13:1 In that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea.
2 And many multitudes came together to him so that he entered a ship and sat down, and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went forth to sow.
4 And, as he sowed, some fell by the way, and the birds came and ate them up.
5 But others fell on rocky places where they had not much earth; and they immediately sprung up because they had no depth of earth;
6 but when the sun had risen, they I were scorched, and because they had no root they withered.
7 But others fell on thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
8 But others I fell on good ground, and brought forth fruit, one a hundredfold, one sixty, one thirty.
9 He that has ears, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables?
11 And he answered and said: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.
12 For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but whoever has not, even that which he has shall be taken from him.
13 For this reason I speak to them in parables, because when seeing they see not, and when hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which says: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive.
15 For the heart of this people has become fat, and with their ears they hear heavily, and their eyes they have closed, lest perhaps they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears and understand with their heart, and turn, and I should restore them to health.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
17 Verily I say to you: Many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and saw not, and to hear what you hear, and heard not.
18 Hear you then the parable of him that sowed.
19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, the wicked one comes and snatches away that which is sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the way.
20 But he that was sown on the rocky places is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;
21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while; and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, he immediately takes offense.
22 But he that was sown among thorns is he that hears the word, and the care of the age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
23 But he that was sown on good ground, is he that hears the word and understands it, who also bears fruit, and produces, one a hundred fold, one sixty, one thirty.
24 Another parable laid he before them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field.
25 But while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares over in the midst of the wheat and went away.
26 But when the blade sprung up and produced fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him; Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? Whence then has it tares?
28 He said to them: An enemy did this. And the servants say to him: Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said: No, lest perhaps while gathering the tares you root up the wheat together with them.
30 Let both grow together till the harvest, and in time of harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather first the tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my granary.
31 Another parable laid he before them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field:
32 which indeed is less than all the seeds; but when it has grown, is greater than the garden plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches.
33 Another parable spoke he to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till the whole was leavened.
34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable spoke he nothing to them,
35 that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things concealed from the foundation.
36 Then dismissing the multitudes he came into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying: Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 And he answered and said: He that sows the good seed is the Son of man:
38 the field is the world: the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the wicked one:
39 the enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the conclusion of the age, and the reapers are angels.
40 As then the tares are collected and burned in fire, so shall it be in the conclusion of the age.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause offense, and them that do iniquity,
42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears, let him hear.
44 The kingdom of the heavens is like treasure hid in the field, which a man found and hid, and for joy over it he went and sold all that he had, and bought that field.
45 Again: the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a merchant seeking goodly pearls:
46 when he had found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
47 Again: the kingdom of the heavens is like a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind:
48 which, when it was full, they drew to the shore, and sitting down they gathered the good into baskets, but threw the bad away.
49 So shall it be in the conclusion of the age: the angels shall come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous,
50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51 Have you understood all these things? They say to him, Yes.
52 And he said to them: Therefore, every scribe instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a master of a house, who brings forth out of his treasury things new and old.
53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of these parables, he departed thence.
54 And he came into his own country, and taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said: Whence has this man this wisdom and the mighty works?
55 Is not this the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judah?
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this man all these things?
57 And they were offended s at him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor unless in his own country and in his own house.
58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.