Matthew 13:16
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New International Version
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

New Living Translation
"But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.

English Standard Version
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

Berean Study Bible
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

Berean Literal Bible
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

New American Standard Bible
"But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.

King James Bible
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But your eyes are blessed because they do see, and your ears because they do hear!

International Standard Version
"How blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear!

NET Bible
"But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear.

New Heart English Bible
"But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you have blessings to your eyes, for they are seeing, and to your ears, for they are hearing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Blessed are your eyes because they see and your ears because they hear.

New American Standard 1977
“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

King James 2000 Bible
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

American King James Version
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

American Standard Version
But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.

Darby Bible Translation
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear;

English Revised Version
But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

Webster's Bible Translation
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

Weymouth New Testament
"But as for you, blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

World English Bible
"But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

Young's Literal Translation
'And happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-23 Jesus entered into a boat that he might be the less pressed, and be the better heard by the people. By this he teaches us in the outward circumstances of worship not to covet that which is stately, but to make the best of the conveniences God in his providence allots to us. Christ taught in parables. Thereby the things of God were made more plain and easy to those willing to be taught, and at the same time more difficult and obscure to those who were willingly ignorant. The parable of the sower is plain. The seed sown is the word of God. The sower is our Lord Jesus Christ, by himself, or by his ministers. Preaching to a multitude is sowing the corn; we know not where it will light. Some sort of ground, though we take ever so much pains with it, brings forth no fruit to purpose, while the good soil brings forth plentifully. So it is with the hearts of men, whose different characters are here described by four sorts of ground. Careless, trifling hearers, are an easy prey to Satan; who, as he is the great murderer of souls, so he is the great thief of sermons, and will be sure to rob us of the word, if we take not care to keep it. Hypocrites, like the stony ground, often get the start of true Christians in the shows of profession. Many are glad to hear a good sermon, who do not profit by it. They are told of free salvation, of the believer's privileges, and the happiness of heaven; and, without any change of heart, without any abiding conviction of their own depravity, their need of a Saviour, or the excellence of holiness, they soon profess an unwarranted assurance. But when some heavy trial threatens them, or some sinful advantage may be had, they give up or disguise their profession, or turn to some easier system. Worldly cares are fitly compared to thorns, for they came in with sin, and are a fruit of the curse; they are good in their place to stop a gap, but a man must be well armed that has much to do with them; they are entangling, vexing, scratching, and their end is to be burned, Heb 6:8. Worldly cares are great hinderances to our profiting by the word of God. The deceitfulness of riches does the mischief; they cannot be said to deceive us unless we put our trust in them, then they choke the good seed. What distinguished the good ground was fruitfulness. By this true Christians are distinguished from hypocrites. Christ does not say that this good ground has no stones in it, or no thorns; but none that could hinder its fruitfulness. All are not alike; we should aim at the highest, to bring forth most fruit. The sense of hearing cannot be better employed than in hearing God's word; and let us look to ourselves that we may know what sort of hearers we are.
Study Bible
The Purpose of Jesus' Parables
15For this people’s heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.’ 16But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:17
Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in heaven.

Luke 10:23
Then Jesus turned to the disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.

Luke 10:24
For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."

John 20:29
Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed."
Treasury of Scripture

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