Matthew 13:46
New International Version
When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

New Living Translation
When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!

English Standard Version
who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Berean Study Bible
When he found one very precious pearl, he went away and sold all he had and bought it.

Berean Literal Bible
And having found one very precious pearl, having gone away, he has sold all things as many as he had, and bought it.

King James Bible
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

New King James Version
who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

New American Standard Bible
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold everything that he had and bought it.

NASB 1995
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

NASB 1977
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Amplified Bible
and upon finding a single pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Christian Standard Bible
When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.

American Standard Version
and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when he found a certain obviously valuable pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it.

Contemporary English Version
After finding a very valuable one, the owner goes and sells everything in order to buy that pearl.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, and sold all that he had, and bought it.

English Revised Version
and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Good News Translation
and when he finds one that is unusually fine, he goes and sells everything he has, and buys that pearl.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he found a valuable pearl, he went away, sold everything he had, and bought it.

International Standard Version
When he found a very valuable pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it."

Literal Standard Version
who having found one pearl of great price, having gone away, has sold all, as much as he had, and bought it.

NET Bible
When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it.

New Heart English Bible
and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Weymouth New Testament
He finds one most costly pearl; he goes away; and though it costs all he has, he buys it.

World English Bible
who having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Young's Literal Translation
who having found one pearl of great price, having gone away, hath sold all, as much as he had, and bought it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parables of the Treasure and Pearl
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. 47Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea and caught all kinds of fish.…

Cross References
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 13:47
Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea and caught all kinds of fish.

Revelation 18:12
cargo of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; of all kinds of citron wood and every article of ivory, precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;


Treasury of Scripture

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

one.

Proverbs 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Isaiah 33:6
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; …

went.

Mark 10:28-31
Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee…

Luke 18:28-30
Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee…

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.









Verse 46. - Who, when he had found (and having found, Revised Version? εὑρὼν δέ) one pearl of great price (Job 28:18, Revised Version margin, one); hardly the indefinite article (cf. Matthew 8:19, note). Chrysostom's comment is, Μία γάρ ἐστιν ἡ ἀλήθεια καὶ οὐ πολυσχισής. Went (ἀπελθών); i.e. some distance, for he might well have to go much further than the man in the preceding parable (ὑπάγει). Went (aorist)... sold (perfect) ... bought (aorist). He starts without delay; he sells irrevocably; he purchases at once (cf. ver. 44). And sold all that he had, and bought it. All. Genuine here. It may have been a great deal as worldly wealth is reckoned. Thus Saul of Tarsus acted (Philippians 3:7, 8), and Moses (Hebrews 11:26).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
When
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

he found
εὑρὼν (heurōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

one
ἕνα (hena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

very precious
πολύτιμον (polytimon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4186: Of great value, very costly, very precious. From polus and time; extremely valuable.

pearl,
μαργαρίτην (margaritēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3135: A pearl. From margaros; a pearl.

he went away
ἀπελθὼν (apelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

[and] sold
πέπρακεν (pepraken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4097: A reduplicated and prolonged form of prao; contracted from perao; to traffic, i.e. Dispose of as merchandise or into slavery.

all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

he had
εἶχεν (eichen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

bought
ἠγόρασεν (ēgorasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

it.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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