Matthew Chapter 13

Christ Speaking in Parables

Christ speaking in parables, no doubt because He was beginning to be rejected by the leaders and was already suffering indifference as a result of His Galilee labours (see Matt 11:20 and 12:14 etc.) See many references in Psalm 78:2 and Isaiah 6:9,10.

Matthew 13:13-17,34,35 (P)

See important footnote"c" in J.N.D. bible.

Psalms 78:2

Isaiah 6:9,10

Luke 8:4

JT v48, pp464

Comments on Ch. 13.

JT v48, pp455

Covers remarks of the changes in the Lord's ministy and service in chs. 11,12 and 13.

JND v2, pp319,320

JND Collected writings. JND clarifys the teaching of the parables ,over against error abuot Christianity bringing in the millenium..

JND v11, pp127

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp279-303

JND Collected writings. Read whole lecture on Matt. 13.

Christ speaking in parables.

Matthew 13:13-17,34,35

Psalms 78:2-4 (P,M)

Isaiah 6:9,10

They would not hear. Also looks to the time of Christ speaking in parables Psalm 78:2-4.

Matthew 13:13-17,34,35

Psalms 69:22

Psalms 78:2-4

Isaiah 6:9,10 (P)

Isaiah 29:10

Isaiah 53:1

John 12:40

Acts 28:25-27

Romans 11:7-10

JND v11, pp269

JND Collected writings.

The net drawn up to shore, and the good put into vessels, and the worthless cast out. This sorting out takes place at the End of the Age: see links in Matt 13:28-32,40-42.

Matthew 13:47-50 (P)

Matthew 13:28-30,40-42

Angels of Rev. 14

ANGEL 4. Another angel comes out of the temple crying to him that sat upon the cloud, Send thy sickle and reap: for the hour of reaping is come. He that sat on the cloud put his sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped. See references below.

Matthew 13:28-30,36-43

Joel 3:13

Revelation 14:15,16 (P)

Revelation 19:11-16

JND v5, pp40-42

JND Collected writings.

JT v48, pp447

JT v48, pp432

The wheat (good) and the tares (evil) separated at the end of the age, before the Millennium. See judgment on the wicked: Psalm 75:8 and Isaiah 34:8-10. Also Armageddon, Joel 3:1,2,9-17; and Lake of Fire, Isaiah 66:24.

Matthew 13:28-30,40-42 (P)

Psalms 75:8

Isaiah 34:8-10

Isaiah 66:24

Joel 3:1,2,9-17

Revelation 14:15,16

JND v2, pp311,312

JND Collected writings.

Disciples' 3 Questions on the Lord's Coming

The disciples asked these 3 questions, which the Lord answered carefully: 1)WHEN shall these things be? 2)WHAT shall be the sign of thy coming? and 3) the END of the world? Note most ministry of Matt 24:3-42 is listed below.

Matthew 13:28-30,40-42

Both parables set out prophetic activities at the completion of the age.

Matthew 24:15-26 (P)

Is this the 2nd half of the tribulation?

Matthew 24:3-42 (P,M)

Matthew 24:9-14 (P)

Is this this 1st half of the tribulation?

Mark 13:4-37

Luke 21:8-36

FER v7, pp188-191

FER v9, pp328-335

FER v16, pp155-164

JT v48, pp457

JT v48, pp454

JND v2, pp292

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp146-148,150,151

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp164,165

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp294

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp210

JND v11, pp260

JND Collected writings, The Blessings of the Tribes by Jacob.

JND v11, pp110-111

God's judgment on the wicked.

Matthew 13:28-30,40-42

Psalms 75:8 (G)

Isaiah 34:8-10

Isaiah 51:17

Jeremiah 25:15

Matthew 25:32,41-46

Mark 9:48

2 Thessalonians 1:7

Revelation 14:9-11

Revelation 20:10

Present Day of Grace

Paul's gospel presented the mystery. This was silent in the O.T. scriptures, and fits between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel 9:24-27 (see also chart of Daniel 9). When Rom.16:26 is added of the O.T. scriptures and the mystery in v25 it all opens up.

