Luke 6:48; Luke 8:43; Luke 13:24; Luke 14:6; Luke 14:29-30; Luke 16:3; Luke 20:26
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep , and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose , the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years , which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in , and shall not be able .
And they could not answer him again to these things.
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Saying , This man began to build , and was not able to finish .
Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do ? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig ; to beg I am ashamed .
And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace .