Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; read more.
the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.


Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.


And then will he send forth the angels, and will gather the chosen ones from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.



And then will he send forth the angels, and will gather the chosen ones from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity,

So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous,


And he will send forth his angels with a great trumpet, and they will gather his chosen from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.



And, lo! there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it.

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose its seals?



the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, read more.
and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.




Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; read more.
the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.



So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous,


And: "Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst found the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands. They will perish, but thou remainest; and they will all become old as doth a garment, and thou wilt fold them up as a vesture, and they will be changed; but thou art the same, and thy years will not fail."

for then must he have suffered many times since the foundation of the world; but now once in the end of the world he hath appeared, to put away sin by means of his sacrifice.

And immediately after the distress of those days will the sun be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and will see the Son of man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send forth his angels with a great trumpet, and they will gather his chosen from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

And as he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? and what will be the signs of thy coming, and of the end of the world?






Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. But as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. read more.
For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and knew not, until the flood came, and took them all away, so also will be the coming of the Son of man.

But in those days, after that distress, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light; and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. And then will they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. read more.
And then will he send forth the angels, and will gather the chosen ones from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. And from the figtree learn its parable. When its branch hath now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that summer is near. So also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that he is near, at the doors. Truly do I say to you, that this generation will not pass away, till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But that day or hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father. Take heed, watch; for ye know not when the time is. As a man going abroad, having left his house and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, also commanded the porter to watch, so also watch ye; for ye know not when the master of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch.

mens hearts failing them from fear, and from looking for those things which are coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then will they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. read more.
And he spoke to them a parable: Behold the figtree and all the trees; when they have already shot forth, ye see it, and know of yourselves that summer is now nigh at hand. So also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Truly do I say to you, that this generation will not pass away, till all shall have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with surfeiting and drunkenness and worldly cares, and that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare will it come on all that dwell on the face of the whole earth. But watch at all times, and pray that ye may be able to escape all the things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein will be burned up. Seeing that all these things are thus to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat! read more.
But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

And I saw a great white throne, and him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.



Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation [of the world]." Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy thereof he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. And having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and bringing together fish of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew upon the beach, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Did ye understand all these things? They say to him, Yea. And he said to them, Thus then every scribe, instructed for the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, who bringeth out from his storehouse things new and old.


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; read more.
the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.



And already is the axe lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that beareth not good fruit is to be cut down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you in water, for repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear; he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire. His winnowingshovel is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshingfloor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation [of the world]." Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.

And while the people were in expectation, and all were considering in their hearts concerning John, whether he were the Christ, John answered and said to them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose; he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire. His winnowingshovel is in his hand to thoroughly cleanse his threshingfloor, and gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap, for the time to reap is come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he who sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle upon the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. read more.
And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire; and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the grapes of the earth are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the fruit of the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even to the bits of the horses, to the distance of a thousand six hundred furlongs.




Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few.


And he said to them, The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers for his harvest.



And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap, for the time to reap is come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.


Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.



and said, Truly do I say to you, Unless ye are changed, and become as children, ye will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And he said to them, Ye are from beneath, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world.

Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation [of the world]." Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy thereof he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. And having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and bringing together fish of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew upon the beach, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Did ye understand all these things? They say to him, Yea.

nor will they say, Lo here! or there! for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have fought, that I should not be delivered up to the Jews; but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said to him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest what is true; for I am a king. For this end have I been born, and for this cause have I come into the world, that I may bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth listeneth to my voice.

So that we henceforth know no one according to the flesh; and if we have even known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we no longer know him. Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, (for the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds,) casting down reasonings, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing every purpose into captivity to the obedience of Christ,


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation [of the world]." Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy thereof he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. And having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and bringing together fish of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew upon the beach, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Did ye understand all these things? They say to him, Yea. And he said to them, Thus then every scribe, instructed for the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, who bringeth out from his storehouse things new and old. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these parables, that he departed thence.

And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as when a man has cast seed upon the ground, and sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed springs and grows up, he knows not how. For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. read more.
But when the fruit puts itself forth, immediately he sends out the sickle, because the harvest is come. And he said, To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or under what comparison shall we set it forth? It is like a grain of mustard, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth; and when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts forth great branches, so that the birds of the air can lodge under its shade. And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear. But without a parable he did not speak to them; but in private he explained all things to his own disciples.


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; read more.
the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.


