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:
Darby Bible Translation
Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant seeking beautiful 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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman - The meaning is, that the proper seeking for salvation, or the proper conduct in reference to religion, is like the conduct of a "merchantman." In his searches he found one pearl of great value, and sold all his possessions to obtain it. So, says the Saviour, people seeking for happiness and finding the gospel - the pearl of great price - should be willing to sacrifice all other things for this. Pearls are precious stones found in the shells of oysters, chiefly in the East Indies. See the notes at Matthew 7:6. They are valuable on account of their beauty and because they are rare. The value of them is greatly increased by their size. The meaning of this parable is nearly the same as the other. It is designed to represent the gospel as of more value than all other things, and to impress on us the duty of sacrificing all that we possess in order to obtain it.
'The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid to three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'--MATT. xiii. 33. How lovingly and meditatively Jesus looked upon homely life, knowing nothing of the differences, the vulgar differences, between the small and great! A poor woman, with her morsel of barm, kneading it up among three measures of meal, in some coarse earthenware pan, stands to Him as representing the whole process of His work in the world. Matthew brings …
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"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
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