The Leaven

33 He spoke another parable to them: (A)The kingdom of heaven is like [a]leaven, which a woman took and hid in (B)three [b]sata of flour until it was all leavened.”

34 All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak anything to them (C)without a parable. 35 This was so that what was spoken through the prophet would be [c]fulfilled:

(D)I will open My mouth in parables;
I will proclaim things hidden since the foundation of the world.”

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  1. Matthew 13:33 I.e., fermented dough
  2. Matthew 13:33 A Gr term for a Heb measure, totaling about 48 lb. or 22 kg of flour
  3. Matthew 13:35 Lit fulfilled, saying

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