Luke 13:18-21 NIV

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

13:18,19pp -- Mk 4:30-32 13:18-21pp -- Mt 13:31-33

18 Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God1 like?2 What shall I compare it to?

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19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree,3 and the birds of the air perched in its branches."4

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20 Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?
21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amounta of flour until it worked all through the dough."5

References for Luke 13:21

    • a 13:21 - Greek "three satas" (probably about 1/2 bushel or 22 liters)