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Matthew 13

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