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Matthew 13

Matthew 13:1 The same day went Iesus out of the house, and sate by the sea side. Matthew 13:2 And great mnltitudes resorted vnto him, so that he went into a ship, and sate downe: and the whole multitude stoode on the shore.

The parable of the sower and the seed:

Matthew 13:3 Then he spake many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sowe. Matthew 13:4 And as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the foules came and deuoured them vp. Matthew 13:5 And some fell vpon stony grounde, where they had not much earth, and anon they sprong vp, because they had no depth of earth. Matthew 13:6 And when the sunne was vp, they were parched, and for lacke of rooting, withered away. Matthew 13:7 And some fell among thornes, and the thornes sprong vp, and choked them. Matthew 13:8 Some againe fel in good ground, & brought forth fruite, one corne an hundreth folde, some sixtie folde, and another thirtie folde. Matthew 13:9 He that hath eares to heare, let him heare. Matthew 13:10 Then the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? Matthew 13:11 And he answered, & said vnto them, Because it is giuen vnto you, to know the secretes of the kingdome of heauen, but to the it is not giue. Matthew 13:12 For whosoeuer hath, to him shalbe giuen, and he shall haue abundance: but whosoeuer hath not, from him shalbe taken away, euen that he hath. Matthew 13:13 Therefore speake I to them in parables, because they seeing, doe not see: and hearing, they heare not, neither vnderstand. Matthew 13:14 So in them is fulfilled the prophecie of Esaias, which prophecie saieth, By hearing, ye shall heare, and shall not vnderstand, and seeing, ye shal see, and shall not perceiue. Matthew 13:15 For this peoples heart is waxed fat, & their eares are dull of hearing, and with their eyes they haue winked, lest they should see with their eyes, and heare with their eares, & should vnderstand with their hearts, & should returne, that I might 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, & righteous men haue desired to see those things which ye see, & haue not seene them, & to heare those things which ye heare, and haue not heard them.

the exposition of it.

Matthew 13:18 Heare ye therefore ye parable of ye sower. Matthew 13:19 Whensoeuer any man heareth the woorde of that kingdome, and vnderstandeth it not, that euil one commeth, and catcheth away that which was sowen in his heart: and this is he which hath receiued the seede by the way side. Matthew 13:20 And hee that receiued seede in the stonie grounde, is he which heareth the woorde, and incontinently with ioy receiueth it, Matthew 13:21 Yet hath he no roote in himselfe, and dureth but a season: for assoone as tribulation or persecution commeth because of the woorde, by and by he is offended. Matthew 13:22 And hee that receiued the seede among thornes, is hee that heareth the woorde: but the care of this worlde, and the deceitfulnesse of riches choke the word, and he is made vnfruitfull. Matthew 13:23 But he that receiued the seede in the good ground, is he that heareth the worde, and vnderstandeth it, which also beareth fruite, and bringeth foorth, some an hundreth folde, some sixtie folde, and some thirtie folde.

The parable of the tares,

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put hee foorth vnto them, saying, The kingdome of heauen is like vnto a man which sowed good seede in his fielde. Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, there came his enemie, and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his waie. Matthew 13:26 And when the blade was sprong vp, and brought forth fruite, then appeared the tares also. Matthew 13:27 Then came the seruaunts of the housholder, and sayd vnto him, Master, sowedst not thou good seede in thy fielde? from whence then hath it tares? Matthew 13:28 And hee said to them, Some enuious man hath done this. Then the seruants saide vnto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them vp? Matthew 13:29 But he saide, Nay, lest while yee goe about to gather the tares, yee plucke vp also with them the wheat. Matthew 13:30 Let both growe together vntill the haruest, and in time of haruest I will say to the reapers, Gather yee first the tares, and binde them in sheaues to burne them: but gather the wheate into my barne.

of the mustard seed,

Matthew 13:31 Another parable he put foorth vnto them, saying, The kingdome of heauen is like vnto a graine of mustard seede, which a man taketh and soweth in his fielde: Matthew 13:32 Which in deede is the least of all seedes: but when it is growen, it is the greatest among herbes, and it is a tree, so that the birdes of heauen come and builde in the branches thereof.

of the leaven,

Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake hee to them, The kingdome of heauen is like vnto leauen, which a woman taketh and hideth in three pecks of meale, till all be leauened. Matthew 13:34 All these thinges spake Iesus vnto the multitude in parables, and without parables spake he not to them, Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables, and will vtter the thinges which haue beene kept secrete from the foundation of the worlde. Matthew 13:36 Then sent Iesus the multitude away, and went into the house; his disciples came vnto him, saying, Declare vnto vs the parable of the tares of that fielde. Matthew 13:37 Then answered he, and saide to them, He that soweth the good seede, is the Sonne of man. Matthew 13:38 And the field is the worlde, and the good seede are the children of the kingdome, and the tares are the children of that wicked one. Matthew 13:39 And the enemie that soweth them, is the deuill, and the haruest is the end of the worlde, and the reapers be the Angels. Matthew 13:40 As then the tares are gathered and burned in ye fire, so shal it be in the end of this world. Matthew 13:41 The Sonne of man shal send forth his Angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which doe iniquitie, Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a fornace of fire. There shalbe wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:43 Then shall the iust men shine as ye sunne in the kingdome of their Father. Hee that hath eares to heare, let him heare.

of the hidden treasure,

Matthew 13:44 Againe, the kingdom of heauen is like vnto a treasure hid in ye field, which when a man hath found, he hideth it, & for ioy thereof departeth & selleth all that he hath, and buieth that field.

of the pearl,

Matthew 13:45 Againe, the kingdome of heauen is like to a marchant man, that seeketh good pearles, Matthew 13:46 Who hauing found a pearle of great price, went and solde all that he had, and bought it.

of the drawnet cast into the sea,

Matthew 13:47 Againe, the kingdom of heauen is like vnto a drawe net cast into the sea, that gathereth of all kindes of things. Matthew 13:48 Which, when it is full, men draw to lande, and sit and gather the good into vessels, and cast the bad away. Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world. The Angels shall goe foorth, and seuer the bad from among the iust, Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into a fornace of fire: there shalbe wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:51 Iesus saide vnto them, Vnderstand yee all these things? They saide vnto him, Yea, Lord. Matthew 13:52 Then sayd hee vnto them, Therefore euery Scribe which is taught vnto the kingdome of heauen, is like vnto an householder, which bringeth foorth out of his treasure things both newe and olde.

and how Christ is contemned of his own countrymen.

Matthew 13:53 And it came to passe, that when Iesus had ended these parables, he departed thence, Matthew 13:54 And came into his owne countrey, and taught them in their Synagogue, so that they were astonied, and saide, Whence commeth this wisdome and great woorkes vnto this man? 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 are not his sisters all with vs? Whence then hath he all these things? Matthew 13:57 And they were offended with him. Then Iesus said to them, A Prophet is not without honour, saue in his owne countrey, and in his owne house. Matthew 13:58 And he did not many great woorkes there, for their vnbeliefes sake.

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