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1 That same day, Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside,
Luke 8:4-10  Matt 13:1-15  Mark 4:1-12  Mark 2:13  Matt 13:36  Matt 9:28 

2 but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the shore,
Luke 5:3  Gen 49:10  Luke 8:4-8  Mark 4:1  Matt 4:25  Matt 15:30 

3 and he told them many things in parables. He said, 'Listen, a sower went out to sow.
Mark 4:2-9  2Sam 12:1-7  Luke 8:5-8  Mark 4:13  Mark 4:33  Mark 12:12  Matt 13:34-35 

4 As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up.
Matt 13:18-19 

5 Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up at once, because there was no depth of earth;
Ezek 11:19  Ezek 36:26  Matt 13:20  Zech 7:12  Amos 6:12 

6 but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away.
Jas 1:11-12  Matt 13:21  Col 1:23  Eph 3:17  Isa 49:10  Luke 8:13  Matt 7:26-27 

7 Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
Jer 4:3-4  Mark 4:18-19  Gen 3:18  Matt 13:22 

8 Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Gen 26:12  Matt 13:23  Luke 8:15  Gal 5:22-23  John 15:8  Phil 1:11  Rom 7:18 

9 Anyone who has ears should listen!'
Matt 11:15  Rev 2:11  Rev 2:7  Rev 2:17  Rev 2:29  Rev 3:6  Rev 3:13 

10 Then the disciples went up to him and asked, 'Why do you talk to them in parables?'
Mark 4:33-34  Mark 4:10 

11 In answer, he said, 'Because to you is granted to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not granted.
1Cor 2:9-10  1John 2:27  Matt 19:11  Rom 16:25  1Cor 2:14  1Cor 13:2  Matt 16:17 

12 Anyone who has will be given more and will have more than enough; but anyone who has not will be deprived even of what he has.
Luke 8:18  Matt 25:29  John 15:2-5  Rev 2:5  Isa 5:4-7  Luke 9:26  Luke 10:42 

13 The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding.
Ezek 12:2  Jer 5:21  2Cor 4:3-4  Deut 29:3-4  Isa 42:18-20  Isa 44:18  John 3:19-20 

14 So in their case what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah is being fulfilled: Listen and listen, but never understand! Look and look, but never perceive!
Isa 6:9-10  Luke 8:10  2Cor 3:14  Acts 28:25-27  Ezek 12:2  Mark 4:12  Rom 11:8-10 

15 This people's heart has grown coarse, their ears dulled, they have shut their eyes tight to avoid using their eyes to see, their ears to hear, their heart to understand, changing their ways and being healed by me.
Isa 6:10  John 8:43-44  Zech 7:11  2Tim 4:4  Heb 5:11  Mal 4:2  Jer 17:14 

16 'But blessed are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear!
Luke 10:23-24  Eph 1:17-18  Matt 16:17  2Cor 4:6  John 20:29  Acts 26:18  Matt 5:3-11 

17 In truth I tell you, many prophets and upright people longed to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.
1Pet 1:10-12  Heb 11:13  John 8:56  Luke 10:24  Eph 3:5-6  Heb 11:39-40 

18 'So pay attention to the parable of the sower.
Luke 8:11-15  Matt 13:11-12  Mark 4:13-20 

19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the Evil One comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the seed sown on the edge of the path.
Luke 8:11-15  Matt 13:38  Heb 2:1  Matt 4:23  1John 3:12  1John 5:18  2Cor 4:2-3 

20 The seed sown on patches of rock is someone who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy.
Ezek 33:31-32  Ps 106:12-13  Isa 58:2  John 5:35  Mark 6:20  Ps 78:34-37  1Sam 11:13-15 

21 But such a person has no root deep down and does not last; should some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, at once he falls away.
Matt 11:6  Hos 6:4  John 15:5-7  2Pet 1:8-9  1Pet 1:5  2Tim 1:15  2Tim 4:10 

22 The seed sown in thorns is someone who hears the word, but the worry of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and so it produces nothing.
1Tim 6:17  1Tim 6:9-10  2Tim 4:10  Luke 8:14  Luke 12:15  1John 2:15-16  Eccl 5:10-11 

23 And the seed sown in rich soil is someone who hears the word and understands it; this is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.'
Matt 12:33  Matt 13:8  Col 1:6  Phil 1:11  Prov 2:2-6  Gal 5:22-23  2Cor 8:1-2 

24 He put another parable before them, 'The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Matt 25:1  Matt 13:47  Matt 20:1  Luke 13:20  Matt 22:2  Matt 13:33  Matt 13:44-45 

25 While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off.
1Pet 5:8  Matt 13:39  2Pet 2:1  Acts 20:30-31  Heb 12:15  Matt 25:5  Rev 12:9 

26 When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well.
Mark 4:26-29 

27 The owner's labourers went to him and said, "Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?"
Rom 16:17  1Cor 12:28-29  1Cor 16:10  2Cor 5:18-20  2Cor 6:1  2Cor 6:4  1Cor 1:11-13 

28 He said to them, "Some enemy has done this." And the labourers said, "Do you want us to go and weed it out?"
1Cor 5:3-7  1Thess 5:14  Luke 9:49-54  2Cor 2:6-11  Jude 1:22-23 

