Set he before them (pareqhken). So again in Matthew 13:31 . He placed another parable beside (para) the one already given and explained. The same verb (paraqeinai) occurs in Luke 9:16 . Is likened (wmoiwqh). Timeless aorist passive and a common way of introducing these parables of the kingdom where a comparison is drawn ( Luke 18:23 ; Luke 22:2 ; Luke 25:1 ). The case of anqrwpwi is associative instrumental.