Bible verse, Blood of Christ Jesus, Gospel of The Lord, ‘Parables Of The Kingdom of Heaven‘
Matthew 13:44-46 |The Parable of the Growing Seed
26, And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground,
27, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.
28, For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.
29, But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Mark 4:30-34 |The Parable of the Mustard Seed
30, Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it?
31, It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth;
32, but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.”
Jesus’ Use of Parables
33, And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.
34, But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.
Matthew 13:47-52 |The Parable of the Dragnet
47, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind,
48, which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away.
49, So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just,
50, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
51, Jesus said to them,[a] “Have you understood all these things?”
They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”[b]
52, Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning[c] the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
Matthew 25:14-30 | The Parable of the Talents
14, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.
15, And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.
16, Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
17, And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.
18, But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
20, “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’
21, His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
22, He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’
23, His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
24, “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
25, And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
26, “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
27, So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
28, Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
29, ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
30, And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 25:1-13 | The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
25, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming;[a] go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour[b] in which the Son of Man is coming.
Matthew 18:21-35 | The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
21, Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22, Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
23, Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
24, And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
25, But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.
26, The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’
27, Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28, “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’
29, So his fellow servant fell down at his feet[a] and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’[b]
30, And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
31, So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.
32, Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
33, Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’
34, And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
35, “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”[c]
Matthew 22:1-14 | The Parable of the Wedding Feast
22, And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’ 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11, “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.
12, So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless.
13, Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[a] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Matthew 13:24-30 | The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
24, Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;
25, but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
26, But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
27, So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
28, He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’
29, But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
30, Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
Matthew 20:1-16 | The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
20, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle,[a] and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’[b] 8 “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”[c]