13:1The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
13:2And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
13:3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
13:4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
13:5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
13:6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
13:7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
13:8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
13:9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
13:11He 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.
13:12For 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.
13:13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14And 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:
13:15For 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.
13:16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
13:17For 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.
13:18Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
13:19When 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.
13:20But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
13:21Yet 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.
13:22He 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.
13:23But 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.
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.
4:2And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
4:3Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4:4And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
4:5And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
4:6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
4:7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
4:8And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:9And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
4:10And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
4:11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
4:12That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
4:13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
4:14The sower soweth the word.
4:15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
4:16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
4:17And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
4:18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
4:19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
4:20And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:21And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
4:22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
4:23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
4:24And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
4:25For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
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.