Famous Parables of Sower, Seed, Tares, Mustard Seed,
Leaven, Treasure, Pearl, Dragnet, Lamp Told
A. D. 28
By the Sea of Galilee
Mat 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the
house, and sat by the sea side.
Mat 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered
together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole
multitude stood on the shore.
Mat 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in
parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Mat 13:4 And when he sowed, some
seeds fell by
the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Mat 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they
had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no
deepness of earth:
Mat 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were
scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
Mat 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the
thorns sprung up, and choked them:
Mat 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and
brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto
him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because
it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but
to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be
given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him
shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables:
because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they
Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy
of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not
understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Mat 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross,
ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any
time they should see with their
eyes, and hear with their
ears, and should understand with
their heart, and should be converted, and I
should heal them.
Mat 13:16 But blessed
are your eyes,
for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many
prophets and righteous men
have desired to see those things
which ye see, and have not seen
them; and to hear
which ye hear, and have not heard
Mat 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the
Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the
kingdom, and understandeth it
not, then cometh the wicked one,
and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which
received seed by the way side.
Mat 13:20 But he that received the seed into
stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy
Mat 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but
dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of
the word, by and by he is offended.
Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the
thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good
ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth
it; which also
beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some
Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them,
saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed
in his field:
Mat 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and
sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mat 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and
brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mat 13:27 So the servants of the householder came
and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from
whence then hath it tares?
Mat 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done
this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather
Mat 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather
up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the
harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but
gather the wheat into my barn.
Mat 13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them,
saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a
man took, and sowed in his field:
Mat 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds:
but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree,
so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Mat 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The
kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in
three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Mat 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the
multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Mat 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will
utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Mat 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and
went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto
us the parable of the tares of the field.
Mat 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that
soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Mat 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed
are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the
Mat 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil;
the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Mat 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and
burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Mat 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his
angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend,
and them which do iniquity;
Mat 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of
fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as
the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him
Mat 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like
unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth,
and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that
Mat 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like
unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Mat 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of
great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Mat 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like
unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Mat 13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to
shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad
Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world:
the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
Mat 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of
fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye
understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Mat 13:52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every
scribe which is
instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man
that is an
householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure
things new and
Mar 4:1 And he began again to teach by the
sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he
entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by
the sea on the land.
Mar 4:2 And he taught them many things by
parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
Mar 4:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower
Mar 4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some
fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
Mar 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it
had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth
Mar 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched;
and because it had no root, it withered away.
Mar 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the
thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
Mar 4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did
yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty,
and some sixty, and some an hundred.
Mar 4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears
to hear, let him hear.
Mar 4:10 And when he was alone, they that were
about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is
given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are
without, all these
things are done in parables:
Mar 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not
perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time
they should be converted, and
their sins should be forgiven them.
Mar 4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this
parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Mar 4:14 The sower soweth the word.
Mar 4:15 And these are they by the way side,
where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh
immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
Mar 4:16 And these are they likewise which are
sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately
receive it with gladness;
Mar 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so
endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth
for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
Mar 4:18 And these are they which are sown among
thorns; such as hear the word,
Mar 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke
the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Mar 4:20 And these are they which are sown on
good ground; such as hear the word, and receive
it, and bring
forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
Mar 4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle
brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a
Mar 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall
not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should
Mar 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him
Mar 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye
hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you
that hear shall more be given.
Mar 4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be given:
and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
Mar 4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God,
as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Mar 4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and
day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
Mar 4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of
herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the
Mar 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth,
immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
Mar 4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken
the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
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
Mar 4:32 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.
Mar 4:33 And with many such parables spake he the
word unto them, as they were able to hear
Mar 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto
them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Luk 8:4 And when much people were gathered
together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
Luk 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as
he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the
fowls of the air devoured it.
Luk 8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as
it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
Luk 8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the
thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
Luk 8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang
up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he
cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Luk 8:9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What
might this parable be?
Luk 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to
know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that
seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Luk 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the
word of God.
Luk 8:12 Those by the way side are they that
hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts,
lest they should believe and be saved.
Luk 8:13 They on the rock
which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root,
which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Luk 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are
they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and
riches and pleasures of this
life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
Luk 8:15 But that on the good ground are they,
which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep
it, and bring
forth fruit with patience.
Luk 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle,
covereth it with a vessel, or putteth
it under a
bed; but setteth it
on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
Luk 8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be
made manifest; neither any thing
hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
Luk 8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for
whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him
shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.