As it passes over field and tree and house and passer-by, is photographed in many colours upon its brilliant walls, and as it rises higher and higher in the sunlight, you are ready to say, “How beautiful!” And yet you say, “As worthless as a bubble.” Why? 7. See the Structure, p. 1336 (App-145), and note on "another", Matthew 13:24. hid = lying hidden. BibliographyGill, John. (31-35) The parables of the hidden treasure, the pearl of great price, the net cast into the sea, and the householder. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. BibliographyBurkitt, William. 1917. As our only treasure, and value it above all the riches in the world. 5. He who loves religion loves the unity, peace, and prosperity of the Church of God, with her blessed Gospel, her divine law, and her sanctifying ordinances. Matthew 13:44. In Matthew 13:46, the preterite is put. . 1. 1999. #4 “and bought that field.” While the gift of life and salvation in Christ is free, Jesus also talks about counting the cost of being his disciple. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". "Sermon Bible Commentary". He it is that selleth all he hath and buyeth the field, who, renouncing fleshly delights, tramples upon all his worldly desires in his anxiety for the heavenly discipline. These words teach us, that we ought not to estimate the riches of the grace of God according to the views of our flesh, or according to their outward display, but in the same manner as a treasure, though it be hidden, is preferred to a vain appearance of wealth. For cases of treasure—trove mentioned by Greek and Roman writers, consult Wetstein. He says the treasure of treasures is a hid treasure. II. Wherefore it follows, "which when a man hath found, he hideth it.". Holding fast to that which he hath, that no man take his crown from him. If he hide the treasure, this hiding will be, not lest another should find, but lest he himself should lose it. And of reducing him to a willing subjection by the operation of God’s Spirit? ), The hidden treasures, and the pearl of great price. Buyeth that field; that, by obtaining possession of the field, he may obtain possession of the treasure in it. The only way to know what that is is to sell everything we have, our current way of life, and follow him with our whole heart, turning over our lives to our new king. Deuteronomy 30:9; Isaiah 49:13; Isaiah 52:1-3; Isaiah 62:4-7, Isaiah 65:18; Isaiah 65:19. https: "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". https: ): Job 3:21; Proverbs 2:4). He shews us, that the Gospel, even while hid from our view, is exceeding precious—, I. The subject of this last pair, as of the two former, is the same, but also under a slight diversity of aspect: namely - The priceless value of the blessings of the kingdom. The image here is striking and conveys that there is nothing more important for a man or woman than to discover this treasure, and then trade it. Again we note that the Kingly Rule of Heaven is something that he can experience and enjoy in the present. 3. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. It has come, but it will come fully at his return (Lk 11:20). "The Adam Clarke Commentary". The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13:44) "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure 1 hidden 2 in a field. But now they broadly diverge and teach important lessons concerning the diversities of the Christian life. It is not a commodity outside of the man which he can transfer by purchase; it is a nature within him that can be imparted only by God. https: Each of these parables are found in Matthew 13, and as we continue to examine that chapter we find more to come... a. “The kingly rule of heaven is like to a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid, and in his joy he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.”. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. It is heavenly, not earthly, treasure; as far as heaven excels the earth, so far heavenly treasure excels all the riches and treasures of this world. Worth while, the treasure being a pure gain. That may be said to be hid which mankind cannot find without God reveals it to them in a supernatural way. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. 1871-8. There will be a personal appropriation of the benefit; and we have the history of this in the two parables which follow. ]—The “field” indeed, wherein the treasure is hid. I think that if we look into the history of what the Gospel has done, either in ancient or in modern times, we shall perceive that though in many cases it has fallen upon deaf ears, and so has remained for ever a hidden treasure, yet there is quite enough to support the description of its character which Christ gives in the text; there is enough to show that Christ was describing, not merely an imaginary picture which would never be realized on account of the blindness and obstinacy of men, but a picture of which very many admirable copies may be found in all ages of the Church. - Matthew 13:44. Greg., Hom. See Job 28:15-19; Proverbs 3:15; Proverbs 8:11. (Kitto. He got into a boat and sat: Jesus sometimes used a boat as His “pulpit” (Mark 4:1). It is hidden from most people. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. The treasure which a man hath found he hideth. Why now, and no sooner, did I see it? This suggests the general application and lesson. I. