As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
He said, "To what is the kingdom of God like? To what shall I compare it?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and threw into his own garden. It grew, and became a large tree, and the birds of the sky lodged in the branches of it."
Again he said, "What shall I compare to the kingdom of God?
It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three sata of flour, until it was all leavened."
He went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem.
One said to him, "Lord, are they few who are saved?" He said to them,
"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' then he will answer and tell you, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drink in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'
He will say, 'I tell you, I don't know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.'