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And he was saying unto them - Be taking heed what ye are hearing: - with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you, and added unto you;


On that day, Jesus, going out of the house, was sitting near the sea: and there were gathered unto him, large multitudes, so that, he, into a boat, entered, and was sitting, and, all the multitude, on the beach was standing. And he spake unto them many things, in parables, saying: Lo! the sower went forth to sow, - read more.
and, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and, the birds, came, and devoured it; And, some, fell on the rocky places, where it had not much earth, - and, straightway, it sprang up, because if had no depth of earth; and, the sun arising, it was scorched, and, because it had no root, it withered away; And, some, fell upon the thorns, and the thorns came up, and choked it; But, some, fell upon the good ground, and did yield fruit, - this, indeed a hundred fold, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty. He that hath ears, let him hear. And the disciples, coming near, said to him, Wherefore, in parables, art thou speaking to them? And, he, answering, said, Because, unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of the heavens, - whereas, unto them, hath it not been given. For, whosoever hath, it shall be given, to him, and he shall be made to abound, - but, whoever hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken from him? For this reason, in parables, unto them, do I speak, - because, seeing, they see not, and, hearing, they hear not, - neither do they understand. And, again is being fulfilled in them, the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, - They shall, surely hear, and yet will not understand, and, surely see, and yet not perceive; For the heart of this people hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest, once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return; when I would certainly heal them. But happy are, your, eyes, that they see, and your ears, that they hear; For, verily, I say unto you - Many prophets and righteous men, have coveted to see what ye see, and have not seen, and to hear what ye hear, and have not heard. Hear, ye, then, the parable of him that sowed: - When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the wicked one cometh, and catcheth up that which hath been sown in his heart, - this, is he, by the pathway, sown. And, he on the rocky places sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, and, straightway, with joy, receiveth it; yet hath he no root in himself, but is, only for a season, - and, there arising, tribulation or persecution because of the word, straightway, he findeth cause of stumbling. And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, - and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh. But, he on the good ground sown, the same, is he who doth hear and understand the word, who, indeed, beareth fruit and produceth, - this, a hundred, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty.

And, again, began he to be teaching by the sea; and there come together unto him a very great multitude, so that, he, into a boat, entering, was sitting upon the sea, - -and, all the multitude, were, near the sea upon the land. And he began to teach them, in parables, many things, and was saying unto them, in his teaching - Hearken! Lo! the sower went forth to sow; read more.
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and the birds came, and devoured it; And, some, fell on the rocky places, evenwhere it had not much earth, - and, straightway, it sprang forth, by reason of its not having depth of earth; and, when the sun arose, it was scorched, - and, by reason of its not having root, it was dried up; And, some, fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and, fruit, it yielded not; And, other, fell into the good ground, and was yielding fruit, coming up and growing, - and was bearing, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold, And he was saying - He that hath ears to hear, let him hear! And when he was alone they who were about him with the twelve questioned him as to the parables; and he was saying unto them - To you, the sacred secret hath been given of the kingdom of God, whereas, to them who are outside, in parables are all things coming to pass, - that They may surely look and yet not see, and surely hear and yet not understand, lest once they should return and it be forgiven them. And he saith unto them - Know ye not this parable? How then will ye get to know all the parables? The sower, soweth the word; And these are they beside the pathway where the word is sown, - and, as soon as they hear, straightway, cometh Satan, and snatcheth away the word which hath been sown into them; And these are likewise they upon the rocky places sown, - who, as soon as they hear the word, straightway, with joy receive it, and have no root in themselves, but, only for a season are, - afterwards, when there ariseth tribulation or persecution by reason of the word, straightway, they find cause of stumbling; And others are they who among thorns are sown, - these are they who hear the word, and, the anxieties of the age, and the deceit of wealth, and the covetings about the remaining things, entering in, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh; And those yonder are they who on the good ground are sown, - who, indeed, hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit - thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold. And he was saying unto them - Doth the lamp come that under the measure it should be put, or under the couch? Is it not that upon the lampstand it may be put? For it is not hidden, save that it may be made visible; neither did it get hidden away, but that it might come into a place where it could be seen. If any one hath ears to hear, let him hear. And he was saying unto them - Be taking heed what ye are hearing: - with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you, and added unto you; For, he that hath, it shall be given, unto him, and, he that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken from him.

