33 Another parable He spoke to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three[a]measures of meal tillit was all leavened.”
Prophecy and the Parables
34 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
“I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
The Parable of the Tares Explained
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”
37 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares arethe sons of the wicked one.39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil,the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.41 The Son of Man will send out His angels,and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire.There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
44 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes andsells all that he has andbuys that field.
The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,46 who, when he had foundone pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
The Parable of the Dragnet
47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea andgathered some of every kind,48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away.49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth,separate the wicked from among the just,50 and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
51 [b]Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?”
52 Then He said to them, “Therefore every[d]scribe instructed[e]concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasurethings new and old.”
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
53 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, that He departed from there. 54 When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, [f]Joses, Simon, and Judas? 56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?” 57 So they were offended at Him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.”58 Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Matthew 13:33Gr. sata, same as a Heb. seah; approximately 2 pecks in all
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