PARABLE (IN OT)
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And Jesus was going round all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every malady among the people.
But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are rapacious wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do the people gather the grape-bunches from thorns, or figs from thistles? read more. So every good tree produces good fruits; and a corrupt tree produces evil fruits. A good tree is not able to produce evil fruits, neither is a corrupt tree able to produce beautiful fruits. Every tree not producing beautiful fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. Therefore you shall know them perfectly by their fruits. Not every one saying to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in the heavens. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out demons, and in thy name done many mighty works? Then I will confess unto them that I never knew you: depart from me, ye who work iniquity. Then every one who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. And the rain came down, and the rivers came, and the winds blew, and fell against that house; and it did not fall; for it was founded upon the rock. And every one hearing these words of mine, and doing them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain came down, and the rivers came, and the winds blew, and beat against that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven nests; but the Son of man has not where He may recline His head.
We piped unto you, and you did not dance; we mourned unto you, and you did not lament.
On that day Jesus having come out from the house, was sitting by the sea:
On that day Jesus having come out from the house, was sitting by the sea: and many multitudes were gathered unto Him, so that having gone into a ship, He sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
and many multitudes were gathered unto Him, so that having gone into a ship, He sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold a sower went out to sow.
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold a sower went out to sow. And while he was sowing, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and ate them up.
And while he was sowing, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and ate them up. And others fell among stones, where they had not much earth: and sprang up immediately, because they had no depth of earth:
And others fell among stones, where they had not much earth: and sprang up immediately, because they had no depth of earth: and the sun having risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
and the sun having risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. But others fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them.
But others fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell in good ground, and gave fruit, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty.
But others fell in good ground, and gave fruit, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty. Let him that hath ears to hear, hear.
Let him that hath ears to hear, hear. And His disciples coming, said to Him; Wherefore do you speak to them in parables? read more. He responding said to them, Because it has been given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it has not been given.
He responding said to them, Because it has been given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it has not been given. But whosoever has, it shall be given to him, and he shall have more abundantly: but whosoever has not, it shall be taken from him even what he has. read more. Therefore I speak to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled unto them, saying, By hearing ye shall hear, and may not understand; and seeing you shall see, and may not perceive. Because the heart of this people is waxed gross, and they heard heavily with their ears, and closed their eyes; lest they may see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn, and I shall heal them. But happy are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. Truly I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see those things which you see, and saw them not; and to hear those things which you hear, and heard them not. Therefore hear ye the parable of the sower. Every one hearing the word of the kingdom, and not understanding it, the wicked one comes, and seizes away that which is sown in his heart: he is the one sown by the wayside.
Every one hearing the word of the kingdom, and not understanding it, the wicked one comes, and seizes away that which is sown in his heart: he is the one sown by the wayside. But the one sown upon the rocks, is he who heareth the word, and immediately with joy receives it;
But the one sown upon the rocks, is he who heareth the word, and immediately with joy receives it; but it has no root in him, but is temporary; and tribulation or persecution arising on account of the word, immediately he is offended.
but it has no root in him, but is temporary; and tribulation or persecution arising on account of the word, immediately he is offended. But the one sown among the thorns, is he who heareth the word; and the care of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke out the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
But the one sown among the thorns, is he who heareth the word; and the care of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke out the word, and he becomes unfruitful. And the one having been sown on good ground, is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who truly bears fruit, and produces, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty.
And the one having been sown on good ground, is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who truly bears fruit, and produces, some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty. He put forth another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man sowing good seed in his field.
He put forth another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man sowing good seed in his field. And while the men slept, an enemy came, and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat, and departed.
And while the men slept, an enemy came, and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat, and departed. And when the blades sprang up, and produced fruit, then the tares were also made manifest.
And when the blades sprang up, and produced fruit, then the tares were also made manifest. And the servants of the landlord having come to him said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? whence then hath it tares?
And the servants of the landlord having come to him said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? whence then hath it tares? And he said to them, A hostile man did this. And the servants say to him, Then do you wish that we, having gone, may gather them?
