PARABLE (IN OT)
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And he went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.
But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within they are rapacious wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorns? or figs from thistles? read more. So every good tree bears good fruits, but a bad tree bears bad fruits; a good tree cannot bear bad fruits, nor a bad tree good fruits. Every tree which bears not good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. By their fruits, therefore, you shall know them. Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name performed many mighty works? and then will I confess to them, I never knew you; depart from me you that commit wickedness. Every one, therefore, that hears these words of mine and performs them, I will liken to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on the rock. And every one who hears these words of mine and performs them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell; and its fall was great.
And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have places of shelter, but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.
and say, We have played on pipes for you, and you have not danced; we have mourned, and you have not lamented.
AND on that day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.
AND on that day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. And great multitudes came together to him; and he went into the ship and sat down; and all the multitude stood on the shore.
And great multitudes came together to him; and he went into the ship and sat down; and all the multitude stood on the shore. And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying; Behold, a sower went out to sow;
And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying; Behold, a sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some fell by the way, and the birds came and devoured it.
and as he sowed, some fell by the way, and the birds came and devoured it. And some fell on rocky places, where it had not much earth, and it came up immediately, because it had no depth of earth;
And some fell on rocky places, where it had not much earth, and it came up immediately, because it had no depth of earth; and when the sun arose it was scorched, and because it had no root it was dried up.
and when the sun arose it was scorched, and because it had no root it was dried up. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it. But some fell on good ground, and bore fruit; some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty-fold.
But some fell on good ground, and bore fruit; some a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty-fold. He that has ears let him hear.
He that has ears let him hear. And his disciples came and said to him, Why do you speak to them in parables? read more. And he answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given;
And he answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given; for whoever has, to him shall be also given, and he shall abound; but whoever has not, from him shall be taken away even what he has. read more. For this reason I speak to them in parables; because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says; Hearing you shall hear and not understand, and seeing you shall see and not perceive; for the hearts of this people have become hard, and they hear imperfectly with their ears, and their eyes have they closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For I tell you truly, that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see what you see and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear and have not heard it. Hear, therefore, the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and takes away the seed sown in his heart. This is he that received seed by the way.
When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and takes away the seed sown in his heart. This is he that received seed by the way. He that received seed on the rocky places is he that hears the word and immediately receives it with joy
He that received seed on the rocky places is he that hears the word and immediately receives it with joy but has no root in himself, but is only a temporary [disciple]; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he is immediately offended.
but has no root in himself, but is only a temporary [disciple]; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he is immediately offended. And he that received seed among thorns is he that hears the word, and the cares of this life and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
And he that received seed among thorns is he that hears the word, and the cares of this life and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But he that received the seed in the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it, who also bears fruit, and produces some one hundred, and some sixty, and some thirty-fold.
But he that received the seed in the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it, who also bears fruit, and produces some one hundred, and some sixty, and some thirty-fold. And he delivered them another parable, saying; The kingdom of heaven is like a man sowing good seed in his field;
And he delivered them another parable, saying; The kingdom of heaven is like a man sowing good seed in his field; and while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed poisonous darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away.
and while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed poisonous darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away. But when the stalk grew up and bore fruit, then the poisonous darnel appeared.
But when the stalk grew up and bore fruit, then the poisonous darnel appeared. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Whence then has it poisonous darnel?
And the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Whence then has it poisonous darnel? And he said to them, An enemy has done this. And they said to him, Do you wish us to go and take them out?
And he said to them, An enemy has done this. And they said to him, Do you wish us to go and take them out? And he said, No; lest in taking out the poisonous darnel, you pull up the wheat with it; read more. let both grow together till the harvest, and at the time of the harvest, I will say to the reapers, Collect first the poisonous darnel, and bind it in bundles to be burnt; but collect the wheat in my storehouse.
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will declare things which have been concealed from the foundation of the world.
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man found, and concealed, and went away with joy, and sold all that he had and bought that field. Again; the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,
AND the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to Jesus to try him desired him to show them a sign from heaven. But he answered and said to them, When it is evening you say, It will be fair weather for the sky is red; read more. and in the morning, It will rain to-day for the sky is red and lowering. You know how to distinguish the face of the sky, but you cannot distinguish the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign; and no sign shall be given it except the sign of Jonah. And he left them and departed.
