36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”
“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’ [a]
14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds [b] of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”
52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
“Yes,” they replied.
The Parable of the Sower – That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a
28 “‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed.
“I will speak to you in parables.
I will explain things hidden since the creation of the world. [c] ”
36 Then, leaving the crowds outside, Jesus went into the house. His disciples said, “Please explain to us the story of the weeds in the field.”
24 Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. 25 But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. 26 When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew.
14 This fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that says,
For they look, but they don’t really see.
They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.
33 Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”
“Yes,” they said, “we do.”
37 Jesus replied, “The Son of Man [d] is the farmer who plants the good seed. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. 39 The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, [e] and the harvesters are the angels.
Parable of the Farmer Scattering Seed – Later that same day Jesus left the house and sat beside the lake. A large crowd soon gathered around him, so