The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship,
and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they
sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some
sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in
He 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.
For 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.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing
they hear not, neither do they understand.
And 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:
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.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
For 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.
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
When 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.
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the
word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
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.
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
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.
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened
unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares
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?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou
then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with
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.
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:
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
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
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable
spake he not unto them:
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.
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.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the
tares are the children of the wicked one;
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and
the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the
end of this world.
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;
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who
hath ears to hear, let him hear.
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.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and
gathered of every kind:
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good
into vessels, but cast the bad away.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the
wicked from among the just,
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing
Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea,
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.
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed
And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue,
insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and
these mighty works?
Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his
brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without
honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.