PARABLE (IN OT)
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And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every malady among the people.
Take heed then of false prophets, who come to you in the garb of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather a bunch of grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? read more. So every good tree beareth good fruits; but every bad tree in kind, produceth bad fruits. A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, neither can a tree bad in kind produce good fruits. Every tree that beareth not good fruit, is cut down, and cast into the fire. Well then! by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one who saith to me, Lord, Lord! shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have we not cast out devils? and in thy name done many miracles? And then will I profess unto them, that I never knew you: depart from me, ye workers of iniquity. Every man therefore who is hearing from me these words, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the intelligent man, who erected his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the rivers rushed, and the winds blew, and they beat against that house, and it fell not; for it was founded on a rock. And every man who is hearing these sayings of mine, and doth not practise them, he will resemble the foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the rivers rushed, and the winds blew, and set against that house, and it fell; and the fall of it was great.
And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where he can lay his head.
and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have sung mournful ditties to you, and ye have not beat your breasts.
THEN the same day Jesus going out from the house, sat down near the sea.
THEN the same day Jesus going out from the house, sat down near the sea. And vast multitudes were gathered together unto him, insomuch that he entered into a vessel to be seated; and all the multitude stood on the beach.
And vast multitudes were gathered together unto him, insomuch that he entered into a vessel to be seated; and all the multitude stood on the beach. And he spake unto them many things in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow:
And he spake unto them many things in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow: and as he was sowing, some seeds fell indeed by the road-side; and the birds came and ate them up:
and as he was sowing, some seeds fell indeed by the road-side; and the birds came and ate them up: and other seed fell on a rocky soil, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
and other seed fell on a rocky soil, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: and when the sun arose, it was scorched up; and because it had no root, it withered away.
and when the sun arose, it was scorched up; and because it had no root, it withered away. And other seeds fell among the thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them:
And other seeds fell among the thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them: but others fell on good ground, and produced fruit, some an hundred, some sixty, and some thirty.
but others fell on good ground, and produced fruit, some an hundred, some sixty, and some thirty. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And when his disciples came, they said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? read more. And he answered and said unto them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
And he answered and said unto them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, more shall be given to him, and he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, even that he hath shall be taken from him. read more. Therefore I speak to them in parables: that seeing, they may not see; and hearing, they may not hear nor understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, With the hearing ye shall hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and in no wise perceive: for the heart of this people is waxed gross, and with their ears they have heard heavily, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with the eves, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes; for ye see: and your ears; for ye hear. For verily I tell you, That many prophets and righteous men have greatly desired to see the things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any person heareth the word of the kingdom, and doth not understand it, the wicked one cometh, and snatcheth away what was sown on his heart: such is he who is the sown by the road-side.
When any person heareth the word of the kingdom, and doth not understand it, the wicked one cometh, and snatcheth away what was sown on his heart: such is he who is the sown by the road-side. But the sown on the rocky soil, is he who having heard the word, and instantly with joy receiving it,
But the sown on the rocky soil, is he who having heard the word, and instantly with joy receiving it, hath not really root in himself, but is merely temporary: and when tribulation or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately he is stumbled.
hath not really root in himself, but is merely temporary: and when tribulation or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately he is stumbled. But the sown among the thorns, is he who heareth the word, and the anxiety about this world and the deceitfulness of riches, choketh the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
But the sown among the thorns, is he who heareth the word, and the anxiety about this world and the deceitfulness of riches, choketh the word, and it becometh unfruitful. But the sown upon the good ground, is he who heareth the word, and understandeth it; who truly beareth fruit, and produceth, one an hundred fold, and another sixty, and another thirty.
But the sown upon the good ground, is he who heareth the word, and understandeth it; who truly beareth fruit, and produceth, one an hundred fold, and another sixty, and another thirty. Another parable proposed he to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man who sowed good seed in his field:
Another parable proposed he to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man who sowed good seed in his field: and while the men were asleep, his enemy came and sowed zizane among the wheat, and departed.
and while the men were asleep, his enemy came and sowed zizane among the wheat, and departed. But when the blade was shot up, and produced fruit, then appeared also the zizane.
