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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 13

Introduction

1The parable of the sower and the seed;
18the exposition of it.
24The parable of the tares;
31of the mustard seed;
33of the leaven;
36exposition of the parable of the tares.
44The parable of the hidden treasure;
45of the pearl;
47of the drag net cast into the sea.
53Christ is contemned of his own countrymen.

Verse 1

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
sat
Mark 2:13; 4:1
Reciprocal: Matthew 10:27 - I tell; Matthew 13:36 - and went; Luke 4:20 - and sat; Luke 5:3 - he sat

Verses 1-9

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
sat
Mark 2:13; 4:1

Verse 2

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.
great
4:25; 15:30; Genesis 49:10; Luke 8:4-8
so
Mark 4:1; Luke 5:3
a ship
[ ()oion
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:14 - all the congregation; 2 Chronicles 6:3 - all the congregation; Proverbs 1:21 - General; Matthew 5:1 - seeing; Matthew 15:29 - went; Luke 4:20 - and sat; John 6:2 - General; Acts 16:13 - and we

Verse 3

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
in
10-13,34,35,53; 22:1; 24:32; Judges 9:8-20; 2 Samuel 12:1-7; Psalms 49:4; 78:2; Isaiah 5:1-7; Ezekiel 17:2; 20:49; 24:3-14; Micah 2:4; Habakkuk 2:6; Mark 3:23; Mark 4:2,13,33; 12:1,12; Luke 8:10; 12:41; 15:3-7; John 16:25; *marg:
parables
A parable, [parabole (parabolh/)] from [para (para/)] near, and [ballo (ba/llw)] I cast, or put, has been justly defined to be a comparison or similitude, in which one thing is compared with another, especially spiritual things with natural, by which means those spiritual things are better understood, and make a deeper impression on a honest and attentive mind. In a parable, a resemblance in the principal incidents is all that is required; smaller matters being considered as a sort of drapery. Maimonides, in Moreh Nevochim, gives an excellent rule on this head: "Fix it as a principle to attach yourself to the grand object of the parable, without attempting to make a particular application of all the circumstances and terms which it comprehends."
a sower
Mark 4:2-9; Luke 8:5-8
Reciprocal: Isaiah 61:11 - as the earth; Mark 4:26 - as; 1 Corinthians 3:9 - ye are God's

Verse 4

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
the way
18,19
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:11 - fowls; Mark 4:4 - General; Luke 8:5 - sower

Verse 5

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
20; Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26; Amos 6:12; Zechariah 7:12
Reciprocal: Mark 4:5 - General; Luke 8:6 - General

Verse 6

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
when
21; Isaiah 49:10; James 1:11,12; Revelation 7:16
because
7:26,27; Luke 8:13; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 1:23; 2:7
Reciprocal: Psalm 1:3 - shall not; Psalm 129:6 - as the grass; Matthew 13:20 - received; Mark 4:5 - General; Mark 11:20 - General; Luke 8:6 - General; Revelation 16:8 - and power

Verse 7

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
22; Genesis 3:18; Jeremiah 4:3,4; Mark 4:18,19
Reciprocal: Proverbs 24:31 - it; Mark 4:7 - General; Luke 8:7 - thorns

Verse 8

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
good
23; Luke 8:15; Romans 7:18
some an
Genesis 26:12; John 15:8; Galatians 5:22,23; Philippians 1:11
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 23:19 - he attained; 1 Chronicles 11:21 - howbeit; Psalm 85:12 - our land; Isaiah 61:11 - as the earth; Matthew 19:29 - an; Mark 4:8 - fell; Luke 8:8 - other

Verse 9

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16; 11:15; Mark 4:9,23; 7:14-16; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22; 13:8,9
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 15:2 - Hear ye me; 2 Chronicles 18:27 - Hearken; 2 Chronicles 24:19 - but they would; Psalm 49:1 - Hear; Psalm 78:1 - General; Proverbs 2:2 - thou; Isaiah 18:3 - see ye; Isaiah 32:9 - give ear; Jeremiah 7:2 - Hear; Ezekiel 3:27 - Thus; Ezekiel 40:4 - behold; Joel 1:2 - Hear; Matthew 4:17 - kingdom; Matthew 13:43 - Who; Luke 8:8 - He that; Luke 14:35 - He

Verse 10

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Why
Mark 4:10,33,34
Reciprocal: Proverbs 1:6 - a proverb; Zechariah 11:9 - I will; Matthew 13:3 - in; Matthew 24:3 - the disciples; Mark 4:2 - by parables; Mark 7:17 - General; Mark 9:28 - asked; Mark 12:1 - he began; Mark 13:3 - privately; Luke 8:9 - What; John 16:25 - proverbs