AT that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And calling a little child, he set it in the midst of them, read more. and said, I tell you truly, that if you do not turn and become like little children, you can by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this little child, shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven;
But that servant went out and found one of his fellow-servants who owed him one hundred denarii [$14], and seizing him, he choked him, saying, Pay what you owe me. Then his fellow-servant fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me and I will pay you. read more. But he would not; but went and cast him into prison till he should pay the debt. Then his fellow-servants seeing what was done, were greatly displeased, and went and related to their lord all things that were done. Then his lord called him, and said to him, Evil servant; I forgave you all that debt because you besought me [to do it]. Ought you not also to pity your fellow-servant, as I pitied you? And his lord was displeased, and delivered him to the tormentors till he should pay all the debt. So also will my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not each one his brother from your hearts.
And he said to her, What do you wish? She said to him, Say that these my two sons shall sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left, in your kingdom.
But what do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first, and said, Son, go and work to-day in the vineyard.
Hear another parable: There was a man, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge around it, and dug a wine vat in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad.
Hear another parable: There was a man, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge around it, and dug a wine vat in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad. And when the time of the fruits approached he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. read more. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants more than the first; and they treated them in the same manner. And afterwards he sent them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and take his inheritance. And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When, therefore, the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen? They said to him, He will inflict on those men a miserable death, and let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the head of a corner? this is from the Lord, and is wonderful in our eyes? I tell you, therefore, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation yielding its fruits. (Added verse not retained in Sawyer) And the chief priests and Pharisees hearing his parables, knew that he spoke of them; and they sought to take him, but feared the people, because they regarded him as a prophet.
and five of them were foolish, and five wise.
For, as a man going abroad called his servants, and delivered to them his estates; to one he gave five talents [$5,000], to another two [$2,000], and to another one [$1,000]; to each according to his ability, and immediately went abroad. read more. And he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five; in like manner, also, he that received the two gained two others; but he that received the one went away and dug in the earth and hid his lord's money. And after a long time the lord of those servants came, and had a settlement with them. And he that received the five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, Lord, you committed to me five talents; behold, I have gained five other talents. His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few [talents], I will place you over many: enter into the joy of your lord. And he that received the two talents also came to him and said, Lord, you committed to me two talents; behold, I have gained two others. His Lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few [talents], I will place you over many: enter into the joy of your lord. And he that received the one talent also came and said, Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sowed, and gathering where you have not scattered, and being afraid I went away and hid your talent in the earth; behold, you have what is yours. And his Lord answered and said to him, Evil and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather whence I have not scattered? And you ought then to have given my money to the brokers, and at my coming, I should have received my own with interest. Take his talent, therefore, from him, and give it to him that has ten talents; for to every one that has shall be given, and he shall have an abundance; but from him that has not, even what he has shall be taken away; and cast the unprofitable servant into the darkness outside; there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.
a stranger, and you took me not in; sick and in prison and you visited me not.
And he said, So is the kingdom of God as a man casts the seeds into the earth, and sleeps and wakes, night and day, and the seed germinates, and grows he knows not how. read more. The earth produces spontaneously, first the stalk, then the head, then the full wheat in the head. And when the wheat delivers itself, he immediately sends out the sickle, because the harvest has come.
As a man leaving his house to go abroad, and giving authority to his servants, and to each one his work, commanded the porter to watch, watch, therefore, for you know not when the master of the house comes; at evening, at midnight, at the cock crowing, or in the morning; read more. lest, coming suddenly, he should find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.
And all in the synagogue when they heard these things were filled with wrath;
A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed him five hundred denarii [$70], and the other fifty [$7]. And having nothing to pay, he gave [the debt] to both. Tell me, therefore, which of them will love him most? read more. Simon answered and said, I suppose the one to whom he gave most. And he said to him, You have judged rightly.
And he said, It is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to others in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
And Jesus replied and said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who both stripped him and inflicted blows upon him, and went away leaving him half dead. And, providentially, a certain priest went down that way, and seeing him passed by on the other side. read more. And in like manner a Levite also, being at the place, came and saw him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, on a journey, came where he was, and seeing him had compassion on him; and he came and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and putting him on his own beast, brought him to a khan, and took care of him. And on the next day, putting out two denarii [28 cents], he gave them to the khan-keeper, and said, Take care of him, and whatever you expend more, when I return I will pay you. Which of these three think you was a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers? And he said, He that had mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Do you go and do likewise.
