M't:13:20: But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
M't:13:21: Yet 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.
M't:13:22: He 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.
M't:13:23: But 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.
M't: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:
M't:13:25: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
M't:13:26: But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
M't: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?
M't: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?
M't:13:29: But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
M't: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.
M't: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:
M't: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.
M't: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.
M't:13:34: All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
M't: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.
M't: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.
M't:13:37: He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
M't: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;
M't:13:39: The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
M't:13:40: As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
M't: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;
M't:13:42: And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
M't: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.
M't: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.
M't:13:45: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
M't:13:46: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
M't:13:47: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
M't: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.
M't: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,