Matthew 13

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Matthew 13 is the thirteenth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible. Sections 1-53 of this chapter form the 3rd of the Five Discourses of Matthew - called the Parabolic Discourse based on the parables of the Kingdom.[1]


Matthew 13 consist of seven parables, two explanations of his parables, and the rejection of Jesus at his hometown Nazareth.

The chapter contains the following parables, in respective order:

  1. Parable of the Sower
  2. Parable of the Tares
  3. Parable of the Mustard Seed
  4. Parable of the Leaven
  5. Parable of the Hidden Treasure
  6. Parable of the Pearl
  7. Parable of Drawing in the Net

The following explanations of the first two parables are included:

  1. Explanation of the Parable of the Sower
  2. Explanation of the Parable of the Tares

At the end of Matthew 13, Jesus is rejected by the people of his hometown, Nazareth.


  1. ^ Preaching Matthew's Gospel by Richard A. Jensen 1998 ISBN 978-0-7880-1221-1 pages 25 & 158

Preceded by
Matthew 12
Chapters of the New Testament
Gospel of Matthew
Succeeded by
Matthew 14