What [example of suffering in the past] is sufficient for me to remind you for your [comfort]? To what shall I liken you, O Daughter of Jerusalem? With what shall I compare you, that I may comfort you, O Virgin Daughter of Zion? For your ruin is as measureless as the sea! Who can heal you?
Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a human king who wished to settle accounts with his attendants.
Another parable He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Another story by way of comparison He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.
This led Him to say, What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?
For the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of an estate who went out in the morning along with the dawn to hire workmen for his vineyard.
The kingdom of heaven is like a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son
Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
And again He said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?
For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his property.