Matthew 13-16

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Matthew 13

On that day Yahshua went out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And there were gathered to him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach. 3 And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; 4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them: 5 and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth; 6 and when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked them: 8 and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He that has ears, let him hear.


10 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speak you to them in parables? 11 And he answered and said to them, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And to them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says,

By hearing you shall hear, and shall in no wise understand;

And seeing you shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:


15 For this people’s heart has grown fat,

And their ears are dull of hearing,

And their eyes they have closed;

Lest they should perceive with their eyes,

And hear with their ears,

And understand with their heart,

And should turn again.

And I should heal them.


16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. 17 For truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which you hear, and heard them not. 18 Hear you then the parable of the sower. 19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the evil one, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the way side. 20 And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that hears the word, and straightway with joy receives it; 21 yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while; and when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, straightway he stumbles. 22 And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that hears the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that hears the word, and understands it; who truly bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundred-fold, some sixty, some thirty.


24 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field: 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 And the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where then has it tares? 28 And he said to them, An enemy has done this. And the servants say to him, Will you then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he says, No, lest while you gather up the tares, you root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.


31 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 which indeed is less than all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge in the branches of it.


33 Another parable spoke he to them; The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.


34 All these things spoke Yahshua in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable spoke he nothing to them: 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

I will open my mouth in parables;

I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.


36 Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 And he answered and said, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, 42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears, let him hear.


44 The kingdom of heaven is like to a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.


45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is a merchant seeking good pearls: 46 and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.


47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away. 49 So shall it be in the consummation of the age: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous, 50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.


51 Have you understood all these things? They say to him, Yes. 52 And he said to them. Therefore every scribe who has been made a disciple to the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.


53 And it came to pass, when Yahshua had finished these parables, he departed from there.


54 And coming into his own country he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, From where has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Miriam? and his brethren, Jacob, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judah? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? From where then has this man all these things? 57 And they were offended in him. But Yahshua said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58 And he did not perform many mighty works there because of their unbelief.



Matthew 14

At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Yahshua, 2 and said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead; and therefore do these powers work in him. 3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. 4 For John said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her. 5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. 6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. 7 Upon which he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask. 8 And she, being instigated by her mother, says, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist. 9 And the king was grieved; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given; 10 and he sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came, and took up the corpse, and buried him; and they went and told Yahshua.


13 Now when Yahshua heard it, he withdrew from there in a boat, to a desert place apart: and when the multitudes heard of it, they followed him on foot from the cities. 14 And he came forth, and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. 15 And evening having come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is a desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food. 16 But Yahshua said to them, They have no need to go away; give you them to eat. 17 And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18 And he said, Bring them here to me. 19 And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 20 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21 And they that ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.


22 And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him to the other side, till he should send the multitudes away. 23 And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and evening having come, he was there alone. 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking upon the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Yahshua spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Master, if it is you, bid me come to you upon the waters. 29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Yahshua. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Master, save me. 31 And immediately Yahshua stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and says to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? 32 And when they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And they that were in the boat worshiped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of Yahweh.


34 And when they had crossed over, they came to the land, to Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent into all that region all around, and brought to him all that were sick; 36 and they supplicated him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as many as touched were made whole.



Matthew 15

Then there came to Yahshua from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying, 2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 And he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of Elohim because of your tradition? 4 For Elohim said, Honor your father and your mother: and, He that speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But you say, Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, That with which you might have been profited by me is given to Elohim; 6 he shall not honor his father. And you have made void the word of Yahweh because of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people honors me with their lips;

But their heart is far from me.


9 But in vain they worship me,

Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.


10 And he called to him the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which enters into the mouth defiles the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man. 12 then came the disciples, and said to him, Do you know that the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying? 13 But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit. 15 And Peter answered and said to him, Declare to us the parable. 16 And he said, Are you also even yet without understanding? 17 Perceive you not, that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings: 20 these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not the man.


21 And Yahshua went out from there, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Master, you son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and supplicated him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us. 24 But he answered and said, I was not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, Master, help me. 26 And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread and cast it to the dogs. 27 But she said, Yes, Master: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28 Then Yahshua answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it done to you even as you will. And her daughter was healed from that hour.


29 And Yahshua departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there. 30 And there came to him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind dumb, maimed, and many others, and they cast them down at his feet; and he healed them: 31 so much that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they glorified the Elohim of Israel.


32 And Yahshua called to himself his disciples, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, lest they should faint on the way. 33 And the disciples say to him, Where should we have so many loaves in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude? 34 And Yahshua says to them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground; 36 and he took the seven loaves and the fishes; and he gave thanks and broke, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 37 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. 38 And they that ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.



Matthew 16

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 But he answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the heaven is red and overcast. You know how to discern the face of the heaven; but you cannot discern the signs of the times. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed.


5 And the disciples came to the other side and forgot to take bread. 6 And Yahshua said to them, Take heed and beware Of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we took no bread. 8 And Yahshua perceiving it said, O you of little faith, why reason you among yourselves, because you have no bread? 9 Do you not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11 How is it that you do not perceive that I spoke not to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 12 Then understood they that he bid them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.


13 Now when Yahshua came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is? 14 And they said, Some say John the Baptist; some, EliYah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He says to them, But who say you that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim. 17 And Yahshua answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my assembly; and the gates of the grave shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he the disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Messiah.


21 From that time began Yahshua to show to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. 22 And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Master: this shall never be to you. 23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are a stumbling-block to me: for you mind not the things of Yahweh, but the things of men. 24 Then said Yahshua to his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his burden, and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life shall lose it: and whoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render to every man according to his deeds. 28 Truly I say to you, There are some of them that stand here, who shall certainly not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.



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