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Matthew 13

Matthew 13:1 The same daye wente Iesus out of ye house, and sat by the see syde, Matthew 13:2 & moch people resorted vnto him: so yt he wete in to a shyppe and satt him downe, and all the people stode vpo the shore.

The parable of the sower and the seed:

Matthew 13:3 And he spake many thinges vnto the in symilitudes, sayenge: Beholde, The sower wente forth to sowe: Matthew 13:4 and as he sowed, some fell by the waye syde: Then came the foules, & ate it vp. Matthew 13:5 Some fell vpon stony grounde, & anone it spronge vp, because it had no depth of earth: Matthew 13:6 But whan the Sonne arose, it caught heate: and for so moch as it had no rote, it withred awaye. Matthew 13:7 Some fell amoge the thornes, & the thornes grewe vp, and choked it. Matthew 13:8 Some fell vpo good groude, & gaue frute: some an hundreth folde, some sixtie folde, some thirtie folde. Matthew 13:9 Who so hath eares to heare, let hi heare. Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came vnto him, and sayde: Why speakest thou to the by parables? Matthew 13:11 He answered and sayde vnto the: Vnto you it is geuen to knowe the mystery of the kingdome of heauen, but vnto them it is not geuen. Matthew 13:12 For whoso hath, vnto him shal be geue, and he shal haue abundaunce. But who so hath not, from him shalbe taken awaye, eue that he hath. Matthew 13:13 Therfore speake I vnto the by parables, for with seynge eyes they se not, & with hearinge eares they heare not, for they vnderstonde it not. Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled ye prophecie of Esay, which sayeth: Ye shal heare in dede, and shal not vnderstonde: and with seinge eyes shal ye se, and not perceaue. Matthew 13:15 For ye hert of this people is waxed grosse, & their eares are thick of hearige, & their eyes haue they closed, lest they shulde once se wt ye eyes, & heare wt the eares, & vnderstode wt the hert, & turne, that I might heale them. Matthew 13:16 But blessed are youre eyes, for they se: & youre eares, for they heare. Matthew 13:17 Verely I saye vnto you: Many prophetes & righteous men haue desyred to se ye thinges that ye se, and haue not sene the: and to heare the thinges that ye heare, and haue not herde the.

the exposition of it.

Matthew 13:18 Heare ye therfore the parable of the sower. Matthew 13:19 Whan one heareth ye worde of the kyngdome, and vnderstondeth it not, the euell man cometh, and plucketh it awaye that is sowne in his hert: & this is he yt is sowne by the waye syde. Matthew 13:20 But he yt is sowne in the stonye grounde, is this: wha one heareth the worde, & anone with ioye receaueth it: Matthew 13:21 neuertheles he hath no rote i him, but endureth for a season: wha trouble & persecucion aryseth because of the worde, immediatly he his offended. Matthew 13:22 As for him that is sowne amonge ye thornes, this is he: Wha one heareth the worde, & the carefulnes of this worlde, & the disceatfulnes of riches choke the worde, & so he becometh vnfrutefull. Matthew 13:23 But he yt is sowne in the good grounde, is this: whan one heareth the worde, and vnderstondeth it, and bringeth forth frute: and some geueth an hudreth folde, some sixtie folde, and some thirtie folde.

The parable of the tares,

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth vnto the, & sayde: The kyngdome of heaue is like vnto a man, yt sowed good sede in his felde. Matthew 13:25 But whyle me slepte, there came an enemye, and sowed tares amonge ye wheate, & wente his waye. Matthew 13:26 Now wha the blade was sproge vp & brought forth frute, the ye tares appeared also. Matthew 13:27 Then came the seruautes to ye housholder, & sayde vnto him: Syr, sowdest not thou good sede in yi felde? Fro whece the hath it tares? Matthew 13:28 He sayde vnto the: that hath the enemye done. The sayde ye seruautes: wilt thou then yt we go & wede the out? Matthew 13:29 He sayde: No, lest whyle ye wede out ye tares, ye plucke vp the wheate also wt the. Matthew 13:30 Let the both growe together tyll the haruest, and in tyme of haruest I wil saye vnto the reapers: Gather ye tares first, & bynde the in sheeues to be bret: but gather the wheate in to my barne.

