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Matt. xiii. 1-9. 24–30.

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched ; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Mark iv. 1-9. 26–29.

6 But when the sun was

was scorched ; and because it had

root, it withered away.

up, it


7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them.

8 But other fell into good ground,

7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased, and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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Mark iv. 26–29. 26 And he said, So is the fruit of herself; first the blade, kingdom of God, as if a man then the ear, after that the full should cast seed into the corn in the ear. 29 But when ground, 27 and should sleep, the fruit is brought forth, imand rise night and day, and mediately he putteth in the the seed should spring and sickle, because the harvest is grow up, he knoweth not how. 28 For the earth bringeth forth


Matt. xiii. 24–30. 24 Another parable put he unto a man which sowed good forth unto them, saying, The seed in his field : 25 but while kingdom of heaven is likened men slept, his enemy came

Luke viii. 4-8.

it withered
because it lacked moisture.

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.

8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up,

and bare fruit,

an hundredfold.
And when he had said these
things, he cried,
He that hath ears to hear,
let him hear *.

30 Let

Matt. xiii. 24–30. and sowed tares among the thou then that we go and wheat, and went his way. gather them up ?

29 But he 26 But when the blade was said, Nay; lest while ye gather sprung up, and brought forth up the tares, ye root up also fruit, then appeared the tares the wheat with them. also. 27 So the servants of the both grow together until the householder came, and said harvest: and in the time of unto him, Sir, didst not thou harvest I will say to the sow good seed in thy field? reapers, Gather ye together from whence then hath it first the tares, and bind them tares ? 28 He said unto them, in bundles to burn them : but An enemy

hath done this. The gather the wheat into my servants said unto him, Wilt barn.

* See Vol. Ministry, pp. 225_227.

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is less than all the seeds that be in the earth. 32 But when it is sown, it

groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out

great branches;

so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables ;

33 And with many

such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able

* See Study of the Gospel, p. 112.


Luke xiii. 18—21 *.

18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? And whereunto shall I resemble it?

19 It

is like a grain of mustardseed, which a man took, and cast into his garden ;

and it

grew and

waxed a great tree :
and the fowls of the air
in the branches of it.

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

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

* See Vol. Ministry, p. 232.

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