And, seeing that a great multitude were coming together, and they who from every city were journeying forth unto him, he spake through means of a parable: - The sower went forth to sow his seed, - and, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell beside the pathway, and was trodden down; and, the birds of heaven, devoured it. And, other, fell down upon the rock; and, growing, was withered, because it had not moisture. read more.
And, other, fell and thorns; and, growing together, the thorns, choked it. And, other, fell into good ground; and, growing, brought forth fruit, a hundredfold. These things, saying, he went on to cry aloud - He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. But his disciples began to question him - What might, this very, parable be? And, he, said - Unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of God; but, unto the rest, in parables, - in order that, seeing, they may not see, and, hearing, they may not understand. Now the parable, is this - The seed, is, the word of God. And, those beside the pathway, are they who have heard; afterwards, cometh the adversary, and catcheth away the word from their heart, lest, believing, they should, be saved. And, those upon the rock, are they who, as soon as they hear, with joy, welcome the word; and, these, not having, root, are they who, for a season, believe, - and, in a season of testing, draw back. And, that which in among the thorns fell, these, are they who have heard; and, by anxieties and wealth and pleasures of life being borne along, are choked up, and bear not to perfection. But, that in the good ground, these, are they who, indeed, in a noble and good heart having heard the word, hold fast, and bear fruit with endurance. And, no one having lit a lamp, covereth it up with a vessel, or, beneath a couch, putteth it; but, upon a lamp-stand, putteth it, that, they who come in, may see the light. For there is no secret, which shall not be made, manifest; neither a hidden thing, which shall in anywise not be made known, or not come, where it can be seen. Be taking heed therefore how ye hear; for, whosoever shall have, it shall be given unto him; and, whosoever shall not have, even what he seemeth to have, shall be taken from him.


And, because they were hearing these things, he added and spake a parable, because of his being near Jerusalem, and their supposing that, instantly, was the kingdom of God to shine forth. He said, therefore - A certain man, of noble birth, went into a country far away, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And, calling ten servants of his own, he gave unto them ten minas, and said unto them - Do business, till I come. read more.
But, his citizens, hated him, and sent off an embassy after him, saying - We desire not, this, man, to be made king over us! And it came to pass, when he returned, having received the kingdom, that he bade be called unto him these servants, to whom he had given the silver, that he might take note, what business they had done. And the first came near, saying - Lord! thy mina, hath made, ten minas. And he said to him - Well done! good servant. Because, in a very small thing, thou hast been, faithful, have thou authority over, ten cities. And the second came, saying - Thy mina, lord, hath made five minas. And he said, to him also, And, thou, be over five cities. And, the other, came, saying - Lord, lo! thy mina, which I kept lying by in a napkin; For I was afraid of thee, because, a harsh man, thou art, - Thou takest up, what thou layedst not down, and reapest, what thou sowedst not! He saith to him - Out of thy mouth, do I judge thee, O wicked servant! Thou knewest that, I, a harsh man, am, - taking up, what I laid not down, and reaping, what I did not sow; Wherefore, then, didst thou not place my silver upon a money-changer'stable, and, I, when I came, with interest might have exacted it? And, unto the by-standers, he said - Take, from him, the mina, and give unto him that hath, the ten minas; - And they said to him, Lord! he hath ten minas; - I tell you - Unto everyone that hath, shall be given, whereas, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away. But, these mine enemies who desired not that I should be made king over them, bring ye here, and slay them outright before me.

For the kingdom of the heavens, is like, a man, a householder, - who went forth with the morning, to hire labourers into his vineyard; and, when he had agreed with the labourers for a denary the day, he sent them into his vineyard. And, going forth about the third hour, he saw others, standing in the market-place, unemployed; read more.
and, to them, he said - ye also, go your way into the vineyard, and, whatsoever may be right, I will give you; and, they, departed. And, again, going forth about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise. And, about the eleventh, going forth, he found others, standing, and saith unto them - Why, here, stand ye, all the day, unemployed? They say unto him - Because, no one, hath hired, us. He saith unto them - Ye also, go your way into the vineyard. And, when evening came, the master of the vineyard saith unto his steward - Call the labourers, and pay the hire, - beginning from the last, unto the first. And they of the eleventh hour, coming, received severally a denary. And, when the first came, they supposed that, more, they should receive, - and, they also, received severally a denary. And, having received it, they began to murmur against the householder, saying - These last, one hour, wrought, and thou hast made them, equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day, and the scorching heat. And, he, answering, unto one of them, said, - Friend! I wrong thee not: Was it not, for a denary, thou didst agree with me? Take thine own, and go thy way; but I please, unto this last, to give, as also to thee: Is it not allowed me to do, what I please, with my own? or is, thine eye, evil, because I good? Thus, shall be - The last first, and the first last.

