Matthew 13


The Parable of the Sower

1And in that day, Jesus having gone forth from the house, sat down by the sea. 2And were gathered together with him [2multitudes 1great], so that he [2into 3the 4boat 1having stepped] sat down; and all the multitude [2upon 3the 4shore 1stood]. 3And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, came forth the one sowing to sow. 4And in his sowing, some seed indeed fell by the way, and [3came 1the 2birds] and ate them. 5And others fell upon the rocky places, where it did not have [2earth 1much]. And immediately it rose up, on account of the not having a depth of earth. 6But the sun having risen scorched it; and on account of the not having root it was dried up. 7And others fell by the thorn-bushes, and [3ascended 1the 2thorn-bushes] and choked them. 8And others fell upon the [2earth 1good], and yielded fruit; some indeed a hundred, and some sixty, and some thirty. 9The one having ears to hear, let him hear!

The Purpose of Parables

10And having come, the disciples said to him, Why in parables do you speak to them? 11And he answering said to them that, To you has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those it has not been given. 12For whosoever has, it shall be given to him, and he shall abound; but whosoever does not have, even what he has shall be lifted from him. 13On account of this [2in 3parables 1I speak to them]. For seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor perceive. 14And is fulfilled by them the prophecy of Isaiah, the one saying, Hearing you shall hear, and in no way should you perceive; and seeing you shall see, and in no way should you know. 15[5was thickened 1For 2the 3heart 4of this people], and with the ears heavily they heard, and [2of their eyes 1they closed the eyelids]; lest at any time they should see with the eyes, and with the ears should hear, and the heart should perceive, and they should turn, and I shall heal them. 16[3your 1But 2blessed are] eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17For amen I say to you, that many prophets and just ones desired to behold what you see, and beheld not; and to hear what you hear, and heard not. 18You then hear the parable of the one sowing. 19Every one hearing the word of the kingdom, and not perceiving, there comes the evil one, and seizes by force the thing being sown in his heart. This is the one by the way being sown. 20And the one by the rocky places being sown, this is the one [2the 3word 1hearing], and straightway with joy receives it; 21[2he has no 1but] root in himself, but is temporary. [3taking place 1And 2affliction] or persecution on account of the word, straightway he is caused to stumble. 22And the one in the thorn-bushes being sown, this is the one [2the 3word 1hearing], and the anxiety of this eon, and the deception of riches chokes out the word, and [2unfruitful 1he becomes]. 23But the one [2upon 3the 5earth 4good 1being sown], this is the one [2the 3word 1hearing], and perceiving; who indeed bears fruit, and produces some indeed a hundred, and some sixty, and some thirty.

The Parable of the Tares

24Another parable he pointed out to them, saying, [5is like 1The 2kingdom 3of the 4heavens] a man sowing good seed in his field. 25And during the sleeping of the men, [3came 1his 2enemy] and sowed tares in the midst of the grain, and went forth. 26And when [3burst forth 1the 2blade], and [2fruit 1produced], then appeared also the tares. 27And coming forward, the manservants of the master of the house said to him, O Master, was it not good seed you sowed in your field? from where then have the tares? 28And he said to them, an enemy, a man did this. And the manservants said to him, Do you want then having gone forth we gather them? 29And he said, No, lest gathering the tares you should root out together with them the grain. 30Allow [2to grow together 1both] until the harvest! And at the time of the harvest I will say to the harvesters, Gather together first the tares, and tie them into a bundle so as to incinerate them! but the grain you gather together unto my storehouse!

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

31Another parable he pointed out to them, saying, [5is likened 1The 2kingdom 3of the 4heavens] to a kernel of mustard, which [2having taken 1a man], sowed in his field; 32the one which [3lesser 1indeed 2is] of all the seeds; but whenever it should grow, [4greater 1the 2vegetation 3is], and it becomes a tree, so as for [5to come 1the 2birds 3of the 4heaven] and encamp in its branches.

The Parable of the Yeast

33Another parable he spoke to them, [5is likened 1The 2kingdom 3of the 4heavens] to yeast, which having taken, a woman hides in [3of flour 2seahs 1three], until of which time [2is leavened 1the entire amount]. 34All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes, and without the help of parables he did not speak to them. 35So that should be fulfilled the thing having been spoken through the prophet, saying, I shall open in parables my mouth; I will bellow things being hidden from the founding of the world. 36Then dismissing the multitudes, [2went 3into 4the 5house 1Jesus]. And came forward to him his disciples, saying, Expound to us the parable of the tares of the field. 37And answering he said to them, The one sowing the good seed is the son of man; 38and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the wicked one; 39and the enemy, the one sowing them is the devil; and the harvest [2the completion 3of the 4age 1is]; and the harvesters are angels. 40As then [3are collected together 1the 2tares 4and 6in fire 5incinerated], so it will be in the completion of this eon. 41[4shall send forth 1The 2son 3of man] his angels, and they shall gather together from his kingdom all the ones causing offence, and the ones committing lawlessness. 42And they shall throw them into the furnace of the fire; there, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth. 43Then the just shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. The one having ears to hear let him hear!

The Parables of the Treasure, Pearl and Dragnet

44Again [5is likened 1the 2kingdom 3of the 4heavens] to a treasure being hidden in the field, which having found a man hid, and from the joy of it goes and all as much as he has he sells, and he buys that field. 45Again [5is likened 1the 2kingdom 3of the 4heavens] to a man, a merchant seeking good pearls; 46who having found one valuable pearl, having gone forth sells all as much as he has, and buys it. 47Again [5is likened 1the 2kingdom 3of the 4heavens] to a dragnet being thrown into the sea, and of every kind gathering together; 48which when it was filled, having been hauled upon the shore, and having sat down they gather together the good things into receptacles, and the rotten [2out 1they throw]. 49Thus shall it be in the completion of the age; [3shall go forth 1the 2angels], and they shall separate the evil ones from the midst of the righteous. 50And they shall throw them into the furnace of the fire; there, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth. 51[2says 3to them 1Jesus], Do you perceive all these things? They say to him, Yes, O Lord. 52 And he said to them, On account of this every scribe discipled into the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a master of a house, who casts out from his treasury new and old. 53And it came to pass when Jesus finished these parables, he moved on from there. 54And having come into his fatherland, he taught them in their synagogue, so as to overwhelm them, and for them to say, From what place is this one, this wisdom, and the works of power? 55[2not 1Is this] the [2of the 3fabricator 1son]? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56And his sisters, [2not 3all 4with 5us 1are they]? From where then [3to this one 2these things 1are all]? 57And they were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, [2is not 1A prophet] without honor, except in his fatherland, and in his house. 58And he did not do there [2works of power 1many] because of their unbelief.
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