16"And thiswoman, 1a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom2Satan has bound for eighteenlongyears, should she not have been released from thisbond on the Sabbathday ?"17
As He saidthis, all His opponents were being humiliated ; and 3the entirecrowd was rejoicingoverall the gloriousthingsbeingdone by Him.
18So4He was saying, "5What is the kingdom of Godlike, and to what shall I compare it?19"It is like a mustardseed, which a mantook and threw into his owngarden ; and it grew and became a tree, and 6THE BIRDS OF THE aAIRNESTED IN ITS BRANCHES."20
And again He said, "7To what shall I compare the kingdom of God ?21"8It is likeleaven, which a womantook and hid in 9threebpecks of flouruntil it was allleavened."
And He was passingthrough from one city and village to another, teaching, and 10proceeding on His way to Jerusalem.
And someonesaid to Him, "Lord, are there just a few who are being saved ?" And He said to them,
24"11Strive to enterthrough the narrowdoor ; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.25"Once the head of the housegets up and 12shuts the door, and you begin to standoutside and knock on the door, saying, '13Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, '14I do not knowwhere you are from.'26"Then you will 15begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets ';