Luke 13:21
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New International Version
It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough."

New Living Translation
It is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough."

English Standard Version
It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”

Berean Study Bible
It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

Berean Literal Bible
It is like to leaven, which a woman, having taken, hid in three measures of meal, until it all was leavened."

New American Standard Bible
"It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."

King James Bible
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It's like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through the entire mixture."

International Standard Version
It's like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

NET Bible
It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all the dough had risen."

New Heart English Bible
It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three 3-gallon measures of flour until all of it was fermented.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It's like yeast that a woman mixed into a large amount of flour until the yeast worked its way through all the dough."

New American Standard 1977
“It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened.

King James 2000 Bible
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

American King James Version
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

American Standard Version
It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Darby Bible Translation
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened.

English Revised Version
It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Weymouth New Testament
It is like yeast which a woman takes and buries in a bushel of flour, to work there till the whole is leavened."

World English Bible
It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

Young's Literal Translation
It is like leaven, which a woman, having taken, did hide in three measures of meal, till that all was leavened.'
Study Bible
The Parable of the Leaven
20Again He asked, “To what can I compare the kingdom of God? 21It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.” 22Then Jesus traveled throughout the towns and villages, teaching as He made His way toward Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:33
He told them still another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into three measures of flour, until all of it was leavened."

Luke 13:20
Again He asked, "To what can I compare the kingdom of God?
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Verse 21. - It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. The first of these two little parables of the kingdom, "the mustard seed," portrayed its strangely rapid growth. The second, "the leaven," treats of the mighty inward transformation which the kingdom of God will effect in the hearts of men and women. Chemically speaking, leaven is a lump of sour dough in which putrefaction has begun, and, on being introduced into a far greater mass of fresh dough, produces by contagion a similar condition into the greater bulk with which it comes in contact. The result of the contact, however, is that the mass of dough, acted upon by the little lump of leaven, becomes a wholesome, agreeable food for men. It was a singularly striking and powerful simile, this little commonplace comparison, and exactly imaged the future progress of "the kingdom." Quietly, silently, the doctrine of the Master made its way into the hearts and homes of men. "He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets" (Matthew 12:19). None on earth would have dared hint at the future success of the doctrine of the Master during the Master's life, and his death seemed as though it would effectually crush out the last feeble spark of life. The apparent result of his work was the devotion of a few simple hearts, mostly of fishermen, artisans, and the like, and yet, though men suspected it not, the secret and powerful influence was already at work among men. The story of the years succeeding the cross and the Resurrection, on a broader stage and with more actors, was a story of similar silent, quiet working. In a century and a half after the strange leaven-parable had been spoken, the whole civilized world knew something of the Master's history and doctrine. His disciples then were counted by tens of thousands. No city, scarcely a village, but contained some into whose hearts the teaching had sunk, whose lives the teaching had changed. In three measures of meal. Perhaps referring here to the well-known division of man into body, soul, and spirit. More likely, however, the number 3 is used as the symbol of completeness, signifying that the Divine purpose was then influencing the whole mass of mankind. Till the whole was leavened. It would seem as though the Master looked on to a definite time when all nations should come and worship him, and acknowledge his glorious sovereignty. If this be the case, then a very long period still remains to be lived through by the world; many kingdoms must rise and fall, new civilizations spring up, before that day of joy and gladness dawns upon the globe - that is, reasoning on the analogy of the past. Be this, however, as it may, the drift of both these parables of the kingdom distinctly points to a slow yet a progressive development of true religion. Very different, indeed, was the Jewish conception of Messiah's kingdom. They expected a rapid and brilliant metamorphosis of the then unhappy state of things. They never dreamed of the slow and quiet movement Messiah's coming was to inaugurate. One thing is perfectly clear - the Speaker of these two parable-stories never contemplated a speedy return to earth. With strange exactness the last eighteen hundred and fifty years have been fulfilling the conditions of the two similes, and as yet, as far as man can see, they are not nearly complete. It is like leaven,.... Which is small in quantity, but is of a swelling, spreading quality; and fitly expresses the small beginnings of the Gospel ministry, and its increase, also the state and case of Gospel churches, and the nature of the grace of God; unless false doctrine should rather be meant, which privately, secretly, and by little and little, got into the churches of Christ, the kingdom of God, and spread itself all over them, as in the times of the papacy:

which a woman took; Christ, and his ministers, Wisdom, and her maidens, understanding it of the Gospel; but if the leaven of error is intended, that woman, Jezebel, is meant, who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches, and seduces the servants of God, Revelation 2:20

and hid in three measures of meal: among a few of God's people at first, both among Jews and Gentiles,

till the whole was leavened; until all the elect of God are gathered in, and evangelized by it; even the whole fulness of the Gentiles, and all the people of the Jews, which shall be saved in the latter day; but if the parable is to be understood of the false doctrine and discipline of the Antichristian and apostate church of Rome, it may denote the small beginnings of the mystery of iniquity, which began to work in the apostle's time by the errors and heresies then propagated, and the manner in which the man of sin was privately introduced; whose coming is after the working of Satan, with signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, first among a few, and then more, until at length the whole world wondered after the beast, 2 Thessalonians 2:7. 13:18-22 Here is the progress of the gospel foretold in two parables, as in Mt 13. The kingdom of the Messiah is the kingdom of God. May grace grow in our hearts; may our faith and love grow exceedingly, so as to give undoubted evidence of their reality. May the example of God's saints be blessed to those among whom they live; and may his grace flow from heart to heart, until the little one becomes a thousand.
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