New Living Translation
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice 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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13:45 The kingdom of heaven - That is, one who earnestly seeks for
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'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Treasure and Pearl
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
"Don't waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.
Here is another story Jesus told: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.
When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!
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