Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 (A)And He was saying, “How shall we [a](B)picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is the smallest of all the seeds that are upon the soil, 32 yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants, and forms large branches, with the result that (C)the birds of the sky can nest under its shade.”

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  1. Mark 4:30 Lit compare

Parables of Mustard Seed and Leaven

18 So (A)He was saying, (B)What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and (C)the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”

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Weeds among Wheat

24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, (A)The kingdom of heaven [a]is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

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  1. Matthew 13:24 Lit has been compared to