Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Againe, the kingdome of heauen is like vnto treasure hid in a field: the which when a man hath found, hee hideth, and for ioy thereof goeth and selleth all that hee hath, and buyeth that field.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid {again;} and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The kingdom of heaven is like a secret store of wealth in a field, which a man came across and put back again; and in his joy he goes and gives all he has, to get that field.
- Basic English Bible

The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hid in the field, which a man having found has hid, and for the joy of it goes and sells all whatever he has, and buys that field.
- Darby Bible

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hid in a field; which, when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
- Webster's Bible

The Kingdom of the Heavens is like treasure buried in the open country, which a man finds, but buries again, and, in his joy about it, goes and sells all he has and buys that piece of ground.
- Weymouth Bible

Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.
- World English Bible

The kyngdom of heuenes is lijk to tresour hid in a feld, which a man that fyndith, hidith; and for ioye of it he goith, and sillith alle thingis that he hath, and bieth thilk feeld.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Again, the reign of the heavens is like to treasure hid in the field, which a man having found did hide, and from his joy goeth, and all, as much as he hath, he selleth, and buyeth that field.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:44


13:44 The three following parables are proposed, not to the multitude, but peculiarly to the apostles: the two former of them relate to those who receive the Gospel; the third, both to those who receive, and those who preach it. The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hid in a field - The kingdom of God within us is a treasure indeed, but a treasure hid from the world, and from the most wise and prudent in it. He that finds this treasure, (perhaps when he thought it far from him,) hides it deep in his heart, and gives up all other happiness for it.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:44


Mt 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hidden in a field. Valuables which, with us, are entrusted to banks, are in the East buried in fields and gardens to save them from robbers and accidents. The parable teaches the immense value, priceless, of the gospel; and that one who finds out that value will give up everything else in order to possess himself of the privileges and hopes of the kingdom.

Discussion for Matthew 13:44

  • Sigmund Ivarsson for verse 44
    The treasure field is the body of the true believer. You know what a false believer looks like. They attend church, do good deeds, keep good appearances and cause no problems but they cannot believe because they have no faith. So the true believer is the field and the treasure therein in their faith. If you have faith, no matter how small it is your treasure. You will give up everything in life to protect that treasure. If you don't you will just keep up appearances like an unbeliever should. However it takes faith to see and recognize God in another human being. This is the treasure. All the body of Christ coming together that Christ might rule the kingdom of God by renewing your mind. The mind of Christ

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