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Matthew 13

NLT 1 Later that same day Jesus left the house and sat beside the lake. NIV 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. NLT 2 A large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat there and taught as 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. NLT 3 He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. NIV 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. NLT 4 As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. NIV 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. NLT 5 Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. NIV 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. NLT 6 But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. NIV 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. NLT 7 Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. NLT 8 Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! NIV 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. NLT 9 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” NIV 9 He who has ears, let him hear." NLT 10 His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?” NIV 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?" NLT 11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets13:11 Greek the mysteries. of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. NIV 11 He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. NLT 12 To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. 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. NLT 13 That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don’t really see. They hear, but they don’t really listen 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. NLT 14 This fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that says, ‘When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, you will not comprehend. 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. NLT 15 For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes— so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.’13:14-15 Isa 6:9-10 (Greek version). 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.' NLT 16 “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. NIV 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. NLT 17 I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed 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. NLT 18 “Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds: NIV 18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: NLT 19 The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts. 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. NLT 20 The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately 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. NLT 21 But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. 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. NLT 22 The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced. 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. NLT 23 The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been 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." NLT 24 Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who 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. NLT 25 But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. NIV 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. NLT 26 When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. NIV 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. NLT 27 “The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they 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?' NLT 28 “‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed. “‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. NIV 28 " 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' NLT 29 “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. NIV 29 " 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. NLT 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’” 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.' " NLT 31 Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted 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. NLT 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests 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." NLT 33 Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of 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." NLT 34 Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables. NIV 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. NLT 35 This fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet: “I will speak to you in parables. I will explain things hidden since the creation of the world. ” 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." NLT 36 Then, leaving the crowds outside, Jesus went into the house. His disciples said, “Please 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." NLT 37 Jesus replied, “The Son of Man13:37 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself. is the farmer who plants the good seed. NIV 37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. NLT 38 The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of 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, NLT 39 The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world,13:39 Or the age; also in 13:40, 49. and the harvesters 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. NLT 40 “Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at 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. NLT 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and 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. NLT 42 And the angels will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NIV 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NLT 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! NIV 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. NLT 44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the 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. NLT 45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. NIV 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. NLT 46 When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it! NIV 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. NLT 47 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught fish of every kind. 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. NLT 48 When the net was full, they dragged it up onto the shore, sat down, and sorted the good fish into crates, but threw the bad ones 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. NLT 49 That is the way it will be at the end of the world. The angels will come and separate the wicked people from the righteous, 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 NLT 50 throwing the wicked into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NIV 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NLT 51 Do you understand all these things?” “Yes,” they said, “we do.” NIV 51 "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied. NLT 52 Then he added, “Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as 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." NLT 53 When Jesus had finished telling these stories and illustrations, he left that part of the country. NIV 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. NLT 54 He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, “Where does he get this wisdom and the power to do miracles?” 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. NLT 55 Then they scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and 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? NLT 56 All his sisters live right here among us. Where did he learn all these things?” NIV 56 Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" NLT 57 And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own 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." NLT 58 And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief. NIV 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.