And while they were hearing these things, he proceeded and spoke a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, Trade with these, till I come. read more.
But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, when he had returned, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what each had gained by trading. And the first came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said to him, Well done, good servant! because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said also to this servant, And be thou over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin. For I feared thee, because thou art a harsh man; thou takest up what thou didst not lay down, and reapest what thou didst not sow. He saith to him, Out of thy mouth will I judge thee, wicked servant! thou knewest that I was a harsh man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow; why then didst thou not put my money into a bank? Then I at my coming might have received it back with interest. And he said to them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath the ten pounds. (And they said to him, He hath ten pounds, Lord.) I say to you, that to every one who hath, will be given; but from him that hath not, even what he hath will be taken away. But as for those enemies of mine, who would not that I should reign over them, bring them here, and slay them before me.

For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. And having agreed with the laborers for a denary a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; read more.
and said to them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, I will give you. And they went. Again going out about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did likewise. And going out about the eleventh hour, he found others standing, and saith to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say to him, Because no one hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into the vineyard. And when evening came, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their pay, beginning with the last, and going on to the first. And they who were hired about the eleventh hour came, and received each a denary. But when the first came, they supposed that they should receive more; and they too received each a denary. And when they had received it, they murmured against the householder, saying, These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answering said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst not thou agree with me for a denary? Take thy due, and go. But I will give to this last even as to thee. Am I not free to do what I will with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? Thus the last will be first, and the first, last. And as

Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation [of the world]." Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy thereof he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. And having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and bringing together fish of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew upon the beach, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Did ye understand all these things? They say to him, Yea. And he said to them, Thus then every scribe, instructed for the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, who bringeth out from his storehouse things new and old.

Therefore the kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who would settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, there was brought to him one, who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was unable to pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. read more.
Then that servant fell down and did obeisance to him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. But that servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, who owed him a hundred denaries; and he laid hold of him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay what thou owest. His fellowservant then fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee. And he would not; but went away and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. Then his fellowservants, seeing what was done, were greatly grieved; and went and told their lord all that had been done. Then his lord, having called him, saith to him, Thou wicked servant! All that debt I forgave thee because thou didst beseech me; shouldst not thou also have had pity on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was enraged, and delivered him to the inflicters of punishment, till he should pay all that was due to him. So also will my heavenly Father do to you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

And one of those who were at table with him, hearing this, said to him, Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And at the hour of supper he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, Come, for things are now ready. read more.
And all with one accord began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of land, and must needs go out and see it; I pray that I may be excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and am going out to try them; I pray that I may be excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. And the servant came, and reported these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, the blind, and the lame. And the servant said, Lord, what thou didst command hath been done, and yet there is room. And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you, that none of those men who were invited shall taste of my supper.

Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and five wise. For the foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. read more.
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. And as the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, Lo! the bridegroom! go out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the wise answered, saying, Perhaps there will not be enough for us and you; go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, lord, open to us. But he answering said, Truly do I say to you, I know you not, Watch, therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour. For it will be as when a man going abroad called his own servants, and intrusted to them his property; and to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his ability, and went abroad. He that had received the five talents went immediately and traded with the same, and gained five talents more. In like manner, he that had received the two gained two more. But he that had received the one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lords money. And after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And he that had received the five talents came and brought five talents more, saying, Lord, thou intrustedst to me five talents; see, I have gained five talents more. His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! thou hast been faithful over a little, I will place thee in charge of much; enter into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received the two talents came and said, Lord, thou intrustedst to me two talents; see, I have gained two talents more. His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! thou hast been faithful over a little, I will place thee in charge of much; enter into the joy of thy lord. Then he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee to be a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering where thou didst not scatter seed; and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth. See! thou hast thine own. But his lord answered and said to him, Wicked and slothful servant! Didst thou know that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter seed? Thou oughtest then to have put my money with the moneydealers, and on my coming I should have received mine own with interest. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who hath the ten talents. For to every one that hath will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath will be taken away. And cast out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriagefeast for his son, and sent forth his servants to call to the feast those who had been invited; and they would not come. Again, he sent other servants, saying, Tell those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come to the feast. read more.
But they made light of it, and went away; one to his farm, another to his merchandise. And the rest seized his servants, and illtreated and slew them. And the king was enraged; and sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then saith he to his servants, The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the thoroughfares, and as many as ye find, invite to the feast. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all, as many as they found, both bad and good; and the bridechamber was fully furnished with guests. And the king, coming in to view the guests, saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment; and he saith to him, Friend, how camest thou in here, not having a wedding garment? And he was struck dumb. Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.

And he said to them, Is a lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be set on the lampstand? For there is nothing secret, unless to be made known; nor was any thing hidden, but that it should come to light. If any one hath ears to hear, let him hear. read more.
And he said to them, Take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye mete, it will be measured to you, and more will be added to you. For he that hath, to him will be given; and he that hath not, from him will be taken away even what he hath. And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as when a man has cast seed upon the ground, and sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed springs and grows up, he knows not how. For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the fruit puts itself forth, immediately he sends out the sickle, because the harvest is come. And he said, To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or under what comparison shall we set it forth? It is like a grain of mustard, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth; and when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts forth great branches, so that the birds of the air can lodge under its shade. And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear. But without a parable he did not speak to them; but in private he explained all things to his own disciples.

He said therefore, To what is the kingdom of God like? and to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and became a tree, and the birds of the air lodged in its branches. And again he said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? read more.
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as when a man has cast seed upon the ground, and sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed springs and grows up, he knows not how. For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. read more.
But when the fruit puts itself forth, immediately he sends out the sickle, because the harvest is come.

The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. read more.
The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; read more.
the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.


Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, read more.
and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.


The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.




The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.


And when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he sit on the throne of his glory, and before him will be gathered all the nations; and he will separate men one from another, as a shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats; and he will set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left. read more.
Then will the king say to those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me. Then will the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? and when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? or when did we see thee sick, or in prison, and come to thee? And the king will answer and say to them, Truly do I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it to me. Then will he say also to those on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the everlasting fire, which is prepared for the Devil and his angels. For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then will they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee? Then will he answer them, saying, Truly do I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these will go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into everlasting life.


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation [of the world]." Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy thereof he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. And having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and bringing together fish of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew upon the beach, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.


The same day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the shore of the lake; and great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that he went into a boat, and sat down; and all the multitude stood on the beach. And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow. read more.
And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. And others fell upon rocky places, where they had not much earth; and they sprung up immediately, because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And others fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked them. And others fell upon good ground; and yielded fruit, some a hundred fold, some Sixty, some thirty fold. He that hath ears, let him hear. And the disciples came and said to him, Why dost thou speak to them in parables? He answered and said, Because to you it hath been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it hath not been given. For whoever hath, to him will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever hath not, from him will be taken away even what he hath. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, nor understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, "Ye will hear indeed, and not understand; and ye will see indeed, and not perceive. For this peoples heart hath become gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn from their ways, and I should heal them." But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. Truly do I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which ye see, and did not see them; and to hear the things which ye hear, and did not hear them. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the Evil One cometh, and snatcheth away that which was sown in his heart; this man is what was sown by the wayside. And what was sown on the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy, but, having no root within him, endureth only for a time; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth on account of the word, he immediately falleth away. And what was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. And what was sown on the good ground, this is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who also beareth fruit, and yieldeth, one a hundred fold, another sixty, another thirty fold. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Isaiah, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation [of the world]." Then he sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy thereof he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. And having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and bringing together fish of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew upon the beach, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Did ye understand all these things? They say to him, Yea. And he said to them, Thus then every scribe, instructed for the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, who bringeth out from his storehouse things new and old.

And he taught them many things in parables, and said to them in his teaching, Hearken: Behold, a sower went forth to sow. And it came to pass, as he sowed some seeds fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. read more.
And others fell on rocky ground, where they had not much earth; and they sprung up immediately, because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And others fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked them, and they yielded no fruit. And others fell on good ground, and shooting up and growing yielded fruit; and bore as much as thirty, and sixty, and a hundred fold. And he said, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was in private, they who were about him, with the twelve, asked him about the parables. And he said to them, To you hath been given the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them, who are without, all things are done in parables; t hat seeing they may see, and not perceive, and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest they should turn, and be forgiven. And he saith to them, Know ye not this parable? and how will ye know all the parables? The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the wayside, those where the word is sown, and when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in them. And these in like manner are they that are sown on the rocky places, those, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy, and have no root in themselves, but endure only for a time; then, when affliction or persecution ariseth on account of the word, they immediately fall away. And others are they that are sown among the thorns; these are they who hear the word, but the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they who are sown on the good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it; and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold. And he said to them, Is a lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be set on the lampstand? For there is nothing secret, unless to be made known; nor was any thing hidden, but that it should come to light. If any one hath ears to hear, let him hear. And he said to them, Take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye mete, it will be measured to you, and more will be added to you. For he that hath, to him will be given; and he that hath not, from him will be taken away even what he hath. And he said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as when a man has cast seed upon the ground, and sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed springs and grows up, he knows not how. For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the fruit puts itself forth, immediately he sends out the sickle, because the harvest is come. And he said, To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or under what comparison shall we set it forth? It is like a grain of mustard, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth; and when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts forth great branches, so that the birds of the air can lodge under its shade. And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear.


The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.


Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away. But when the blade grew up, and put forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said to them, An enemy did this. The servants say to him, Dost thou wish then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles, to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the world. read more.
The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the stumblingblocks, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.


The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.




The field is the world; the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the Evil One; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.



So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous,


for then must he have suffered many times since the foundation of the world; but now once in the end of the world he hath appeared, to put away sin by means of his sacrifice.

And as he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? and what will be the signs of thy coming, and of the end of the world?