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". The blessings of the Gospel are compared to a treasure. ]; let them guard against every thing that may rob them of it; let them remember, it is not a small treasure, but an inexhaustible mine. That is true right along the whole of your business transactions. The kingdom of God, as bringing an invaluable Gospel, and as implying a time of probation, is set forth in brief similes. The first is rarity. The field is not confined to the Bible. Matthew 13:44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. Matthew 13:44. ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ: the article may be generic, indicating the field as the locality, as distinct from other places where treasures were deposited.— ἔκρυψε, he hid once more what some one had previously hidden; the occurrence common, the occasions various.— χαρᾶς αὐτοῦ, in his joy rather than through joy over it, as many take the genitive, though both are admissible. he kept secret, told the discovery to no person, till he had bought the field. This treasure can only be discovered by careful search. New York. The man seems more to be hiding the treasure to keep a competitor from finding it, which doesn’t lend itself to application, but does show the great worth the man sees in the treasure, and a desire to possess it. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Fifth and Sixth Parables or Third Pair: The Hidden Treasure and The Pearl of Great Price. They should pay the price. Rich treasure is counted an excellent thing, and therefore it is much desired; the hearts of mankind naturally run after riches and earthly treasure; Christ may upon this account be compared to treasure. 1832. Many, therefore, refer ‘the field’ to the external Church, in which a man may, as it were, stumble on the treasure of true religion; he naturally possesses himself also of the means of grace, the external forms of the Church. Now the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the mysteries of the gospel mankind naturally cannot know. 1863-1878. (1) The man in the parable hides till he has purchased. Some find it accidentally, or unintentionally, while doing something else. According to their rarity is their value. 3. He distinguishes the essential from the accidental. College Press, Joplin, MO. https: Used by Permission. There is a treasure placed within our reach in this world. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". Let the law of charity, and the law of purity, and the law of reverence reign in you everywhere. It is a progressive knowledge (2 Corinthians 3:18). II. It applies to men who have the gospel; yet they will not estimate it. Read Introduction to Matthew . Or maybe the field was for sale and the man was looking it over before deciding whether to buy it. ., p183.] 2. ]—], [The field, which contains this treasure, is nigh at hand. 1921-23. II. He sees too that the world may deprive him of his hope [Note: Mark 4:19.]. The treasure he found gave him immediate joy, and it would be a joy that would last for ever. Whatsoever belongeth to the kingdom of God, whether the word, which is called the word of the kingdom, or the grace and favour of God, which he by me dispenses out under the administration of the gospel, is like, that is, should be adjudged, esteemed, and used like as. Jerome: Or, That treasure "in which are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge," is either God the Word, who seems hid in Christ"s flesh, or the Holy Scriptures, in which are laid up the knowledge of the Saviour. But the true seeker of it is ready to give everything for it. Again — The three following parables were proposed, not to the multitude, but peculiarly to the apostles: the two former of them relate to those who receive the gospel; the third, both to those who receive, and those who preach it. https: In the treasure is a likeness of the kingdom; but in the other, it is the merchantman searching for the pearl. It is still the same idea that is presented in Matthew 13:45-46, with, however, this characteristic difference, that in this case the finding of the Messiah’s kingdom is preceded by a seeking after blessedness generally; whereas, in the former case, it was discovered without being sought for, therefore without any previous effort having been put forth. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. There comes in one who knows, and he uses means to take away the canker and the rust of time, and unburies a patch of subtle colour that lies beneath, and he says in a moment, “Why that is a Rembrandt,” and in a moment the verdict of a competent authority gives it a value that it never possessed before. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Wray.). Can cull a bouquet of flowers-the poetry, history, and imagery-but lack the tools (repentance, faith, hope) for delving to the rich mineral beneath. The kingdom of heaven is therefore compared to things of earth, that the mind may rise from things familiar to things unknown, and may learn to love the unknown by that which it knows is loved when known. By this parable the Saviour calls men to leave no stone unturned, no pains untaken, no anxiety unfelt, no prayer unsaid, to make His treasures theirs. The circumstance which supplies the groundwork of this first parable—namely, the finding of a concealed treasure—is of much more frequent occurrence in an insecure state of society, such as in almost all ages has prevailed in the East, than happily it is with us. 1870. Present: the picture becoming more and more animated. he possesses himself of the means of grace provided in that branch of the Church, where, to use a common expression, he has “gotten his good:” he makes that field his own. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". ], Thus is a man affected who finds the Gospel salvation—, [He is filled with joy at the glad tidings that he hears [Note: Matthew 13:20. All rights reserved. Hid treasure is not found without much pains and diligent searching, no more is this spiritual treasure (Proverbs 2:2; Proverbs 2:5). So he hid it again and sold everything that he possessed in order to buy ‘the field’ (a strip of land), in order that the treasure might be truly his. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". They burst at once into a state of grace; they stumble on salvation, if I may say so, as this man on the treasure hid in the field. BibliographyJ. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". John Trapp Complete Commentary. Gospel of Matthew 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54 - Articles, Commentaries, Homilies. A forgiven soul the highest good of man. "Golden Chain Commentary on the Gospel". 1874-1909. At such times multitudes bury their gold and jewels, and in many cases the owner is killed, and no one knows where the treasure was concealed. Our Lord's observations on this, Matthew 13:57. In his joy. He that hath much earthly treasure values himself accordingly, rich and honourable are his companions, and with them he communes every day. #1 “The kingdom of heaven is like…” Jesus’ favorite subject, the kingdom of heaven, or the kingdom of God is an already/not yet reality in this age. Exposition of Matthew 13:44-46 regarding the two parables of the kingdom about the treasure and the soil Text: Matthew 13:44-46 Title: Entrance to the Kingdom Date/Place: LSCC, 7/23/06, AM A. He was thus like many people who are not seeking the Kingly Rule of Heaven but stumble on it and then discover that suddenly, without warning, it forces itself on their attention. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. As they learn to walk in freedom, only in hindsight can they see that they sacrificed nothing valuable for the sake of that treasure. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. (Anon. 2012. https: 1897. https: His heart is totally captured by the Kingly Rule of Heaven. Matthew 13:1-58. Every village had its story of men who had become suddenly rich by finding some hidden hoard that had been hastily concealed in time of war or tumult. Examples may be found (1) in the case of St. Paul; (2) in the history of the early converts to Christianity; (3) even in the extravagances to which the profession of the Christian faith soon gave rise. Now the reason why some do this I shall show. 2,074; R. Winterbotham, Sermons and Expositions, p. 139; A. Toussaint believed Jesus meant from the time of Rehoboam to Jesus. ]—The Holy Spirit alone can give success to their endeavours [Note: John 16:13-14.]. 4. Where this discovery is made, the soul will part with all it hath, not only its old heart, its unlawful desires and lusts, but its riches, honours, and pleasures, if it can by no other means obtain the kingdom of heaven, that it may obtain it; they are all of no value to it. I answer briefly. Matthew 13:44, ESV: "“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. To him its value was seen to be such that any price was worth paying. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". See notes on Matthew 2:15; Matthew 2:17. Or to be more personal and specific, we can lose everything with joy if we gain Christ. It is thus because the state of society is insecure, and no safe public depositories exist, that money is often hid by the owner in the earth. 2. One who finds this will give up everything to make it his! Joseph Benson's Commentary. The Kingly Rule of Heaven is among them. He goes and sells all that he has and buys the field—conduct which shows that he has no doubt of being repaid for all that he spends in buying the field; he sells all that he has, not that he may become a beggar, but because he feels sure that he will get back his property tenfold—conduct which shows faith too, because the treasure for which he barters all that he has is still hidden; he has not seen it all, but he is sure from what he has seen that infinite treasure is there; and moreover it shows energy, because as soon as the man becomes aware of the existence of the treasure he appears to leave no effort untried, even to the selling of all his substance, to make himself master of the treasure. 1897-1910. The hidden treasure is at last found. Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. III. Ver. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Handb. Now they were told to find that which answered to it in their own experience. Its truths require the spiritual faculty to discern them. Having discovered the excellency of Divine things, we should be ready to renounce such pleasures and habits as hinder their attainment. “He may have hid it to prevent it being stolen, or to prevent himself from being anticipated in buying a field” (Plummer). A man that hath much earthly treasure can do more good to his neighbour than multitudes of others are able to do. Subject religion to the ordinary tests of value: there are four great tests of value. The pearl-seeker buys only the pearl. “It is not difficult to account for this hid treasure. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field - no uncommon thing in unsettled and half-civilized countries, even now as well as in ancient times, when there was no other way of securing it from the rapacity of neighbours or marauders (Jeremiah 41:8; Job 3:21; Proverbs 2:4). It helps to show the reasonableness of the sacrifice for the kingdom Jesus demanded. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. This spiritual treasure makes all that find it very rich (Revelation 3:18). References: Matthew 13:44.