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Matthew 13

NRS 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. CEB 1 That day Jesus went out of the house and sat down beside the lake. NRS 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. CEB 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he climbed into a boat and sat down. The whole crowd was standing on the shore. NRS 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: "Listen! A sower went out to sow. CEB 3 He said many things to them in parables: "A farmer went out to scatter seed. NRS 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. CEB 4 As he was scattering seed, some fell on the path, and birds came and ate it. NRS 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. CEB 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground where the soil was shallow. They sprouted immediately because the soil wasn't deep. NRS 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. CEB 6 But when the sun came up, it scorched the plants, and they dried up because they had no roots. NRS 7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. CEB 7 Other seed fell among thorny plants. The thorny plants grew and choked them. NRS 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. CEB 8 Other seed fell on good soil and bore fruit, in one case a yield of one hundred to one, in another case a yield of sixty to one, and in another case a yield of thirty to one. NRS 9 Let anyone with ears listen!" CEB 9 Everyone who has ears should pay attention." NRS 10 Then the disciples came and asked him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?" CEB 10 Jesus' disciples came and said to him, "Why do you use parables when you speak to the crowds?" NRS 11 He answered, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. CEB 11 Jesus replied, “Because they haven't received the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but you have. NRS 12 For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. CEB 12 For those who have will receive more and they will have more than enough. But as for those who don't have, even the little they have will be taken away from them. NRS 13 The reason I speak to them in parables is that "seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.' CEB 13 This is why I speak to the crowds in parables: although they see, they don't really see; and although they hear, they don't really hear or understand. NRS 14 With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says: "You will indeed listen, but never understand, and you will indeed look, but never perceive. CEB 14 What Isaiah prophesied has become completely true for them: You will hear, to be sure, but never understand; and you will certainly see but never recognize what you are seeing. NRS 15 For this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn— and I would heal them.' CEB 15 For this people's senses have become calloused, and they've become hard of hearing, and they've shut their eyes so that they won't see with their eyes or hear with their ears or understand with their minds, and change their hearts and lives that I may heal them. NRS 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. CEB 16 “Happy are your eyes because they see. Happy are your ears because they hear. NRS 17 Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it. CEB 17 I assure you that many prophets and righteous people wanted to see what you see and hear what you hear, but they didn't. NRS 18 "Hear then the parable of the sower. CEB 18 "Consider then the parable of the farmer. NRS 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. CEB 19 Whenever people hear the word about the kingdom and don't understand it, the evil one comes and carries off what was planted in their hearts. This is the seed that was sown on the path. NRS 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; CEB 20 As for the seed that was spread on rocky ground, this refers to people who hear the word and immediately receive it joyfully. NRS 21 yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. CEB 21 Because they have no roots, they last for only a little while. When they experience distress or abuse because of the word, they immediately fall away. NRS 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. CEB 22 As for the seed that was spread among thorny plants, this refers to those who hear the word, but the worries of this life and the false appeal of wealth choke the word, and it bears no fruit. NRS 23 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty." CEB 23 As for what was planted on good soil, this refers to those who hear and understand, and bear fruit and produce—in one case a yield of one hundred to one, in another case a yield of sixty to one, and in another case a yield of thirty to one." NRS 24 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; CEB 24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. NRS 25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. CEB 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. NRS 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. CEB 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. NRS 27 And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, "Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' CEB 27 “The servants of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Master, didn't you plant good seed in your field? Then how is it that it has weeds?' NRS 28 He answered, "An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, "Then do you want us to go and gather them?' CEB 28 “‘An enemy has done this,' he answered. “The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them?' NRS 29 But he replied, "No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. CEB 29 "But the landowner said, ‘No, because if you gather the weeds, you'll pull up the wheat along with them. NRS 30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.' " CEB 30 Let both grow side by side until the harvest. And at harvesttime I'll say to the harvesters, First gather the weeds and tie them together in bundles to be burned. But bring the wheat into my barn. '" NRS 31 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; CEB 31 He told another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and planted in his field. NRS 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." CEB 32 It's the smallest of all seeds. But when it's grown, it's the largest of all vegetable plants. It becomes a tree so that the birds in the sky come and nest in its branches." NRS 33 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened." CEB 33 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in a bushel of wheat flour until the yeast had worked its way through all the dough." NRS 34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. CEB 34 Jesus said all these things to the crowds in parables, and he spoke to them only in parables. NRS 35 This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet: "I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world." CEB 35 This was to fulfill what the prophet spoke: I'll speak in parables; I'll declare what has been hidden since the beginning of the world. NRS 36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." CEB 36 Jesus left the crowds and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." NRS 37 He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; CEB 37 Jesus replied, "The one who plants the good seed is the Human One. NRS 38 the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, CEB 38 The field is the world. And the good seeds are the followers of the kingdom. But the weeds are the followers of the evil one. NRS 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. CEB 39 The enemy who planted them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the present age. The harvesters are the angels. NRS 40 Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. CEB 40 Just as people gather weeds and burn them in the fire, so it will be at the end of the present age. NRS 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, CEB 41 The Human One will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that cause people to fall away and all people who sin. NRS 42 and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. CEB 42 He will throw them into a burning furnace. People there will be weeping and grinding their teeth. NRS 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen! CEB 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father's kingdom. Those who have ears should hear." NRS 44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. CEB 44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure that somebody hid in a field, which someone else found and covered up. Full of joy, the finder sold everything and bought that field. NRS 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; CEB 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. NRS 46 on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. CEB 46 When he found one very precious pearl, he went and sold all that he owned and bought it. NRS 47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; CEB 47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that people threw into the lake and gathered all kinds of fish. NRS 48 when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. CEB 48 When it was full, they pulled it to the shore, where they sat down and put the good fish together into containers. But the bad fish they threw away. NRS 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous CEB 49 That's the way it will be at the end of the present age. The angels will go out and separate the evil people from the righteous people, NRS 50 and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. CEB 50 and will throw the evil ones into a burning furnace. People there will be weeping and grinding their teeth. NRS 51 "Have you understood all this?" They answered, "Yes." CEB 51 "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. They said to him, "Yes." NRS 52 And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old." CEB 52 Then he said to them, "Therefore, every legal expert who has been trained as a disciple for the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings old and new things out of their treasure chest." NRS 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place. CEB 53 When Jesus finished these parables, he departed. NRS 54 He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? CEB 54 When he came to his hometown, he taught the people in their synagogue. They were surprised and said, "Where did he get this wisdom? Where did he get the power to work miracles? NRS 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? CEB 55 Isn't he the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother named Mary? Aren't James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas his brothers? NRS 56 And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?" CEB 56 And his sisters, aren't they here with us? Where did this man get all this?" NRS 57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house." CEB 57 They were repulsed by him and fell into sin. But Jesus said to them, "Prophets are honored everywhere except in their own hometowns and in their own households." NRS 58 And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. CEB 58 He was unable to do many miracles there because of their disbelief.

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