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

New Living Translation
Here is another story Jesus told: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.

English Standard Version
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Berean Study Bible
Jesus presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Berean Literal Bible
He put before them another parable, saying, "The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man having sown good seed in his field.

New American Standard Bible
Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

King James Bible
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

Christian Standard Bible
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus then told them this story: The kingdom of heaven is like what happened when a farmer scattered good seed in a field.

Good News Translation
Jesus told them another parable: "The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man sowed good seed in his field.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

International Standard Version
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

NET Bible
He presented them with another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a person who sowed good seed in his field.

New Heart English Bible
He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He told them another parable and he said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is likened to the man who sowed good seed in his field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus used another illustration. He said, "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who planted good seed in his field.

New American Standard 1977
He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He put forth another parable unto them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is likened unto a man who sows good seed in his field

King James 2000 Bible
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field:

American King James Version
Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:

American Standard Version
Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seeds in his field.

Darby Bible Translation
Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man sowing good seed in his field;

English Revised Version
Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:

Webster's Bible Translation
Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field:

Weymouth New Testament
Another parable He put before them. "The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a man who has sown good seed in his field,

World English Bible
He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Young's Literal Translation
Another simile he set before them, saying: 'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man sowing good seed in his field,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Weeds
23But the seed sown on good soil is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and produces a crop—a hundredfold, sixtyfold, or thirtyfold.” 24Jesus presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:25
But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away.

Matthew 13:31
Jesus put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man planted in his field.

Matthew 13:33
He told them still another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into three measures of flour, until all of it was leavened."

Matthew 13:44
The 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.

Matthew 13:45
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.

Matthew 18:23
Because of this, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

Matthew 20:1
For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

Matthew 22:2
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

Matthew 25:1
At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Mark 4:26
Jesus also said, "The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground.

Mark 4:30
Then He asked, "To what can we compare the kingdom of God? With what parable shall we present it?

Luke 13:18
Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it?

Luke 13:20
Again He asked, "To what can I compare the kingdom of God?

Treasury of Scripture

Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:

put.

Matthew 21:33
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:

Judges 14:12,13
And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments: …

Isaiah 28:10,13
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: …

The kingdom.

Matthew 13:33,44,45,47
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened…

Matthew 3:2
And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 20:1
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

good.

Matthew 13:19,37
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side…

Matthew 4:23
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Colossians 1:5
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;







Lexicon
[Jesus] presented
παρέθηκεν (parethēken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3908: From para and tithemi; to place alongside, i.e. Present; by implication, to deposit.

another
Ἄλλην (Allēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

parable
παραβολὴν (parabolēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3850: From paraballo; a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative, apothegm or adage.

to them:
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“The
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kingdom
βασιλεία (basileia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heaven
οὐρανῶν (ouranōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

is like
Ὡμοιώθη (Hōmoiōthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3666: To make like, liken; I compare. From homoios; to assimilate, i.e. Compare; passively, to become similar.

a man
ἀνθρώπῳ (anthrōpō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

who sowed
σπείραντι (speiranti)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4687: To sow, spread, scatter. Probably strengthened from spao; to scatter, i.e. Sow.

good
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

seed
σπέρμα (sperma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

field.
ἀγρῷ (agrō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 68: From ago; a field; genitive case, the country; specially, a farm, i.e. Hamlet.
(24) Another parable.--The explanation of the parable of the Sower had been given apparently in the boat in which our Lord sat with His disciples. Then, again addressing Himself to the multitude on the shore, He spake the parables of the Tares, the Mustard Seed, and the Leaven; then, dismissing the multitude (Matthew 13:36), He landed with His disciples, and went into the house which was for a time their home.

Verses 24-30 - The parable of the tares. Matthew only. The parable of the sower dealt with the first reception of the gospel; this deals with the after-development. The aim of this parable is to prevent over-sanguine expectations as to the purity of the society of believers, and to hinder rash attempts to purify it by merely external processes. Archbishop Benson ('Dict. of Christian Biogr.,' 1:745) calls attention to the fact that the first extant exposition of this parable is in Cyprian's successful appeal to the Novatianists not to separate from the Church (Ep. 54.). The aim of the somewhat similar parable in Mark 4:26-29 is to show the slowness and gradualness of the growth of the kingdom of heaven, and also the certainty of its consummation. So many words and phrases in the two parables are identical, that the possibility of one being derived from the other, either by omission or addition, must be acknowledged, but the definiteness of the aim in each points rather to their being originally two distinct parables. The divisions of the parable are -

(1) The fact of tares being present as well as good seed, and its cause (vers. 24-28a).

(2) Although there is the natural desire to gather out the tares at once, yet, on account of the impossibility of doing so without destroying some of the good seed, this must not be attempted. At the proper time full separation shall be made by the proper agents (vers. 28b-30). Verse 24. - Another parable put he forth unto them; set he before them (Revised Version, παρέθηκεν αὐτοῖς); so also ver. 31. (cf. also Exodus 19:7; Acts 17:3). Elsewhere it is often used of setting food before any one; e.g. Mark 6:41; Mark 8:6; Luke 11:6; Acts 16:34. Them. The people (vers. 3, 10, 34). Saying, The kingdom of heaven. The principles of its establishment and full development. Is likened unto (ὡμοιώθη). The aorist regards the moment in our Lord's mind in which he made the comparison. Observe that the verb is transitional; in ver. 3 our Lord began his parable without any introduction, so that he might attract attention; here he says that he gives an illustration of the kingdom of heaven; but in the later parables of this discourse (vers. 31, 33, 44, 45, 47; cf. 52) he is able merely to say that the kingdom of heaven is, in its principles, etc., absolutely like (ὁμοῖα ἐστίν). A man which sowed. Explained as "the Son of man" in ver. 37. Good seed; "the sons of the kingdom" (ver. 38); i.e. the seed represents, not good or bad doctrine as such, but persons. In his field; "the world" (ver. 37). Not exactly the Church, i.e. the Church upon earth, but the world so far as it is the sphere of the Church's missionary activity, even the physical world so far as it becomes the scene of Divine sowing of the gospel. 13:24-30, 36-43 This parable represents the present and future state of the gospel church; Christ's care of it, the devil's enmity against it, the mixture there is in it of good and bad in this world, and the separation between them in the other world. So prone is fallen man to sin, that if the enemy sow the tares, he may go his way, they will spring up, and do hurt; whereas, when good seed is sown, it must be tended, watered, and fenced. The servants complained to their master; Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? No doubt he did; whatever is amiss in the church, we are sure it is not from Christ. Though gross transgressors, and such as openly oppose the gospel, ought to be separated from the society of the faithful, yet no human skill can make an exact separation. Those who oppose must not be cut off, but instructed, and that with meekness. And though good and bad are together in this world, yet at the great day they shall be parted; then the righteous and the wicked shall be plainly known; here sometimes it is hard to distinguish between them. Let us, knowing the terrors of the Lord, not do iniquity. At death, believers shall shine forth to themselves; at the great day they shall shine forth before all the world. They shall shine by reflection, with light borrowed from the Fountain of light. Their sanctification will be made perfect, and their justification published. May we be found of that happy number.
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