But when the blade was shot up, and produced fruit, then appeared also the zizane. The servants of the proprietor came, and said to him, Master, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it the zizane?
The servants of the proprietor came, and said to him, Master, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it the zizane? He saith unto them, Some man, an enemy, hath done this. Then the servants said to him, Wilt thou that we go and weed them out?
He saith unto them, Some man, an enemy, hath done this. Then the servants said to him, Wilt thou that we go and weed them out? he replied, No; lest perhaps in weeding out the zizane, we root up the wheat with them. read more. Let them both grow together till the harvest: and at the harvest-time I will say to the reapers, Gather out first the zizane, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables, I will bring forth things hid from the foundation of the world.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field: which when a man findeth, he hideth, and for joy thereof, goeth away and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchantman in search of beautiful pearls:
AND the Pharisees and the Sadducees came to him, and, to make trial of him, desired him to shew them a sign from heaven. And he answering, said unto them, When evening comes, ye say, Fair weather, for the sky is red. read more. And in the morning, It will be tempestuous to-day, for the sky is gloomy and fiery red. Ye hypocrites, do ye know how to discern the appearance of the sky, and are ye unable to discern the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
AT that time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is indeed the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling a little boy, set him in the midst of them, read more. and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be changed and be as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself, as this little child, he shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
But that servant going out, found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing, throttled him, saying, Pay me what thou owest. Then his fellow-servant fell at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have forbearance with me, and I will pay thee all. read more. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay what he owed. Then his fellow-servants, when they saw what was done, were exceedingly sorry, and came to their lord, and gave him an explicit account of all things that had passed. Then his lord, calling him before him, said to him, Thou vile slave! all that debt I forgave thee, because thou besoughtest me: and oughtest thou not to have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord, incensed, delivered him up to the torturers, till he should pay all that he owed him. Even so also will my heavenly Father do to you, except ye forgive every one of you his brother, from your hearts, their trespasses.
Then he said to her, What is thy wish? She saith unto him, Tell me that these my two sons shall sit, the one at thy right hand, and the other at thy left, in thy kingdom.
But what think ye? A man had two sons; and coming to the first he said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.
Hear another parable: There was a certain man, the master of a family, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and hired it out to husbandmen, and went into a distant country.
Hear another parable: There was a certain man, the master of a family, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and hired it out to husbandmen, and went into a distant country. But when the season for fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. read more. And the husbandmen took his servants, one they beat, and another they killed, and a third they stoned. Again he sent other servants more than the first, and they treated them in the same manner. Then at last he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come let us kill him, and let us seize on the inheritance. And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When therefore the master of the vineyard cometh, what will he do with these husbandmen? They say unto him, He will dreadfully destroy those wicked wretches, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye not read in the Scriptures, "The stone, which the builders rejected; the same is become the head of the corner; this is done by the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes." Therefore I tell you, That the kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and given to a nation, producing the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken in pieces, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking concerning them. And they sought to apprehend him; but were afraid of the people, for they held him as a prophet.
But five of them were provident, and five foolish.
For the case is like that of a man, who travelling abroad, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his several capacity; and immediately went abroad. read more. He then who had received the five talents, went and traded with them, and acquired five other talents. In the same manner also he that had the two, gained also himself two others. But he that had received the one talent, went and digged a hole in the ground, and hid the silver of his master. Then after a long absence the master of these servants cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them. And he who had received the five talents, coming to him, brought five other talents, saying, Sir, thou deliveredst to me five talents: I have gained to them five other talents. His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many: enter into the joy of thy master. Then came also he that had received the two talents: and said, Sir, thou deliveredst to me two talents: lo! I have gained to them two other talents. His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many: enter thou into thy master's joy. Then came also he that had received the one talent, and said, Sir, knowing thee, that thou art a severe man, reaping where thou hast not sowed, and gathering from whence thou hast not scattered: and being afraid, I went and hid thy talent in the ground: see here, thou hast thine own. Then his master answering said to him, Thou wicked and idle slave, thou knewest that I reap whence I had not sown, and gather where I had not scattered: thou oughtest then to have placed my money with the bankers, so when I came I should have received my own with interest. Take therefore from him the talent, and give it to him that hath the ten talents. For to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: but from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye did not clothe me: sick, and in prison, and ye took no care of me.
