Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Matthew 13:1-9 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
New American Standard (NAS) New International Version (NIV)
1 That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea. 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.
2 And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing 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 spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the 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 beside the road, 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 "Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because 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 had risen, they were scorched; and because 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 "Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
8 "And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, 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 has ears, let him hear." 9 He who has ears, let him hear."