an exercise in miscellany

Parable of the Pearl

In words & phrases on July 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

The Parable of the Pearl (also called the Pearl of Great Price) is a parable of Jesus. It appears in only one of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. According to Matthew 13:45-46 the brief Parable of the Pearl is as follows:  “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”  The parable illustrates the great value of the Kingdom of Heaven. A version of this parable also appears in the non canonical Gospel of Thomas76.
“Jesus said, The Father’s kingdom is like a merchant who had a supply of merchandise and found a pearl. That merchant was prudent; he sold the merchandise and bought the single pearl for himself. So also with you, seek his treasure that is unfailing, that is enduring, where no moth comes to eat and no worm destroys.”

via Parable of the Pearl

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