Verses 10-23

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Why
Mark 4:10,33,34

Verse 11

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.
Because
11:25,26; 16:17; Psalms 25:8,9,14; Isaiah 29:10; 35:8; Mark 4:11; Luke 8:10; Luke 10:39-42; John 7:17; Acts 16:14; 17:11,12; 1 Corinthians 2:9,10,14; 4:7; James 1:5,16-18; 1 John 2:27
mysteries
Romans 16:25; 1 Corinthians 2:7; 4:1; 13:2; 15:51; Ephesians 1:9,18; 3:3-9; 5:32; 6:19; Colossians 1:26,27; 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:9,16
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:4 - General; Deuteronomy 29:29 - revealed; Judges 14:14 - they could; 1 Kings 10:1 - prove him; 1 Kings 10:3 - told her; 2 Chronicles 9:1 - questions; Job 15:8 - the secret; Job 17:4 - General; Psalm 49:4 - parable; Psalm 78:2 - dark sayings; Psalm 119:66 - Teach me; Psalm 119:99 - than all; Proverbs 3:32 - his; Proverbs 8:9 - General; Proverbs 9:9 - General; Proverbs 14:6 - knowledge; Proverbs 18:1 - seeketh; Isaiah 8:16 - among; Isaiah 29:11 - I cannot; Isaiah 32:3 - General; Ezekiel 34:11 - search; Daniel 11:33 - understand; Hosea 6:3 - if; Hosea 14:9 - wise; Zechariah 11:9 - I will; Matthew 3:2 - for; Matthew 4:17 - kingdom; Matthew 13:18 - General; Matthew 13:36 - Declare; Matthew 13:51 - Have; Matthew 16:15 - But; Matthew 20:17 - took; Matthew 24:3 - the disciples; Mark 4:26 - So; Mark 10:32 - And he; Luke 10:21 - revealed; Luke 11:36 - the whole; John 3:3 - he cannot; John 8:32 - ye shall; John 9:37 - Thou; John 15:15 - all; John 16:25 - proverbs; John 17:8 - I have; 1 Corinthians 12:8 - is given; 1 Corinthians 14:2 - howbeit; 2 Corinthians 3:14 - their; Ephesians 3:4 - ye may; Colossians 4:3 - the mystery; 2 Thessalonians 2:10 - they received; 2 Timothy 3:7 - learning; James 1:17 - good; 1 John 5:20 - and hath; Revelation 1:20 - mystery; Revelation 2:17 - to eat; Revelation 17:9 - here

Verse 12

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.
For whosoever
25:29; Mark 4:24,25; Luke 8:18; 9:26; 19:24-26; John 15:2-5
from
21:43; Isaiah 5:4-7; Mark 12:9; Luke 10:42; 12:20,21; 16:2,25; Revelation 2:5; Revelation 3:15,16
Reciprocal: Job 8:7 - thy beginning; Psalm 25:14 - secret; Proverbs 8:9 - General; Proverbs 9:9 - General; Proverbs 14:6 - knowledge; Ezekiel 34:11 - search; Hosea 14:9 - wise; Matthew 13:18 - General; Mark 4:11 - Unto you; Mark 8:25 - and saw; Luke 8:10 - Unto; Luke 11:36 - the whole; Luke 19:26 - That unto; John 1:16 - and grace; John 1:50 - thou shalt; John 8:32 - ye shall; John 9:37 - Thou; James 1:17 - good

Verse 13

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
16; Deuteronomy 29:3,4; Isaiah 42:18-20; 44:18; Jeremiah 5:21; Ezekiel 12:2; Mark 8:17,18; John 3:19,20; 9:39-41; 2 Corinthians 4:3,4
Reciprocal: Judges 14:12 - a riddle; 1 Kings 22:23 - the Lord; Psalm 78:2 - I will; Psalm 119:18 - Open; Proverbs 20:12 - General; Isaiah 1:3 - but Israel; Isaiah 48:8 - thou heardest; Ezekiel 17:2 - General; Ezekiel 20:49 - Doth; Daniel 2:22 - revealeth; Matthew 13:34 - General; Matthew 24:39 - General; Mark 4:11 - all these; John 10:6 - they understood not; John 12:40 - hath; Romans 3:11 - none that understandeth; 2 Corinthians 3:14 - their

Verse 14

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:
the prophecy
Isaiah 6:9,10; Ezekiel 12:2; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; John 12:39,40; Acts 28:25-27; Romans 11:8-10; 2 Corinthians 3:14
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:29 - General; Deuteronomy 32:28 - General; Job 33:14 - perceiveth; Psalm 69:23 - Their eyes; Psalm 135:16 - eyes have they; Isaiah 28:13 - that; Isaiah 29:18 - the deaf; Isaiah 42:19 - Who is blind; Isaiah 44:18 - for he hath; Isaiah 56:11 - are shepherds; Ezekiel 17:2 - General; Ezekiel 20:49 - Doth; Matthew 13:35 - it; Mark 3:5 - hardness; Mark 8:18 - see; Luke 4:21 - This day; Luke 19:42 - but; John 10:6 - they understood not; Acts 28:26 - Go; Romans 3:11 - none that understandeth; Romans 9:18 - will he; Romans 11:7 - and the rest

