Matthew 13:47
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English Standard Version
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind.

King James Bible
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

American Standard Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a net cast into the sea, and gathering together of all kind of fishes.

English Revised Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Webster's Bible Translation
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Weymouth New Testament
"Again the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a draw-net let down into the sea, which encloses fish of all sorts.

Matthew 13:47 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Net (σαγήνῃ)

See on Matthew 4:18. The only occurrence of the word in the New Testament. A long draw-net, the ends of which are carried out and drawn together. Through the transcription of the word into the Latin sagena comes seine. From the fact of its making a great sweep, the Greeks formed a verb from it, σαγηνέυω, to surround and take with a drag-net. Thus Herodotus (iii., 149) says: "The Persians netted Santos." And again (vi., 31), "Whenever they became masters of an island, the barbarians, in every single instance, netted the inhabitants. Now, the mode in which they practise this netting is the following: Men join hands, so as to form a line across from the north coast to the south, and then march through the island from end to end, and hunt out the inhabitants." Compare Isaiah 19:8 : "Those who spread nets on the face of the waters shall languish." Also, Habakkuk 1:15-17, where the Chaldaean conquests are described under this figure.

Gathered of every kind

Compare the graphic passage in Homer ("Odyssey," xxii., 384-389) of the slain suitors in the halls of Ulysses.

"He saw that all had fallen in blood and dust,

Many as fishes on the shelving beach,

Drawn from the hoary deep by those who tend

The nets with myriad meshes. Poured abroad

Upon the sand, while panting to return

To the salt sea, they lie till the hot sun

Takes their life from them."

Matthew 13:47 Parallel Commentaries

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a net.

Matthew 4:19 And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Mark 1:17 And Jesus said to them, Come you after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

Luke 5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not...

and gathered.

Matthew 13:26-30 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also...

Matthew 22:9,10 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage...

Matthew 25:1-4 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom...

Luke 14:21-23 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant...

John 15:2,6 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it...

Acts 5:1-10 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession...

Acts 8:18-22 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money...

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

1 Corinthians 5:1-6 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles...

1 Corinthians 10:1-12 Moreover, brothers, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud...

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15,26 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ...

2 Corinthians 12:20,21 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus...

2 Timothy 3:2-5 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy...

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...

Titus 1:9-11 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the disputers...

2 Peter 2:1-3,13-22 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...

1 John 2:18,19 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists...

1 John 4:1-6 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God...

Jude 1:4,5 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

Revelation 3:1,15-17 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things said he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars...

Cross References
Ezekiel 47:10
Fishermen will stand beside the sea. From Engedi to Eneglaim it will be a place for the spreading of nets. Its fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.

Matthew 13:44
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Matthew 13:46
who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Matthew 13:48
When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad.

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