Matthew 13

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1The same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea side. 2And a great multitude was gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship and sat, and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; 4and when he sowed, some of the seed fell beside the way, and the fowls came and devoured them up. 5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprang up because they had no deepness of earth; 6and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8But some fell into good ground and brought forth fruit: one a hundredfold and another sixtyfold and another thirtyfold. 9He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 10Then the disciples came and said unto him, Why dost thou speak unto them in parables? 11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given. 12For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have in abundance; but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has. 13Therefore, I speak to them in parables because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see and shall not perceive; 15for this people’s heart is waxed 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. 16But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see and have not seen them and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them. 18Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who was planted beside the way. 20But he that was planted in stony places, the same is he that hears the word and receives it immediately with joy; 21yet he has no root in himself but is temporal, for when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22And he that was planted among the thorns is he that hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23But he that was planted in good ground is he that hears the word and understands it and who also bears the fruit and brings forth: one a hundredfold and another sixty and another thirty.

24He put forth another parable unto them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is likened unto a man who sows good seed in his field 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went away. 26But when the blade was sprung up and brought forth fruit, then the tares appeared also. 27So the slaves of the husband of the house came and said unto him, Lord, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? From where then does it have tares? 28He said unto them, The enemy, a man, has done this. The slaves said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29But he said, No, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn. 31He put forth another parable unto them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32which indeed is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and make their nests in its branches. 33He spoke another parable unto them: The kingdom of the heavens is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened. 34Jesus spoke all these things unto the multitude in parables and said nothing unto them without parables 35that 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. 36Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house, and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38the field is the world; the good seed are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked; 39and the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this age. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and those who do iniquity 42and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

44Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto treasure hid in the field, which when found, a man hides it and, for the joy thereof, goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls, 46who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 47Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind of fish, 48which, when it was full, they drew to shore and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49So shall it be at the end of the age; the angels shall come forth and separate the wicked from among the just 50and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51Jesus said unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They answered unto him, Yes, Lord. 52And he said unto them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man, a husband of a house, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from there. 54And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished and said, From where does this man have this wisdom and these mighty works? 55Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56And his sisters, are they not all with us? From where then does this man have all these things? 57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour except in his own country and in his own house. 58And he did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.