Verse 15

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.
heart
Psalms 119:70
ears
Zechariah 7:11; John 8:43,44; Acts 7:57; 2 Timothy 4:4; Hebrews 5:11
their eyes
Isaiah 29:10-12; 44:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:10,11
and should be
Acts 3:19; 2 Timothy 2:25,26; Hebrews 6:4-6
and I
Isaiah 57:18; Jeremiah 3:22; 17:14; 33:6; Hosea 14:4; Malachi 4:2; Mark 4:12; Revelation 22:2
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:29 - General; Deuteronomy 32:28 - General; 2 Chronicles 24:19 - but they would; Psalm 14:2 - any; Psalm 17:10 - They are; Psalm 69:23 - Their eyes; Proverbs 16:30 - shutteth; Isaiah 6:9 - Hear ye; Isaiah 6:10 - convert; Isaiah 27:11 - for it is; Isaiah 42:19 - Who is blind; Isaiah 44:18 - for he hath; Isaiah 56:11 - are shepherds; Isaiah 58:8 - and thine; Isaiah 59:1 - his ear; Jeremiah 36:3 - that I; Ezekiel 47:8 - the waters; Zechariah 7:12 - lest; Matthew 18:3 - Except; Mark 3:5 - hardness; Mark 8:18 - see; Luke 19:42 - but; John 8:37 - because; Acts 28:26 - Go; Romans 9:18 - will he; Romans 11:7 - and the rest; Ephesians 1:18 - eyes; Ephesians 4:18 - blindness; Hebrews 3:8 - Harden

Verse 16

But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
5:3-11; 16:17; Luke 2:29,30; 10:23,24; John 20:29; Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 1:17,18
Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:3 - the fat; 2 Chronicles 24:19 - but they would; Song of Solomon 8:1 - that thou; Isaiah 18:3 - see ye; Isaiah 55:3 - hear; Matthew 13:9 - General; Matthew 13:13 - General; Mark 4:11 - Unto you; Luke 7:28 - but; 1 Peter 3:10 - see

Verse 17

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.
That many
Luke 10:24; John 8:56; Ephesians 3:5,6; Hebrews 11:13,39,40; 1 Peter 1:10-12
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:3 - General; Job 28:21 - hid; Song of Solomon 8:1 - that thou; Matthew 5:18 - verily; Matthew 16:17 - Blessed; Luke 7:28 - but; Luke 10:23 - Blessed; Romans 16:25 - which; 1 Peter 3:10 - see

Verse 18

Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
11,12; Mark 4:14-20
Reciprocal: Matthew 13:4 - the way; Matthew 21:33 - Hear; Luke 8:5 - sower; Luke 8:9 - What; 1 Corinthians 3:9 - ye are God's

Verse 19

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.
the word
4:23; Luke 8:11-15; 9:2; 10:9; Acts 20:25; 28:23; Romans 14:17; 2 Corinthians 4:2,3; Ephesians 3:8
and understandeth
Proverbs 1:7,20-22; 2:1-6; 17:16; 18:1,2; John 3:19,20; 8:43; 18:38; Acts 17:32; 18:15; 24:25,26; 25:19,20; 26:31,32; Romans 1:28; 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:12; Hebrews 2:1; 1 John 5:20
the wicked
38; Mark 4:15; Luke 8:12; 1 John 2:13,14; 3:12; 5:18
This
Reciprocal: Psalm 119:144 - understanding; Proverbs 10:21 - fools; Isaiah 1:3 - but Israel; Isaiah 27:11 - for it is; Ezekiel 31:18 - This is; Matthew 5:37 - cometh; Matthew 7:27 - General; Matthew 13:24 - good; Matthew 13:51 - Have; Matthew 15:10 - Hear; Matthew 25:2 - General; Mark 4:4 - General; Mark 4:14 - sower; Luke 8:5 - sower; John 8:37 - because; Acts 5:3 - why; Acts 8:30 - Understandest; Romans 3:11 - none that understandeth; 2 Thessalonians 2:8 - that

Verse 20

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
received
5,6
anon
1 Samuel 11:13-15; 2 Chronicles 24:2,6,14; Psalms 78:34-37; 106:12,13; Isaiah 58:2; Ezekiel 33:31,32; Mark 4:16,17; 6:20; John 5:35; Acts 8:13; Galatians 4:14,15
Reciprocal: Ruth 1:15 - gone back; 2 Chronicles 11:17 - three years; Job 8:12 - General; Job 8:19 - this is the joy; Job 20:5 - the joy; Ezekiel 3:20 - When; Ezekiel 18:24 - when; Ezekiel 36:26 - the stony; Matthew 12:44 - he findeth; Matthew 25:8 - for; Mark 4:5 - General; Luke 6:49 - against; Luke 8:6 - General; Luke 8:13 - receive; John 1:38 - Rabbi; John 2:23 - many; John 6:66 - of his; Hebrews 6:5 - tasted; 1 John 2:19 - went out