—H. BibliographyScofield, C. I. Men hide that of which they are ashamed; none need be ashamed of Jesus and His salvation. BibliographySimeon, Charles. 1. That of the treasure hid in the field. Many not aware of this. "(Matthew 13:44) In our day, we can store treasure in the bank or in a safe deposit box. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". 2. 5. 1. “ In a moment the verdict of a competent authority has increased its value fifty thousand fold. Our Lord's meaning seems to be this: - The kingdom of heaven - the salvation provided by the Gospel - is like a treasure - something of inestimable worth - hidden in a field; it is a rich mine, the veins of which run in all directions in the sacred Scriptures; therefore, the field must be dug up, the records of salvation diligently and carefully turned over, and searched. 1857. Some were known to have money, and it was a shocking spectacle to see hardened wretches prowling about under the ruins, amid putrifying carcasses, in search of these treasures.” — Dr. Thomson. ), According to Jewish law, if man found treasure in loose coins among the corn, it would certainly be his, if he bought the corn. Was the purchaser bound or not to inform the owner of the fact of the concealed treasure? So a believer is hated and envied by the devil and wicked men. 6. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. 2. 1, p. 366 f.), and αὐτοῦ is not the genitive of the object (over the treasure: Vulgate, Erasmus, Luther, Beza, Calvin, Maldonatus, Jansen, Bengel, Kuinoel, Fritzsche), but, as the ordinary usage demands, the genitive of the subject: on account of his joy, without its being necessary in consequence to read αὑτοῦ, but αὐτοῦ, as looking at the matter from the standpoint of the speaker. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. https: The kingdom of heaven is God's work among men, God's rule and authority in the midst of human affairs. The which when a man hath found (that is, unexpectedly found), he hideth, and for joy thereof (on perceiving what a treasure he had lighted on, passing the worth of all he possessed) goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field - in which case, by Jewish law, the treasure would become his own. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". (Jeremiah 41:8; Job 3:21; Proverbs 2:4). What is the use of a telescope that does not bring a thing nearer and magnify it to the eye? "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Some weeks it can seem that the appointed Gospel yields slim pickings, but this week, we … Explanation and Commentary of Matthew 13:44 Jesus never explicitly says what the kingdom of heaven is, but he spent an enormous amount of time in his preaching ministry describing what it is like. Matthew 13:44 The Hidden Treasure ; Matthew 13:45-46 The Pearl of Great Price ; Matthew 13:47-50 The Parable of the Net ; Matthew 13:51-52 The Parable of the Householder ; Matthew 14:22-32 A Prayer of Faith ; Matthew 15:21-28 Crumbs from the Master's Table ; Matthew 18:23-35 No Boundaries in Forgiveness ; Matthew 21:28-32 A Vacancy in the Vineyard The treasure is offered to all freely and fully. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 13:44 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THE HIDDEN TREASURE" ... Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. He teaches in his own country, and his neighbors take offense, Matthew 13:53-56. A treasure hidden in the field. He merely states the way in which people do “actually” manage to obtain wealth. Where will you find one that we are bound to believe?” Brothers, on the principle that experience is the grandest teacher. 1, p. 144 f. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". 2. https: The idea embodied in the parable is to this effect: the Messianic kingdom, as being the most valuable of all possessions, can become ours only on condition that we are prepared joyfully to surrender for its sake every other earthly treasure. Which, when a man hath found - when a sinner is convinced that the promise of life eternal is to him, he kept secret - pondered the matter deeply in his heart; he examines the preciousness of the treasure, and counts the cost of purchase; for joy thereof - finding that this salvation is just what his needy soul requires, and what will make him presently and eternally happy, went and sold all that he had - renounces his sins, abandons his evil companions, and relinquishes all hope of salvation through his own righteousness; and purchased that field - not merely bought the book for the sake of the salvation it described, but, by the blood of the covenant, buys gold tried in the fire, white raiment, etc. He was long hid in God, or covered and out of sight of men. ].” Every earthly pleasure is contemptible in comparison of it. You know beauty has a value, a wondrous value, as we have seen in the diamond already; but if you ask for the value of beauty alone, then I protest to you that I know nothing in this world that is more beautiful than a full-blown bubble rising from the lips of a schoolboy on a summer’s afternoon, floating out in a stately silence of its own, a beautiful crystal globe, dancing in the sunlight as though it loved its congeners. In direct contrast with the merchant’s, which will be slow and considered, his reaction is instantaneous,. "Commentary on Matthew 13:44". Matthew 13:44, KJV : "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field." https: 1865-1868. v. 44. Matthew 13:44 ff. Kühner, II. 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