Matthew 13:46

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who when hee had found one pearle of great price, he went and solde all that he had, and bought it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And having come across one jewel of great price, he went and gave all he had in exchange for it.
- Basic English Bible

and having found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all whatever he had and bought it.
- Darby Bible

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
- Webster's Bible

He finds one most costly pearl; he goes away; and though it costs all he has, he buys it.
- Weymouth Bible

who having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
- World English Bible

but whanne he hath foundun o precious margarite, he wente, and selde alle thingis that he hadde, and bouyte it.
- Wycliffe Bible

who having found one pearl of great price, having gone away, hath sold all, as much as he had, and bought it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:46


Mt 13:46 When he had found one pearl of great price. He was willing to invest everything he had in this pearl of surpassing beauty and worth.

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • Alex
    The sower and his seed is the greatest of the parables as Jesus said know ye not this parable how then shall ye know all parables, its his seed that is gonna be sown in us resulting in a birth of Christ in us which is the Child/Babe that is gonna lead us into all truth. These things are HID from the wise and prudent but REVEALED UNTO BABES, its his seed that is gonna form christ IN US,THE BABES
  • Jeff Mentzos
    Vs.19 says that they could not understand the word sewn by Jesus. The next 2 received it but fell aside. Only the 4th brought forth fruit. This chapter is about predestination Rom.8:29-30) It is God who gives the ability to receive and understand the word randomly established before He created the earth. Jesus told the Jewish leaders that they can't understand as they were not of God - destined
  • Alex
    the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are 1 and the same....jesus uses the kingdom of heaven in matt's. parable of the sower,but kingdom of God in mark and luke's parable of the sower, so they are 1 and the same, there is only 1 bridegroom and 1 bride and 1 God ....thus there can be only 1 kingdom
  • A disciple
    All the parables go together to make the whole message. The various aspects of how a man hears, and what he hears, and what determines his being either good or bad; is not at all something left to chance; (as if we should just accept everyone for what they are, or what they are confused about); but is entirely because of our own willingness and obedience to the Glad Tidings. We are accountable!
  • Anonymous
    It basically means you can't change yourself or another person till they have matured. In unconsciousness we have accidentally gotten bad seeds within ourselves. When we ripen and gain maturity, only then may the bad be separated and only the good kept. So accept yourself and others unconditionally until you and them are matured and ready.
  • A disciple
    Hi Grace; You asked, "What is the difference between kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven?" I think the difference is simply in the words themselves, and not different things. What I mean is, that the kingdom of God; let's say, as opposed to the kingdoms of men; and the kingdom of heaven, as that which is high above all that we know just now as of the earth and this world: it is the world to come!

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