of the mustard seed,

Matthew 13:31 Another parable put he forth vnto the, and sayde: The kyngdome of heauen is like vnto a grane of mustarde sede, which a man toke, and sowed it in his felde. Matthew 13:32 Which is the leest amonge all sedes. But whan it is growne, it is the greatest amonge herbes, and is a tre: so that the byrdes vnder the heauen come and dwell in the braunches of it.

of the leaven,

Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he vnto the: The kyngdome of heaue is like vnto leue, which a woman toke, and myxte it amonge thre peckes of meele, tyll all was leuended. Matthew 13:34 All soch thinges spake Iesus vnto ye people by parables, & without parables spake he nothinge vnto the: Matthew 13:35 yt the thinge might be fulfilled, which was spoke by ye prophet, sayenge: I wil open my mouth in parables, and wil speake out the secretes from the begynnynge of the worlde. Matthew 13:36 Then sent Iesus the people awaye, and came home. And his disciples came vnto hi, and sayde: Declare vnto us ye parable of ye tares of ye felde. Matthew 13:37 Iesus answered, and sayde vnto them: He that soweth the good sede, is the sonne of man: Matthew 13:38 the felde is the worlde: ye good sede are the childre of the kyngdome: The tares are the children of wickednes: Matthew 13:39 ye enemye that soweth the, is the deuell: ye haruest is the ende of the worlde: ye reapers are ye angels. Matthew 13:40 For like as ye tares are weded out, and brent in the fyre, eue so shal it go in ye ende of this worlde. Matthew 13:41 The sonne of man shal sende forth his angels, & they shal gather out of his kingdome all thinges yt offende, & the yt do iniquyte, Matthew 13:42 & shal cast the in to a fornace of fyre, there shalbe waylinge and gnasshinge of teth. Matthew 13:43 The shal the righteous shyne as the Sonne, in the kyngdome of their father. Who so hath eares to heare, let him heare.

of the hidden treasure,

Matthew 13:44 Agayne, the kingdome of heauen is like vnto a treasure hyd in the felde, which a ma founde and hid it, and for ioye therof he wete & solde all yt he had, and bought yt felde.

of the pearl,

Matthew 13:45 Agayne, the kyngdome of heauen is like vnto a marchaut, yt sought good pearles: Matthew 13:46 & wha he had founde a precious pearle, he wete and solde all that he had, & bought it.

of the drawnet cast into the sea,

Matthew 13:47 Agayne, ye kyngdome of heaue is like vnto a nett cast in to ye see, wherwith are take all maner of fyshes: Matthew 13:48 & wha it is ful, me drawe it out vnto ye shore, & sytt & gather ye good i to the vessels, but cast the bad awaye. Matthew 13:49 So shal it be also in ye ende of ye worlde. The angels shal go out, & seuer the bad fro the righteous, Matthew 13:50 & shal cast the in to a fornace of fyre, there shalbe waylinge & gnasshinge of teth. Matthew 13:51 And Iesus sayde vnto them: Haue ye vnderstode all these thinges? They sayde: Yee LORDE. Matthew 13:52 Then sayde he vnto the: Therfore euery scribe taught vnto ye kingdome of heauen, is like an houssholder, which bryngeth out of his treasure thinges new and olde.

and how Christ is contemned of his own countrymen.

Matthew 13:53 And it came to passe wha Iesus had ended these parables, he departed thence, Matthew 13:54 and came in to his owne coutre, and taught the in their synagoges: in so moch, that they were astonnyed and sayde: Whece cometh soch wyssdome & power vnto him? Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpeters sonne? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethre Iames & Ioses, and Symon and Iude? Matthew 13:56 And are not all his sisters here with us? Whence hath he the all these thinges? Matthew 13:57 And they were offended at him. But Iesus sayde vnto the: A prophet is nowhere lesse sett by, the at home & amonge his owne. Matthew 13:58 And he dyd not many miracles there, because of their vnbeleue.

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