Matthew 13

1 Now in that day, Jesus went out of the house and was sitting beside the sea. 2 And large crowds were gathered to see him, so, that he stepped onto a ship and was sitting, and all the crowd stood upon the beach.

3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went forth to sow; 4 and while* he sowed, some fell beside the road and the birds came and devoured them.

5 Now others fell upon the rocky, areas, where they did not have much soil and immediately they rose up because they had no depth of soil; 6 and when* the sun rose, they were burnt, and they dried up because they had no root.

7 Now others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns shot up and choked them.

8 But now, others fell upon the good soil and were giving fruit, which some was a hundred times, but some was sixty, but some thirty.

9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came and said to him, Why do you speak to them in parables?

11 But he answered and said to them, It has been given to you* to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but it has not given to those men. 12 For* who ever has, to him will be given and he will abound, but who ever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 Because of this, I speak to them in parables, because seeing, they do not see, and hearing, they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 And the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in them, which says, ' In hearing you* will hear and may never* understand, and seeing you* will see and may never* know; 15 for* the heart of this people has become, callous and they have selectively heard with the ears and they have closed their eyes; lest they should see with their eyes and should hear with their ears and should understand with their heart and should turn again and I will be healing them.' {Isa 6: 9-10} 16 But your, your* eyes are fortunate, because they are seeing, and your, your* ears, because they are hearing. 17 For* assuredly I am saying to you*, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things you* are seeing and did not see them, and to hear the things you* are hearing and did not hear them .

18 Therefore you*, hear the parable of the sower: 19 everyone hearing the word of the kingdom and not understanding it, then the evil one comes and takes away what has been sown in his heart. This is he who was sown beside the road.

20 And he who was sown upon the rocky, areas, this is he who hears the word and immediately is receiving it with joy; 21 but he does not have root in himself, but is temporary, and when* affliction or persecution has happened to him because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

22 And he who was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the anxiety of this age and the deception of riches, choke the word and he becomes unfruitful.

23 Now he who was sown upon the good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; who bears, fruit and produces some a hundred times, and some sixty, and some thirty!



{Mt 13: 24-30; no parallel. }

24 He placed another parable with them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is similar to a man who sows good seed in his field; 25 but while* the men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnels between the stalks of the wheat and went away. 26 But when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the darnels also appeared. 27 Now the bondservant of the householder came and said to him, Lord, did you not sow good seed in your, your* field? Therefore from where have the darnels come?

28 Now he said to them, A man, an enemy, did this. Now the bondservants said to him, Therefore do you wish that we go and collect them?

29 But he said, No; lest while collecting up the darnels, you* may uproot the wheat at the same time with them. 30 Allow both to be grown together till the harvest, and I will be saying to the reapers in the time of the harvest, Collect first the darnels and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.



{Mk 4: 30-34 & Mt 13: 31-35. }

31 He placed another parable before them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is similar to a kernel of a mustard, seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 which indeed is least compared to all of the other seeds, but whenever it is grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so, that the birds of the heaven come and nest in its branches.

33 He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is similar to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three three, gallon containers of flour, until it was entirely leavened.

34 Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the crowds, and he was not speaking to them without a parable; 35 *that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, ' I will open my mouth in parables. I will be uttering things which have been hidden from the conception of the world.' {Psa 78: 2}



{Mt 13: 36-53; no parallel. }

36 Then Jesus, having left the crowds, went into the house and his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the darnels of the field.

37 Now he answered and said to them, He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 and the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, and the darnels are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil and the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are messengers. 40 Therefore, just, like the darnels is collected and burned in fire; so it will be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of Man will be sending forth his messengers and they will be collecting out of his kingdom all the offenses and those who are practicing lawlessness, 42 and will be casting them into the furnace of fire -- the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there. 43 Then the righteous will be shining out like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

44 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a treasure that has been hidden in the field; which a man found and hid, and he goes and sells all his things in his joy, as many things as he has and buys that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a man, who is a merchant, seeking beautiful pearls; 46 who found one very precious pearl, went and sold* all his things, as many things as he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a dragnet, that was cast into the sea and gathered fish of every variety; 48 which, when* it was filled, having hauled it up upon the beach, and having sat down, they collected the good into containers, but they cast the rotten outside. 49 So it will be in the end of the world; the messengers will be going out and separate* the evil from the midst of the righteous, 50 and will be casting them into the furnace of fire -- the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there.

51 And Jesus says to them, Have you* understood all these things?

They say to him, Yes, Lord.

52 Now he said to them, Because of this, every scribe who has been made a disciple to the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a man who is a householder, who casts forth out of his treasure, new and old things.

53 And it happened, when Jesus had completed these parables, he took off from there.



{Mk 6: 1-6a & Mt 13: 54-58 Nazareth. }

54 And when* he came into his fatherland, he was teaching them in their synagogue, so, that they were astounded and said, From where did this one receive the wisdom and the miracles? 55 Is this not the carpenter' s son? Is his mother not called* Mary? And his brethren, James and Joses and Simon and Jude? 56 And are they not all his sisters with us? Therefore from where did this one receive all these things? 57 And they were being offended at him.

But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his fatherland and in his own house. 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.



{Mk 6: 14-29 & Mt 14: 1-12 & Lk 9: 7-9. }



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