Matthew: Chapter 13

The Gospel According to Matthew. The 13th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
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King James (1611)
13:1 In that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat beside the sea. The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the seaside, The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
13:2 And many companies were gathered to him, so that he ascending into a boat sat; and all the company stood in the brink. and much people resorted unto him, so greatly that he went and sat in a ship, and all the people stood on the shore. And great multitudes resorted unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat down: and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 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.
13:3 And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Lo! he that soweth, went out to sow his seed. And he spake many things to them in similitudes, saying: Behold, the sower went forth to sow, Then he spake many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow.
13:4 And while he soweth, some seeds fell beside the way, and birds of the air came, and ate them. And as he sowed, some fell by the way’s side, and the fowls came, and devoured it up. And as he sowed, some fell by the way’s side, and the fowls came and devoured them up. And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way’s side, and the fowls came, and devoured them up.
13:5 Soothly other felled into stony places, where they had not much earth; and anon they sprung up, for they had not deepness of earth. Some fell upon stony ground where it had not much earth, and anon it sprung up, because it had no depth of earth: And some fell upon stony ground, where they had not much earth, and anon they sprung up, because they had no depth of earth. Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth.
13:6 But when the sun was risen, they sweltered, and for they had not root, they dried up. and when the sun was up, it caught heat, and for lack of rooting withered away. And when the sun rose up, they were parched, and for lack of rooting, withered away. And when the Sun was up, they were scorched: and because they had not root, they withered away.
13:7 Forsooth other felled among thorns; and the thorns waxed up, and strangled them. Some fell among thorns, and the thorns arose and choked it. And some fell among thorns, & the thorns sprung up, and choked them. And some fell among thorns: and the thorns sprung up, & choked them.
13:8 But other felled into good land, and gave fruit; some an hundredfold, another sixtyfold, and another thirtyfold. Part fell in good ground, and brought forth good fruit: some an hundred fold, some fifty fold, some thirty fold. Some again fell in good ground, and brought forth fruit, one corn an hundred fold, some sixty fold, and another thirty fold. But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, some thirty fold.
13:9 He that hath ears of hearing, hear he. Whosoever hath ears to hear, let him hear. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:10 And the disciples came nigh, and said to him, Why speakest thou in parables to them? And his disciples came, and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables? Then the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
13:11 Which answering said unto them, For to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heavens; but it is not given to them. he answered and said unto them: It is given unto you to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. And he answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you, to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 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.
13:12 For it shall be given to him that hath, and he shall have plenty; truly who that hath not, also that thing that he hath shall be taken away from him. For whosoever hath to him shall be given: and he shall have abundance. But whosoever hath not: from him shall be taken away even that same that he hath. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away, even that he hath. 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.
13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, for they seeing see not, and they hearing hear not, neither understand; Therefore speak I to them in similitudes. For though they see, they see not: and hearing they hear not: neither understand. Therefore speak I to them in parables, because they seeing, do not see: and hearing, they hear not, neither understand. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing, see not: and hearing, they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14 that the prophecy of Esaias be filled in them, that saith, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand; and ye seeing shall see, and ye shall not see; And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esay, which prophecy saith: with your ears ye shall hear and shall not understand, and with your eyes ye shall see, and shall not perceive. So in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which prophecy saith, By hearing, ye shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. 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.
13:15 for the heart of this people is enfatted, and they heard heavily with ears, and they have closed their eyes, lest sometime they see with eyes, and with ears hear, and understand in heart, and they be converted, and I heal them. For this people’s heart is waxed gross. And their ears were dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their hearts, and should turn, that I might heal them. For this people’s heart is waxed fat, and their ears are dull of hearing, and with their eyes they have winked, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their hearts, and should return, that I might heal them. 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.
13:16 But your eyes that see be blessed, and your ears that hear. But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: & your ears, for they hear. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
13:17 Forsooth I say truly to you, that many prophets and just men coveted to see those things that ye see, and they saw not, and to hear those things that ye hear, and they heard not. Verily I say unto you, that many prophets and perfect 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. For verily I say unto you, that many Prophets, & righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, & have not seen them, and to hear those things which ye hear, & have not heard them. 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.
13:18 Therefore hear ye the parable of the sower. Hear ye therefore the similitude of the sower. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
13:19 Each that heareth the word of the realm, and understandeth not, the evil spirit cometh, and snatcheth (up) that that is sown in his heart; this is he, that is sown beside the way. When a man heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, there cometh the evil man, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. And this is he which was sown by the way side. Whensoever a man heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the evil one cometh, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart: & this is he which hath received the seed by the way side. 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.
