New Living Translation
Jesus said, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it?
King James Bible
And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, How should we liken the kingdom of God, or with what comparison should we compare it?
World English Bible
He said, "How will we liken the Kingdom of God? Or with what parable will we illustrate it?
Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'To what may we liken the reign of God, or in what simile may we compare it?
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It had been an eventful day in the life of Jesus. Beside the Sea of Galilee He had spoken His first parables, by familiar illustrations again explaining to the people the nature of His kingdom and the manner in which it was to be established. He had likened His own work to that of the sower; the development of His kingdom to the growth of the mustard seed and the effect of leaven in the measure of meal. The great final separation of the righteous and the wicked He had pictured in the parables of …
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages
The First Great Group of Parables.
The Seed Growing Secretly.
Ancient Versions of the Old Testament.
Here is another story Jesus told: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.
Here is another illustration Jesus used: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field.
It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches."
It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds,
Then Jesus said, "What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it?
It is like a tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden; it grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches."
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