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The Besorah According to MattiYahu Chapter 13

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The Parable of the Sower (1-9)

(Mark 4:1-9; Luke 8:4-8)

13:1 The same day went Yeshua (ישוע) out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

13:3 And He spoke many things to them in meshalim (parables), saying:

Hinnei, a sower went forth to sow;

13:4 And when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

13:6 And when the shemesh (sun) was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

13:8 But other fell into adamah goodah , and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

13:9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

The Reason for Parables

(Mark 4:10-12; Luke 8:9-10)

13:10 And the Talmidim came, and said to Him:

"Why do You speak to them in meshalim (parables)?

13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the Malkut Shamayim, but to them it is not given. (spiritual blindness)

13:12 For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has. (Yeshayahu 6:9-10)

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

13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Yeshayahu, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive:

13:15 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.

13:16 But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

13:17 For truly I say to you:

That many Nevi'im and righteous [men] have desired to see [those things] which you see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear [those things] which you hear, and have not heard [them].

The Parable of the Sower Explained

(Mark 4:13-20; Luke 8:11-15)

13:18 Hear you therefore the parable of the sower:

13:19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands [it] not, then comes the wicked [one], and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

13:21 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended.

13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this Olam Hazeh, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

13:23 But he that received seed into the adamah Tovah is he that hears the word, and understands [it]; which also bears fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

1. The Wheat and Tares

(compare this parable with (Matt13:47-50)

13:24 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The Malkut Shamayim is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:

13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then has it tares?

13:28 He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.

13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

2. A Mustard Seed

(Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-21) Ezek 17:22-23

13:31 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The Malkut Shamayim is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

3. Leaven

(Mark 4:33,34)

13:33 Another parable spoke he to them; The Malkut Shamayim is like to leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Parables Explaination

13:34 All these things spoke Yeshua (ישוע) to the multitude in meshalim (parables); and without a parable spoke he not to them:

13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Navi, saying, I will open my mouth in meshalim (parables); I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the Olam Hazeh.

13:36 Then Yeshua (ישוע) sent the multitude away, and went into the bayit: and his Talmidim came to him, saying, Declare to us the parable of the tares of the field.

13:37 He answered and said to them:

"He who sows the good seed is BEN ha ADAM;

13:38 The field is the Olam Hazeh; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one];

13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the Olam Hazeh; and the reapers are the malakhim.

13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this Olam Hazeh.

13:41 BEN haADAM shall send forth His malakhim, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the shemesh (sun) in the Malkut their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

4. A Buried Treasure

13:44 Again, the Malkut Shamayim is like to treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy thereof goeth and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

5. The Pearl of Great Price

13:45 Again, the Malkut Shamayim is like to a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

6. A Large Net

13:47 Again, the Malkut Shamayim is like to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

13:49 So shall it be at the end of the Olam Hazeh: the malakhim shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

7. The householder's Treasure

13:51 Yeshua said to them:

Have you understood all these things?

They say to Him:

Yea, Adonay.

13:52 Then said He to them:

Therefore every scribe [which is] instructed to the Malkut Shamayim is like to a man [that is] an householder, which brings forth out of his treasure [things] new and old.

Yehoshua (יהושע)Rejected in Nazaret

13:53 And it came to pass, [that] when Yeshua (ישוע) had finished these meshalim (parables), he departed thence.

13:54 And when He was come into his own country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence has this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty works?

13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Miriyam? and his brethren, Yaakov, and Yosef, and Shimon, and Yehudah?

13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this [man] all these things?

13:57 And they were offended in Him. But Yeshua (ישוע) said to them, A Navi is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

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Parable of the Sower Mapped to The Reapers Roadmap (The 9 R’s Roadmap) « BibleOpia Blog

Ezek 17:22-23

22 "Adonai ELOHIM says, 'From the top of this tall cedar, from its highest branch, I will take a shoot and plant it myself on a high and prominent mountain.

23 I will plant it on the highest mountain in Isra'el, where it will put out branches, bear fruit, and become a noble cedar. Under it will live all kinds of birds; winged creatures of every description will live there in the shadow of its branches.

Bayit :- many see the house as picturing the nation of Yisrael

Sea - as the Gentiles

What is a parable? A parable is a story with an underlying spiritual or moral teaching, which is not always apparent immediately. The seven parables that follow tell us what the kingdom will be like during the time between His First coming and Second coming

The farmer that Yehoshua (יהושע)talked about is the one who brings Elohim (אלהים)'s message to others.


 Type of Soil


Yehoshua (יהושע)'s interpretation


Hard-packed pathway

Seeds eaten by the birds

The seed that fell on the hard path represents those who hear the message, but then the Devil comes and steals it away and prevents them from believing and being saved.


Thin layer of soil over rock deposit

Seed sprouted quickly, but no root scrotched by the sun and withered away

The rocky soil represents those who hear the message with joy. But like young plants in such soil, their roots don't go very deep. They believe for a while, but they wilt when the hot winds of testing blow.


Ground infested with thorns

The seed sprouted, but growth was impossible because of the thorns

The thorny ground represents those who hear and accept the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they never grow into maturity.


Good ground

The seed sprouted grew, and yielded a crop; some stalks bore a hundredfold some sixty some thirty

the good soil represents honest, good-hearted people who hear Elohim (אלהים)'s message, cling to it, and steadily produce a huge harvest.