Matthew 13:1-53

1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 

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. 

3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 

4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 

11 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. 

12 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. 

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 

30 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. 

31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 

32 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. 

33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 

35 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. 

36 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. 

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

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. 

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 

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

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. 

53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 

Luke 10:25-37

25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 

26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 

27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 

28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 

29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 

30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 

31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 

32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 

33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 

34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 

35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 

36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 

37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. 

Matthew 20:1-16

1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 

2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 

3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 

4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 

5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 

7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 

8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 

9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 

10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 

11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 

12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 

13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. 

Luke 13:18-21

18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? 

19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. 

20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? 

21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 

Luke 15:18-21

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 

20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 

Matthew 22:1-14

1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 

2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 

3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 

4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 

5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 

6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 

7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 

8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 

9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 

10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 

11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 

13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

14 For many are called, but few are chosen. 

Luke 16:1-13

1 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 

2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. 

3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. 

4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 

5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? 

6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 

7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. 

8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. 

9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 

10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 

11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 

12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? 

13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.