But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, "There are six days in which men ought to work; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day."
The Lord then answered him and said, "Thou hypocrite! Doth not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?"
And when He had said these things, all His adversaries were ashamed; and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
Then said He, "Unto what is the Kingdom of God like? And unto what shall I compare it?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his garden; and it grew and waxed a great tree, and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it."
And again He said, "Unto what shall I liken the Kingdom of God?
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened."
And He went through the cities and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem.
Then said one unto Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said unto them,
"Strive to enter in at the strait gate, for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able.