And Jesus spoke to them again in figures, and said,
Jesus said to them, "Can wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But a time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and they will fast then.
"When a foul spirit goes out of a man, it roams through deserts in search of rest and can find none.
And he told them many things in figures, and said to them, "A sower went out to sow,
For the Kingdom of Heaven is like an employer who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
But what do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'My son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
With many such figures he told them the message, as far as they were able to receive it.
And he said, "You are permitted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God, but they are given to others in the form of figures, so that they may look and yet not see, and hear and yet not understand.