And he said to them, A hostile man did this. And the servants say to him, Then do you wish that we, having gone, may gather them? And he says, No; lest gathering the tares together you may at the same time along with them root up the wheat. read more. Let both grow together till the harvest: and at the time of the harvest, I will say to the reapers, First gather the tares, and bind them in bundles, in order to burn them: and gather the wheat into my barn.
in order that the word spoken by Isaiah, the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables: I will make known the things which have been hidden from the foundation.
The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a treasure having been hidden in a field; which a man having found, concealed; and from his joy he goes and sells all things so many as he has, and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man seeking beautiful pearls:
And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come to Him, tempting Him, asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. And He responding said to them, It being evening, you say, It will be fair weather: because the sky is red: read more. and in the morning, It will be stormy to-day: for the lowering sky is red: ye hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the sky: but are you not able to discern the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign. And no sign shall be given it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah. And leaving them, He departed.
At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Then which one is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens? And Jesus calling a little child to Him, placed it in the midst of them, read more. and said, Truly I say unto you, unless you may be converted, and become as little children, you can not enter into the kingdom of the heavens. Therefore whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens;
And that servant having gone out, found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him one hundred denaria: seized him, throttled him, saying, Pay me what you owe me. Then his fellow-servant falling down, continued to intreat him, saying, Be patient with me and I will pay thee. read more. And he was not willing: but having gone away he cast him into prison, until he could pay that which was owing. Then his fellow-servants seeing those things which had taken place, were grieved exceedingly, and coming related to their lord all the things which transpired. Then his lord calling him says to him, Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, since thou didst intreat me: did it not behoove thee also to have mercy on thy fellow-servant, as I had mercy on thee? And his lord being angry delivered him to the tormenters, until he should pay all that was due him. Thus my Heavenly Father will also do unto you, if you do not forgive each one his brother from your hearts.
And He said to her, What do you wish? She says to Him, Tell me that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right, and one on thy left, in thy kingdom.
What seems to you? A man had two sons; and going to the first, he said, Child, go to-day, work in my vineyard.
Hear ye another parable. A man was a landlord, who planted a vineyard, and placed a hedge around it, and dug a wine-trough in it, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went away.
Hear ye another parable. A man was a landlord, who planted a vineyard, and placed a hedge around it, and dug a wine-trough in it, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went away. And when the time of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits; read more. and the husbandmen taking his servants, beat one, and slew one, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. And afterward he sent to them his own son, saying, They will reverence my son. But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take possession of his inheritance. And taking him, they cast him out of the vine-yard, and slew him. Then when the lord of the vine-yard may come, what will he do to those husbandmen? They say to Him, He will certainly destroy those wicked men, and give the vineyard to other husband-men, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus says, Have you not read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same has come to be the head of the corner: this was with the Lord, and is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore I say unto you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it. OMITTED TEXT And the chief priests and Pharisees hearing His parables, knew that He speaks concerning them. And seeking to arrest Him, they feared the multitudes, since they held Him as a prophet.
And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
For as a man going away, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods, to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each one according to his own ability; and departed. read more. The one having received the five talents going immediately, operated with the same, and made other five talents. Likewise the one having received two gained two others. And he having received one, having gone away, digged up the earth, and buried the money belonging to his lord. And after a long time the lord of those servants comes, and makes a reckoning with them. And the one having received the five talents coming to him brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou didst deliver unto me five talents: behold, I have gained other five talents. His lord said to him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou wast faithful over few things, and I will make thee ruler over many things: come thou into the joy of thy lord. And the one having received two talents, coming to him, said, Lord, thou didst deliver unto me two talents: behold, I have gained other two talents. And his lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou wast faithful over few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: come thou into the joy of thy lord. And the one having received one talent also coming, said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewn: and being afraid, having gone away, I hid thy talent in the earth: behold, thou hast thine own. And his Lord responding said to him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, didst thou know that I gather where I have not sown, and reap where I have not strewn? Therefore it behooved thee to put my money in the bank, and having come, I would receive my own with the product. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to the one having ten talents. For to every one having it shall be given, and he shall superabound: but from the one not having shall be taken away even that which he has. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into the darkness which is without: and there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.