Verse 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.
root
6; 7:22,23,26,27; Job 19:28; Proverbs 12:3,12; Luke 8:13; John 6:26,61-65; John 6:70,71; 15:5-7; Acts 8:21-23; Galatians 5:6; 6:15; Ephesians 3:17; 2 Peter 1:8,9; 1 John 2:19,20
dureth
10:22; 24:13; Job 27:8-10; Psalms 36:3; Hosea 6:4; Romans 2:7; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:5
for
5:10-12; 10:37-39; 16:24-26; Mark 4:17; 8:34-36; 13:12,13; Luke 9:23-25; 14:26-33; 21:12-18; John 12:25,26; Galatians 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:10; Hebrews 10:35-39; Revelation 2:13
is
57; 11:6; 24:9,10; 26:31,33; 2 Timothy 1:15
Reciprocal: Judges 7:3 - Whosoever; Ruth 1:15 - gone back; 2 Chronicles 11:17 - three years; Job 8:19 - this is the joy; Job 20:5 - the joy; Job 27:10 - will he always; Job 36:21 - this; Psalm 119:165 - nothing shall offend them; Ezekiel 3:20 - When; Ezekiel 18:24 - when; Ezekiel 36:26 - the stony; Matthew 1:22 - that; Matthew 5:30 - offend; Matthew 25:8 - for; Mark 4:16 - which; Luke 8:6 - General; Luke 14:27 - cannot; John 2:23 - many; John 5:35 - and ye; John 6:66 - of his; John 16:1 - General; Galatians 5:7 - run; Hebrews 6:5 - tasted; Hebrews 10:38 - but; Hebrews 11:25 - Choosing; 1 John 2:10 - occasion of stumbling; Revelation 7:16 - the sun

Verse 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.
seed
7; Mark 4:18; Luke 8:14; 18:24; 2 Timothy 4:10
the care
6:24,25; 19:16-24; Genesis 13:10-13; Joshua 7:20,21; 2 Kings 5:20-27; Jeremiah 4:3; Mark 10:23-25; Luke 12:15,21,29,30; 14:16-24; 21:34; Acts 5:1-11; Acts 8:18; 1 Timothy 6:9,10; 2 Peter 2:14,15; 1 John 2:15,16; Jude 1:11
the deceitfulness
Psalms 52:7; 62:10; Proverbs 11:28; 23:5; Ecclesiastes 4:8; 5:10,11,13,14; Mark 4:19; Luke 18:24,25; 1 Timothy 6:17
choke
Luke 8:14; 2 Timothy 4:10; Jude 1:12
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:17 - neither shall he; Proverbs 24:31 - it; Ecclesiastes 3:11 - also; Ezekiel 33:31 - but their; Matthew 19:22 - he went; Matthew 19:23 - That; Matthew 22:5 - one; Mark 4:7 - General; Mark 10:22 - for; Luke 8:7 - thorns; 1 Corinthians 7:32 - I would; Philippians 4:6 - careful; 2 Peter 1:8 - unfruitful

Verse 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.
that received
8; Mark 4:20; Luke 8:15
good
Proverbs 1:5,6; 2:2-6; Ezekiel 18:31; 36:26; Mark 10:15; John 1:11-13; 8:47; 10:26; John 10:27; 17:7,8; Acts 16:14; 17:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:10,13,14; Hebrews 4:2; 8:10; James 1:21,22; 1 Peter 2:1,2; 1 John 5:20
beareth
3:8,10; 12:33; Psalms 1:1-3; 92:13-15; Luke 6:43,44; 13:9; John 15:1-8,16; Galatians 5:22,23; Philippians 1:11; 4:17; Colossians 1:6,10; Hebrews 6:7; 13:15,16
some an
2 Corinthians 8:1,2; 9:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 2 Peter 1:5-8; 3:18
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:12 - an hundredfold; 2 Samuel 23:19 - he attained; Psalm 85:12 - our land; Isaiah 61:11 - as the earth; Daniel 9:25 - and understand; Matthew 19:29 - an; Mark 4:8 - fell; Luke 8:8 - other; Luke 19:18 - thy; Acts 8:14 - received; Acts 8:30 - Understandest

Verse 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:
put
21:33; Judges 14:12,13; Isaiah 28:10,13; Ezekiel 17:2
The kingdom
33,44,45,47; 3:2; 20:1; 22:2; 25:1; Mark 4:30; Luke 13:18,20
good
19,37; 4:23; Colossians 1:5; 1 Peter 1:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:12 - herb; Matthew 4:17 - kingdom; Matthew 13:31 - put; Matthew 18:23 - is; Mark 4:26 - as; Luke 8:5 - sower

Verse 25

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
men
25:5; Isaiah 56:9,10; Acts 20:30,31; Galatians 2:4; 2 Timothy 4:3-5; Hebrews 12:15; 2 Peter 2:1; Revelation 2:20
enemy
39; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9; 13:14
tares
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:20 - midnight; Nehemiah 13:6 - But; 1 Thessalonians 5:6 - let us not

Verse 26

But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mark 4:26-29
Reciprocal: Matthew 13:47 - and gathered; Mark 4:3 - there; Mark 4:28 - blade

Verse 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? 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?
the servants
1 Corinthians 3:5-9; 12:28,29; 16:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; 6:1,4; Ephesians 4:11,12
whence
Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 1:11-13; 15:12-34; Galatians 3:1-3; James 3:15,16; 4:4
Reciprocal: Matthew 13:37 - He

Verse 28

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? 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?
Wilt
Luke 9:49-54; 1 Corinthians 5:3-7; 2 Corinthians 2:6-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Jude 1:22,23
Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 3:2 - a time to plant; Matthew 13:39 - enemy; Mark 9:39 - Forbid; Luke 9:50 - Forbid

