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Luke 13:15-25 (New American Standard)

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15 But 1the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites, 2does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him? 16 "And this woman, 3a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom 4Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?" 17 As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and 5the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.

Parables of Mustard Seed and Leaven

18 So 6He was saying, "7What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? 19 "It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and 8THE BIRDS OF THE aAIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES." 20 And again He said, "9To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 "10It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in 11three bpecks of flour until it was all leavened."

Teaching in the Villages

22 And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and 12proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to Him, "Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?" And He said to them, 24 "13Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 "Once the head of the house gets up and 14shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, '15Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, '16I do not know where you are from.'
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