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Chapter 13

Matt. 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house and sat by the seaside.

Matt. 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that he went into a boat, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

Matt. 13:3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow;

Matt. 13:4 when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them:

Matt. 13:5 some fell on rocky places, where they had not much soil: and quickly they sprung up, because they had no deepness of soil:

Matt. 13:6 but when the sun came up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Matt. 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up and choked them:

Matt. 13:8 but others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.

Matt. 13:9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Matt. 13:10 Then the disciples came, and said to Him, why speak you to them in parables?

Matt. 13:11 He answered and said to them, because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.

Matt. 13:12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have more abundance: but whoever has not, from him will be taken away even that which he has.

Matt. 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Matt. 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, by hearing you will hear, and will not understand; and seeing you will see, and will not perceive:

Matt. 13:15 for this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; unless at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should turn, and I should heal them.

Matt. 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

Matt. 13:17 For truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear and have not heard them.

Matt. 13:18 Therefore hear you the parable of the sower.

Matt. 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and seizes that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.

Matt. 13:20 But he that received the seed into rocky places, the same is he that hears the word, and quickly with joy receives it;

Matt. 13:21 yet has he not root in himself but lasts for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, he stumbles.

Matt. 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the anxiety of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

Matt. 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; who also bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.

Matt. 13:24 Another parable He put out to them, saying, the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:

Matt. 13:25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Matt. 13:26 But when the grain had sprouted, and produced a crop, then appeared the tares also.

Matt. 13:27 So the slaves of the householder came and said to him, sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Why then does it have tares?

Matt. 13:28 He said to them, an enemy has done this. The slaves said to him, do you want us then to go and gather them up?

Matt. 13:29 But he said, no; unless while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.

Matt. 13:30 Let them both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Matt. 13:31 Another parable He put out to them, saying, the kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

Matt. 13:32 which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches of it.

Matt. 13:33 Another parable spoke He to them; the kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened.

Matt. 13:34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke He not to them:

Matt. 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 before the downfall of the world.

Matt. 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house: and His disciples came to Him, saying, explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.

Matt. 13:37 He answered and said to them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;

Matt. 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;

Matt. 13:39 the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the consummation of the Old Covenant Age; and the reapers are the messengers.

Matt. 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so, it will be in the completion of this Old Covenant Age.

Matt. 13:41 The Son of man will send out his messengers, and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and those who do iniquity;

Matt. 13:42 and will cast them into a furnace of fire: there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matt. 13:43 Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.

Matt. 13:44 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like treasure hidden in a field, which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy of it goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Matt. 13:45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant man, seeking good pearls:

Matt. 13:46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price went, and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Matt. 13:47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Matt. 13:48 which, when it was full, they dragged it to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad out.

Matt. 13:49 So will it be at the completion of the Old Covenant Age: the messengers will come out, and sever the wicked from among the just,

Matt. 13:50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire: there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matt. 13:51 Jesus said to them, have you understood all these things? They said to Him, yes, Lord.

Matt. 13:52 Then He said to them, therefore every scribe who is discipled into the kingdom of the heavens is like a man that is master of the house, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.

Matt. 13:53 So it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there.

Matt. 13:54 When He had come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so much so that they were astonished, and said, from where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works?

Matt. 13:55 Is not this the carpenter’s Son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

Matt. 13:56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then has this man all these things?

Matt. 13:57 For they were offended by Him. But Jesus said to them, a prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.

Matt. 13:58 So He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.