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Matt 13:3

(NIV)
Then he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed.
(ESV)
And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow.

Matt 13:10

(NIV)
The disciples came to him and asked, ‘Why do you speak to the people in parables?’

(ESV)
Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

Matt 13:13

(NIV)
This is why I speak to them in parables :

‘Though seeing, they do not see ;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
(ESV)
This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

Matt 13:18

(NIV)
‘Listen then to what the parable of the sower means :
(ESV)
Hear then the parable of the sower:

Matt 13:24

(NIV)
Jesus told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
(ESV)
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Matt 13:31

(NIV)
He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.
(ESV)
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.

Matt 13:33

(NIV)
He told them still another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about thirty kilograms of flour until it worked all through the dough.’

(ESV)
He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”

Matt 13:34

(NIV)
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
(ESV)
All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable.

Matt 13:35

(NIV)
So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:

‘I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.’
(ESV)
This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.”

Matt 13:36

(NIV)
Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.’

(ESV)
Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, sayingExplain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”

Matt 13:53

(NIV)
When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there.
(ESV)
And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there,

Matt 15:15

(NIV)
Peter said, ‘Explain the parable to us.’

(ESV)
But Peter said to himExplain the parable to us.”

Matt 21:33

(NIV)
‘Listen to another parable: there was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall round it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.
(ESV)
Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country.

Matt 21:45

(NIV)
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them.
(ESV)
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them.

Matt 22:1

(NIV)
Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
(ESV)
And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,

Matt 24:32

(NIV)
‘Now learn this lesson from the fig-tree: as soon as its twigs become tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
(ESV)
From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.

Mark 3:23

(NIV)
So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: ‘How can Satan drive out Satan?
(ESV)
And he called them to him and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Mark 4:2

(NIV)
He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said:
(ESV)
And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:

Mark 4:10

(NIV)
When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.
(ESV)
And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

Mark 4:11

(NIV)
He told them, ‘The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables
(ESV)
And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,

Mark 4:13

(NIV)
Then Jesus said to them, ‘Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?
(ESV)
And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?

Mark 4:30

(NIV)
Again he said, ‘What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?
(ESV)
And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it?

Mark 4:33

(NIV)
With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.
(ESV)
With many such parables he spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.

Mark 4:34

(NIV)
He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

(ESV)
He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Mark 7:17

(NIV)
After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
(ESV)
And when he had entered the house and left the people his disciples asked him about the parable.

Mark 12:1

(NIV)
Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: ‘A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall round it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.
(ESV)
And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country.

Mark 12:12

(NIV)
Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.

(ESV)
And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away.

Mark 13:28

(NIV)
‘Now learn this lesson from the fig-tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
(ESV)
From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.

Luke 4:23

(NIV)
Jesus said to them, ‘Surely you will quote this proverb to me: “Physician, heal yourself!” And you will tell me, “Do here in your home town what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.”’

(ESV)
And he said to them, Doubtless you will quote to me this proverbPhysician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.”

Luke 5:36

(NIV)
He told them this parable : ‘No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.
(ESV)
He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.

Luke 6:39

(NIV)
He also told them this parable: ‘Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?
(ESV)
He also told them a parable: Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Luke 8:4

(NIV)
While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable:
(ESV)
And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable,

Luke 8:9

(NIV)
His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
(ESV)
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,

Luke 8:10

(NIV)
He said, ‘The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,

‘ “though seeing, they may not see;
though hearing, they may not understand.”
(ESV)
he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so thatseeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’

Luke 8:11

(NIV)
‘This is the meaning of the parable: the seed is the word of God.
(ESV)
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 12:16

(NIV)
And he told them this parable: ‘The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.
(ESV)
And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully,

Luke 12:41

(NIV)
Peter asked, ‘Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?’

(ESV)
Peter said, “Lord are you telling this parable for us or for all?”

Luke 13:6

(NIV)
Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig-tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any.
(ESV)
And he told this parable: A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.

Luke 14:7

(NIV)
When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honour at the table, he told them this parable:
(ESV)
Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,

Luke 15:3

(NIV)
Then Jesus told them this parable:
(ESV)
So he told them this parable:

Luke 18:1

(NIV)
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
(ESV)
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Luke 18:9

(NIV)
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:
(ESV)
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

Luke 19:11

(NIV)
While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.
(ESV)
As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

Luke 20:9

(NIV)
He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time.
(ESV)
And he began to tell the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while.

Luke 20:19

(NIV)
The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.

(ESV)
The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people.

Luke 21:29

(NIV)
He told them this parable: ‘Look at the fig-tree and all the trees.
(ESV)
And he told them a parable: Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.

Heb 9:9

(NIV)
This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshipper.
(ESV)
(which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,

Heb 11:19

(NIV)
Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

(ESV)
He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
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