present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood
Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And Jesus
answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners
above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in
Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men
that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, Nay: but, except
ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
6 He spake also
this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he
came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come
seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth
it the ground?
8 And he answering said unto him, Lord,
let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung
9 And if it bear fruit, well: but if not, then thou
shalt cut it down.
And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to
dine with him: and he went in, and sat down at meat.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed
12 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye
Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your
inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is
14 But give alms of such things as ye have;
and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
15 But woe
unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs,
and pass over justice and the love of God: these ought ye to have done,
and not to leave the other undone.
16 Woe unto you,
Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and
greetings in the markets.
17 Woe unto you! for ye are as
graves which are not seen, and the men that walk over them are not aware
18 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said
unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
19 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with
burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with
one of your fingers.
20 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye
have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and
them that were entering in ye hindered.
21 And as he
departed from thence, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him
vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
22 Laying wait for him, to catch him in some saying.
On that same day went Jesus out of the house, and
sat by the sea side.
24 And great multitudes were
gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the
whole multitude stood on the shore.
25 And he spake many
things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to
26 And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side,
and the fowls came and devoured them up:
27 Some fell
upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they
sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root,
they withered away.
29 And some fell among thorns; and
the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
30 But other fell
into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some
sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
31 Who hath ears to hear, let
32 And when he was alone, they that were about
him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
Hear ye therefore the parable of the
34 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom,
and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and snatcheth away
that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the
35 But he that received the seed into stony
places, the same is he that heareth the word, and at once with joy
36 Yet hath he not root in himself, but
endureth for a while: and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because
of the word, he quickly falleth away.
37 He also that
received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care
of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and it
38 But he that received seed into
the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; he also
beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some
And he said unto them, Is a lamp brought to be put
under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a
40 For there is nothing hid, which shall not
be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come
41 If any man have ears to hear, let him
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The
kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his
43 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed
tares among the wheat, and went his way.
44 But when the
blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares
45 And the servants of the householder came and
said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence
then hath it tares?
46 He said unto them, An enemy hath
done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and
gather them up?
47 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather
up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will
say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in
bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Then he departed from the multitude, and went into
the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the
parable of the tares of the field.
50 He answered and
said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
51 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the
kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
52 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end
of the age; and the reapers are the angels.
therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in
the end of the age.
54 The Son of man shall send forth
his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause
men to sin, and all them which do iniquity;
55 And shall
cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of
56 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun
in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure
hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy
thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that
58 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a
merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
59 Who, when he had
found one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had, and bought
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net,
that was cast into the sea, and gathered fish of every kind:
61 Which, when it was full, they drew it to shore, and sat down,
and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
62 So shall it be at the end of the age: the angels shall come
forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and
gnashing of teeth.
64 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye
understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea.
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed
concerning the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an
householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and
66 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a
man should cast seed upon the ground;
67 And should
sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he
knoweth not how.
68 The earth bringeth forth fruit of
herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the
69 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately
he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom
of God? or with what parable shall we describe it?
is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is
less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
72 But when
it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and
shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under
the shadow of it.
73 And with many such parables spake he
the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
without a parable spake he not unto them: but when they were alone, he
expounded all things to his disciples.