Another parable, put he before them, saying - The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man sowing good seed in his field; and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came, and sowed over darnel, in among the wheat, - and away he went. And, when the blade shot up, and brought forth, fruit, then, appeared, the darnel also. read more.
And the servants of the householder, coming near, said to him, - Sir! was it not, good seed, thou didst sow in thy field? Whence then hath it, darnel? And he said unto them - An enemy, hath, done this. And they say, unto him - Wilt thou, then, that we go and collect it? And, he, saith - Nay! lest, at any time, while collecting the darnel, ye uproot, along with it, the wheat: Suffer both to grow together until the harvest, and at, harvest time, I will say unto the reapers, - Collect ye first, the darnel, and bind it into bundles, with a view to the burning it up; but, the wheat, be gathering it into my barn. Another parable, put he before them, saying - The kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; which, indeed, is, less, than all seeds, but, when grown, is greater than garden-plants, and becometh a tree, - so that the birds of heaven come, and lodge among its branches. Another parable, spake he unto them: - The kingdom of the heavens is like, unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until, the whole, was leavened. All these things, spake Jesus in parables, unto the multitudes, and, without a parable, was he speaking, nothing, unto them: that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through the prophet, saying - I will open, in parables, my mouth, I will bring up things hidden from the foundation! Then, dismissing the multitudes, he went into the house, and his disciples came near to him, saying - Make quite plain to us the parable of the darnel of the field. And, he, answering, said - He that soweth the good seed, is the Son of Man; And, the field, is the world, and, the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, - and, the darnel seeds, are the sons of the evil one; And, the enemy that sowed them, is the adversary, and, the harvest, is, the conclusion of an age, and, the reapers, are, messengers. Just, therefore, as collected is the darnel, and, with fire is burned, so, will it be in the conclusion of the age: - The Son of Man will send forth his messengers, and they will collect, out of his kingdom, all the causes of stumbling, and the doers of lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire: there, will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then, the righteous, will shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear! The kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a treasure hid in the field, which a man, finding, hid, - and, by reason of his joy, withdraweth and selleth whatsoever he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is, like, unto, a merchant, seeking beautiful pearls, - and, finding one very precious pearl, departing, he at once sold all things, whatsoever he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a large drag-net, cast into the sea and gathering of every kind, - which, when it was filled, they dragged up on the beach, and, sitting down, collected the good into vessels, but, the worthless, forth they cast. So, will it be in the conclusion of the age: The messengers will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous; Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea! And, he, said unto them - Wherefore, every scribe, discipled unto the kingdom of the heavens, is like unto a householder, who putteth forth out of his treasure, things new and old.

For this cause, hath the kingdom of the heavens become like unto a man, a king, who wished to settle an account with his servants; And, when he, began, to settle, there was brought unto him a, certain, debtor, of a thousand talents; and, he, not having, wherewith to pay, the master ordered him to be sold, and the wife, and the children, and whatsoever he had, - and payment to be made. read more.
The servant therefore, falling down, began to do homage unto him, saying - Have patience with me, and, all, will I pay thee. And, moved with compassion, the master of that servant released him, and, the loan, he, forgave, him. But that servant, going out, found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him, a hundred denaries, and, laying hold of him, he began seizing him by the throat, saying, Pay! if anything thou owest. His fellow servant, therefore, falling down, began beseeching him, saying, Have patience with me! And I will pay thee. He, however, would not, but went away and cast him into prison, - until he should pay what was owing. His fellow-servants, therefore, seeing, the things that were done, were grieved exceedingly, - and went and made quite plain to their master all the things which had been done. Then, calling him near, his master saith unto him - O wicked servant! All that debt, forgave I thee, because thou didst beseech me. Was it not binding, upon thee also, to have mercy upon thy fellow-servant, as, I also, on thee, had mercy? And, provoked to anger, his master delivered him up to the torturers, until he should pay all that was owing. Thus, my heavenly Father also, will do unto you, if ye forgive not each one his brother, from your hearts.

