The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again, and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
The Parable of the Net
47 ”Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the lake and gathering fish of every kind; 48 and when it was full, they pulled it up on the shore; and they sat down and collected the good fish into baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth and separate the wicked from among the righteous 50 and throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
51 Yeshua said to them, ”Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, ”Therefore every Torah-teacher which is instructed to become a talmid of the kingdom of heaven is like a man that is the owner of a house who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
13:44 Which a man found—That is, unexpectedly found.
David Guzik Commentary on the Bible
13:51-52 Every Torah-teacher which is instructed to become a talmid of the kingdom—Yeshua says that every one who really knows God’s word both will know the old and learn the new of the kingdom
E.W. Bullinger’s Companion Bible Notes
13:51 Yeshua said to them—All the texts omit this clause.
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
13:48 And when it was full, they pulled it up on the shore—For the separation will not be made until the number of the elect is accomplished.
Whedon’s Commentary on the Bible
13:45 Seeking fine pearls—There are large masses of mankind who are like the swine, to whose taste the fine pearl is not to be compared with their husks. This man is one whom husks will not satisfy; he looks for pearls.
13:51 Yeshua said—The master has wisely taught his pupils, and wisely he now ascertains how well they have learned.
Understood—Understood not merely the narrative as a tale, but its second and deeper meaning.
Yes—They said they did, and they believed they did, and no doubt they did dimly understand him. But these parables foretold the destinies of the kingdom of God through coming ages, and dimly do we even yet comprehend the future, however well predicted.