The Mustard Seed

31 He presented another parable to them, saying, (A)The kingdom of heaven is like (B)a mustard seed, which a person took and sowed in his field;

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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.”

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Footnotes

  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

A Costly Pearl

45 “Again, (A)the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,

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A Dragnet

47 “Again, (A)the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered fish of every kind;

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23 “For this reason (A)the kingdom of heaven [a]is like a king who wanted to (B)settle accounts with his slaves.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:23 Lit has been compared to

Laborers in the Vineyard

20 “For (A)the kingdom of heaven is like [a]a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his (B)vineyard.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 20:1 Lit a man, a landowner

(A)The kingdom of heaven [a]is like [b]a king who [c]held a (B)wedding feast for his son.

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  1. Matthew 22:2 Lit has been compared to
  2. Matthew 22:2 Lit a man, a king
  3. Matthew 22:2 Lit made

Parable of Ten Virgins

25 “Then (A)the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their (B)lamps and went out to meet the groom.

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Parable of the Seed

26 And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; 27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up daily, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. 28 The soil produces crops by itself; first the stalk, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29 Now when the crop permits, he immediately [a](A)puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 (B)And He was saying, “How shall we [b](C)picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 4:29 Lit sends forth
  2. 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?

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20 And again He said, (A)To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?

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