Matthew 13:1 The same day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea side. Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered to him, so that he went into a boat, and sat down; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
The parable of the sower and the seed:
Matthew 13:3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them: Matthew 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: Matthew 13:6 And when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had not root, they withered. Matthew 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: Matthew 13:8 But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. Matthew 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Matthew 13:12 For whoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. Matthew 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is become gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Matthew 13:16 But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Matthew 13:17 For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see [the things] which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear [the things] which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
the exposition of it.
Matthew 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth [it] not, then cometh the wicked [one], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side. Matthew 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and immediately with joy receiveth it; Matthew 13:21 Yet he hath not root in himself, but endureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, forthwith he is offended. Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Matthew 13:23 But he that receiveth seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth [it]; who also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.
The parable of the tares,
Matthew 13:24 Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field: Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and departed. Matthew 13:26 But when the blade had sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matthew 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matthew 13:28 He said to them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said to him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them? Matthew 13:29 But he said, No; lest while ye gather the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
of the mustard seed,
Matthew 13:31 Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Matthew 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge on its branches.
of the leaven,
Matthew 13:33 Another parable he spoke to them; The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. Matthew 13:34 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable he spoke 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; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came to him, saying, Declare to us the parable of the tares of the field. Matthew 13:37 He answered and said to them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one]; Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them who do iniquity; Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
of the hidden treasure,
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hid in a field; which, when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
of the pearl,
Matthew 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls: Matthew 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
of the drawnet cast into the sea,
Matthew 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Matthew 13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to the shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast away the bad. Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:51 Jesus saith to them, Have ye understood all these things? They say to him, Yes, Lord. Matthew 13:52 Then said he to them, Therefore every scribe [who is] instructed to the kingdom of heaven, is like a man [that is] a householder, who bringeth 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, [that] when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. Matthew 13:54 And when he had come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty works? Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? Matthew 13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this [man] all these things? Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. Matthew 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.