King James VersionMatthew13


1 The same day went Je­sus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great mul­ti­tudes were gath­ered to­geth­er unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole mul­ti­tude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things unto them in para­bles, say­ing, Be­hold, a sow­er went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and de­voured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forth­with they sprung up, be­cause they had no deep­ness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and be­cause they had no root, they with­ered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But oth­er fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hun­dred­fold, some six­ty­fold, some thir­ty­fold. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the dis­ci­ples came, and said unto him, Why speak­est thou unto them in para­bles? 11 He an­swered and said unto them, Be­cause it is giv­en unto you to know the mys­ter­ies of the king­dom of heav­en, but to them it is not giv­en. 12 For whoso­ev­er hath, to him shall be giv­en, and he shall have more abun­dance: but whoso­ev­er hath not, from him shall be tak­en away even that he hath. 13 There­fore speak I to them in para­bles: be­cause they see­ing see not; and hear­ing they hear not, nei­ther do they un­der­stand. 14 And in them is ful­filled the prophe­cy of Esa­ias, which saith, By hear­ing ye shall hear, and shall not un­der­stand; and see­ing ye shall see, and shall not per­ceive: 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hear­ing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should un­der­stand with their heart, and should be con­vert­ed, and I should heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17 For ver­i­ly I say unto you, That many prophets and righ­teous men have de­sired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 18 Hear ye there­fore the para­ble of the sow­er. 19 When any one heareth the word of the king­dom, and un­der­standeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catch­eth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which re­ceived seed by the way side. 20 But he that re­ceived the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy re­ceiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in him­self, but dureth for a while: for when tribu­la­tion or per­se­cu­tion ariseth be­cause of the word, by and by he is of­fend­ed. 22 He also that re­ceived seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the de­ceit­ful­ness of rich­es, choke the word, and he be­cometh un­fruit­ful. 23 But he that re­ceived seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and un­der­standeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hun­dred­fold, some six­ty, some thir­ty. 24 An­oth­er para­ble put he forth unto them, say­ing, The king­dom of heav­en is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his en­e­my came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then ap­peared the tares al­so. 27 So the ser­vants of the house­hold­er came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An en­e­my hath done this. The ser­vants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gath­er them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gath­er up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow to­geth­er un­til the har­vest: and in the time of har­vest I will say to the reapers, Gath­er ye to­geth­er first the tares, and bind them in bun­dles to burn them: but gath­er the wheat into my barn. 31 An­oth­er para­ble put he forth unto them, say­ing, The king­dom of heav­en is like to a grain of mus­tard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 Which in­deed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the great­est among herbs, and be­cometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branch­es there­of. 33 An­oth­er para­ble spake he unto them; The king­dom of heav­en is like unto leav­en, which a wom­an took, and hid in three mea­sures of meal, till the whole was leav­ened. 34 All these things spake Je­sus unto the mul­ti­tude in para­bles; and with­out a para­ble spake he not unto them: 35 That it might be ful­filled which was spo­ken by the prophet, say­ing, I will open my mouth in para­bles; I will ut­ter things which have been kept se­cret from the foun­da­tion of the world. 36 Then Je­sus sent the mul­ti­tude away, and went into the house: and his dis­ci­ples came unto him, say­ing, De­clare unto us the para­ble of the tares of the field. 37 He an­swered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the chil­dren of the king­dom; but the tares are the chil­dren of the wicked one; 39 The en­e­my that sowed them is the dev­il; the har­vest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the an­gels. 40 As there­fore the tares are gath­ered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his an­gels, and they shall gath­er out of his king­dom all things that of­fend, and them which do in­iq­ui­ty; 42 And shall cast them into a fur­nace of fire: there shall be wail­ing and gnash­ing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righ­teous shine forth as the sun in the king­dom of their Fa­ther. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44 Again, the king­dom of heav­en is like unto trea­sure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy there­of goeth and sel­l­eth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the king­dom of heav­en is like unto a mer­chant man, seek­ing good­ly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. 47 Again, the king­dom of heav­en is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gath­ered of ev­ery kind: 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gath­ered the good into ves­sels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the an­gels shall come forth, and sev­er the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the fur­nace of fire: there shall be wail­ing and gnash­ing of teeth. 51 Je­sus saith unto them, Have ye un­der­stood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 52 Then said he unto them, There­fore ev­ery scribe which is in­struct­ed unto the king­dom of heav­en is like unto a man that is an house­hold­er, which bringeth forth out of his trea­sure things new and old. 53 And it came to pass, that when Je­sus had fin­ished these para­bles, he de­part­ed thence. 54 And when he was come into his own coun­try, he taught them in their syn­a­gogue, in­so­much that they were as­ton­ished, and said, Whence hath this man this wis­dom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his moth­er called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Jos­es, and Si­mon, and Ju­das? 56 And his sis­ters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 57 And they were of­fend­ed in him. But Je­sus said unto them, A prophet is not with­out hon­our, save in his own coun­try, and in his own house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there be­cause of their un­be­lief.