I was a stranger and you took me not in; was naked, and you clothed me not; was sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.
And He said, Thus is the kingdom of God, as a man may cast seed on the ground; and he may sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed germinates and grows, as he does not know. read more. The earth spontaneously brings forth fruit; first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear. And when the fruit may develop, immediately he thrusts in the sickle, because the harvest is at hand.
As a man, going away, leaving his own house, and giving authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and commanded the porter that he should watch. Watch therefore: for you know not when the Lord of the house cometh, late, or at midnight, or at the crowing of the cock, or in the morning; read more. lest having come suddenly he may find you sleeping. And the things I say to you, I say to all, Watch.
And all in the synagogue, hearing these things, were filled with wrath.
There were two debtors to a certain creditor: the one owed him five hundred denaria, and the other fifty. And they not being able to pay, he forgave them both. Then which one of them will love him the more? read more. Simon responding said, I perceive, that he, to whom he forgave the more. And He said to him, You answered correctly.
And He said; To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; in order that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
Jesus responding said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and fell among thieves, who indeed having stripped him of his raiment, administered blows, went away, leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest came down that way: and seeing him, passed by on the other side. read more. And likewise also a Levite, being at the place, coming and seeing, passed by on the other side. And a certain Samaritan, on a journey, came near him: and seeing, had compassion on him, and having come to him, he bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and having mounted him on his own beast, carried him to a tavern, and cared for him. And on the morrow, taking out two denaria, gave them to the host, and said, Care for him; and whatsoever you expend in addition, on my return, I will pay you. Which one of these three seems to you to have been the neighbor of him who fell among the thieves? And he said, The one having done mercy with him. And Jesus said to him, Go, thou, and do likewise.
And He said to them, Which one of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; since my friend came to me from the road, and I have nothing which I may place before him. read more. And he responding from within, said, Do not give me trouble: the door has already been closed, and my children are in bed with me; I am not able rising to give unto thee. I say unto you, If indeed having risen he will not give unto him, because he is his friend, yet on account of his shamelessness, rising he will give him as much as he needs. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one asking receives; and the one seeking finds; and to the one knocking it shall be opened. And which father of you shall if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? or indeed a fish, will he instead of a fish give him a serpent? Or indeed shall he ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? If then you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, then how much more will your Father who is from heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
He spake a parable to them, saying, The farm of a certain rich man was very productive: and he was reasoning in himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no place where I shall store my fruits? read more. And he said, I will do this: I will take down my barns, and build greater, and there I will gather all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry. But God said to him, Thou fool, this night they are demanding thy soul from thee; and to whom shall those things which thou hast prepared, belong? So is every one laying up treasure for himself, and not rich toward God.
Let your loins be girted, and your lamps burning; and be you like unto men waiting for their lord, when he may rise up from the marriage feast; in order that, coming and knocking, they may open unto him immediately. read more. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord having come will find watching: truly I say unto you, that he will gird himself, and have them sit down, and having come will serve them. If at the second, and third, watch he may come, happy are ye. Know this, that if the landlord knew at what hour the thief cometh, he would not have permitted his house to be broken into.
The Lord said, Who then is the faithful, wise steward, whom the lord will establish over his house-hold, to give them their food in season? Happy is that servant, whom his lord having come shall thus find watching. read more. Truly I say unto you, that he will establish him over all his possessions. But if that servant may say in his heart, my lord delayeth his coming, and may begin to smite the servants and handmaidens, and to eat and drink, and be drunken; the lord of that servant will come in a day in which he does not expect, and in an hour in which he does not know, and will cut him off, and will appoint his part with the unbelievers.
