingdome of heauen, but to them it is not giuen. Matthew 13:12 For whosoeuer hath, to him shall be giuen, and he shall haue more abundance: but whosoeuer hath not, from him shall be taken away, euen that hee hath. Matthew 13:13 Therefore speake I to then in parables: because they seeing, see not: and hearing, they heare not, neither doe they vnderstand. Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecie of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall heare, and shall not vnderstand: and seeing yee shall see, and shall not perceiue. Matthew 13:15 For this peoples heart is waxed grosse, and their eares are dull of hearing, and their eyes they haue closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and heare with their eares, and should vnderstand with their heart, and should be conuerted, and I should heale them. Matthew 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your eares, for they heare. Matthew 13:17 For verely I say vnto you, that many Prophets, and righteous men haue desired to see those things which yee see, and haue not seene them: and to heare those things which ye heare, and haue not heard them.
the exposition of it.
Matthew 13:18 Heare ye therefore the parable of the sower. Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdome, and vnderstandeth it not, then commeth the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sowen in his heart: this is hee which receiued seede by the way side. Matthew 13:20 But he that receiued the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, & anon with ioy receiueth it: Matthew 13:21 Yet hath hee not root in himselfe, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. Matthew 13:22 He also that receiued seed among the thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world, and the deceitfulnesse of riches choke the word, and he becommeth vnfruitfull. Matthew 13:23 But he that receiued seed into the good ground, is hee that heareth the word, and vnderstandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bringeth foorth, some an hundred fold, some sixtie, some thirty.
The parable of the tares,
Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth vnto them, saying; The kingdome of heauen is likened vnto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came & sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matthew 13:26 But when the blade was sprung vp, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matthew 13:27 So the seruants of the housholder came, and said vnto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seede in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? Matthew 13:28 He said vnto them, An enemy hath done this. The seruants said vnto him, Wilt thou then that we goe and gather them vp? Matthew 13:29 But he said, Nay: lest while yee gather vp the tares, ye root vp also the wheat with them. Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together vntil the haruest: and in the time of haruest, I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and binde them in bundels to burne them: but gather the wheat into my barne.
of the mustard seed,
Matthew 13:31 Another parable put he foorth vnto them, saying, The kingdome of heauen is like to a graine of mustard seed, which a man tooke, and sowed in his field. Matthew 13:32 Which indeed is the least of al seeds: but when it is growen, it is the greatest among herbes, and becommeth a tree: so that the birds of the aire come and lodge in the branches thereof.
of the leaven,
Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he vnto them, The kingdome of heauen is like vnto leauen, which a woman tooke, and hid in three measures of meale, till the whole was leauened. Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Iesus vnto the multitude in parables, and without a parable spake hee not vnto them: Matthew 13:35 That it might bee fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables, I wil vtter things which haue bin kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matthew 13:36 Then Iesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came vnto him, saying, Declare vnto vs the parable of the tares of the field. Matthew 13:37 He answered, and said vnto them, Hee that soweth the good seed, is the sonne of man. Matthew 13:38 The field is the world. The good seed, are the children of the kingdome: but the tares are the children of the wicked one. Matthew 13:39 The enemie that sowed them, is the deuill. The haruest, is the ende of the world. And the reapers are the Angels. Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire: so shall it be in the end of this world. Matthew 13:41 The Sonne of man shall send forth his Angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdome all things that offend, and them which doe iniquitie: Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wayling and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine foorth as the Sunne, in the kingdome of their father. Who hath eares to heare, let him heare.
of the hidden treasure,
Matthew 13:44 Againe, the kingdome of heauen is like vnto treasure hid in a field: the which when a man hath found, hee hideth, and for ioy thereof goeth and selleth all that hee hath, and buyeth that field.
of the pearl,
Matthew 13:45 Againe, the kingdome of heauen is like vnto a marchant man, seeking goodly pearles: Matthew 13:46 Who when hee had found one pearle of great price, he went and solde all that he had, and bought it.
of the drawnet cast into the sea,
Matthew 13:47 Againe, the kingdome of heauen is like vnto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of euery kind, Matthew 13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sate downe, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the ende of the world: the Angels shal come forth, and seuer the wicked from among the iust, Matthew 13:50 And shal cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:51 Iesus saith vnto them, Haue ye vnderstood all these things? They say vnto him, Yea, Lord. Matthew 13:52 Then said he vnto them, Therefore euery Scribe which is instructed vnto the kingdom of heauen, is like vnto a man that is an housholder, which bringeth foorth out of his treasure things new and old.
and how Christ is contemned of his own countrymen.
Matthew 13:53 And it came to passe, that when Iesus had finished these parables, hee departed thence. Matthew 13:54 And when hee was come into his owne countrey, he taught them in their Synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisedome, and these mighty works? Matthew 13:55 Is not this the Carpenters sonne? Is not his mother called Marie? and his brethren, Iames, and Ioses, and Simon, and Iudas? Matthew 13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with vs? whence then hath this man all these things? Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Iesus said vnto them, A Prophet is not without honour, saue in his owne countrey, and in his owne house. Matthew 13:58 And hee did not many mighty workes there, because of their vnbeliefe.