And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight, and say, Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him; read more. and he will answer from within, and say, Trouble me not, for the door is already shut, and my little children are with me in bed, I cannot arise and give you; I tell you if he will not arise and give him on account of being his friend, yet, on account of his importunity, he will arise and give him as many as he needs. And I tell you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you; for every one that asks, receives; and he that seeks, finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened. And what father is there of you, who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? or if he asks also for a fish, will for a fish give him a serpent? or if he asks also for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall the Father from heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him.
And he told them a parable, saying, The farm of a certain rich man produced abundantly; and he reasoned in himself, saying, What shall I do, for I have no place where I shall bring together my fruits? read more. And he said, I will do this; I will take down my storehouses and build greater; and there will I bring together all my produce and my goods; and I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years rest, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself. But God said to him, Foolish man, this night they shall require your soul from you; and who then will have the goods which you have provided? So is every one that lays up treasures for himself and is not rich in God.
Stand with your loins girded, and your candles lighted, and be like men waiting for the coming of their lord, when he shall return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. read more. Blessed are those servants whom their lord when he comes shall find watching. I tell you truly, that he will gird himself, and cause them to recline, and he will come and wait upon them. And if he comes in the second watch, and comes in the third watch, and finds them thus, blessed are they. But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief comes, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
And the Lord said, Who then is a faithful, a wise steward, whom the lord shall place over his family, to give them their proper food in due time? Blessed is that servant whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. read more. I tell you truly, that he will set him over all his property. But if that servant says in his heart, My lord delays to come, and begins to beat the younger servants, and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, the lord of that servant will come in a day that he looks not for him, and at an hour that he knows not of, and will punish him severely, and give him his part with the faithless.
I tell you, No; but unless you change your minds you shall all in like manner be destroyed. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in the Siloam fell, and killed them; do you think they were sinners above all men that live at Jerusalem? read more. I tell you, No; but unless you change your minds you shall all in like manner be destroyed. And he spoke this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to his vine dresser, Behold, I have come three years seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none; cut it down; why should it make the ground unproductive? And he answered and said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I dig about it, and put on manure;
When you are invited by any one to a wedding, do not sit down in the first place, lest at some time a more honorable man than you should have been invited by him,
And he said also to him that had invited him, When you make a breakfast, or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brothers, nor your relatives, nor your rich neighbors, lest they also at some time invite you in return, and a compensation be made to you. But when you make a feast, invite the poor, crippled, lame, blind,
And one of those reclining with him, hearing these things, said to him, Blessed is he that eats bread in the kingdom of God. And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. read more. And he sent his servant at the time of the supper to say to the invited, Come, for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent excused themselves. The first said to him, I have bought a field and I must go to see it; I pray you have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yokes of oxen and I go to try them; I pray you have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and on this account I cannot come. And the servant came and reported to his lord these things. Then the master of the house; being angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and maimed, and blind, and lame. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you commanded, and yet there is room. And the Lord said to the servant, Go out into the ways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled; for I tell you that none of those men that were invited shall taste of my supper.
And he spoke to them this parable; saying, What man of you having a hundred sheep, and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the lost sheep till he finds it. read more. And finding it, he puts it on his shoulders rejoicing; and coming to the house, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying, Congratulate me; for I have found my sheep that was lost. So, I tell you, there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that changes his mind, more than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need a change of mind. Or what woman having ten drachmas [140 cents], if she loses one drachma [14 cents], does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek carefully till she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her female friends and neighbors together, saying, Congratulate me, for I have found the drachma which I lost. So, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner that changes his mind. And he said, A certain man had two sons. And the youngest of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of the estate that falls to me; and he divided to them his living. And not many days after, the youngest son, collecting all his property, went abroad to a distant country; and there wasted his property, living intemperately. And when he had spent all, there was a severe famine in that country; and he began to be in want. And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his field to feed swine. And he desired to fill his stomach with the carob pods which the swine eat; and no man gave him. And coming to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father abound in bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned to Heaven, and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet far off, his father saw him, and had compassion on him, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned to Heaven, and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his servants, Bring out the best robe and put on him; and put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it; let us eat, and rejoice; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to rejoice. But his older son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house he heard music and the dancers. And calling one of the servants he inquired what these things meant. And he said to him, Your brother has come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him back in health. And he was angry, and would not go in; but his father came out and entreated him. And he answered and said to his father, Behold, l have served you so many years, and have never disobeyed your command; and you have never given me a kid, that I might rejoice with my friends; but when this your son came who has consumed his living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf. But he said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all mine is yours. We ought also to rejoice and be glad; for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
There was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day. And a certain poor man by the name of Lazarus was laid at his gate, afflicted with ulcers, read more. and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table; but the dogs also came and licked his ulcers. And the poor man died, and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham from afar, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he called and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in pain in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that you received your good things in your life, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in pain. And besides all this, there is a great chasm fixed between us and you, so that those wishing to pass from hence to you cannot, neither can they pass from thence to us. And he said, I beseech you then, father, send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, to testify fully to them, that they may not also come to this place of torment But Abraham said, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. But he said, No, father Abraham, but if one went to them from the dead they would change their minds. But he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, they would not be persuaded if one arose from the dead.
neither shall they say, Behold here! or, there! for behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
AND he spoke also a parable to them, that men ought to pray at all times, and not to faint; saying, There was a certain judge in a certain city, who feared not God and regarded not man. read more. And there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Give me judgment against my adversary. And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, Though I fear not God and regard not man, yet because this widow makes me trouble I will give her judgment, that she may not vex me by her continual coming. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says. And will not God execute the judgment of his elect, who cry day and night to him, even though he waits long on them? I tell you, he will execute their judgment speedily. But when the Son of man comes will he find faith on the earth? And he also spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up to the temple to pray; one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Two men went up to the temple to pray; one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee, standing by himself, offered this prayer; God, I thank thee that I am not as other men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican; read more. I fast twice a week; I tithe all I acquire. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God, be propitious to me a sinner. I tell you this man went down to his house justified rather than that; for every one that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
But Jesus calling them, said, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.
He said, therefore, A certain nobleman went into a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and to return. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten minas [$163.30], and said to them, Use them in business till I come. read more. And his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We wish not this man to reign over us. And he returned, having received the kingdom, and ordered those servants to be called to him to whom he had given the money, that he might know what each one had done. And the first came, saying, Lord, your mina [$16.33] has gained ten minas. And he said to him, Well, good servant; because you have been faithful in the least, have authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, your mina has made five minas. And he said to him, Be you over five cities. And the other came, saying, Lord, behold your mina, which I had laid up in a napkin; for I feared you, because you are an austere man; you take up what you laid not down, and reap what you did not sow. He said to him, Out of your mouth will I judge you, evil servant. You knew that I am an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow? then why did you not put my silver on the [broker's] table, and when I came I should have had the same, with interest? And he said to those standing by, Take from him the mina, and give it to him that has ten minas,??25 and they said to him, Lord, he has ten minas,??26 for I tell you, that to every one that has shall be given; but from him that has not, even what he has shall be taken away;
but those my enemies that wished me not to reign over them, bring hither and kill them before me.
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And distributing his garments they cast lots [for them].
and said, If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.
I tell you most truly, he that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs in at some other place, he is a thief and robber; but he that enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. read more. To him the gate-keeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his sheep by name, and leads them out.
To him the gate-keeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his sheep by name, and leads them out. When he puts out all his sheep he goes before them, and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. read more. But a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spoke Jesus to them, but they knew not what the words which he spoke to them meant. Then said Jesus to them again, I tell you most truly, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep have not heard them.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away; and every branch that bears fruit he trims, that it may bear more fruit. read more. You are now pure, by means of the word which I have spoken to you; continue in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it continues in the vine, so you cannot, unless you continue in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He that continues in me and I in him, this man bears much fruit; for separated from me, you can do nothing. If any one continues not in me he is cast without as a branch, and is withered; and they collect them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you continue in me, and my words continue in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be [given] you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and be my disciples.
These things have I spoken to you in parables. The time is coming when I will no more speak to you in parables, but I will tell you plainly of the Father.
These things have I spoken to you in parables. The time is coming when I will no more speak to you in parables, but I will tell you plainly of the Father.
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom had been of this world my officers would have fought for me, that I should not be given up to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not here.
but God commends his love to us, that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us;
which is a type of the time at hand, in which gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the worshipper as to the conscience,