And he said, The kingdom of heaven is of that kind, as if a man should cast seed into his field; and sleep and rise, night and day, and the sown corn should sprout, and grow into length, he knoweth not how: read more. for the earth, naturally prolific, beareth fruit; first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear. But when the grain is ready, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because harvest is come.
As a man going abroad, when he left his abode, and gave his servants authority, and to each his work, commanded also the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore; for ye know not at what time the master of the house cometh, at evening, or midnight, or cock-crowing, or in the morning: read more. lest coming suddenly he find you asleep. Now what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.
And they were all filled with rage in the synagogue, when they heard these observations:
A certain creditor had two debtors, the one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. But having nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Tell me, which of these, then, will love him most? read more. And Simon answering said, I suppose, he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast judged rightly.
And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not perceive, and hearing may not comprehend.
Then Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who, when they had both stripped him, and covered him with wounds, got off, leaving him half dead. And it so fell out, that a certain priest went down that way, and seeing him, he kept the opposite side of the road. read more. And a Levite also, in the same way, being near the place, came, and seeing him, kept the opposite side of the road. But a certain Samaritan travelling, came by him, and seeing him, was moved with compassion, and coming up to him, bound up his wounds, after pouring on them oil and wine; then setting him on his own beast, he led him to an inn, and took particular care of him. And on the morrow, as he was departing, he took out of his purse two denarii, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take great care of him; and whatever farther expence may be incurred, when I return, I will repay thee. Which then of these three do you suppose to be the neighbour of him who fell into the robbers' hands? And he said, He that shewed mercy towards him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do thou exactly the same.
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and he shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine is come to me off a journey, and I have nothing to set before him. read more. And he from within answering, shall say, Give me no farther trouble: my door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed; I am unable to rise and give thee. I tell you, though even he would not rise and give him because he is his friend; yet because of his importunity, roused up, he will give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one who asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. For what father of you, if his son ask a loaf, will he give him a stone? or if a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? or if he ask also an egg, will he give him a scorpion? If ye then, evil as ye are, know how to give good gifts to your children; how much more shall your Father, who is in heaven, give his Holy Spirit to those who ask him?
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The estate of a certain rich man bore plentifully: and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do? for I have not room where I may house my crops. read more. And he said, I will do this; I will take down my barns, and build them larger, and collect there all my crops, and my good things! And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast a multitude of good things in store for many years, be at ease, eat, drink, and be merry! But God said to him, Thou fool! this night shall they demand thy life from thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be? Just such is every one who heapeth up treasure for self, and is not rich towards God.
Let your loins be firmly girded round, and your lamps burning: and ye like men, expecting their master, when he shall return from the marriage; that when he comes and knocks, they may instantly open the door for him. read more. Blessed are those servants, whom the Master, when he cometh, shall find watchful: verily I say unto you, that he will gird up himself, and make them sit down at table, and come and wait upon them. And if he come in the second watch, or in the third watch, and find them so watchful, blessed are those servants. Now this be assured of, that if the master of the family had known at what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through.
And the Lord said, Who indeed is a faithful steward, and prudent, whom the lord will place over his household, to give them their proportion of provision at the proper season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so employed. read more. Verily I say unto you, that he will place him over all his property. But if that servant say in his heart, My master will be a long while ere he comes; and shall begin to beat the men and maid-servants, and to eat and to drink, and to get drunk; the master of that servant will come in a day when he doth not expect him, and at an hour which he knoweth not, and shall cut him asunder, and give him his portion with the unfaithful.