Matthew 13:36-50

These parables Christ expounded privately to his disciples and show a change,as Christ looks ahead past the boundaries of Isreal.

Daniel 9:24-27

Luke 24:27,44

Christ opened up the scriptures in the O.T.concerning himself and no doubt prepared the ground for the truth of the mystery, which Paul developed.

Romans 16:25 (P)

Ephesians 3:3-6

2 Peter 1:20,21

Lake of Fire

Description of the lake of fire, and judgment.

Matthew 13:41,42

Isaiah 66:24 (P)

Jeremiah 19:4-6

Jeremiah 25:15

Matthew 11:23

See footnote "c" in JND bible.Sheol, hades compared to gehenna(lake of fire).

Mark 9:45-48

Luke 8:31

Luke 16:23

2 Peter 2:4

Jude 1:6-7

Revelation 14:9-11

Revelation 20:10,14

JND v2, pp364,365

JND Collected writings.

Angels of Rev. 14

ANGEL 3. This angel gives the warning to those who do homage to the beast and its image, and who receive the mark upon their forehead or hand. They shall be tormented forever. See links in Rev 13:13,13:14,15,13:16-18 and other links below.

Matthew 13:41,42

All offences of the kingdom gathered and cast into the furnace of fire.

Psalms 34:8-10

Day of Jehovah's vengeance.

Psalms 75:8

Judgment on the wicked of the earth.

Isaiah 66:24

Jeremiah 25:15

Nations drink the cup of fury from the God of Isreal.

Daniel 2:32,33,41-45

Revelation 13:13

Revelation 13:14,15

Revelation 13:16-18

Revelation 13:9,10

Revelation 14:9-11 (P)

Revelation 15:7

JND v5, pp46

JND Collected writings.


Solomon's reign, looks forward to Christ's rule in the Millennium.

Matthew 13:41-43

Genesis 49:10

Numbers 14:21

Deuteronomy 28:1-2

2 Samuel 7:12-16

2 Samuel 23:3-4

1 Kings 8:20

1 Chronicles 17:11

Psalms 2:1-12

Psalms 8:6

Psalms 67:4

Psalms 72:1-19 (P,M)

Psalms 96:10

Psalms 110:1-7

Psalms 118:26

Psalms 132:17

Isaiah 1:25-27

Isaiah 2:2-4

Isaiah 4:3-6

Isaiah 9:6-7

Isaiah 11:3-10

Isaiah 12:3-6

Isaiah 24:23

Isaiah 25:6-8

Isaiah 30:15-26

Isaiah 32:1-18

Isaiah 33:17-22

Isaiah 35:1-10

Isaiah 35:1-2

Isaiah 40:1-28

Isaiah 41:17-20

Isaiah 42:1

Isaiah 44:3

Isaiah 49:1-26

Isaiah 51:11

Isaiah 51:3

Isaiah 54:1-17

Isaiah 55:12-13

Isaiah 58:8-12

Isaiah 60:19-21

Isaiah 61:1-8

Isaiah 65:18-25

Jeremiah 3:17

Jeremiah 23:5-8

Jeremiah 30:3-9

Jeremiah 31:1-40

Ezekiel 20:33-38

Ezekiel 21:27 (G)

Ezekiel 28:25-26

Ezekiel 34:23-31

Ezekiel 36:27-28

Ezekiel 40:1-49

Ezekiel 41:1-26

Ezekiel 42:1-20

Ezekiel 43:1-27

Ezekiel 44:1-31

Ezekiel 45:1-25

Ezekiel 46:1-24

Ezekiel 47:1-23

Ezekiel 48:1-35

Daniel 2:44-45

Daniel 7:14,27-28

Hosea 3:4-5

Hosea 6:1-4

Hosea 14:4-7

Joel 2:21-27

Joel 3:18-21

Amos 9:8-15

Obadiah 1:17

Micah 4:1-13

Micah 5:4-5

Habakkuk 2:14

Zephaniah 3:8-20

Haggai 2:6-9,20-23

Zechariah 1:16-17

Zechariah 2:10-12

Zechariah 8:1-23

Note touch of longevity in vs.4 " multitude of days".

