Matthew 13:47
New International Version
"Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.

New Living Translation
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught fish of every kind.

English Standard Version
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind.

Berean Study Bible
Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea and caught all kinds of fish.

Berean Literal Bible
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a dragnet having been cast into the sea, and having gathered together of every kind,

New American Standard Bible
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;

King James Bible
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Christian Standard Bible
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea. It collected every kind of fish,

Contemporary English Version
The kingdom of heaven is like what happens when a net is thrown into a lake and catches all kinds of fish.

Good News Translation
"Also, the Kingdom of heaven is like this. Some fishermen throw their net out in the lake and catch all kinds of fish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea. It collected every kind of fish,

International Standard Version
"Again, the kingdom from heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea that gathered all kinds of fish.

NET Bible
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish.

New Heart English Bible
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Again the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea, and it collected from every kind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea. It gathered all kinds of fish.

New American Standard 1977
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind of fish,

King James 2000 Bible
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

American King James Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

American Standard Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a net cast into the sea, and gathering together of all kind of fishes.

Darby Bible Translation
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a seine which has been cast into the sea, and which has gathered together of every kind,

English Revised Version
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Webster's Bible Translation
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Weymouth New Testament
"Again the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a draw-net let down into the sea, which encloses fish of all sorts.

World English Bible
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind,

Young's Literal Translation
'Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a net that was cast into the sea, and did gather together of every kind,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Net
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 dragnet that was cast into the sea and caught fish of every kind. 48When it was full, the men pulled it ashore. Then they sat down and sorted the good fish into containers, but threw the bad away.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 47:10
Fishermen will stand by the shore; from En-gedi to En-eglaim they will spread their nets to catch fish of many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.

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

Matthew 13:48
When it was full, the men pulled it ashore. Then they sat down and sorted the good fish into containers, but threw the bad away.

Treasury of Scripture

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

a net.

Matthew 4:19
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Mark 1:17
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

Luke 5:10
And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

and gathered.

Matthew 13:26-30
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also…

Matthew 22:9,10
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage…

Matthew 25:1-4
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom…







Lexicon
Once again,
Πάλιν (Palin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

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
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

like
ὁμοία (homoia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3664: Like, similar to, resembling, of equal rank. From the base of homou; similar.

a dragnet
σαγήνῃ (sagēnē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4522: A fishing-net. From a derivative of satto meaning furniture, especially a pack-saddle; a 'seine' for fishing.

that was cast
βληθείσῃ (blētheisē)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative 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.

sea
θάλασσαν (thalassan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2281: Probably prolonged from hals; the sea.

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

caught [fish]
συναγαγούσῃ (synagagousē)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

every
παντὸς (pantos)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
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.

kind.
γένους (genous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1085: Offspring, family, race, nation, kind. From ginomai; 'kin'.
(47) The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net.--The net in this case is not the hand-net of Matthew 4:18, but the sagene, or great drag-net, which drew in a larger haul of fishes. The day's teaching in the method of parables ends, as it were, in an easy lesson, which the former experience of the disciples would enable them to understand. Still, as in the parable of the Tares, the main thoughts are, (1) the mingling of the evil with the good in the visible kingdom of Christ on earth, and (2) the ultimate separation of the two, that each may receive according to the divine law of retribution. Here, as there, the parable perforce passes over the fact that in the actual work of the kingdom the very casting of the net may change, and is meant to change, the nature of the fish that are taken in its meshes, and, therefore, that those that remain "bad" are so in the end by the result of their own will.

Verses 47-50. - The parable of the dragnet. This parable at once recalls that of the tares, but it will be noticed that there our Lord's aim is to inculcate patience and hopefulness on the part of his servants when they realize the close proximity of the ungodly even in districts won over to the faith, while here his aim is rather to warn. To be in the kingdom is not enough; some of those now within it may nevertheless be cast out. It thus greatly resembles the parable of the ten virgins; save that in that parable greater stress is laid on personal preparation and continued watchfulness; in this, on personal worth. Verse 47. - Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net (σαγήνῃ: Matthew 4:18, note), that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind. (For the thought, cf. Matthew 22:10; and for the word, συνάγειν, ver. 30, note.) 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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