Parables of Jesus Christ

The LeavenMatthew 13: 33
The Hidden TreasureMatthew 13: 34
The Pearl of Great PriceMatthew 13: 45-46
Drawing in the NetMatthew 13: 47-48
The Lost SheepMatthew 18: 12-14
Leafing Fig TreeMatthew 24: 32-33
Seed Secretly GrowingMark 4: 26-29
The Mustard SeedMark 4: 30-33
Man on a JourneyMark 13: 34-37
Leafing Fig TreeMark 13: 28-29
The Barren Fig TreeLuke 13: 6-9
The Mustard SeedLuke 13: 18-19
The LeavenLuke 13: 20-21
The Lost SheepLuke 14: 3-7
The Great SupperLuke 14: 15-24
Lost MoneyLuke 15: 8-10


The Parable of the Leaven - Matthew 13: 33
The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Hidden Treasure - Matthew 13: 44
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Pearl of Great Price - Matthew 13:45-46 back to top
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Drawing in the Net - Matthew 13: 47-48
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

The Lost Sheep - Matthew 18: 12-14
How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

Leafing Fig Tree - Matthew 24:32-33 back to top
When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

Seed Secretly Growing - Mark 4: 26-29
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Man on a Journey - Mark 13: 34-37 back to top
For the son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

And what I say unto you I say unto all, watch.

The Mustard Seed - Mark 4: 30-33
And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

The Leafing Fig Tree - Mark 13: 28-29
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that is is nogh, even at the doors.

The Two Debtors - Luke 7: 41-47 back to top
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will owe him most?

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou has rightly judged.

And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

Wherfore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

The Barren Fig Tree - Luke 13: 6-9 back to top
A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

And he ansering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

The Mustard Seed [another version] - Luke 13: 18-19 back to top
Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and t grea, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

The Leaven [another version] - Luke 13: 20-21
And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

The Lost Sheep [another version] - Luke 15: 3-7
And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders rejoicing.

And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

The Great Supper - Luke 14: 15-24 back to top
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us ear, and be merry:

For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. and they began to be merry.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

And he said unto him, The brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thous hast killed for him the fatted calf.

And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Lost Money - Luke 15: 8-10 back to top
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.


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