THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Matthew (Author Matthew)

13:24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

13:25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

13:26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

13:27So 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?

13:28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

13:29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

13:30Let 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.

13:31Another 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:

13:32Which 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.

13:33Another 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.

13:34All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

13:35That 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.

13:36Then 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.

13:37He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

13:38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

13:39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

13:40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

13:41The 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;

13:42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13:43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13:44Again, 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.

13:45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

13:46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

13:47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

13:48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

13:49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

13:50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13:51Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

13:52Then 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.

13:53And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

Mark (Author John Mark)

4:26And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

4:27And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

4:28For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

4:29But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

4:30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

4:31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

4:32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

4:33And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

4:34But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.



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