Luke 13:18-19

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?
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 perched in its branches.”

Luke 13:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 Then said he,Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
ESV
18 He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?
NLT
18 Then Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it?
MSG
18 Then he said, "How can I picture God's kingdom for you? What kind of story can I use?
CSB
18 He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like, and what can I compare it to?

Luke 13:18-19 In-Context

16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”
17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?
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 perched in its branches.”
20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?
21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty poundsof flour until it worked all through the dough.”

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