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Matthew 13

BBE 1 On that day Jesus went out of the house and was seated by the seaside. NIV 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. BBE 2 And great numbers of people came together to him, so that he got into a boat; and the people took up their position by the sea. NIV 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. BBE 3 And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, A man went out to put seed in the earth; NIV 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. BBE 4 And while he did so, some seeds were dropped by the wayside, and the birds came and took them for food: NIV 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. BBE 5 And some of the seed went among the stones, where it had not much earth, and straight away it came up because the earth was not deep: NIV 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. BBE 6 And when the sun was high, it was burned; and because it had no root it became dry and dead. NIV 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. BBE 7 And some seeds went among thorns, and the thorns came up and they had no room for growth: NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. BBE 8 And some, falling on good earth, gave fruit, some a hundred, some sixty, some thirty times as much. NIV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. BBE 9 He who has ears, let him give ear. NIV 9 He who has ears, let him hear." BBE 10 And the disciples came and said to him, Why do you say things to them in the form of stories? NIV 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?" BBE 11 And he said to them in answer, To you is given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. NIV 11 He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. BBE 12 Because whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have more; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. NIV 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. BBE 13 For this reason I put things into the form of stories; because they see without seeing, and give ear without hearing, and the sense is not clear to them. NIV 13 This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. BBE 14 And for them the words of Isaiah have come true, Though you give ear, you will not get knowledge; and seeing, you will see, but the sense will not be clear to you: NIV 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. BBE 15 For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well. NIV 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.' BBE 16 But a blessing be on your eyes, because they see; and on your ears, because they are open. NIV 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. BBE 17 For truly, I say to you that prophets and upright men had a desire to see the things which you see, and saw them not; and to have knowledge of the words which have come to your ears, and they had it not. NIV 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. BBE 18 Give ear, then, to the story of the man who put the seed in the earth. NIV 18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: BBE 19 When the word of the kingdom comes to anyone, and the sense of it is not clear to him, then the Evil One comes, and quickly takes away that which was put in his heart. He is the seed dropped by the wayside. NIV 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. BBE 20 And that which went on the stones, this is he who, hearing the word, straight away takes it with joy; NIV 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. BBE 21 But having no root in himself, he goes on for a time; and when trouble comes or pain, because of the word, he quickly becomes full of doubts. NIV 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. BBE 22 And that which was dropped among the thorns, this is he who has the word; and the cares of this life, and the deceits of wealth, put a stop to the growth of the word and it gives no fruit. NIV 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. BBE 23 And the seed which was put in good earth, this is he who gives ear to the word, and gets the sense of it; who gives fruit, some a hundred, some sixty, some thirty times as much. NIV 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." BBE 24 And he gave them another story, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who put good seed in his field: NIV 24 Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. BBE 25 But while men were sleeping, one who had hate for him came and put evil seeds among the grain, and went away. NIV 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. BBE 26 But when the green stem came up and gave fruit, the evil plants were seen at the same time. NIV 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. BBE 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, Sir, did you not put good seed in your field? how then has it evil plants? NIV 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?' BBE 28 And he said, Someone has done this in hate. And the servants say to him, Is it your pleasure that we go and take them up? NIV 28 " 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' BBE 29 But he says, No, for fear that by chance while you take up the evil plants, you may be rooting up the grain with them. NIV 29 " 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. BBE 30 Let them come up together till the getting in of the grain; and then I will say to the workers, Take up first the evil plants, and put them together for burning: but put the grain into my store-house. NIV 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.' " BBE 31 He put another story before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and put in his field: NIV 31 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. BBE 32 Which is smaller than all seeds; but when it has come up it is greater than the plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and make their resting-places in its branches. NIV 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." BBE 33 Another story he gave to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and put in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened. NIV 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." BBE 34 All these things Jesus said to the people in the form of stories; and without a story he said nothing to them: NIV 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. BBE 35 That it might come true which was said by the prophet, Opening my mouth, I will give out stories; I will give knowledge of things kept secret from before all time. NIV 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." BBE 36 Then he went away from the people, and went into the house; and his disciples came to him, saying, Make clear to us the story of the evil plants in the field. NIV 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." BBE 37 And he made answer and said, He who puts the good seed in the earth is the Son of man; NIV 37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. BBE 38 And the field is the world; and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; and the evil seeds are the sons of the Evil One; NIV 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, BBE 39 And he who put them in the earth is Satan; and the getting in of the grain is the end of the world; and those who get it in are the angels. NIV 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. BBE 40 As then the evil plants are got together and burned with fire, so will it be in the end of the world. NIV 40 "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. BBE 41 The Son of man will send out his angels, and they will take out of his kingdom everything which is a cause of error, and all those who do wrong, NIV 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. BBE 42 And will put them into the fire; there will be weeping and cries of sorrow. NIV 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. BBE 43 Then will the upright be shining as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him give ear. NIV 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. BBE 44 The kingdom of heaven is like a secret store of wealth in a field, which a man came across and put back again; and in his joy he goes and gives all he has, to get that field. NIV 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. BBE 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a trader searching for beautiful jewels. NIV 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. BBE 46 And having come across one jewel of great price, he went and gave all he had in exchange for it. NIV 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. BBE 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, which was put into the sea and took in every sort of fish: NIV 47 "Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. BBE 48 When it was full, they took it up on the sands; and seated there they put the good into vessels, but the bad they put away. NIV 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. BBE 49 So will it be in the end of the world: the angels will come and take out the bad from the good, NIV 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous BBE 50 And will put them into the fire: there will be weeping and cries of sorrow. NIV 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. BBE 51 Are all these things now clear to you? They say to him, Yes. NIV 51 "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied. BBE 52 And he said to them, For this reason every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house, who gives out from his store things new and old. NIV 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." BBE 53 And when Jesus had come to the end of these stories he went away from there. NIV 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. BBE 54 And coming into his country, he gave them teaching in their Synagogue, so that they were greatly surprised and said, Where did this man get this wisdom and these works of power? NIV 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. BBE 55 Is not this the woodworker's son? is not his mother named Mary? and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? NIV 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? BBE 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? from where, then, has he all these things? NIV 56 Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" BBE 57 And they were bitter against him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is nowhere without honour but in his country and among his family. NIV 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." BBE 58 And the works of power which he did there were small in number because they had no faith. NIV 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.