Luke 13:16-26 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?"
17 As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him. 17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
18 He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 18 Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?
19 It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches."
20 And again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 20 Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?
21 It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened." 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."
22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
23 And some one said to him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And he said to them, 23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,
24 "Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 24 "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
25 When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us.' He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.' 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.' "But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' 26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'