T say unto you, Nay: but unless you may repent, you shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Saloam fell, and killed them, do you think that they were offenders above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem? read more. I say unto you, Nay: but unless you may repent, you will all likewise perish. And He spoke this parable, A certain one had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and came seeking fruit on it and found none; and he said to the vinedresser, Behold, three years from which I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and I find none: cut it down; why indeed does it cumber the ground? And responding he says to him, Lord, let it alone also this year, until I shall dig about it, and cast manures:
When you may be called by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down upon the first couch; lest one more worthy than thee may have been called by him,
And He spoke to the one having also invited Him, When you may make a dinner or a supper, do not call your rich friends, nor your brothers, nor your kindred, nor your neighbors; lest they may also invite thee in turn, and there may be a recompense unto thee. But when you may make a feast, invite the poor, maimed, lame, blind:
And a certain one of those sitting together, hearing these things, said to Him, Happy is he whosoever eateth bread in the kingdom of God. And He said to him, A certain man made a great supper, and invited many; read more. and at the hour, of the supper he sent his servants to say to those who were invited, Come; because they are now ready. And they all of one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a farm, and I have need having gone to see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove the same: I intreat thee have me excused. Another said, I have married a wife, and on this account I am not able to come. And the servant coming, announced these things to his lord. Then the land-lord being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and lead in hither the poor and maimed and blind and lame. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou didst command, and yet there is room. And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the roads and hedges, and compel them to come in, in order that my house may be filled: for I say unto you, that no one of these men who have been invited shall taste of my supper.
And He spoke this parable to them, saying, What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the desert, and go after the lost one, until he may find it? read more. And having found it, places it on his shoulders, rejoicing: and having come into the house, calls together the friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you that so there will be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, rather than ninety and nine just persons who have not need of repentance. Or what woman having ten drachmae, if she may lose one drachma, does she not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she may find it? And having found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, because I have found the drachma which I lost. So, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. And He said, A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to the father, Father, give to me the portion of the estate that falls to me. And he immediately divided unto them his living. And not many days afterward the younger son gathering all together, departed into a far-off country; and there wasted his substance living riotously. And he having expended all, a severe famine came into that country; and he began to be in want. And having gone he joined himself to one of the citizens of that country: and he sent him into his fields to feed swine: and he was desiring to fill his stomach from the pods, which the swine were eating: and no one gave unto him: and having come to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father have bread in abundance, but here I perish with hunger! Having risen I will go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight: and I am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And having risen, he came to his father. And he being yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and having run, fell upon his neck, and kissed him copiously. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight: and I am no more worthy to be called thy son. And the father said to his servants, Bring hither the first robe, and put it on him; and give a ring to his hand, and sandals to his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, slay him, and eating, let us be merry: because this my son was dead, and is alive again; was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. And his elder son was in the field: and while coming he drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And calling one of the servants, asked him what these things might be. And he said to him, Because thy brother has come; and thy father has slain the fatted calf, because he received him sound. And he was angry, and did not wish to come in: and his father having gone out, continued to intreat him. And responding he said to the father, Behold, I serve thee so many years, and have never transgressed thy commandment: and thou hast never given me a kid, that I may rejoice with my friends: but when this thy son, the one devouring thy living with harlots came, thou hast slain for him the fatted calf. And he said to him, Child, thou art always with me, and all mine are thine: and it behooved me to be glad and rejoice; because this thy brother was dead, and is alive; was lost, and is found.
There was a certain rich man, and he was habitually clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day. But a certain beggar, Lazarus by name, was laid at his gate, full of sores, read more. and desiring to be fed by the crumbs falling from the table of the rich man; but the dogs also coming continued to lick his sores. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and himself was carried by the angels into the bosom of Abraham: and the rich man also died, and was buried. And in Hades lifted up his eyes, being in torment, sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he calling said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, because I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Child, remember that you received your good things in your life, and Lazarus likewise evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented. And in addition to all these things, there is a great gulf fixed between us and you, in order that those wishing to go hence to you may not be able, neither can they come thence to us. And he said, Moreover I intreat you, father, that you may send him to the house of my father: for I have five brothers; in order that he may testify to them, that they may not also come to this place of the torment. But Abraham says, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. But he said, No, father Abraham: but if one may go to them from the dead, they will repent. But he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if one may rise from the dead.
neither will they say; Lo, here! or, there! for behold, the kingdom of God is among you.