I tell you, No: for except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, think ye that they were debtors to divine justice above all the men who dwell at Jerusalem? read more. I tell you, No: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Then he spake this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came, expecting fruit on it, and found none. Then said he to the vine-dresser, Lo! for three years have I come, expecting fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it render the ground thus useless? He answering said to him, Sir, let it e'en remain this year, until that I dig around it, and spread some manure:
When thou art invited of any person to a marriage entertainment, recline not on the principal couch; lest a more honourable personage than thyself be invited by him;
Then said he also to the person who had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, invite not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy relations, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also invite thee again, and a recompence be made to thee. But when thou makest an entertainment, invite the poor, the maimed, the halt, the blind:
Then one of those who sat at table hearing these things, said to him, Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. And he said unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and invited many: read more. and sent his servants at supper-time to say to the invited, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all began with one voice to frame excuses. The first said to him, I have bought a field, and I must of necessity go and survey it: I pray thee hold me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and am going to make a trial of them: I pray thee accept my excuse. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. And that servant returning, informed his master of these things. Then the master of the family, being highly incensed, said to his servant, Go out instantly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Sir, it is done as thou orderedst, and yet there is room. And the master said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and urge them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That not one man of those who were invited shall taste of my supper.
Then spake he unto them this parable, saying, What man is there of you, possessing an hundred sheep, though he lose but one of them, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? read more. and when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And coming home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Congratulate me; for I have found that sheep of mine which was lost. I tell you, that just so will there be joy in heaven over one repentant sinner, more than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who hold not their need of repentance. Or what woman having ten pieces of silver coin, if she lose one of them, doth she not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and make diligent search until she find it? And having found it, she calleth her female friends and neighbours together, saying, Congratulate me; for I have found the silver piece I had lost. Even so, I tell you, there is joy among the angels of God, over one repentant sinner. Then he said, A certain man had two sons: and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of substance which falls to my share. And he divided with them his fortune. And not many days after, the younger son, collecting his all, travelled into a far distant country, and there dissipated his substance in a life of debauchery. But when he had spent all, there came a terrible famine in that region; and he began to know want. And he went and connected himself with one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he eagerly longed to fill his belly with the charob berries which the swine did eat: and no person gave him [a morsel]. Then coming to himself, he said, How many hirelings of my father abound with loaves of bread, and I am pining away with famine! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and I am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hirelings. And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet at a considerable distance, his father discovered him, and was moved with compassion, and running, fell on his neck, and kissed him again and again. Then said the son unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring out the best robe, and clothe him; and put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet: and bring hither the stall-fed steer, and kill it; and let us eat, and be joyous. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. And they began to be joyous. Now his elder brother had been in the field: and when coming home he drew near the house, he heard a concert of music, and the chorus. And calling one of the servants, he inquired what these things meant. And he said, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed for him the stall-fed steer, because he hath received him in health. Then he was in great wrath, and would not enter the doors: therefore his father came out, and entreated him. But he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years I am serving thee, and never have transgressed thy command: yet to me thou hast never once given a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: but no sooner is this son of thine come, who hath devoured thy substance with whores, than thou hast killed for him the stall-fed steer. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all my possessions are thine. But it was right that we should rejoice, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making splendid entertainments every day: and there was a certain pauper, named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate covered with ulcers, read more. and importunately desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: yea even the dogs came and licked his ulcers. Now it came to pass that the poor man died, and was carried up by angels into the bosom of Abraham. Then the rich man also died, and was buried: and in hell, lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he seeth Abraham at a vast distance, and Lazarus in his bosom. And crying out, he said, Father Abraham, have compassion on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented with this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou hast received thy good things during thy life, and Lazarus, in like manner, what was afflictive: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides all these considerations, between us and you there is a vast chasm fixed: so that they who might be willing to pass from hence to you, cannot; neither can they pass through to us, from thence. And he said, I entreat thee then, father, that thou wouldest send him to my paternal mansion: for I have five brothers: that he may testify to them, that they also come not into this place of torment. Abraham saith to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hearken to them. But he said, Ah no, father Abraham! but if one came to them from the dead, they will repent. Then he said to him, If they hearken not to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.
neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
THEN he spake also to them a parable, to shew that we ought to pray always, and not faint; saying, There was a certain judge in a particular city, having no fear of God, nor respect for man: read more. and there was a certain widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Do me justice against my adversary. And he would not for a long while: but after this he said, Though I fear not God, nor respect man; yet because this woman is so troublesome to me, I will do her justice, lest by her perpetual coming she stun me with her importunity, Then said the Lord, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God execute vengeance for his own elect, who cry out to him day and night, though he bear long with them? Yes, I tell you, that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, ah! shall he find faith on the earth? Then he spake also this parable to certain persons, who had confidence in themselves, that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up to the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, the other a tax-farmer.
Two men went up to the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, the other a tax-farmer. The Pharisee, standing by himself, made this prayer: God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of mankind, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or as this tax-gatherer. read more. I keep a fast twice a week, I pay the tenth of all things I possess. And the tax-gatherer standing at a distance, would not even so much as lift his eyes heaven-ward, but smote on his breast, saying, May God accept the atonement for me a sinner! I say to you, Went this man down to his house justified, or the other? for every one who exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
But Jesus calling them to him, said, Permit little children to come to me, and hinder them not for of such is the kingdom of God.
He said therefore, A certain man of noble family went into a distant region, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten manehs, and said unto them, Employ yourselves in traffic, till I come back. read more. But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not have this man to rule over us. And it came to pass, at his return, after receiving the kingdom, that he ordered the servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know what every one had gained by his traffic. Then came the first, and said, Sir, thy maneh has gained ten manehs. And he said unto him, Well done, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in the least matter, hold thou dominion over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy maneh hath gained five manehs. Then said he also to this man, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying, Master, there is thy maneh, which I have kept wrapt up in a napkin: for I was afraid of thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up where thou hadst laid nothing down, and reapest where thou didst not sow. And he said to him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow; why then gavest thou not my money to the bank, so when I came I might have required it with interest? And he said to those who stood by, Take from him the maneh, and give it to him who hath the ten manehs. (And they say unto him, Sir, he hath ten manehs.) For I say unto you, That to every one who hath, shall more be given; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away from him. But as for these enemies of mine, who would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither, and slay them before me.
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Then dividing his garments, they cast the lot.
and saying, if thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself.
VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheep-fold, but getteth in some other way, that person is a thief and a robber. He that entereth by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. read more. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own peculiar sheep by name, and leadeth them forth.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own peculiar sheep by name, and leadeth them forth. And when he bringeth out his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: because they know his voice. read more. And a stranger will they not follow, but will fly from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they knew nothing of the things which he spake to them. Therefore Jesus said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that I am the door of the sheep. All, as many as have gone before me, are thieves and robbers: but the sheep hearkened not to them.
I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth no fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he pruneth it clean, that it may bring forth more fruit. read more. Ye are already clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine: so neither can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, this person beareth much fruit: because without me ye can do nothing. If any man abide not in me, he is cast out as a branch, and withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done for you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye should bring forth much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
These things have I spoken to you in parables: but the hour is coming when I will no more speak to you in parables, but will plainly inform you respecting the Father.
These things have I spoken to you in parables: but the hour is coming when I will no more speak to you in parables, but will plainly inform you respecting the Father.
Jesus replied, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom had been of this world, then would my servants have struggled hard, that I should not have been delivered up to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence.
But God commendeth his own love towards us, that, though we were yet sinners, Christ died in our stead.
which figurative representation [continues] unto the present time, according to which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, with respect to conscience, make him perfect who performs the services,