Matthew 13:1 On that day, Jesus, going out of the house, was sitting near the sea: Matthew 13:2 and there were gathered unto him, large multitudes, so that, he, into a boat, entered, and was sitting, and, all the multitude, on the beach was standing.
The parable of the sower and the seed:
Matthew 13:3 And he spake unto them many things, in parables, saying: Lo! the sower went forth to sow, Matthew 13:4 and, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and, the birds, came, and devoured it; Matthew 13:5 And, some, fell on the rocky places, where it had not much earth,and, straightway, it sprang up, because if had no depth of earth; Matthew 13:6 and, the sun arising, it was scorched, and, because it had no root, it withered away; Matthew 13:7 And, some, fell upon the thorns, and the thorns came up, and choked it; Matthew 13:8 But, some, fell upon the good ground, and did yield fruit,this, indeed a hundred fold, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty. Matthew 13:9 He that hath ears, let him hear. Matthew 13:10 And the disciples, coming near, said to him, Wherefore, in parables, art thou speaking to them? Matthew 13:11 And, he, answering, said, Because, unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of the heavens,whereas, unto them, hath it not been given. Matthew 13:12 For, whosoever hath, it shall be given, to him, and he shall be made to abound,but, whoever hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken from him? Matthew 13:13 For this reason, in parables, unto them, do I speak,because, seeing, they see not, and, hearing, they hear not,neither do they understand. Matthew 13:14 And, again is being fulfilled in them, the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith,They shall, surely hear, and yet will not understand, and, surely see, and yet not perceive; Matthew 13:15 For the heart of this people hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed,lest, once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return; when I would certainly heal them. Matthew 13:16 But happy are, your, eyes, that they see, and your ears, that they hear; Matthew 13:17 For, verily, I say unto youMany prophets and righteous men, have coveted to see what ye see, and have not seen, and to hear what ye hear, and have not heard.
the exposition of it.
Matthew 13:18 Hear, ye, then, the parable of him that sowed: Matthew 13:19 When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the wicked one cometh, and catcheth up that which hath been sown in his heart,this, is he, by the pathway, sown. Matthew 13:20 And, he on the rocky places sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, and, straightway, with joy, receiveth it; Matthew 13:21 yet hath he no root in himself, but is, only for a season,and, there arising, tribulation or persecution because of the word, straightway, he findeth cause of stumbling. Matthew 13:22 And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word,and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh. Matthew 13:23 But, he on the good ground sown, the same, is he who doth hear and understand the word, who, indeed, beareth fruit and produceth,this, a hundred, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty.
The parable of the tares,
Matthew 13:24 Another parable, put he before them, sayingThe kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man sowing good seed in his field; Matthew 13:25 and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came, and sowed over darnel, in among the wheat,and away he went. Matthew 13:26 And, when the blade shot up, and brought forth, fruit, then, appeared, the darnel also. Matthew 13:27 And the servants of the householder, coming near, said to him,Sir! was it not, good seed, thou didst sow in thy field? Whence then hath it, darnel? Matthew 13:28 And he said unto themAn enemy, hath, done this. And they say, unto himWilt thou, then, that we go and collect it? Matthew 13:29 And, he, saithNay! lest, at any time, while collecting the darnel, ye uproot, along with it, the wheat: Matthew 13:30 Suffer both to grow together until the harvest, and at, harvest time, I will say unto the reapers,Collect ye first, the darnel, and bind it into bundles, with a view to the burning it up; but, the wheat, be gathering it into my barn.
of the mustard seed,
Matthew 13:31 Another parable, put he before them, sayingThe kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; Matthew 13:32 which, indeed, is, less, than all seeds, but, when grown, is greater than garden-plants, and becometh a tree,so that the birds of heaven come, and lodge among its branches.
of the leaven,
Matthew 13:33 Another parable, [spake he unto them]:The kingdom of the heavens is like, unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until, the whole, was leavened. Matthew 13:34 All these things, spake Jesus in parables, unto the multitudes, and, without a parable, was he speaking, nothing, unto them: Matthew 13:35 that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through the prophet, sayingI will open, in parables, my mouth, I will bring up things hidden from the foundation! Matthew 13:36 Then, dismissing the multitudes, he went into the house, and his disciples came near to him, sayingMake quite plain to us the parable of the darnel of the field. Matthew 13:37 And, he, answering, saidHe that soweth the good seed, is the Son of Man; Matthew 13:38 And, the field, is the world, and, the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom,and, the darnel seeds, are the sons of the evil one; Matthew 13:39 And, the enemy that sowed them, is the adversary, and, the harvest, is, the conclusion of an age, and, the reapers, are, messengers. Matthew 13:40 Just, therefore, as collected is the darnel, and, with fire is burned, so, will it be in the conclusion of the age: Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send forth his messengers, and they will collect, out of his kingdom, all the causes of stumbling, and the doers of lawlessness, Matthew 13:42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire: there, will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:43 Then, the righteous, will shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear!
of the hidden treasure,
Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a treasure hid in the field, which a man, finding, hid,and, by reason of his joy, withdraweth and selleth whatsoever he hath, and buyeth that field.
of the pearl,
Matthew 13:45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is, like, unto, a merchant, seeking beautiful pearls, Matthew 13:46 and, finding one very precious pearl, departing, he at once sold all things, whatsoever he had, and bought it.
of the drawnet cast into the sea,
Matthew 13:47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a large drag-net, cast into the sea and gathering of every kind, Matthew 13:48 which, when it was filled, they dragged up on the beach, and, sitting down, collected the good into vessels, but, the worthless, forth they cast. Matthew 13:49 So, will it be in the conclusion of the age: The messengers will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous; Matthew 13:50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire: there, will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:51 Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea! Matthew 13:52 And, he, said unto themWherefore, every scribe, discipled unto the kingdom of the heavens, is like unto a householder, who putteth forth out of his treasure, things new and old.
and how Christ is contemned of his own countrymen.
Matthew 13:53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he removed from thence; Matthew 13:54 and, coming into his own city, began teaching them in their synagogue, so that with astonishment were they being struck, and were sayingWhence, hath, this one, this wisdom, and the mighty works? Matthew 13:55 Is not, this one, the carpenter's, son? Is not, his mother, called Mary, and are not his brethrenJames and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas? Matthew 13:56 and, his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence, then hath, this one, all these things? Matthew 13:57 And they began to find cause of stumbling in him. But, Jesus, said unto themA prophet is not without honour, save in his city, and in his house. Matthew 13:58 And he did not, there, many mighty works, because of their unbelief.