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Matthew 13:24 - 52


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

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

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

13:27 - 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?

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

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

13:30 - 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.

13:31 - 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:

13:32 - 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.

13:33 - 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.

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

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.

13:36 - 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.

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

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;

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

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

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;

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

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

13:44 - 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.

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

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

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

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.

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,

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

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

13:52 - 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.