Luke 13:18-21 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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 that 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 that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until 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."