Parables » Remarkable parables of the old testament
The trees going forth went to anoint over them a king; and they will say to the olive, Reign thou over us. And the olive will say to them, Left I my fatness which by me they will honor God and men, and went I to wander about over the trees? And the trees will say to the fig tree, Come thou, reign over us. read more.
And the fig tree will say to them, Left I my sweetness, and my good produce, and went I to wander about over the trees? And the trees will say to the vine, Come thou, and reign over us. And the vine will say to them, Left I my new wine-making, rejoicing God and men, and went I to wander about over the trees? And all the trees will say to the buckthorn. Come thou, reign over us. And the buckthorn will say to the trees, If in truth ye anoint me for king over you, come, take refuge in my shadow: and if not, fire shall come forth from the buckthorn and shall consume the cedars of Lebanon.
And Jehovah will send Nathan to David. And he will come in to him and say to him, Two men were in one city.; one rich and one poor. To the rich was sheep and oxen exceeding many: And to the poor, not anything except one little ewe lamb which he found, and he will save it alive: and it will grow with him and with his sons together; it will eat from his morsel and will drink from his cup, and will lie in his bosom, and be to him as a daughter. read more.
And a traveler will come to the rich man, and he will spare to take from his sheep and from his oxen to do for the wayfarer coming to him; and he will take the poor man's ewe lamb and do for the man coming to him.
And the king will say to her, What to thee? And she will say, Truly I a widow woman, and my husband will die. And to thy servant two sons, and they two will strive in the field, and none delivering between them; and the one will smite the one and kill him. And behold, all the family rose up against thy servant, and they will say, Give him striking his brother and we will kill him for the soul of his brother whom he slew; and they destroyed also the heir, and quenched my coal which was left, so that name was not set to my husband and remainder upon the face of the earth.