And one of those reclining together, hearing these things, said unto him - Happy, whoever shall eat bread in the kingdom of God! But, he, said unto him - A certain man, was making a great supper, and invited many; and he sent out his servant, at the hour of the supper, to say unto the invited - Be coming! because, even now, is it, ready. read more.
And they all began, one after another to excuse themselves. The first, said unto him - A field, have I bought, and have need to go out and see it: I request thee, hold me excused. And, another, said - Five yoke of oxen, have I bought, and am going my way to prove them; I request thee, hold me excused. And, another, said - A wife, have I married, and, for this cause, I cannot come! And, going near, the servant reported unto his lord these things. Then, provoked to anger, the master of the house said unto his servant - Go out quickly, into the broadways and streets of the city, - and, the destitute, and tried, and blind, and lame, bring thou in here. And the servant said - Lord! what thou didst order, hath been done; and, yet, there is, room. And the lord said unto the servant - Go out among the highways and fences, and compel them to come in; that my house may be filled. For, I say unto you - Not one of those men who had been invited, shall taste of my supper.

Then, will the kingdom of the heavens become like unto, ten virgins, who, taking their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom. Now, five of them, were foolish, and, five, prudent. For, the foolish - though they took, their torches, took not with them, oil: read more.
But, the prudent, took oil in their vessels, with their torches. Now, the bridegroom, delaying, they all became drowsy, and were sleeping. And, at midnight, an outcry hath been made - Lo! the bridegroom! Be going forth to meet him! Then, arose all those virgins, and trimmed their torches. And, the foolish, unto the prudent, said - Give us of your oil, because, our torches, are going out. But the prudent, answered, saying - Lest once, by any means, there be not enough for us and you, be going rather unto them that sell, and buy for yourselves But, as they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came; and, they who were ready, went in with him, into the marriage-feast, and, the door was locked. But, afterwards, came the other virgins also, saying - Lord! Lord! open unto us! And, he, answering, said - Verily, I say unto you, I know you not. Be watching, therefore, because ye know, neither the day nor the hour. For it is, just as a man, who, going from home, called his own servants, and delivered up to them his substance; And, to one, indeed, gave he five talents, and, to another, two, and, to another, one, - to each according to his particular ability, and went from home. Straightway, he who, the five talents, had received, went and traded with them, and gained other five: Likewise, he of the two, gained other two: But, he who the one had received, went away, and digged up ground, and hid the silver of his lord. And, after a long time, cometh the lord of those servants, and reckoneth with them. And he who the five talents had received, coming forward, brought other five talents, saying, - Lord! five talents, to me, thou didst deliver up: See! other five talents, I gained. His lord said unto him - Well-done! good and faithful servant, - Over a few things wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. He also of the two talents, coming forward, said - Lord! two talents, to me, didst thou deliver up: See! other two talents, I gained. His lord said unto him - Well-done! good and faithful servant, - Over a few things, wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. But he also who, the one talent, had received, coming forward, said - Lord I knew thee, that thou art a, hard, man, reaping, where thou hast not sown, - and gathering, whence thou hast not winnowed; And, overcome with fear, I went away, and hid thy talent in the ground: See! thou hast what is thine! And his lord, answering, said unto him - O wicked servant, and cowardly, knewest thou that I reap, where I have not sown, and gather, whence I have not winnowed? It was binding on thee, therefore, to cast my silver into the money-changers, - and, I, when I, came, might have obtained what was mine, with interest. Therefore take away, from him, the talent, and give unto him that hath the ten talents; For, to every one that hath, shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away from him: And, the unprofitable servant, cast ye forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man, a king, - who made a marriage-feast for his son; And sent his servants, to call the invited into the marriage-feast, - and they would not come. Again, sent he other servants, saying - Say to the invited, Lo! my dinner, have I prepared, mine oxen and my fatlings, are slain, - and, all things, are, ready: Come ye into the marriage-feast. read more.
And, they, slighting it, went off, one, indeed, into his own field, and, another, unto his merchandise, - And, the rest, securing his servants, ill-treated and slew them. And, the king, was provoked to anger, - and, sending his armies, destroyed those murderers, and, their city, set on fire. Then, saith he unto his servants - The marriage, indeed, is ready, - but, the invited, were not, worthy; Be going, therefore, into the crossways of the roads, and, as many as ye shall find, call ye into the marriage-feast. And those servants, going forth, into the roads, gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good, - and filled was the bride-chamber with guests. But the king, entering to view the guests, saw there a man, who had not put on a wedding-garment, - And saith unto him - Friend! how camest thou in here, not having a wedding-garment? And, he, was put to silence. Then, the king said unto the ministers, Binding him feet and hands, cast him forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wafting and gnashing of teeth. For, many, are called, but, few, chosen.

