New Living Translation
Here is another story Jesus told: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.
King James Bible
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Darby Bible Translation
Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man sowing good seed in his field;
World English Bible
He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,
Young's Literal Translation
Another simile he set before them, saying: 'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man sowing good seed in his field,
Matthew 13:24 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:24 He proposed another parable - in which he farther explains the case of unfruitful hearers. The kingdom of heaven (as has been observed before) sometimes signifies eternal glory: sometimes the way to it, inward religion; sometimes, as here, the Gospel dispensation: the phrase is likewise used for a person or thing relating to any one of those: so in this place it means, Christ preaching the Gospel, who is like a man sowing good seed - The expression, is like, both here and in several other places, only means, that the thing spoken of may be illustrated by the following similitude. Who sowed good seed in his field - God sowed nothing but good in his whole creation. Christ sowed only the good seed of truth in his Church.
LibraryMingled in Growth, Separated in Maturity
'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 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? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Treasure and Pearl
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away.
Here is another illustration Jesus used: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field.
Jesus also used this illustration: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough."
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls.
"Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him.
"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
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