THE PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED

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Matt 13:31-32

Mark 4:30-32

Luke 13:18-19

 

Thom 20

31. He put before them another parable:


"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;
32. it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."

30. He also said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it?

31. It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;
32. yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."

18. He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it?

19. It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."

20 The disciples said to Jesus:"Tell us whom the kingdom of heaven is like!"

He said to them: "It is like a mustard seed.<It> is the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on cultivated soil, it produces a large branch (and) becomes shelter for birds of the sky."

 

 

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