Zechariah 9:10

See connection to vs.8 in Psalm 72.

Zechariah 14:1-11

Malachi 4:1-3

Matthew 25:31-46

1 Corinthians 15:23-28

Ephesians 1:10

2 Peter 1:19

Revelation 7:17

Revelation 20:1-6

Revelation 21:9-27

Revelation 22:1-5

Day of the Lord (Judgement in the Tribulation)

Judgment day, most events prior to the Millennium, but also may look on to the Great White Throne. See many references in Deut 28:1-69, Jer 17:10, Is.2:12,Is.24:1-23, Joel 3:2,9-17 and N.T. references below.

Matthew 13:42

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

More long term historical judgments related to Isreal and Judah.

Psalms 96:13

Isaiah 2:12

Day of the Lord.

Isaiah 24:1-23

Day of the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:10

Joel 3:2,9-17


Matthew 10:15 (P)

Matthew 11:22-24

Matthew 12:36-42

Matthew 16:27

Matthew 24:15-21

Matthew 24:5,6

Matthew 25:31-46

Mark 12:38-40

Luke 8:17

Luke 10:14

Luke 12:47,48

Luke 17:26-30

John 12:48

Acts 17:31

Romans 2:5,6,16

Romans 3:23

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

Hebrews 9:27,28

Hebrews 10:29-31

1 Peter 1:7,13

2 Peter 2:9

Jude 1:14-15

Revelation 20:11-13

Great white throne.

JND v11, pp145

JND Collected writings, general comments about ch. 10.

Sea and death and hades gave up their dead and they were judged each according to their works. See many links below, especially Rev 20:12 and Matt 10:15.

Matthew 13:42

Matthew 10:15

Matthew 11:22-24

Luke 10:14

Luke 12:47,48

John 12:48

Acts 17:31

1 Corinthians 15:26

Hebrews 10:31

Revelation 1:18

Revelation 6:8

Revelation 20:12

Revelation 20:13 (P)

Righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom.See Dan. 12:3.

Matthew 13:43 (P)

Daniel 12:3


The Maschilim (wise, Sachal) turning many to righteousness, possibly during the tribulation. Seen also in the Maschil Psalms, see Psalm 32,44,45,52,53,54,55,74,78,88,89,142.

Matthew 13:43

Proverbs 1:3

See footnote "k" in JND bible Sachal.

Daniel 11:35

Daniel 12:3,10 (P)

Many of these wise will have their eyes opened during the tribulation,And will suffer (be refined,vs.10)

Hosea 14:9

Zechariah 13:9

These would be the faithful nemnant including the Maschilim.

JND v11, pp121

JND Collected writings.

Treasure hid in the field. The merchant seeking beautiful pearls. Many different meanings and applications. The treasure, could it be like the field in Jeremiah, Jer 32:6-15, and the pearl the opening up of the mystery Rom 16:25,26?

Matthew 13:44-46 (P)

Jeremiah 32:6-15

Jeremiah buys the field and puts the purchase sealed and open in an earthen vessel in view of the promises of restoration in the coming day.

Romans 16:25,26

The mystery kept in silence in the O.T. but now made manifest. See footnote "e" in J.N.D. bible.

Ephesians 5:25,26

Christ delivering himself up for the church, like securing the pearl of great value.

2 Timothy 1:12

Keep for that day the deposit I have entrusted to him.

The 12 Gates had 12 pearls. See Ezekiel 48:31-34, Matt 13:45,46. The street of the city was transparent gold. See Rev 22:2.

Matthew 13:45,46

Ezekiel 48:31-34

Revelation 21:21 (P)

Revelation 22:2

JND v5, pp99-100

JND Collected writings.