And He spoke a parable to them that it behooves them to pray always, and not to faint; saying, There was a certain judge in a certain city, fearing not God, and regarding not man. read more. And there was a widow in that city; and she continued to come to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he was not willing for a time: but after these things he said in himself, Though I fear not God nor regard man, yet because this widow causes me trouble, I will avenge her, lest coming forever she may smite me in the face. But the Lord said, I fear what the unjust judge says. And shall not God avenge His elect, crying to Him day and night, and He is long-suffering over them? I say unto you, that He will avenge them speedily. Moreover the Son of man having come, will He then find faith upon the earth? And He spoke this parable to certain ones having confidence in themselves that they are righteous, and despising the rest. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee standing was praying in these words, God, I thank thee because I am not like the rest of the men, extortioners, unjust, adulterous, or even as this publican: read more. I fast twice per week; I give tithes of all things so many as I possess. But the publican, standing a great way off, did not wish even to lift up his eyes to the heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, be merciful to me the sinner. I say unto you, He went down to his house justified rather than the other: because every one exalting himself shall be abased; and the one humbling himself shall be exalted.
And Jesus calling them to Him, said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Then He said, A certain nobleman went to a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and return. And calling his ten servants, he gave to them ten pounds, and said to them, Operate till I come. read more. But his citizens continued to hate him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We do not wish this man to rule over us. And it came to pass, when he returned, having received the kingdom, and he said, that those servants should be called, to whom he had given the money, in order that he might know what each one had gained by their merchandise. And the first came, saying, Lord, thy pound has gained ten pounds. And he said to him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in the least, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second one came, saying, Lord, thy pound has gained five pounds. And he also said to him, Be thou over five cities. And the other one came, saying, Lord, behold, thy pound, which I had laid away in a napkin: for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou hadst not laid down, and thou reapest that which thou hast not sown. And he says to him, Out of thine own mouth I will judge thee, thou wicked servant. Didst thou know that I am an austere man, taking up what I have not laid down, and reaping what I have not sown? Wherefore indeed didst thou not put my money in the bank? and having come I would have received the same with the product. And he said to the bystanders, Take the pound from him, and give it to the one having ten pounds. And they said to him, Lord, he has ten pounds. I say unto you, that to every one having it shall be given; and from every one not having, it shall be taken away even that which he hath. Moreover bring these my enemies, not wishing me to rule over them, hither, and slay them before me.
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing. And dividing His garments, they were casting the lots.
and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself.
Truly, truly, I say unto you, the one coming not in through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbing up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. And the one coming in through the door is the shepherd of the sheep. read more. To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear His voice: and he calls His own sheep by name, and leads them out.
To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear His voice: and he calls His own sheep by name, and leads them out. When He may put out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow Him: because they know his voice: read more. but they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him: because they know not the voice of strangers. He spoke this parable to them: but they did not know what things He was speaking to them. Then Jesus said, Truly, truly, I say unto you, that I am the door of the sheep. All so many as came were thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me not producing fruit, He takes it away: and every one producing fruit, He purifies it, that it may produce more fruit. read more. So ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch is not able to produce fruit of itself, unless it may abide in the vine; so you are not able, unless you may abide in me. I am the vine, and ye are the branches. The one abiding in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit: because you are not able to do anything without me. If any one may not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch, and withered; and they gather it, and cast it into the fire, and it is burnt. If you may abide in me, and my words may abide in you, ask whatsoever you may wish, and it shall be done unto you. In this my Father is glorified, that you may bear much fruit; and ye shall be my disciples.
I have spoken these things unto you in parables; the hour comes, when I shall no longer speak to you in parables, but openly will I proclaim to you concerning the Father.
I have spoken these things unto you in parables; the hour comes, when I shall no longer speak to you in parables, but openly will I proclaim to you concerning the Father.
Jesus responded, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight for me, in order that I might not be delivered to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from thence.
And God commends his love to us, because, we being yet sinners, Christ died for us.
which is a figure unto the present time, in which gifts and sacrifices are offered, not being able to make the worshiper perfect, as to his conscience;