Parallel Bible results for Matthew 13:29-39

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Matthew 13:29-39

NLT 29 "He replied, 'No, you'll hurt 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 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 and grows into a tree where birds can come and find shelter 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 yeast used by a woman making bread. Even though she used a large amount of flour, the yeast 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 the prophecy that said, "I will speak to you in parables. I will explain mysteries 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 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 "All right," he said. "I, the Son of Man, am 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, 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.