And he was saying unto them - Doth the lamp come that under the measure it should be put, or under the couch? Is it not that upon the lampstand it may be put? For it is not hidden, save that it may be made visible; neither did it get hidden away, but that it might come into a place where it could be seen. If any one hath ears to hear, let him hear. read more.
And he was saying unto them - Be taking heed what ye are hearing: - with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you, and added unto you; For, he that hath, it shall be given, unto him, and, he that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken from him. And he was saying - Thus, is the kingdom of God: As a man may cast seed upon the earth, and be sleeping and rising, night and day, - and the seed be sprouting, and lengthening itself, - how, he, knoweth not: of itself, the earth beareth fruit, - first, a blade, afterwards, an ear, after that, full corn in the ear; but, as soon as the fruit yieldeth itself up, straightway, he sendeth forth the sickle, because standing by is the harvest. - And he was saying - How shall we liken the kingdom of God, or, in what parable, shall we put it? As a grain of mustard seed, - which, whensoever it may be sown upon the earth, is less than all the seeds that are upon the earth; and, as soon as it is sown, springeth up, and becometh greater than all garden plants, and produceth large branches, so that, under the shade thereof, the birds of heaven can find shelter. And, with many such parables as these, was he speaking unto them the word, - according as they were able to hear; but, without a parable, was he not speaking unto them, - privately, however, unto his own disciples, was he explaining all things.

He went on to say, therefore - Whereunto, is the kingdom of God, like? And, whereunto, shall I liken it? It is, like, unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his own garden; and it grew, and became a tree, and, the birds of heaven, lodged amongst its branches. And, again, he said - Whereunto, shall I liken the kingdom of God? read more.
It is, like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until, the whole, was leavened.


On that day, Jesus, going out of the house, was sitting near the sea: and there were gathered unto him, large multitudes, so that, he, into a boat, entered, and was sitting, and, all the multitude, on the beach was standing. And he spake unto them many things, in parables, saying: Lo! the sower went forth to sow, - read more.
and, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and, the birds, came, and devoured it; And, some, fell on the rocky places, where it had not much earth, - and, straightway, it sprang up, because if had no depth of earth; and, the sun arising, it was scorched, and, because it had no root, it withered away; And, some, fell upon the thorns, and the thorns came up, and choked it; But, some, fell upon the good ground, and did yield fruit, - this, indeed a hundred fold, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty. He that hath ears, let him hear. And the disciples, coming near, said to him, Wherefore, in parables, art thou speaking to them? And, he, answering, said, Because, unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of the heavens, - whereas, unto them, hath it not been given. For, whosoever hath, it shall be given, to him, and he shall be made to abound, - but, whoever hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken from him? For this reason, in parables, unto them, do I speak, - because, seeing, they see not, and, hearing, they hear not, - neither do they understand. And, again is being fulfilled in them, the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, - They shall, surely hear, and yet will not understand, and, surely see, and yet not perceive; For the heart of this people hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest, once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return; when I would certainly heal them. But happy are, your, eyes, that they see, and your ears, that they hear; For, verily, I say unto you - Many prophets and righteous men, have coveted to see what ye see, and have not seen, and to hear what ye hear, and have not heard. Hear, ye, then, the parable of him that sowed: - When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the wicked one cometh, and catcheth up that which hath been sown in his heart, - this, is he, by the pathway, sown. And, he on the rocky places sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, and, straightway, with joy, receiveth it; yet hath he no root in himself, but is, only for a season, - and, there arising, tribulation or persecution because of the word, straightway, he findeth cause of stumbling. And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, - and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh. But, he on the good ground sown, the same, is he who doth hear and understand the word, who, indeed, beareth fruit and produceth, - this, a hundred, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty. Another parable, put he before them, saying - The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man sowing good seed in his field; and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came, and sowed over darnel, in among the wheat, - and away he went. And, when the blade shot up, and brought forth, fruit, then, appeared, the darnel also. And the servants of the householder, coming near, said to him, - Sir! was it not, good seed, thou didst sow in thy field? Whence then hath it, darnel? And he said unto them - An enemy, hath, done this. And they say, unto him - Wilt thou, then, that we go and collect it? And, he, saith - Nay! lest, at any time, while collecting the darnel, ye uproot, along with it, the wheat: Suffer both to grow together until the harvest, and at, harvest time, I will say unto the reapers, - Collect ye first, the darnel, and bind it into bundles, with a view to the burning it up; but, the wheat, be gathering it into my barn. Another parable, put he before them, saying - The kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; which, indeed, is, less, than all seeds, but, when grown, is greater than garden-plants, and becometh a tree, - so that the birds of heaven come, and lodge among its branches. Another parable, spake he unto them: - The kingdom of the heavens is like, unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until, the whole, was leavened. All these things, spake Jesus in parables, unto the multitudes, and, without a parable, was he speaking, nothing, unto them: that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through the prophet, saying - I will open, in parables, my mouth, I will bring up things hidden from the foundation! Then, dismissing the multitudes, he went into the house, and his disciples came near to him, saying - Make quite plain to us the parable of the darnel of the field. And, he, answering, said - He that soweth the good seed, is the Son of Man; And, the field, is the world, and, the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, - and, the darnel seeds, are the sons of the evil one; And, the enemy that sowed them, is the adversary, and, the harvest, is, the conclusion of an age, and, the reapers, are, messengers. Just, therefore, as collected is the darnel, and, with fire is burned, so, will it be in the conclusion of the age: - The Son of Man will send forth his messengers, and they will collect, out of his kingdom, all the causes of stumbling, and the doers of lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire: there, will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then, the righteous, will shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear! The kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a treasure hid in the field, which a man, finding, hid, - and, by reason of his joy, withdraweth and selleth whatsoever he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is, like, unto, a merchant, seeking beautiful pearls, - and, finding one very precious pearl, departing, he at once sold all things, whatsoever he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a large drag-net, cast into the sea and gathering of every kind, - which, when it was filled, they dragged up on the beach, and, sitting down, collected the good into vessels, but, the worthless, forth they cast. So, will it be in the conclusion of the age: The messengers will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous; Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea! And, he, said unto them - Wherefore, every scribe, discipled unto the kingdom of the heavens, is like unto a householder, who putteth forth out of his treasure, things new and old.

