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SECTION XVII. - A. Cleveland Coxe, Ante-Nicene Fathers. Volume 9: The Gospel of Peter, Apocalypses and Romances, Commentaries of Origen 
Ante-Nicene Fathers. Volume 9: The Gospel of Peter, the Diatessaron of Tatian, the Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, the Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach, the Testament of Abraham, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Narrative of Zosimus, the Apology of Aristides, the Epistles of Clement (complete text), Origen’s Commentary of John, Books 1-10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10-14, ed. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. Revised and Chronologically arranged with brief prefaces and occasional notes by A. Cleveland Coxe (New York: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1896-97).
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§ 17Mt. 13, 24.Mt. 13, 25.Mt. 13, 26.Mt. 13, 27.1And he set forth to them another parable, and said, The kingdom of heaven is2 like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but when men slept, his enemy came3 and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. And when the blade sprang up4 and brought forth fruit, there were noticed the tares also. And the servants of the master of the house came, and said unto him, Our lord, didst thou not sow good 5seed in thy field?Arabic, p. 66 whence are there tares in it? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. His servants said unto him, Wilt thou that we go6 and separate it? He said unto them, Perhaps,1 when ye separate the tares,Mt. 13, 28. ye would7 root up with them wheat also. Leave them to grow both together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say unto the reapers, Separate the tares first,Mt. 13, 29.Mt. 13, 30. and bind them in bundles to be burned with fire; and gather the wheat into my barns.
Mt. 13, 31a.Lk. 13, 18b.Mk. 4, 30b.Lk. 13, 19a.Mt. 13, 31c.Mk. 4, 31b.8, 9And he set forth to them another parable, and said, To what is the kingdom of10 God like? and to what shall I liken it? and in what parable shall I set it forth? It11 is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and planted in his field: and of the number of the things that are sown in the earth it is smaller than all of the things12 which are sown, which are upon the earth; but when it is grown,Mt. 13, 32b.Mk. 4, 32b. it is greater than all the herbs, and produceth large branches, so that the birds of heaven make their nests in its branches.
Mk. 4, 33.2Lk. 13, 20b.Mt. 13, 33b.13, 14And he set forth to them another parable: To what shall I liken the kingdom of15 God? It is like the leaven which a woman took, and kneaded into three measures of flour, until the whole of it was leavened.
Mt. 13, 34a.Mk. 4, 33b.Mt. 13, 34b.Mt. 13, 35.16And Jesus spake all that to the multitudes by way of parables, according as they17 were able to hear. And without parables spake he not unto them; that the saying of the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled:
18But he explained to his disciples privately everything.Mk. 4, 34b.Mt. 13, 36.19Then Jesus left4 the multitudes, and came to the house. And his disciples came unto him,Arabic, p. 67 and said unto him, Explain unto us that parable about the tares20 and the field. He answered and said unto them, He that sowed good seed is21 the Son of man; and the field is the world;Mt. 13, 37.Mt. 13, 38.Mt. 13, 39. and the good seed are the children of the22 kingdom; and the tares are the children of the evil one; and the enemy that sowed them5 is Satan; and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.23 And as the tares are separated and burned in the fire,Mt. 13, 40.Mt. 13, 41.Mt. 13, 42.Mt. 13, 43. so shall it be in the end of24 this world. The Son of man shall send his angels, and separate from his kingdom25 all things that injure, and all the doers of iniquity, and they shall cast them into the26 furnace of fire: and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous shall shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whosoever hath ears that hear, let him hear.
Mt. 13, 44.27And again the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hid in a field: that which a man found and hid; and, for his pleasure in it, went and sold all that he had, and bought that field.
Mt. 13, 45.Mt. 13, 46.28And again the kingdom of heaven is like a man that is a merchant seeking excellent29 pearls; and when he found one pearl of great price, he went and sold everything that he had, and bought it.
Mt. 13, 47.Mt. 13, 48.30And again the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast6 into the sea, and31 gathered of every kind: and when it was filled, they drew it up on to the shore of the sea, and sat down to select; and the good of them they threw into the vessels,32 and the bad they threw outside. Thus shall it be in the end of the world:Mt. 13, 49.Mt. 13, 50. the angels33 shall go forth, and separate the wicked from among the good, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mt. 13, 51.Mt. 13, 52.34Jesus said unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They said unto35 him, Yea, our Lord. He said unto them, Therefore every scribe that becometh a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a man that is a householder,Arabic, p. 68 who bringeth out of his treasures the new and the old.
Mt. 13, 53.Mt. 13, 54.36, 37And when Jesus had finished all these parables, he removed thence, and came to his city; and he taught them in their synagogues, so that they were perplexed.38 And when the sabbath came, Jesus began to teach in the synagogue;Mk. 6, 2. and many of39 those that heard marvelled, and said, Whence came these things to this man? And many envied him and gave no heed to him, but said, What is this wisdom that is given to this man, that there should happen at his hands such as these mighty works?140 Is not this a carpenter, son of a carpenter? and is not his mother called Mary?Mt. 13, 55.Mt. 13, 56.Mt. 13, 57.Lk. 4, 23. and41 his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, all of them,42 lo, are they not all with us? Whence hath this man all these things? And they were in doubt concerning him. And Jesus knew their opinion, and said unto them, Will ye haply2 say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal first thyself: and all that43 we have heard that thou didst in Capernaum, do here also in thine own city?Lk. 4, 24. And he said, Verily I say unto you, A prophet is not received in his own city, nor among44 his brethren: for a prophet is not despised, save in his own city,Mk. 6, 4b.Lk. 4, 25. and among his own45 kin, and in his own house. Verily I say unto you, In the days of Elijah the prophet, there were many widows among the children of Israel, when the heaven held back46 three years and six months, and there was a great famine in all the land;Lk. 4, 26. and Elijah was not sent to one of them,Arabic, p. 69 save to Zarephath of Sidon, to a woman that was47 a widow. And many lepers were among the children of Israel in the days of Elisha the prophet; but not one of them was cleansed, save Naaman the Nabathæan.3Lk. 4, 27.48 And he was not able to do there many mighty works,4 because of their unbelief;Mk. 6, 5.Mk. 6, 6a.Lk. 4, 28.Lk. 4, 29.49 except that he laid his hand upon a few of the sick, and healed them. And he marvelled50 at their lack of faith. And when those who were in the synagogue heard,51 they were all filled with wrath; and they rose up, and brought him forth outside the city, and brought him to the brow of the hill upon which their city was built, that52 they might cast him from its summit:Lk. 4, 30. but he passed through among them and went away.
Mk. 6, 6b.53And he went about in the villages which were around Nazareth, and taught in their synagogues.