Matthew 13:45

“ Againe, the kingdome of heauen is like vnto a marchant man, seeking goodly pearles:”

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Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
- King James Version

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a trader searching for beautiful jewels.
- Basic English Bible

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls;
- Darby Bible

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls:
- Webster's Bible

Again the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a jewel merchant who is in quest of choice pearls.
- Weymouth Bible

Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls,
- World English Bible

Eftsoone the kyngdom of heuenes is lijk to a marchaunt, that sechith good margaritis;
- Wycliffe Bible

`Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a merchant, seeking goodly pearls,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:45

13:45 The kingdom of heaven - That is, one who earnestly seeks for

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:45

Mt 13:45 Like unto a merchantman seeking goodly pearls. Pearls were then esteemed as the most valuable ornaments, and were sought by merchants on distant shores, the most valuable being brought from the Indian Ocean.

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Say not of the holy Angels, Were wanting to do, for the Angels now await commandment to execute final judgment on ye wicked. For it is written, The enemy that sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the Angels. So shall it be at the end of the world: the Angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  • ALEX
    Mat. 13 is a perfect picture of the church and her birth pains from the seed of christ the words of god the tares satan are gonna try to destroy the woman's child, the 2 children fought in rebecca's womb, jesus said the field was the world where that good seed will be sown meaning humanity th world is gonna birth a baby christ which is the h.g. that promise child that is gonna rule all nations
  • Caleb Dugan
    I love this chapter, but could someone explain to me verses 28 and 29?
  • Caleb Dugan
    I continue my train of thought here ... Jesus mentions that the reapers represent the angels. I am just wondering what the angels were wanting to do. Did they want to kill false believers in the church, but God didn't want them to because they would kill true believers on accident? I am just curious about what the gathering up of tares is and how it is harmful to the true believers in the church
  • Caleb Dugan
    In verse 28, the servants reapers too I guess asked if they should take the tares out of the field. The householder said to leave them so that they don't also pull out the wheat. Farther down in the chapter Jesus explains the parable further by saying that the wheat represents the children of the kingdom and the tares are the children of the wicked one. But Jesus also mentions...uhh...
  • Robert Sanborn Jr.
    One thing I can take from ch.13:54-58 is that Jesus did do mighty works in his hometown but not many.Why ? Because of their unbelief.They could not come to receive their healing because they got offended by his teaching,not because he didn't have the power to heal.

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