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Matthew 13

NIRV 1 That same day Jesus left the house and sat by the Sea of Galilee. NIV 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. NIRV 2 Large crowds gathered around him. So he got into a boat. He sat down in it. All the people stood on the shore. 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. NIRV 3 Then he told them many things by using stories. He said, "A farmer went out to plant his seed. NIV 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. NIRV 4 He scattered the seed on the ground. Some fell on a path. Birds came and ate it up. NIV 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. NIRV 5 Some seed fell on rocky places, where there wasn't much soil. The plants came up quickly, because the soil wasn't deep. NIV 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. NIRV 6 When the sun came up, it burned the plants. They dried up because they had no roots. NIV 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. NIRV 7 Other seed fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and crowded out the plants. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. NIRV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It produced a crop 100, 60 or 30 times more than what was planted. NIV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. NIRV 9 Those who have ears should listen." NIV 9 He who has ears, let him hear." NIRV 10 The disciples came to him. They asked, "Why do you use stories when you speak to the people?" NIV 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?" NIRV 11 He replied, "You have been given the chance to understand the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. It has not been given to outsiders. NIV 11 He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. NIRV 12 Everyone who has that kind of knowledge will be given more. In fact, they will have very much. If anyone doesn't have that kind of knowledge, even what little he has will be taken away from him. 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. NIRV 13 Here is why I use stories when I speak to the people. I say, "They look, but they don't really see. They listen, but they don't really hear or understand. 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. NIRV 14 "In them the words of the prophet Isaiah come true. He said, " 'You will hear but never understand. You will see but never know what you are seeing. 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. NIRV 15 The hearts of these people have become stubborn. They can barely hear with their ears. They have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes. They might hear with their ears. They might understand with their hearts. They might turn to the Lord, and then he would heal them.' (Isaiah 6:9,10) 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.' NIRV 16 "But blessed are your eyes because they see. And blessed are your ears because they hear. NIV 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. NIRV 17 What I'm about to tell you is true. Many prophets and godly people wanted to see what you see. But they didn't see it. They wanted to hear what you hear. But they didn't hear it. 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. NIRV 18 "Listen! Here is the meaning of the story of the farmer. NIV 18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: NIRV 19 People hear the message about the kingdom but do not understand it. Then the evil one comes. He steals what was planted in their hearts. Those people are like the seed planted on a path. 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. NIRV 20 Others received the seed that fell on rocky places. They are those who hear the message and at once receive 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. NIRV 21 But they have no roots. So they last only a short time. They quickly fall away from the faith when trouble or suffering comes because of the message. 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. NIRV 22 Others received the seed that fell among the thorns. They are those who hear the message. But then the worries of this life and the false promises of wealth crowd it out. They keep it from producing 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. NIRV 23 But still others received the seed that fell on good soil. They are those who hear the message and understand it. They produce a crop 100, 60 or 30 times more than the farmer planted." 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." NIRV 24 Jesus told the crowd another story. "Here is what the kingdom of heaven is like," he said. "A man planted 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. NIRV 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came. The enemy planted weeds among the wheat and then went away. NIV 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. NIRV 26 The wheat began to grow and form grain. At the same time, weeds appeared. NIV 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. NIRV 27 "The owner's servants came to him. They said, 'Sir, didn't you plant good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?' 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?' NIRV 28 " 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull the weeds up?' NIV 28 " 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' NIRV 29 " 'No,' the owner answered. 'While you are pulling up the weeds, you might pull up the wheat with them. NIV 29 " 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. NIRV 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the workers what to do. Here is what I will say to them. First collect the weeds. Tie them in bundles to be burned. Then gather the wheat. Bring it into my storeroom.' " 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.' " NIRV 31 Jesus told the crowd another story. He said, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. Someone took the seed and planted it in a 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. NIRV 32 It is the smallest of all your seeds. But when it grows, it is the largest of all garden plants. It becomes a tree. Birds come and rest 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." NIRV 33 Jesus told them still another story. "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast," he said. "A woman mixed it into a large amount of flour. The yeast worked its way all through the dough." 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." NIRV 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd by using stories. He did not say anything to them without telling a story. NIV 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. NIRV 35 So the words spoken by the prophet came true. He had said, "I will open my mouth and tell stories. I will speak about things that were hidden since the world was made." (Psalm 78:2) 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." NIRV 36 Then Jesus left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him. They said, "Explain to us the story of the weeds 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." NIRV 37 He answered, "The one who planted the good seed is the Son of Man. NIV 37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. NIRV 38 The field is the world. The good seed stands for the people who belong to the kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to 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, NIRV 39 The enemy who plants them is the devil. The harvest is judgment day. And the workers are 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. NIRV 40 "The weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire. That is how it will be on judgment day. NIV 40 "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. NIRV 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels. They will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin. They will also get rid of all who do evil. 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. NIRV 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace. There people will sob and grind their teeth. NIV 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NIRV 43 Then God's people will shine like the sun in their Father's kingdom. Those who have ears should listen. NIV 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. NIRV 44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure that was hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again. He was very happy. So he went and sold everything he had. And he bought 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. NIRV 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a trader who was looking for fine pearls. NIV 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. NIRV 46 He found one that was very valuable. So he went away and sold everything he had. And he bought that pearl. NIV 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. NIRV 47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net. It was let down into the lake. It caught all kinds 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. NIRV 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and gathered the good fish into baskets. But they threw the bad fish 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. NIRV 49 This is how it will be on judgment day. The angels will come. They will separate the people who did what is wrong from those who did what is right. 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 NIRV 50 They will throw the evil people into the blazing furnace. There the evil ones will sob and grind their teeth. NIV 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NIRV 51 "Do you understand all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied. NIV 51 "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied. NIRV 52 He said to them, "Every teacher of the law who has been taught about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house. He brings new treasures out of his storeroom as well as old ones." 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." NIRV 53 Jesus finished telling these stories. Then he moved on from there. NIV 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. NIRV 54 He came to his hometown of Nazareth. There he began teaching the people in their synagogue. They were amazed. "Where did this man get this wisdom? Where did he get this power to do miracles?" they asked. 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. NIRV 55 "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary? Aren't his brothers James, Joseph, 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? NIRV 56 Aren't all his sisters with us? Then where did this man get all these things?" NIV 56 Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" NIRV 57 They were not pleased with him at all. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not honored in his hometown. He doesn't receive any honor in his own home." 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." NIRV 58 He did only a few miracles there because they had no faith. NIV 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.