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.

New American Standard Bible
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that 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.

Christian Standard Bible
When he found one priceless 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.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he found one priceless pearl, he went and 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."

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

King James 2000 Bible
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

American King James Version
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that 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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
and having found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all whatever 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, 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.
Study Bible
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 dragnet that was cast into the sea and caught fish of every kind.

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 and precious wood, of 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.







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

he found
εὑρὼν (heurōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

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

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

he went away
ἀπελθὼν (apelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

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

bought
ἠγόρασεν (ēgorasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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 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.
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). 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.
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