And he began to teach them, in parables, many things, and was saying unto them, in his teaching - Hearken! Lo! the sower went forth to sow; And it came to pass, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and the birds came, and devoured it; read more.
And, some, fell on the rocky places, evenwhere it had not much earth, - and, straightway, it sprang forth, by reason of its not having depth of earth; and, when the sun arose, it was scorched, - and, by reason of its not having root, it was dried up; And, some, fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and, fruit, it yielded not; And, other, fell into the good ground, and was yielding fruit, coming up and growing, - and was bearing, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold, And he was saying - He that hath ears to hear, let him hear! And when he was alone they who were about him with the twelve questioned him as to the parables; and he was saying unto them - To you, the sacred secret hath been given of the kingdom of God, whereas, to them who are outside, in parables are all things coming to pass, - that They may surely look and yet not see, and surely hear and yet not understand, lest once they should return and it be forgiven them. And he saith unto them - Know ye not this parable? How then will ye get to know all the parables? The sower, soweth the word; And these are they beside the pathway where the word is sown, - and, as soon as they hear, straightway, cometh Satan, and snatcheth away the word which hath been sown into them; And these are likewise they upon the rocky places sown, - who, as soon as they hear the word, straightway, with joy receive it, and have no root in themselves, but, only for a season are, - afterwards, when there ariseth tribulation or persecution by reason of the word, straightway, they find cause of stumbling; And others are they who among thorns are sown, - these are they who hear the word, and, the anxieties of the age, and the deceit of wealth, and the covetings about the remaining things, entering in, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh; And those yonder are they who on the good ground are sown, - who, indeed, hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit - thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold. And he was saying unto them - Doth the lamp come that under the measure it should be put, or under the couch? Is it not that upon the lampstand it may be put? For it is not hidden, save that it may be made visible; neither did it get hidden away, but that it might come into a place where it could be seen. If any one hath ears to hear, let him hear. And he was saying unto them - Be taking heed what ye are hearing: - with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you, and added unto you; For, he that hath, it shall be given, unto him, and, he that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken from him. And he was saying - Thus, is the kingdom of God: As a man may cast seed upon the earth, and be sleeping and rising, night and day, - and the seed be sprouting, and lengthening itself, - how, he, knoweth not: of itself, the earth beareth fruit, - first, a blade, afterwards, an ear, after that, full corn in the ear; but, as soon as the fruit yieldeth itself up, straightway, he sendeth forth the sickle, because standing by is the harvest. - And he was saying - How shall we liken the kingdom of God, or, in what parable, shall we put it? As a grain of mustard seed, - which, whensoever it may be sown upon the earth, is less than all the seeds that are upon the earth; and, as soon as it is sown, springeth up, and becometh greater than all garden plants, and produceth large branches, so that, under the shade thereof, the birds of heaven can find shelter. And, with many such parables as these, was he speaking unto them the word, - according as they were able to hear;