Verse 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.
both
39; 3:12; 22:10-14; 25:6-13,32; Malachi 3:18; 1 Corinthians 4:5
to the
39-43; 1 Timothy 5:24
and bind
1 Samuel 25:29
burn
25:41; Isaiah 27:10,11; Ezekiel 15:4-7; Malachi 4:1; John 15:6
but
3:12; Luke 3:17
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:8 - storehouses; 2 Kings 10:23 - the worshippers; Job 39:12 - gather; Psalm 37:38 - General; Isaiah 17:5 - as when; Jeremiah 51:33 - the time; Ezekiel 22:19 - I will; Matthew 13:40 - General; Matthew 13:48 - and gathered; Matthew 22:11 - when; Matthew 22:13 - Bind; Mark 4:29 - he putteth; Revelation 14:14 - a sharp; Revelation 14:15 - harvest

Verse 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:
put
24; Luke 19:11; 20:9
The kingdom
Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18,19
Reciprocal: Ezra 3:12 - when the foundation; Job 8:7 - thy beginning; Psalm 72:16 - There; Isaiah 60:22 - little; Ezekiel 47:5 - waters to swim in; Hosea 14:6 - branches; Zechariah 4:10 - despised; Matthew 3:2 - for; Matthew 17:20 - a grain; Matthew 18:23 - is; Matthew 20:1 - the kingdom; Matthew 22:2 - kingdom; Matthew 25:1 - the kingdom; Mark 4:26 - So; Mark 4:31 - like; Luke 17:6 - as; John 3:30 - must increase; Acts 1:15 - an; Acts 21:20 - how; Philippians 1:9 - your

Verses 31-32

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:
put
24; Luke 19:11; 20:9
The kingdom
Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18,19

Verse 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.
the least
Psalms 72:16-19; Isaiah 2:2-4; Ezekiel 47:1-5; Daniel 2:34,35,44,45; Micah 4:1-3; Zechariah 4:10; 8:20-23; 14:7-10; Acts 1:15; 21:20; *Gr:; Romans 15:18,19; Revelation 11:15
so that
Ezekiel 17:23,24; 31:6; Daniel 4:12
Reciprocal: Judges 9:15 - shadow; Ezra 3:12 - when the foundation; Job 8:7 - thy beginning; Psalm 104:17 - the birds; Isaiah 60:22 - little; Ezekiel 41:7 - there was; Ezekiel 47:5 - waters to swim in; Luke 13:19 - like; Luke 17:6 - as

Verse 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.
Another
Mark 13:20
like
Luke 13:21; 1 Corinthians 5:6,7; Galatians 5:9
measures
Gr. "A measure containing about a peck and a half, wanting a little more than a pint."
till
Job 17:9; Proverbs 4:18; Hosea 6:3; John 15:2; 16:12,13; Philippians 1:6,9; 2:13-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:23,24; 2 Peter 3:18
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:6 - three; Leviticus 7:13 - leavened; Leviticus 23:17 - leaven; Numbers 23:7 - he took; 2 Samuel 13:6 - make me; Matthew 3:2 - for; Matthew 13:24 - The kingdom; Matthew 18:23 - is; Matthew 20:1 - the kingdom; Mark 4:26 - So; John 3:7 - Ye

Verse 34

All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
13; Mark 4:33,34
Reciprocal: Judges 14:12 - a riddle; Psalm 78:2 - I will; Proverbs 1:6 - dark; Matthew 10:27 - I tell; Matthew 13:3 - in; Mark 3:23 - in parables; Mark 4:2 - by parables; Mark 12:1 - he began; Luke 14:7 - put; John 16:25 - proverbs

Verse 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.
it
14; 21:4,5
I will open
Psalms 78:2
I will utter
Psalms 49:4; Isaiah 42:9; Amos 3:7; Luke 10:14; Romans 16:25,26; 1 Corinthians 2:7; Ephesians 3:5,9; Colossians 1:25,26; 2 Timothy 1:9,10; Titus 1:2,3; Hebrews 1:1; 1 Peter 1:11,12
from
25:34; John 17:24; Acts 15:18; 1 Peter 1:20,21; Revelation 13:8; 17:8
Reciprocal: Numbers 12:8 - dark speeches; Numbers 23:7 - he took; Numbers 24:15 - General; Deuteronomy 29:29 - secret; 1 Kings 4:32 - he spake; 1 Kings 10:1 - prove him; 2 Chronicles 9:1 - questions; Job 11:6 - show thee; Job 15:8 - the secret; Job 28:21 - hid; Proverbs 1:6 - dark; Proverbs 8:6 - the opening; Jeremiah 33:3 - mighty; Ezekiel 17:2 - General; Matthew 1:22 - that; Matthew 5:2 - General; Matthew 10:27 - I tell; Matthew 12:17 - it; Matthew 13:3 - in; Matthew 27:9 - Jeremy; Mark 4:2 - by parables; Mark 4:33 - with; Mark 12:1 - he began; John 16:25 - proverbs; Galatians 4:24 - an allegory; Hebrews 4:3 - from

