“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:”
King James Version (KJV)
13:45 The kingdom of heaven - That is, one who earnestly seeks for
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.