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Parables About the Kingdom (Sea of Galilee)

MAT 13:1 On that day Jesus went out of the house, and was sitting by the sea.
MAT 13:2 And great multitudes gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole multitude was standing on the beach.
MAT 13:3a And He spoke many things to them in parables,
MAR 4:1 And He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very great multitude gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
MAR 4:2 And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,
LUK 8:4 And when a great multitude were coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:

The soils

MAT 13:3b saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
MAT 13:4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
MAT 13:5 "And others fell upon the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
MAT 13:6 "But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
MAT 13:7 "And others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
MAT 13:8 "And others fell on the good soil, and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
MAT 13:9 "He who has ears, let him hear."

MAT 13:10 And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"
MAT 13:11 And He answered and said to them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
MAT 13:12 "For whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he shall have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.
MAT 13:13 "Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
MAT 13:14 "And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; And you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive;
MAT 13:15 For the heart of this people has become dull, And with their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes Lest they should see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I should heal them.'
MAT 13:16 "But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
MAT 13:17 "For truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
MAT 13:18 "Hear then the parable of the sower.
MAT 13:19 "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
MAT 13:20 "And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy;
MAT 13:21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
MAT 13:22 "And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

MAT 13:23 "And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."

MAR 4:3 "Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow;
MAR 4:4 and it came about that as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
MAR 4:5 "And other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil.
MAR 4:6 "And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

MAR 4:7 "And other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.
MAR 4:8 "And other seeds fell into the good soil and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."
MAR 4:9 And He was saying, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
MAR 4:10 And as soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
MAR 4:11 And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God; but those who are outside get everything in parables,
MAR 4:12 in order that while seeing, they may see and not perceive; and while hearing, they may hear and not understand lest they return and be forgiven. "
MAR 4:13 And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? And how will you understand all the parables?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAR 4:14 "The sower sows the word.
MAR 4:15 "And these are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.

MAR 4:16 "And in a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
MAR 4:17 and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.
MAR 4:18 "And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,
MAR 4:19 and the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
MAR 4:20 "And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it, and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."

LUK 8:5 "The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road; and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the air ate it up.
LUK 8:6 "And other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

 

 

LUK 8:7 "And other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it, and choked it out.
LUK 8:8 "And other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great." As He said these things, He would call out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

LUK 8:9 And His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable might be.
LUK 8:10 And He said, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, in order that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUK 8:11 "Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
LUK 8:12 "And those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved.

LUK 8:13 "And those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.

 

 

LUK 8:14 "And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

LUK 8:15 "And the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.

Lamps/listening

MAR 4:21 And He was saying to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a peck-measure, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?
MAR 4:22 "For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it should come to light.
MAR 4:23 "If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."
MAR 4:24 And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it shall be measured to you; and more shall be given you besides.
MAR 4:25 "For whoever has, to him shall more be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him."
LUK 8:16 "Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, in order that those who come in may see the light.
LUK 8:17 "For nothing is hidden that shall not become evident, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light.

LUK 8:18 "Therefore take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him shall more be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."

Growth of a seed - Mark 4:26-29
Tares - Matthew 13:24-30

Mustard seed

MAT 13:31 He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
MAT 13:32 and this is smaller than all other seeds; but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches. "
MAR 4:30 And He said, "How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?
MAR 4:31 "It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,
MAR 4:32 yet when it is sown, grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that the birds of the air can nest under its shade. "

Leavening - Matthew 13:33

Always speaking in parables

MAT 13:34 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable,
MAT 13:35 so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world."
MAR 4:33 And with many such parables He was speaking the word to them as they were able to hear it;
MAR 4:34 and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.

Parable of tares explained - Matthew 13:36-43
Hidden treasure - Matthew 13:44
Pearl of great price - Matthew 13:45,46
Dragnet - Matthew 13:47-50
Householder - Matthew 13:51,52