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Luke 13:17-27 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing. 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 should 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 mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; 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 should I compare the kingdom of God? 20 Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?
21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was 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 Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
23 Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" 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 through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try 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 owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, "Lord, open to us,' then in reply he will say to 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 with you, and you taught in our streets.' 26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'
27 But he will say, "I do not know where you come from; go away from me, all you evildoers!' 27 "But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'