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1 And in that day Jesus, having gone forth from the house, was sitting by the sea, 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.
2 and gathered together unto him were many multitudes, so that he having gone into the boat did sit down, and all the multitude on the beach did stand, 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.
3 and he spake to them many things in similes, saying: `Lo, the sower went forth to sow, 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4 and in his sowing, some indeed fell by the way, and the fowls did come and devour them, 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth, and immediately they sprang forth, through not having depth of earth, 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
6 and the sun having risen they were scorched, and through not having root, they withered, 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
7 and others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns did come up and choke them, 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
8 and others fell upon the good ground, and were giving fruit, some indeed a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
9 He who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.' 9 He who has ears, let him hear."
10 And the disciples having come near, said to him, `Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?' 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?"
11 And he answering said to them that -- `To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, and to these it hath not been given, 11 He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.
12 for whoever hath, it shall be given to him, and he shall have overabundance, and whoever hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
13 `Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand, 13 This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
14 and fulfilled on them is the prophecy of Isaiah, that saith, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and ye shall not perceive, 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: " 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 for made gross was the heart of this people, and with the ears they heard heavily, and their eyes they did close, lest they might see with the eyes, and with the ears might hear, and with the heart understand, and turn back, and I might heal them. 15 For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'
16 `And happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear, 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
17 for verily I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men did desire to see that which ye look on, and they did not see, and to hear that which ye hear, and they did not hear. 17 For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
18 `Ye, therefore, hear ye the simile of the sower: 18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
19 Every one hearing the word of the reign, and not understanding -- the evil one doth come, and doth catch that which hath been sown in his heart; this is that sown by the way. 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path.
20 `And that sown on the rocky places, this is he who is hearing the word, and immediately with joy is receiving it, 20 The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
21 and he hath not root in himself, but is temporary, and persecution or tribulation having happened because of the word, immediately he is stumbled. 21 But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.
22 `And that sown toward the thorns, this is he who is hearing the word, and the anxiety of this age, and the deceitfulness of the riches, do choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 22 The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.
23 `And that sown on the good ground: this is he who is hearing the word, and is understanding, who indeed doth bear fruit, and doth make, some indeed a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty.' 23 But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."
24 Another simile he set before them, saying: `The reign of the heavens was likened to a man sowing good seed in his field, 24 Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 and, while men are sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away, 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
26 and when the herb sprang up, and yielded fruit, then appeared also the darnel. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 `And the servants of the householder, having come near, said to him, Sir, good seed didst thou not sow in thy field? whence then hath it the darnel? 27 "The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'
28 And he saith to them, A man, an enemy, did this; and the servants said to him, Wilt thou, then, [that] having gone away we may gather it up? 28 " 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'
29 `And he said, No, lest -- gathering up the darnel -- ye root up with it the wheat, 29 " 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.
30 suffer both to grow together till the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the darnel, and bind it in bundles, to burn it, and the wheat gather up into my storehouse.' 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.' "
31 Another simile he set before them, saying: `The reign of the heavens is like to a grain of mustard, which a man having taken, did sow in his field, 31 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.
32 which less, indeed, is than all the seeds, but when it may be grown, is greatest of the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven do come and rest in its branches.' 32 Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches."
33 Another simile spake he to them: `The reign of the heavens is like to leaven, which a woman having taken, hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.' 33 He told them still another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."
34 All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them, 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
35 that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying, `I will open in similes my mouth, I will utter things having been hidden from the foundation of the world.' 35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world."
36 Then having let away the multitudes, Jesus came to the house, and his disciples came near to him, saying, `Explain to us the simile of the darnel of the field.' 36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
37 And he answering said to them, `He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Man, 37 He answered, "The one who sowed 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 reign, and the darnel are the sons of the evil one, 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,
39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is a full end of the age, and the reapers are messengers. 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
40 `As, then, the darnel is gathered up, and is burned with fire, so shall it be in the full end of this age, 40 "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.
41 the Son of Man shall send forth his messengers, and they shall gather up out of his kingdom all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing the unlawlessness, 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.
42 and shall cast them to the furnace of the fire; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth. 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
43 `Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who is having ears to hear -- let him hear. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
44 `Again, the reign of the heavens is like to treasure hid in the field, which a man having found did hide, and from his joy goeth, and all, as much as he hath, he selleth, and buyeth that field. 44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
45 `Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a merchant, seeking goodly pearls, 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.
46 who having found one pearl of great price, having gone away, hath sold all, as much as he had, and bought it. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
47 `Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a net that was cast into the sea, and did gather together of every kind, 47 "Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.
48 which, when it was filled, having drawn up again upon the beach, and having sat down, they gathered the good into vessels, and the bad they did cast out, 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.
49 so shall it be in the full end of the age, the messengers shall come forth and separate the evil out of the midst of the righteous, 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous
50 and shall cast them to the furnace of the fire, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.' 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51 Jesus saith to them, `Did ye understand all these?' They say to him, `Yes, sir.' 51 "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied.
52 And he said to them, `Because of this every scribe having been discipled in regard to the reign of the heavens, is like to a man, a householder, who doth bring forth out of his treasure things new and old.' 52 He said to them, "Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."
53 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these similes, he removed thence, 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there.
54 and having come to his own country, he was teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and were saying, `Whence to this one this wisdom and the mighty works? 54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?" they asked.
55 is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 55 "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?
56 and his sisters -- are they not all with us? whence, then, to this one all these?' 56 Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"
57 and they were stumbled at him. And Jesus said to them, `A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, and in his own house:' 57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
58 and he did not there many mighty works, because of their unbelief. 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.