Luke 13:18
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New International Version
Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?

King James Bible
Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, To what is the kingdom of God like? and to what shall I liken it?

World English Bible
He said, "What is the Kingdom of God like? To what shall I compare it?

Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'To what is the reign of God like? and to what shall I liken it?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The kingdom - is like a grain of mustard seed - See on Matthew 13:31 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Unto.

Luke 13:20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

Luke 7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

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 13:31 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took...

the kingdom.

Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Mark 4:26,30 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground...

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A Changed Life
TEXT: "And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity: And he laid his hands on her; and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God."--Luke 13:11-13. These verses present to us one of the most interesting stories imaginable--of interest to us first because it is one of our Lord's miracles,
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Christ's Message to Herod
'And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. 33. Nevertheless I must walk to-day, and to-morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.'--LUKE xiii. 32, 33. Even a lamb might be suspicious if wolves were to show themselves tenderly careful of its safety. Pharisees taking Christ's life under their protection were enough to suggest a trick. These men
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Strait Gate. Warned against Herod.
(Peræa.) ^C Luke XIII. 22-35. ^c 22 And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on unto Jerusalem. [This verse probably refers back to verse 10, and indicates that Jesus resumed his journey after the brief rest on the Sabbath day when he healed the woman with the curvature of the spine.] 23 And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are saved? [It is likely that this question was asked by a Jew, and that the two parables illustrating the smallness of the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

At the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple.
ABOUT two months had passed since Jesus had left Jerusalem after the Feast of Tabernacles. Although we must not commit ourselves to such calculations, we may here mention the computation which identifies the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles of that year [4376] with Thursday the 23rd September; the last, the Great Day of the Feast,' with Wednesday the 29th; the Octave of the Feast with the 30th September; and the Sabbath when the man born blind was healed with the 2nd of October. [4377] In that
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Matthew 13:24
Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 13:31
He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.

Matthew 13:32
Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches."

Mark 4:30
Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?

Luke 13:20
Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?

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