Matthew 13:45
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.

New Living Translation
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls.

English Standard Version
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls,

Berean Study Bible
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.

Berean Literal Bible
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant seeking fine pearls.

New American Standard Bible
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,

King James Bible
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.

International Standard Version
"Again, the kingdom from heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.

NET Bible
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.

New Heart English Bible
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But again the Kingdom of Heaven is likened to the merchant man who was searching for precious pearls.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls.

New American Standard 1977
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls,

King James 2000 Bible
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking fine pearls:

American King James Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

American Standard Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant seeking good pearls.

Darby Bible Translation
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls;

English Revised Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls:

Webster's Bible Translation
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls:

Weymouth New Testament
"Again the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a jewel merchant who is in quest of choice pearls.

World English Bible
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls,

Young's Literal Translation
'Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a merchant, seeking goodly pearls,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:44-52 Here are four parables. 1. That of the treasure hid in the field. Many slight the gospel, because they look only upon the surface of the field. But all who search the Scriptures, so as in them to find Christ and eternal life, Joh 5:39, will discover such treasure in this field as makes it unspeakably valuable; they make it their own upon any terms. Though nothing can be given as a price for this salvation, yet much must be given up for the sake of it. 2. All the children of men are busy; one would be rich, another would be honourable, another would be learned; but most are deceived, and take up with counterfeits for pearls. Jesus Christ is a Pearl of great price; in having him, we have enough to make us happy here and for ever. A man may buy gold too dear, but not this Pearl of great price. When the convinced sinner sees Christ as the gracious Saviour, all things else become worthless to his thoughts. 3. The world is a vast sea, and men, in their natural state, are like the fishes. Preaching the gospel is casting a net into this sea, to catch something out of it, for His glory who has the sovereignty of this sea. Hypocrites and true Christians shall be parted: miserable is the condition of those that shall then be cast away. 4. A skilful, faithful minister of the gospel, is a scribe, well versed in the things of the gospel, and able to teach them. Christ compares him to a good householder, who brings forth fruits of last year's growth and this year's gathering, abundance and variety, to entertain his friends. Old experiences and new observations, all have their use. Our place is at Christ's feet, and we must daily learn old lessons over again, and new ones also.
Study Bible
The Parables of the Treasure and Pearl
44The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and in his joy he went and sold all he had and bought that field. 45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. 46When he found one very precious pearl, he went away and sold all he had and bought it.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:6
Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 13:24
Jesus presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 13:46
When he found one very precious pearl, he went away and sold all he had and bought it.
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