13:1 The same day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the
13:2 And great multitudes were gathered to him, so that he went
into a boat, and sat down; and the whole multitude stood on the
13:3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying,
Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
13:4 And when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and
the fowls came and devoured them:
13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth:
and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of
13:6 And when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because
they had not root, they withered.
13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and
13:8 But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit,
some a hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.
13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:10 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou
to them in parables?
13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you
to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it
is not given.
13:12 For whoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have
more abundance: but whoever hath not, from him shall be taken
away even that which he hath.
13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing
see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which
saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and
seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
13:15 For this people's heart is become gross, and [their] ears
are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at
any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with
[their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and
should be converted, and I should heal them.
13:16 But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see: and your ears,
for they hear.
13:17 For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous
[men] have desired to see [the things] which ye see, and have
not seen [them]; and to hear [the things] which ye hear, and
have not heard [them].
13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and
understandeth [it] not, then cometh the wicked [one], and
catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who
received seed by the way side.
13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same
is he that heareth the word, and immediately with joy receiveth
13:21 Yet he hath not root in himself, but endureth for a while:
for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the
word, forthwith he is offended.
13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that
heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh
13:23 But he that receiveth seed into the good ground is he that
heareth the word, and understandeth [it]; who also beareth
fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred fold, some sixty,
13:24 Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom
of heaven is likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field:
13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among
the wheat, and departed.
13:26 But when the blade had sprung up, and brought forth fruit,
then appeared the tares also.
13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said to him,
Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? from whence
then hath it tares?
13:28 He said to them, An enemy hath done this. The servants
said to him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them?
13:29 But he said, No; lest while ye gather the tares, ye root
up also the wheat with them.
13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time
of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye first the
tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the
wheat into my barn.
13:31 Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom
of heaven is like a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took,
and sowed in his field:
13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is
grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so
that the birds of the air come and lodge on its branches.
13:33 Another parable he spoke to them; The kingdom of heaven is
like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of
meal, till the whole was leavened.
13:34 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables;
and without a parable he spoke not to them:
13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter
things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the
13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the
house: and his disciples came to him, saying, Declare to us the
parable of the tares of the field.
13:37 He answered and said to them, He that soweth the good seed
is the Son of man;
13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of
the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked
13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the
end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the
fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall
gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them who
13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 Then shall the righteous shine as the sun in the kingdom
of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hid in a
field; which, when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy
thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that
13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking
13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and
sold all that he had, and bought it.
13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, that was cast
into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to the shore, and sat
down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast away the
13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall
come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall
be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:51 Jesus saith to them, Have ye understood all these things?
They say to him, Yes, Lord.
13:52 Then said he to them, Therefore every scribe [who is]
instructed to the kingdom of heaven, is like a man [that is] a
householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure [things]
new and old.
13:53 And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these
parables, he departed thence.
13:54 And when he had come into his own country, he taught them
in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said,
Whence hath this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty works?
13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called
Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then
hath this [man] all these things?
13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A
prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in
his own house.
13:58 And he did not many mighty works there, because of their