13:20 Forsooth he that is sown in stony land, is this, that heareth the word of God, and anon with joy taketh it. But he that was sown in the stony ground is he, which heareth the word of God, and anon with joy receiveth it, And he that received seed in the stony ground, is he which heareth the word, & incontinently with joy receiveth it. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, & anon with joy receiveth it:
13:21 And he hath not root in himself, but is temporal. For when tribulation and persecution is made for the word, anon he is offended. yet hath he no roots in himself, And therefore he dureth but a season: for as soon as tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he falleth. Yet hath he no root in himself, & dureth but a season: for as soon as tribulation or persecution cometh because of the word, by and by he is offended. 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.
13:22 But he that is sown in thorns, is this that heareth the word, and the busyness of this world, and the falseness of riches strangle the word, and it is made without fruit. He that was sown among thorns, is he that heareth the word of God, But the care of this world, And the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, And so is he made unfruitful. And he that receiveth the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word: but the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he is made unfruitful. 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.
13:23 But he that is sown into good land, is this that heareth the word, and understandeth, and bringeth forth fruit. And some maketh an hundredfold, truly another sixtyfold and another thirtyfold. He which is sown in the good ground, is he that heareth the word and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundred fold, some fifty fold, and some thirty fold. But he that receiveth the seed in the good ground, is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit, & bringeth forth, some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, & some thirty fold. 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 hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.
13:24 Another parable Jesus put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heavens is made like to a man, that sowed good seed in his field. Another similitude put he forth, unto them saying: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying; The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
13:25 But, when men slept, his enemy came, and sowed above tares in the midst of the wheat, and went away. But while men slept, there came his foe, and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way: But while men slept, there came his enemy, and sowed tares among the wheat, & went his way. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
13:26 Soothly when the herb had grown, and made fruit, then the tares appeared. When the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. And when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
13:27 And the servants of the husbandman came, and said to him, Lord, whether hast thou not sown good seed in thy field? whereof then hath it tares? The servants came to the householder, and said unto him: Sir sowedst not thou good seed in thy close, from whence then hath it tares? Then came the servants of the householder, and said unto him, Master, sowedst not thou good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it 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?
13:28 And he said to them, An enemy hath done this thing. And the servants said to him, Wilt thou that we go, and gather them? He said to them, the envious man hath done this. Then the servants said unto him: wilt thou then that we go and gather it? And he said to them, The envious man hath done this. Then the servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
13:29 And he said, Nay, lest peradventure ye gathering tares, draw up by the root with them also the wheat. and he said, nay, lest while ye go about to weed out the tares, ye pluck up also with them the wheat by the roots: But he said, Nay, lest while ye go about to gather the tares, ye pluck up also with them the wheat. But he said, Nay: lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
13:30 Suffer ye them both wax till to the ripe corn; and in the time of the ripe corn I shall say to the reapers, First gather ye together tares, and bind them together in knitches to be burnt, but gather ye the wheat into my barn. let both grow together till harvest come, and in time of harvest, I will say unto my reapers, gather ye first the tares, and bind them in sheaves to be burnt: but gather the wheat into my barn. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye first the tares, and bind them in sheaves to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 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.
13:31 Another parable Jesus put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heavens is like to a corn of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field. Another parable he put forth unto them saying. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man taketh and soweth in his field, Another parable he put forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man taketh and soweth in his field: 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.
13:32 Which truly is the least of all seeds, but when it hath waxen, it is the most of all worts, and is made a tree; so that the birds of the air come, and dwell in the bows thereof. which is the least of all seeds. But when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and is a tree: so that the birds of the air come, and build in the branches of it. Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and it is a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and build in the branches thereof. 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.
13:33 He spake another parable to them, The kingdom of heavens is like to sourdough, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it were all soured. Another similitude said he to them. The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, till all was leavened. Another parable spake he to them, The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman taketh and hideth in three pecks of meal, till all be leavened. 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.
13:34 Jesus spake all these things in parables to the companies, and he spake not to them without parables, All these things spake Jesus unto the people by similitudes, and without similitudes spake he nothing to them, All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables, and without parables spake he not to them, All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables, and without a parable spake he not unto them:
13:35 that it should be fulfilled, which is said by the prophet, saying, I shall open my mouth in parables; I shall tell out things hid from the making of the world. to fulfill that which was spoken by the prophet saying: I will open my mouth in similitudes, and will speak forth things which have been kept secret from the beginning of the world. That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables, & will utter the things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 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.
13:36 Then the companies left, he came into an house; and his disciples came nigh to him, saying, Expound to us the parable of the tares of the field. Then sent Jesus the people away, and came to house, and his disciples came unto him, saying: declare unto us the similitude of the tares of the field: Then sent Jesus 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. 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.
13:37 Which answered, and said, He that soweth good seed is man’s Son; Then answered he and said to them. He that soweth the good seed, is the son of man, Then answered he, and said to them, He that soweth the good seed, is the Son of man, He answered, and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed, is the son of man.
