Mark 4:30
Good News Translation
"What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?" asked Jesus. "What parable shall we use to explain it?

Contemporary English Version
Finally, Jesus said: What is God's kingdom like? What story can I use to explain it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what parable shall we compare it?

New American Bible
He said, “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what parable shall we compare it?

Lamentations 2:13 Mem. To what shall I compare thee? or to what shall I liken thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? to what shall I equal thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Sion? for great as the sea is thy destruction: who shall heal thee?

Matthew 11:16 But whereunto shall I esteem this generation to be like? It is like to children sitting in the market place.

Luke 13:18,20,21 He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God like, and whereunto shall I resemble it? . . .

Context
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
29And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. 30And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what parable shall we compare it? 31It is as a grain of mustard seed: which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth:…
Cross References
Matthew 13:24
Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 13:31
Another parable he proposed unto them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.

Matthew 13:32
Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown up, it is greater than all herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come, and dwell in the branches thereof.

Mark 4:31
It is as a grain of mustard seed: which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth:

Luke 13:18
He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God like, and whereunto shall I resemble it?

Luke 13:19
It is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his garden: and it grew and became a great tree, and the birds of the air lodged in the branches thereof.

Additional Translations
Then He asked, “To what can we compare the kingdom of God? With what parable shall we present it?

And He was saying, "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we present it?

And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

And he said, How shall we liken the kingdom of God? or in what parable shall we set it forth?

And he said, How should we liken the kingdom of God, or with what comparison should we compare it?

And he said, How shall we liken the kingdom of God? or in what parable shall we set it forth?

And he said, To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

Another saying of His was this: "How are we to picture the Kingdom of God? or by what figure of speech shall we represent it?

He said, "How will we liken the Kingdom of God? Or with what parable will we illustrate it?

And he said, 'To what may we liken the reign of God, or in what simile may we compare it?
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