Verse 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.
Jesus
14:22; 15:39; Mark 6:45; 8:9
and went
1; 9:28; Mark 4:34
Declare
11; 15:15,16; Mark 7:17; John 16:17-20
Reciprocal: Daniel 8:15 - sought; Zechariah 4:4 - What; Matthew 24:3 - the disciples; Mark 4:10 - General; Mark 9:28 - asked; Mark 13:3 - privately; Luke 8:9 - What; Acts 8:34 - of whom; 1 Corinthians 3:9 - ye are God's

Verse 37

He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 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; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
He
24,27
is
41; 10:40; 16:13-16; Luke 10:16; John 13:20; 20:21; Acts 1:8; Romans 15:18; 1 Corinthians 3:5-7; Hebrews 1:1; 2:3
Reciprocal: Isaiah 28:28 - Bread; Mark 4:14 - sower; Luke 8:5 - sower

Verse 38

He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 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; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
field
24:14; 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:47; Romans 10:18; 16:26; Colossians 1:6; Revelation 14:6
the good
Psalms 22:30; Isaiah 53:10; Hosea 2:23; Zechariah 10:8,9; John 1:12,13; 12:24; Romans 8:17; James 1:18; 2:5; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:2,9
the children of the wicked
19; Genesis 3:15; John 8:44; Acts 13:10; Philippians 3:18,19; 1 John 3:8,10
Reciprocal: Isaiah 57:4 - are ye; Matthew 13:25 - tares; Matthew 22:10 - both; Matthew 25:1 - the kingdom; Matthew 25:2 - General; Mark 14:22 - this; Luke 16:22 - was carried; 1 Corinthians 10:4 - that Rock; Ephesians 2:2 - the children; 2 Thessalonians 2:8 - that; 1 John 2:13 - the wicked; 1 John 3:12 - of

Verse 39

He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 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; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
enemy
25,28; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 11:3,13-15; Ephesians 2:2; 6:11,12; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-11; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9; 13:14; 19:20; 20:2,3,7-10
harvest
49; 24:3; Joel 3:13; Revelation 14:15-19
reaper
25:31; Daniel 7:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 1:14
Reciprocal: Isaiah 17:5 - as when; Jeremiah 51:33 - the time; Matthew 13:30 - both; Matthew 20:8 - when; Matthew 28:20 - unto; Mark 14:22 - this; 1 Corinthians 10:4 - that Rock; 1 Corinthians 10:10 - destroyer; 1 Corinthians 15:24 - cometh

Verse 40

Matthew href="/desk/?q=mt+13:30&sr=1">Matthew 13:30

Reciprocal: Psalm 119:119 - puttest away; Ezekiel 22:19 - I will; Matthew 13:48 - and gathered; Matthew 15:13 - Every; Matthew 20:8 - when; Matthew 24:3 - the end; Matthew 25:41 - everlasting; Matthew 28:20 - unto; Mark 4:29 - he putteth; Romans 6:22 - and the end; 1 Corinthians 15:24 - cometh

Verse 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;
The son
24:31; Mark 13:27; Hebrews 1:6,7,14; Revelation 5:11,12
and they
49; 18:7; Romans 16:17,18; 2 Peter 2:1,2
things that offend
or, scandals. and them.
7:22,23; Luke 13:26,27; Romans 2:8,9,16; Revelation 21:27
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:13 - Lord hath; Exodus 4:13 - send; 2 Kings 10:23 - the worshippers; Psalm 103:21 - ministers; Proverbs 21:15 - destruction; Ecclesiastes 3:2 - a time to plant; Ecclesiastes 5:8 - higher than they; Isaiah 49:18 - Lift up; Ezekiel 10:7 - and went; Daniel 7:13 - one like; Amos 9:10 - the sinners; Zephaniah 3:13 - not; Zechariah 1:11 - they answered; Matthew 3:12 - he will thoroughly; Matthew 13:37 - is; Matthew 15:13 - Every; Matthew 16:13 - I the; Matthew 16:27 - with; Mark 8:38 - when; Luke 12:46 - and will appoint; John 15:6 - he; 1 Corinthians 15:28 - all things; Revelation 12:7 - and his; Revelation 14:10 - in the; Revelation 15:1 - seven angels; Revelation 16:1 - and pour; Revelation 22:6 - sent

Verse 42

And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
cast
3:12; 25:41; Psalms 21:9; Daniel 3:6,15-17,21,22; Mark 9:43-49; Luke 16:23,24; Revelation 14:10; 19:20; 20:10,14,15; 21:8
wailing
50; 8:12; 22:13; Luke 13:28
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:13 - Lord hath; 2 Samuel 23:7 - and they shall; Esther 4:3 - weeping; Psalm 140:10 - let them; Proverbs 21:15 - destruction; Ecclesiastes 5:8 - higher than they; Isaiah 49:18 - Lift up; Isaiah 65:14 - ye shall; Ezekiel 10:7 - and went; Amos 9:10 - the sinners; Matthew 18:7 - but; Matthew 25:30 - outer; Matthew 25:32 - he shall separate; Luke 12:46 - and will appoint; Acts 7:54 - they gnashed; Hebrews 10:27 - fiery; Revelation 15:1 - seven angels; Revelation 16:1 - and pour; Revelation 16:10 - they