13:38 soothly the field is the world; but the good seed, these be the sons of the realm, tares, these be sons of the wicked; the field is the world. The children of the kingdom are the good seed. The evil man’s children are the tares. And the field is the world, & the good seed, they are the children of the kingdom, and the tares are the children of the wicked, The field is the world. The good seed, are the children of the kingdom: but the tares are the children of the wicked one.
13:39 but the enemy that soweth them is the devil; and the ripe corn is the ending of the world, forsooth the reapers be angels. But the enemy which soweth them, is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world and the reapers be the angels. And the enemy that soweth them, is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers be the Angels. The enemy that sowed them, is the devil. The harvest, is the end of the world. And the reapers are the Angels.
13:40 Therefore as tares be gathered together, and burnt in the fire, so it shall be in the ending of the world. For even as the tares are gathered, and burnt in the fire: so shall it be in the end of this world. As then the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire: so shall it be in the end of this world.
13:41 Man’s Son shall send his angels, and they shall gather of his realm all offences, and them that do wickedness; The son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that do hurt, and all them which do iniquity, The Son of man shall send forth his Angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, & them which do iniquity, 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:
13:42 and they shall send them into the chimney of fire; there shall be weeping and beating together of teeth. and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 Then just men shall shine as the sun, in the realm of their Father. He that hath ears of hearing, hear he. Then shall the just men shine as bright as the sun in the kingdom of their father. whosoever hath ears to hear, let him hear. Then shall the just men shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun, in the kingdom of their father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:44 The kingdom of heavens is like to treasure hid in a field, which a man that findeth, hideth; and for joy thereof he goeth, and selleth all things that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in the field, the which a man found and hid it: and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hid in the field, which when a man hath found, he hideth it, & for joy thereof departeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 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.
13:45 Again the kingdom of heavens is like to a man merchant, seeking good pearls; Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant, seeking good pearls, Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant man, that seeketh good pearls, Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
13:46 soothly one precious pearl found, he went, and sold all things that he had, and bought it. which when he had found one precious pearl, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Who having found a pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Who when he had found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
13:47 Again the kingdom of heavens is like to a net cast into the sea, and that gathereth together of all kind of fishes; Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net cast in to the sea, that gathereth of all kinds of fishes: Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a draw net cast into the sea, that gathereth of all kinds of things. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind,
13:48 which when it was full, they drew it up, and sat by the brink, and chose the good into their vessels, but they cast out the evil. which when it is full, men draw to land, and sit and gather the good into their vessels and cast the bad away. Which, when it is full, men draw to land, and sit and gather the good into vessels, and cast the bad away. Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
13:49 So it shall be in the ending of the world. Angels shall go out, and shall part evil men from the midst of just men. So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels shall come and sever the bad from the good, So shall it be at the end of the world. The Angels shall go forth, and sever the bad from among the just, So shall it be at the end of the world: the Angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
13:50 And they shall send them into the chimney of fire; there shall be weeping and beating together of teeth. and shall cast them into a furnace of fire, there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing, and gnashing of teeth. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
13:51 Have ye understood all these things? They say to him, Yea. Jesus said unto them: have ye understood all these things: They said, yea sir. Jesus said unto them, Understand ye all these things? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
13:52 He saith to them, Therefore every writer taught in the kingdom of heavens, is like to an husbandman, that bringeth forth of his treasure new things and old. Then said he unto them: Therefore every scribe which is conning unto the kingdom of heaven, is like an householder, which bringeth forth, out of his treasure, things both new and old. Then said he unto them, Therefore every Scribe which is taught unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things both new and old.  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.
13:53 And it was done, when Jesus had ended these parables, he passed from thence. And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these similitudes that he departed thence, And it came to pass, that when Jesus had ended these parables, he departed thence, And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
13:54 And he came into his country, and taught them in their synagogues, so that they wondered, and said, Whereof to him this wisdom and virtues? and came into his own country, and taught them in their synagogues, insomuch that they were astonied and said: whence came all this wisdom and power unto him? And came into his own country, and taught them in their Synagogue, so that they were astonied, and said, Whence cometh this wisdom and great works unto this man? 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?
13:55 Whether is not this the son of a carpenter? Whether his mother be not said Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas? is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called mary? and his brethren be called, James and Joses and Simon and Judas? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Marie, & his brethren James and Joses, and Simon and Judas? Is not this the Carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Marie? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
13:56 and his sisters, whether they all be not among us? Therefore whereof to him all these things? and are not his sisters all here with us? Whence hath he all these things? And are not his sisters all with us? Whence then hath he all these things? And his sisters, are they not all with us? whence then hath this man all these things?
13:57 And so they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without worship, but in his own country, and in his own house. And they were hurt by him. Then Jesus said unto them: there is no prophet without honour, save in his own country, and among his own kin. And they were offended with him. Then Jesus said to them, A Prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, & in his own house. 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.
13:58 And he did not there many virtues, for the unbelief of them. And he did not many miracles there, for their unbelief’s sake. And he did not many great works there, for their unbelief’s sake. And he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.
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