29 But he said, "No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it.

30 Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn." '
Matt 3:12  John 15:6  1Cor 4:5  1Tim 5:24  Luke 3:17  Mal 3:18-1  Matt 25:32 

31 He put another parable before them, 'The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field.
Luke 13:18-19  Mark 4:30-32  Matt 17:20  Luke 17:6  Matt 13:24  Luke 20:9  Luke 19:11 

32 It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air can come and shelter in its branches.'
Dan 4:12  Ezek 31:6  Acts 21:20  Dan 2:44-45  Ezek 17:23-24  Rom 15:18-19  Acts 1:15 

33 He told them another parable, 'The kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.'
Gal 5:9  Luke 13:21  Prov 4:18  1Cor 5:6-7  Gen 18:6  1Thess 5:23-24  2Pet 3:18 

34 In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables.
Mark 4:33-34  John 16:25  Matt 13:13 

35 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: I will speak to you in parables, unfold what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.
Ps 78:2  Eph 3:9  1Pet 1:20-21  1Cor 2:7  Rom 16:25-26  John 17:24  Matt 25:34 

36 Then, leaving the crowds, he went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, 'Explain to us the parable about the darnel in the field.'
John 16:17-20  Mark 6:45  Mark 7:17  Mark 8:9  Matt 9:28  Matt 13:1  Matt 13:11 

37 He said in reply, 'The sower of the good seed is the Son of man.
Acts 1:8  1Cor 3:5-7  Heb 1:1  Heb 2:3  John 13:20  John 20:21  Luke 10:16 

38 The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the Evil One;
John 8:44  Acts 13:10  Matt 13:19  1John 3:8-10  1John 3:2  1Pet 1:23  Col 1:6 

39 the enemy who sowed it, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels.
Matt 13:49  Matt 24:3  Joel 3:13  1Pet 5:8  2Cor 2:17  2Cor 11:3  2Cor 11:13-15 

40 Well then, just as the darnel is gathered up and burnt in the fire, so it will be at the end of time.
Matt 13:39 

41 The Son of man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of falling and all who do evil,
Matt 24:31  Matt 18:7  2Pet 2:1-2  Heb 1:6-7  Heb 1:14  Luke 13:26-27  Mark 13:27 

42 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.
Matt 13:50  Matt 8:12  Rev 20:10  Rev 20:14-15  Luke 16:23-24  Dan 3:6  Matt 22:13 

43 Then the upright will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Anyone who has ears should listen!
Dan 12:3  Luke 12:32  Matt 11:15  Matt 25:34  1Cor 15:41-54  Rev 21:3-5  1Cor 15:58 

44 'The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off in his joy, sells everything he owns and buys the field.
Col 2:3  Prov 2:2-5  Prov 16:16  Heb 11:24-26  Matt 6:21  Prov 23:23  Luke 14:33 

45 'Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls;
Matt 13:24  Matt 16:26  Prov 8:18-20  Job 28:18  Prov 3:13-18  Prov 8:10-11  Eccl 2:2-12 

46 when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it.
Eph 3:8  Acts 20:24  Col 2:3  Luke 18:28-30  Mark 10:28-31  Prov 2:4  1Cor 3:21-23 

47 'Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that is cast in the sea and brings in a haul of all kinds of fish.
Matt 4:19  1John 4:1-6  Matt 22:9-10  Rev 3:1  1Cor 5:1-6  1Cor 10:1-12  1Cor 11:19 

48 When it is full, the fishermen bring it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in baskets and throw away those that are no use.
Matt 13:30  Matt 3:12  Matt 13:40-43 

49 This is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the upright,
Rev 20:12-15  2Thess 1:7-10  Matt 13:39  Matt 25:19-33  Matt 22:12-14  Matt 24:31  Matt 25:5-12 

50 to throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.
Luke 13:27-28  Matt 8:12  Matt 13:42  Rev 14:10-11  Matt 24:50-51  Rev 16:10-11 

51 'Have you understood all these?' They said, 'Yes.'
Matt 13:11  1John 5:20  Acts 8:30-31  Luke 9:44-45  Mark 4:34  Mark 7:18  Mark 8:17-18 

52 And he said to them, 'Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of Heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom new things as well as old.'
1John 2:7-8  Prov 15:7  2Tim 3:16-17  1Tim 3:15-16  2Cor 3:4-6  Matt 12:35  Matt 23:34 

53 When Jesus had finished these parables he left the district;
Mark 4:33-35  Matt 7:28 

54 and, coming to his home town, he taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished and said, 'Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?
Luke 4:16-30  Matt 2:23  Matt 4:23  Matt 7:28  Acts 4:13  Acts 13:46  Acts 28:17-28 

55 This is the carpenter's son, surely? Is not his mother the woman called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Jude?
John 6:42  Luke 3:23  Mark 6:3  Gal 1:19  Isa 53:2-3  Luke 2:5-7  Luke 24:10 

56 His sisters, too, are they not all here with us? So where did the man get it all?'

57 And they would not accept him. But Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is despised only in his own country and in his own house,'
John 4:44  Luke 4:24  Matt 11:6  John 6:61  1Cor 1:23-28  Acts 3:22-23  Acts 7:37-39 

58 and he did not work many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Mark 6:5-6  Rom 11:20  Luke 4:25-29  Heb 3:12-19  Heb 4:6-11