Verse 43

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
shall
25:34,36; Daniel 12:3; 1 Corinthians 15:41-54,58; Revelation 21:3-5,22,23
in
26:29; Luke 12:32; 22:29; James 2:5
Who
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:35 - General; Judges 5:31 - the sun; Psalm 37:6 - light; Song of Solomon 6:10 - clear; Matthew 3:12 - and gather; Matthew 11:15 - General; Matthew 22:30 - as; Matthew 25:32 - he shall separate; Matthew 25:46 - the righteous; Acts 6:15 - saw; Romans 6:22 - and the end; 1 Corinthians 15:42 - is; 1 Corinthians 15:43 - in dishonour; 1 Corinthians 15:49 - we shall; Colossians 3:4 - ye; 2 Timothy 4:18 - and will; Revelation 2:7 - that hath

Verse 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.
like
6:21; Proverbs 2:2-5; 16:16; 17:16; 18:1; John 6:35; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 2:9,10; Colossians 2:3; 3:3,4,16
for joy
19:21,27,29; Luke 14:33; 18:23,24; 19:6-8; Acts 2:44-47; 4:32-35; Philippians 3:7-9; Hebrews 10:34; 11:24-26
buyeth
Proverbs 23:23; Isaiah 55:1; Revelation 3:18
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 7:8 - hid it; Psalm 17:14 - hid; Psalm 119:14 - rejoiced; Psalm 119:72 - better; Proverbs 2:1 - hide; Proverbs 2:4 - thou; Proverbs 3:15 - more; Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is; Proverbs 10:14 - lay; Proverbs 31:16 - considereth; Matthew 3:2 - for; Matthew 6:33 - the kingdom; Matthew 13:24 - The kingdom; Matthew 18:23 - is; Matthew 20:1 - the kingdom; Matthew 22:2 - kingdom; Matthew 25:1 - the kingdom; Mark 10:21 - sell; Mark 10:30 - an hundredfold; Acts 2:41 - gladly; Acts 8:39 - and he; 2 Corinthians 4:7 - this; Philippians 3:8 - win; 1 Peter 2:7 - you

Verse 45

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
like
16:26; 22:5; Proverbs 3:13-18; 8:10,11,18-20
seeking
Job 28:18; Psalms 4:6,7; 39:6,7; Ecclesiastes 2:2-12; 12:8,13
Reciprocal: Psalm 40:16 - love; Psalm 119:127 - I love; Matthew 3:2 - for; Matthew 13:24 - The kingdom; Matthew 18:23 - is; Matthew 20:1 - the kingdom; Matthew 25:1 - the kingdom; Revelation 21:21 - the twelve

Verse 46

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
one
Proverbs 2:4; Isaiah 33:6; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Ephesians 3:8; Colossians 2:3; 1 John 5:11,12; Revelation 21:21
went
Mark 10:28-31; Luke 18:28-30; Acts 20:24; Galatians 6:14
Reciprocal: Job 28:18 - pearls; Psalm 40:16 - love; Psalm 119:127 - I love; Proverbs 23:23 - Buy

Verse 47

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
a net
4:19; Mark 1:17; Luke 5:10
and gathered
26-30; 22:9,10; 25:1-4; Luke 14:21-23; John 15:2,6; Acts 5:1-10; Acts 8:18-22; 20:30; 1 Corinthians 5:1-6; 10:1-12; 11:19; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15,26; 2 Corinthians 12:20,21; Galatians 2:4; 2 Timothy 3:2-5; 4:3,4; Titus 1:9-11; 2 Peter 2:1-3,13-22; 1 John 2:18,19; 4:1-6; Jude 1:4,5; Revelation 3:1,15-17
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 17:23 - under; Ezekiel 47:10 - fishers; Matthew 3:2 - for; Matthew 4:17 - kingdom; Matthew 13:24 - The kingdom; Matthew 18:23 - is; Matthew 20:1 - the kingdom; Matthew 25:2 - General; Acts 10:11 - and a

Verse 48

Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
and gathered
30,40-43; 3:12
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 17:23 - under; Matthew 22:10 - both; Matthew 25:2 - General; Luke 9:25 - be; Acts 5:1 - General; Acts 10:11 - and a

Verse 49

So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
the angels
39; 24:31
and sever
22:12-14; 25:5-12,19-33; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:12-15
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:13 - Lord hath; 1 Chronicles 21:12 - the angel; 2 Chronicles 32:21 - angel; Psalm 1:5 - sinners; Psalm 37:38 - General; Psalm 119:119 - puttest away; Ecclesiastes 8:13 - it shall; Isaiah 9:18 - wickedness; Ezekiel 10:7 - and went; Amos 9:10 - the sinners; Zechariah 1:11 - they answered; Matthew 3:12 - he will thoroughly; Matthew 13:41 - and they; Matthew 16:27 - with; Matthew 25:32 - he shall separate; Matthew 28:20 - unto; Mark 13:27 - shall he; Luke 12:46 - and will appoint; Hebrews 1:14 - ministering; Revelation 14:10 - in the; Revelation 15:1 - seven angels

