It is your window into the kingdom of God (or the kingdom of heaven as Matthew prefers to call it)." Christ does not say that this good ground has no stones in it, or no thorns; but none that could hinder its fruitfulness. But when some heavy trial threatens them, or some sinful advantage may be had, they give up or disguise their profession, or turn to some easier system. 3 * And he spoke to them at length in parables, * saying: “A sower went out to sow. Thus it was in the world. Sandwiched between the Lectionary excerpts Jesus insists that old garments and old wineskins cannot withstand new cloth and new wineskins. They shall shine by reflection, with light borrowed from the Fountain of light. They also emphasize his commitment to restoring those who are in need of repentance and a new life. View the entire commentary, Just as Matthew presents the purpose for Jesus' opaque teachings (vv... Matthew 13:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 13:12, NIV: "Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance.Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them." The wicked are termed bastard-wheat - the children of the wicked one, Matthew 13:38, the very seed of the serpent. The treasure is a symbol of the members of the church. He sat down near the edge of the lake to teach people. THE CONTEXT . Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Messengers from John the Baptist ... greater than he. Matthew 13 Commentary, This commentary, one of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, contains a comparison of the four book comprising 'The Gospels': Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. you are … A farmer went out to plant some seeds. The Explanation of the Parable of the Sower. Posted on December 23, 2011 by Mathew Gilbert. Matthew 13 is the thirteenth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible.Verses 3 to 52 of this chapter form the third of the Five Discourses of Matthew, called the Parabolic Discourse, based on the parables of the Kingdom. Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? The apostles, by preaching the gospel, hid a handful of leaven in the great mass of mankind. They upbraid him, Is not this the carpenter's son? EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 8-9. Watch Queue Queue Matthew 13:11, ESV: "And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given." The favour which Christ did to his countrymen in preaching the kingdom of heaven to them (v. 1-2). "Strange Scripture," Alyce McKenzie, Edgy Exegesis, Patheos, 2011. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 EXEGESIS: This parable is found in all three Synoptic Gospels. Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry. Sandwiched between the Lectionary excerpts Jesus insists that old garments and old … Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 13:1-23 Jesus entered into a boat that he might be the less pressed, and be the better heard by the people. They also emphasize his commitment to restoring those who are in need of repentance and a new life. Matthew's central discourse section (13:1-52) contains seven or eight parables depicting the present character of the kingdom until the end; his final discourse section contains a roughly equal number of end-time kingdom parables (24:32-25:46)... View the entire commentary. In Matthew 5:13, 14, 15, 16, before embarking on the body of the sermon, Jesus explained in two word pictures the impact that a truly righteous person will have on his or her world. a 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. The answers are very diverse. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. I LIKE THE WAY MATTHEW 5:13 WAS BROKEN DOWN FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND IT MORE CLEARLY, THANK YOU ALL. Worldly cares are great hinderances to our profiting by the word of God. CHAPTER 13. View the entire commentary, Jesus closed the last parable section (vv... And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 15. The preaching of the gospel works like leaven in the hearts of those who receive it. 13:10-17). * [9:9–17] In this section the order is the same as that of Mk 2:13–22. View the entire commentary, Like Moses, Elijah and Jeremiah, Jesus was rejected among his own people (13:53-58); the prophet John's execution thus prefigures his own (14:1-12)... 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Matthew 13:24. The Mustard Seed (13:31-32) - The extent of the growth of the Kingdom. 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Thus it is in the heart. Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30, Romans 8:26-27, John 15:15-17, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Romans 12:17-21 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Other El Sembrador, La Semilla Y La Tierra GOD BE THE GLORY. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. David Harsha Kumar .P on February 28, 2020 at 2:28 am i am blessed with the way you have explained mathew 5:14. new thoughts and new direction to my sharing message on this verse. The field is the world (verse 38). By this true Christians are distinguished from hypocrites. Matthew 13. Thoughts on the Gospel – You are the Messiah the Son of the living God – Matthew 16 13 20 Commentary. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. 3 And () he told them many things in parables, saying: () “A sower went out to sow. Commentary for Matthew 13 . Description. Matt 13 is dealing with that. "A rule of thumb of parable interpretation is this: identify what is strange about the parable. Yes, it is true he was reputed to be so; and no disgrace to be the son of an honest tradesman; they should have respected him the more because he was one of themselves, but therefore they despised him. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just. God's Personal Treasure Matthew 13:44-46; 20. From these parables we are taught to expect a gradual progress; therefore let us inquire, Are we growing in grace? They are told of free salvation, of the believer's privileges, and the happiness of heaven; and, without any change of heart, without any abiding conviction of their own depravity, their need of a Saviour, or the excellence of holiness, they soon profess an unwarranted assurance. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Preaching the gospel is casting a net into this sea, to catch something out of it, for His glory who has the sovereignty of this sea. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: He knew that it was good. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. View the entire commentary, Jesus reveals special truth to his disciples through parables... Amen.” 6:13. View the entire commentary, The theme of this section is not hard to discern: even more than in previous sections, it alternates between opposition and miracles, thus showing the spiritual blindness of those who oppose Jesus... As Matthew gathered the teachings of Jesus into the long sermon of Matthew 5-7, so too he gathered the parables of Jesus into one context. Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. Physically, leaven is a lump of old dough in a high state of fermentation, or a substance that causes dough to rise (yeast). 1 Later that same day Jesus left the house and sat beside the lake. A man may buy gold too dear, but not this Pearl of great price. Luke 22:22; Acts 2:23; 3:18; 4:28; Eph. Jesus Christ is a Pearl of great price; in having him, we have enough to make us happy here and for ever. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. What distinguished the good ground was fruitfulness. • Matthew 25:1–13 Commentary: How to Prepare Oil to Become a Wise Virgin • How to Recognize the Voice of God and Welcome Him? Chat With Us! Matthew 13. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth. Is not this the carpenter's son? 13:1-23 Jesus entered into a boat that he might be the less pressed, and be the better heard by the people. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. ... Matthew 14 – Jesus Displays Authority over Nature ... (13) Jesus departs, not wishing to run afoul of Herod. Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Matthew 6:9-13. Old experiences and new observations, all have their use. Commentary on Matthew 13 . and in holy principles and habits? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. F. It is possible that Matthew structured his Gospel so that the faith response to Jesus' … Those who oppose must not be cut off, but instructed, and that with meekness. 22, Matthew, The New American Commentary: The hidden aspect of the parables’ message is thus both a cause of and a response to people’s unwillingness to follow Jesus. That of the treasure hid in the field. Reflecting on verses 13-15, Craig Blomberg writes, in vol. This term is used to describe God's eternal redemptive plan that is only now being revealed by God's Messiah (cf. Commentary on Matthew 25:1-13 View Bible Text . And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this. 18 “Hear then the parable of the sower. Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 13 PARABLES OF THE SECRET KINGDOM. Preaching to a multitude is sowing the corn; we know not where it will light. ii. Matthew’s extension to human beings of the authority to forgive sins points to the belief that such authority was being claimed by Matthew’s church. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 1 * On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Jesus closes out His Sermon on the Mount by using a metaphor to describe life. The sower is our Lord Jesus Christ, by himself, or by his ministers. Knowing the explanation of this parable as explained in Matthew 13:36-43, we understand why Jesus said it right after explaining the parable of the sower, especially with the seed that grew up among the thorns. Matthew 13 Jesus tells a story about a farmer who planted seeds. And do not lead us into temptation, God does not lead us into temptation to sin. This act of judgment is foreshadowed by Rome’s charred-earth policy. Bible Study on Matthew 25, Discerning the Voice of God, Wise Virgins. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 2. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. The leaven works certainly, so does the word, yet gradually. The parable of the sower is plain. View the entire commentary, True teachers of the kingdom display the kingdom's treasure for all to see... Christ taught in parables. Commentary on Matthew 13:31-35 (Read Matthew 13:31-35) The scope of the parable of the seed sown, is to show that the beginnings of the gospel would be small, but its latter end would greatly increase; in this way the work of grace in the heart, the kingdom of God within us, would be carried on. By "the harvest," is meant "the end of the world," Matthew 13:39 either of the Jewish world, the dissolution of their church and state, which was near; or of a man's life, which is the end of the world to him; or rather of this present world, the system of the universe, of the … This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. In these chapters, Matthew assembles a collection of miracle stories designed to demonstrate that Jesus is, indeed, the Messiah, and that he works by God’s power. Matthew 13. Another interpretation is that the pearl is Christ, and a Christian gives his all to Him. 13. Matthew 13 presents eight parables and two explanations of his parables. In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus provides a rationale to help the disciples to understand (and therefore not to be discouraged by) rejection. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 . Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 13:24-30, 36-43 This parable represents the present and future state of the gospel church; Christ's care of it, the devil's enmity against it, the mixture there is in it of good and bad in this world, and the separation between them in the other world. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. Grant on June 26, 2019 at 11:45 am Thank you Patricia. These mysteries are about Him and His New Kingdom. But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. View the entire commentary, The kingdom might be hidden to the world (vv... Duty neglected, a debt to God, must be discharged by a penalty.All have sinned and the wages or penalty is death (Romans 3:23; 6:23).We are all under a peculiar form of indebtedness which we cannot pay and still have hope! David Guzik commentary on Matthew 14, where Jesus feeds the five thousand, walks on water and continues to perform healings. It is interesting to note in this model prayer that sin is expressed through the image of debt, a true metaphor. Whence then hath this. Thereby the things of God were made more plain and easy to those willing to be taught, and at the same time more difficult and obscure to those who were willingly ignorant. Our Lord arrested them with this story and shocked them somewhat. By this he teaches us in the outward circumstances of worship not to covet that which is stately, but to make the best of the conveniences God in his providence allots to us. Many are glad to hear a good sermon, who do not profit by it. 19 The seed … Though nothing can be given as a price for this salvation, yet much must be given up for the sake of it. Watch Queue Queue. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe. Christ taught in parables. 4. A Preterist Commentary on Matthew 13:40: The Burning of the Weeds in v. 40 is fulfilled in the Burning of Israel during the Jewish War and the Fires of Hell. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. AMEN. Matthew 13 is the thirteenth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible. The world is a vast sea, and men, in their natural state, are like the fishes. 1:12). But while men slept his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. In the soul where grace truly is, it will grow really; though perhaps at first not to be discerned, it will at last come to great strength and usefulness. He preached to them in parables, and here gives the reason why he chose that way of instructing (v. 10-17). HENRY ALFORD (1810-1871) The New Testament for English Readers Matthew Commentary. Its meaning is similar to the parable of the tares, which is that there will be an end-time … The seed sown is the word of God. May we be found of that happy number. What mystery? All are not alike; we should aim at the highest, to bring forth most fruit. is not his mother called Mary? When Jesus healed the centurion’s servant, he did more than a miracle. 13:53-58 Christ repeats his offer to those who have repulsed them. Matthew 13:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 13:11, NIV: "He replied, 'Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them." Immediately prior to the call of Matthew, Jesus healed a paralytic (9:1-8). But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 1. 3 He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: “Listen! Our place is at Christ's feet, and we must daily learn old lessons over again, and new ones also. Is Bigger Better? A skilful, faithful minister of the gospel, is a scribe, well versed in the things of the gospel, and able to teach them.
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