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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5438 parables
5438 parables

5438 parables

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

Told by prophets Hos 12:10 See also 2Sa 12:1-10; 1Ki 20:35-42; Eze 17:1-18; Eze 20:49; Eze 24:3-13

Told by others Ps 78:1-2 See also Jdg 9:7-20; 2Sa 14:4-14; 2Ki 14:9-10 pp 2Ch 25:18-19; Pr 1:5-6

Parables in the ministry of Jesus Christ

Reasons for Jesus Christ’s use of parables Mt 13:10-15 pp Mk 4:10-12 pp Lk 8:9-10 See also Isa 6:9-10

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

Interpretations of parables given by Jesus Christ Mk 4:33-34 See also Mt 13:18-23 pp Mk 4:14-20 pp Lk 8:11-15; Mt 13:36-43; Mk 7:17-23

See also

1431prophecy, OT methods
2357Christ, parables
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
7756preaching, content
7757preaching, effects

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