The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

44 “The kingdom of heaven (A)is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy (B)he goes and sells all that he has and (C)buys that field.

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding (D)one pearl of great value, (E)went and sold all that he had and (F)bought it.

The Parable of the Net

47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is (G)like a net that was thrown into the sea and (H)gathered fish of every kind. 48 When it was full, (I)men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at (J)the end of the age. The angels will come out and (K)separate the evil from the righteous 50 (L)and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place (M)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

New and Old Treasures

51 (N)“Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, “Therefore every (O)scribe (P)who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who (Q)brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

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