Luke 13:18
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New Living Translation
Then Jesus said, "What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it?

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?

Luke 13:18 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

13:18 Mt 13:31; Mr 4:30.

Luke 13:18 Parallel Commentaries

Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 11 "Enter ye in at the strait gate: For wide is the gate, and broad is the way, which leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in threat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Mat. 7:13, 14. 1. Our Lord, having warned us of the dangers which easily beset us at our first entrance upon real religion, the hinderances which naturally arise from within, from the wickedness of our own hearts; now proceeds to apprize
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

The Mustard Seed: a Sermon for the Sabbath-School Teacher
At this time of the year, Sabbath-school teachers come together especially to pray for a blessing on their work, and pastors are invited to say a word to cheer them in their self-denying service. This request I would cheerfully fulfill, and therefore my discourse will not be a full explanation of the parable, but an adaptation of it to the cheering of those who are engaged in the admirable work of teaching the young the fear of the Lord. Never service more important; to overlook it would be a grave
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 35: 1889

Accidents, not Punishments
Now, men and brethren, such things as these have always happened in all ages of the world. Think not that this is a new thing; do not dream, as some do, that this is the produce of an overwrought civilization, or of that modern and most wonderful discovery of steam. If the steam engine had never been known, and if the railway had never been constructed, there would have been sudden deaths and terrible accidents, not withstanding. In taking up the old records in which our ancestors wrote down their
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Liii. Repentance Enjoined. Parable of the Barren Fig-Tree.
^C Luke XIII. 1-9. ^c 1 Now there were some present at that very season [At the time when he preached about the signs of the times, etc. This phrase, however, is rather indefinite--Matt. xii. 1; xiv. 1] who told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered and said unto them, Think ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they have suffered these things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 13:24
Here is another story Jesus told: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.

Matthew 13:31
Here is another illustration Jesus used: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field.

Matthew 13:32
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."

Mark 4:30
Jesus said, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it?

Luke 13:20
He also asked, "What else is the Kingdom of God like?

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