Mark 4:30
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English Standard Version
And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it?

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

Weymouth New Testament
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?

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Vincent's Word Studies

Peculiar to Mark.

With what comparison shall we compare it? (ἐν τίνι αὐτὴν παραβολῇ θῶμεν;)

Lit., In what parable might we put it? Rev., In what parable shall we set it forth ? Note the we, taking the hearers, with a fine tact, into consultation.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lamentations 2:13 What thing shall I take to witness for you? what thing shall I liken to you, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to you...

Matthew 11:16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the markets, and calling to their fellows,

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

Cross References
Matthew 13:24
He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Matthew 13:31
He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.

Matthew 13:32
It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."

Mark 4:31
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth,

Luke 13:18
He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?

Luke 13:19
It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."

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