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Matthew 13:1-58 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.
2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 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 told them many things in parables, saying: "Listen! A sower went out to sow. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
8 Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, 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 Let anyone with ears listen!" 9 He who has ears, let him hear."
10 Then the disciples came and asked him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?" 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?"
11 He answered, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has 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 to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 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 The reason I speak to them in parables is that "seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they 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 With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says: "You will indeed listen, but never understand, and you will indeed look, but never 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 this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn— and I would 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 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
17 Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it. 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 "Hear then the parable of the sower. 18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 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 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 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 yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. 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 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 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 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another 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 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed 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 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, "Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' 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 He answered, "An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, "Then do you want us to go and gather them?' 28 " 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'
29 But he replied, "No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 29 " 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.
30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.' " 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 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed 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 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests 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 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it 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 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
35 This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet: "I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has 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 he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds 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 He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.
38 the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children 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; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
40 Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the 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 will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 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 they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen! 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys 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 kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.
46 on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that 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 kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish 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 when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 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 it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from 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 throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51 "Have you understood all this?" They answered, "Yes." 51 "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied.
52 And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is 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 When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place. 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there.
54 He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? 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 are not his brothers James and Joseph 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 are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?" 56 Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"
57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their 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 do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.