What can be said about you? To what should you be compared, fair Jerusalem? To what may I liken you, so I may comfort you, fair one of Zion? Indeed, your wound is as deep as the sea who can heal you?
"That is why the kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom from heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in his field.
So Jesus went on to say, "What is the kingdom of God like? What can I compare it to?
"The kingdom from heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
"The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.
"At that time, the kingdom from heaven will be comparable to ten bridesmaids who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the groom.
Again he said, "To what can I compare the kingdom of God?
"Similarly, it is like a man going on a trip, who called his servants and turned his money over to them.