And the chief of the synagogue answering -- much displeased that on the sabbath Jesus healed -- said to the multitude, `Six days there are in which it behoveth [us] to be working; in these, then, coming, be healed, and not on the sabbath-day.'
Then the Lord answered him and said, `Hypocrite, doth not each of you on the sabbath loose his ox or ass from the stall, and having led away, doth water [it]?
and this one, being a daughter of Abraham, whom the Adversary bound, lo, eighteen years, did it not behove to be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day?'
And he saying these things, all who were opposed to him were being ashamed, and all the multitude were rejoicing over all the glorious things that are being done by him.
And he said, `To what is the reign of God like? and to what shall I liken it?
It is like to a grain of mustard, which a man having taken, did cast into his garden, and it increased, and came to a great tree, and the fowls of the heavens did rest in its branches.'
And again he said, `To what shall I liken the reign of God?
It is like leaven, which a woman, having taken, did hide in three measures of meal, till that all was leavened.'
And he was going through cities and villages, teaching, and making progress toward Jerusalem;
and a certain one said to him, `Sir, are those saved few?' and he said unto them,
`Be striving to go in through the straight gate, because many, I say to you, will seek to go in, and shall not be able;