Verse 50

And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
cast
wailing
24:50,51; Luke 13:27,28; Revelation 14:10,11; 16:10,11
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:13 - Lord hath; 1 Chronicles 21:12 - the angel; 2 Chronicles 32:21 - angel; Psalm 21:9 - Thou; Psalm 37:38 - General; Psalm 40:2 - horrible pit; Psalm 119:119 - puttest away; Psalm 140:10 - let them; Ecclesiastes 8:13 - it shall; Isaiah 9:18 - wickedness; Ezekiel 10:7 - and went; Daniel 3:6 - a burning; Amos 9:10 - the sinners; Matthew 3:12 - he will thoroughly; Matthew 8:12 - be cast; Matthew 22:13 - there; Matthew 25:30 - outer; Matthew 25:41 - everlasting; Luke 9:25 - be; Luke 12:46 - and will appoint; Acts 7:54 - they gnashed; Hebrews 1:14 - ministering; Hebrews 10:27 - fiery; Revelation 15:1 - seven angels

Verse 51

Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Have
11,19; 15:17; 16:11; 24:15; Mark 4:34; 7:18; 8:17,18; Luke 9:44,45; Acts 8:30,31; 1 John 5:20
Reciprocal: Proverbs 1:6 - a proverb; Ezekiel 17:12 - Know; Ezekiel 40:4 - behold; Ezekiel 47:6 - hast thou; Daniel 11:33 - understand; Matthew 15:16 - General; Mark 4:13 - Know; Mark 13:14 - let him; John 10:6 - they understood not; John 13:12 - Know; 1 Timothy 4:13 - to reading

Verse 52

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.
scribe
23:34; Ezra 7:6,10,21; Luke 11:49; 2 Corinthians 3:4-6; Colossians 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:6,15,16; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; Titus 1:9; 2:6,7
which
12:35; Proverbs 10:20,21; 11:30; 15:7; 16:20-24; 18:4; 22:17,18; Ecclesiastes 12:9-11; 2 Corinthians 4:5-7; 6:10; Ephesians 3:4,8; Colossians 3:16
things
Song of Solomon 7:13; John 13:34; 1 John 2:7,8
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 24:6 - the scribe; Ezra 7:25 - teach ye; Nehemiah 8:1 - Ezra; Job 22:22 - lay up; Proverbs 1:6 - a proverb; Proverbs 10:14 - lay; Proverbs 23:12 - General; Proverbs 24:4 - General; Ezekiel 40:4 - behold; Daniel 11:33 - understand; Matthew 2:4 - scribes; Matthew 3:2 - for; Matthew 18:23 - is; Matthew 24:45 - to give; Mark 4:13 - Know; Luke 11:36 - the whole; Luke 12:42 - to give; Acts 18:24 - mighty; Acts 20:25 - preaching; 2 Corinthians 3:6 - hath; 2 Corinthians 4:7 - this; Philippians 4:12 - I am; 1 Timothy 4:6 - a good; 1 Timothy 4:13 - to reading; 2 Timothy 2:2 - who; 2 Timothy 2:15 - a workman

Verse 53

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
he
Mark 4:33-35
Reciprocal: Matthew 13:3 - in

Verses 53-58

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
he
Mark 4:33-35

Verse 54

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?
when
2:23; Mark 6:1,2; Luke 4:16-30; John 1:11
he taught
Psalms 22:22; 40:9,10; Acts 13:46; 28:17-29
they were
John 7:15,16; Acts 4:13
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:11 - What is this; Proverbs 1:20 - Wisdom; Isaiah 50:4 - a word; Matthew 4:23 - teaching; Matthew 7:28 - the people; Mark 1:22 - they were; Luke 4:15 - he; Luke 4:22 - the gracious; Luke 4:23 - thy country; John 7:27 - we know; Acts 9:21 - Is not

Verse 55

Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
the carpenter's
Psalms 22:6; Isaiah 49:7; 53:2,3; Mark 6:3; Luke 3:23; 4:22; John 1:45,46; 6:42; John 7:41,42; 9:29
is not this
1:18-20; Luke 1:27; 2:5-7
and his
12:46,48; 27:56; Mark 15:40,47; 16:1; Luke 24:10; John 19:25; Galatians 1:19
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:11 - What is this; 1 Samuel 20:27 - the son; Matthew 11:6 - whosoever; Matthew 12:32 - whosoever; Mark 3:18 - James; Luke 2:7 - and wrapped; Luke 8:20 - thy brethren; John 2:12 - and his brethren; Acts 1:14 - with his; Acts 9:21 - Is not; 1 Corinthians 9:5 - the brethren; James 1:1 - James

Verse 57

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.
they
11:6; Isaiah 8:14; 49:7; 53:3; Mark 6:3; Luke 2:34,35; 7:23; John 6:42,61; 1 Corinthians 1:23-28
A prophet
Mark 6:14; Luke 4:24; John 4:44; Acts 3:22,23; 7:37-39,51,52
Reciprocal: Matthew 13:21 - is; Matthew 24:10 - shall many; Mark 6:4 - General; John 16:1 - General; Romans 9:32 - they stumbled

Verse 58

And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Mark 6:5,6; Luke 4:25-29; Romans 11:20; Hebrews 3:12-19; 4:6-11 Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:6 - when the vessels; Matthew 8:2 - if; Matthew 9:28 - Believe; Matthew 17:17 - O faithless; Luke 7:23 - General; Acts 14:9 - he had

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/matthew-13.html.