Stories told to convey a general truth or spiritual message, often requiring explanation or interpretation. They were used by the prophets and featured extensively in Jesus Christ’s ministry.
Parables in the OT
Parables in the ministry of Jesus Christ
Examples of parables told by Jesus Christ Mt 13:3-8 pp Mk 4:3-8 pp Lk 8:5-8 See also Mt 7:24-27 pp Lk 6:47-49 the wise and foolish builders; Mt 13:24-30,31-32 pp Mk 4:30-32 pp Lk 13:18-19 the mustard seed; Mt 13:33,44-50; Mt 18:12-14 pp Lk 15:4-7 the lost sheep; Mt 18:23-35; Mt 20:1-16; Mt 21:33-41 pp Mk 12:1-9 pp Lk 20:9-16 the tenants; Mt 22:1-14; Mt 25:1-13,14-30; Mk 4:26-29; Mk 7:14-15; Lk 10:25-37; Lk 12:16-21,35-48; Lk 14:16-24; Lk 15:8-32; Lk 18:9-14; Lk 19:12-27
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