Friday, January 27, 2023



Matthew 18:3

King James Version

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Children love stories.

Every day people could use stories.

That the WORD of GOD would be easily understood.

JESUS often taught every day people, through parables.

Why did He do so?

Matthew 13:10-11

King James Version

10 And the disciples came, 

and said unto him, 

Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, 

Because it is given unto you 

to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, 

but to them it is not given.

The LORD wants all of us to know about the "kingdom of heaven".

Thus, he made everything simple, through parables.

Such as what He said about the "kingdom of heaven":

Matthew 13:24-30

King James Version

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, 


The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man 

which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, 

his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, 

and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, 

and brought forth fruit, 

then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came

and said unto him, 

Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? 

from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, 

An enemy hath done this. 

The servants said unto him, 

Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; 

lest while ye gather up the tares, 

ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: 

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.

(*JESUS explains the meaning of that parable here.)

Matthew 13:31-32

King James Version

31 Another parable put he forth unto them, 


The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, 

which a man took, 

and sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: 

but when it is grown, 

it is the greatest among herbs, 

and becometh a tree, 

so that the birds of the air come 

and lodge in the branches thereof.

Matthew 13:33

King James Version

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.

Matthew 13:44

King James Version

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven 

is like unto treasure hid in a field; 

the which when a man hath found, he hideth, 

and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, 

and buyeth that field.

Matthew 13:45-46

King James Version

45 Again, 

the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, 

seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, 

went and sold all that he had, 

and bought it.

Matthew 13:47-50

King James Version

47 Again, 

the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, 

that was cast into the sea, 

and gathered of every kind:

48 Which, when it was full, 

they drew to shore, 

and sat down, 

and gathered the good into vessels, 

but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: 

the angels shall come forth,

 and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: 

there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 18:21-35

King James Version

21 Then came Peter to him, and said, 

Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, 

and I forgive him? till seven times?

22 Jesus saith unto him, 

I say not unto thee, 

Until seven times: 

but, Until seventy times seven.

23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven 

likened unto a certain king, 

which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, 

one was brought unto him, 

which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, 

his lord commanded him to be sold, 

and his wife, and children, and all that he had, 

and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down, 

and worshipped him, saying, 

Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant 

was moved with compassion, 

and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But the same servant went out, 

and found one of his fellowservants, 

which owed him an hundred pence: 

and he laid hands on him, 

and took him by the throat, saying, 

Pay me that thou owest.

29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, 

and besought him, saying, 

Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: 

but went and cast him into prison, 

till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, 

they were very sorry, 

and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord,

 after that he had called him, 

said unto him, 

O thou wicked servant, 

I forgave thee all that debt, 

because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also 

have had compassion on thy fellowservant, 

even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, 

and delivered him to the tormentors, 

till he should pay all that was due unto him.

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also 

unto you, 

if ye from your hearts forgive not 

every one his brother their trespasses.

Matthew 20:1-16

King James Version

20 For the kingdom of heaven 

is like unto a man that is an householder, 

which went out early in the morning 

to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2 And when he had agreed with the labourers 

for a penny a day, 

he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the third hour, 

and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

4 And said unto them; 

Go ye also into the vineyard, 

and whatsoever is right I will give you.

 And they went their way.

5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, 

and did likewise.

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, 

and found others standing idle, 

and saith unto them, 

Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7 They say unto him, 

Because no man hath hired us. 

He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; 

and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

8 So when even was come, 

the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, 

Call the labourers, and give them their hire, 

beginning from the last unto the first.

9 And when they came 

that were hired about the eleventh hour, 

they received every man a penny.

10 But when the first came, 

they supposed that they should have received more; 

and they likewise received every man a penny.

11 And when they had received it, 

they murmured against the goodman of the house,

12 Saying, 

These last have wrought but one hour,

 and thou hast made them equal unto us, 

which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

13 But he answered one of them, and said, 

Friend, I do thee no wrong: 

didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: 

I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? 

Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: 

for many be called, but few chosen.

Matthew 22:1-14

King James Version

22 And Jesus answered 

and spake unto them again by parables, 

and said,

2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, 

which made a marriage for his son,

3 And sent forth his servants 

to call them that were bidden to the wedding: 

and they would not come.

4 Again, he sent forth other servants, 


Tell them which are bidden, 

Behold, I have prepared my dinner: 

my oxen and my fatlings are killed, 

and all things are ready: 

come unto the marriage.

5 But they made light of it, 

and went their ways, 

one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

6 And the remnant took his servants, 

and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

7 But when the king heard thereof, 

he was wroth: 

and he sent forth his armies, 

and destroyed those murderers, 

and burned up their city.

8 Then saith he to his servants, 

The wedding is ready, 

but they which were bidden were not worthy.

9 Go ye therefore into the highways,

and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

10 So those servants went out into the highways, 

and gathered together all as many as they found, 

both bad and good: 

and the wedding was furnished with guests.

11 And when the king came in to see the guests, 

he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

12 And he saith unto him, 

Friend, how camest thou in hither 

not having a wedding garment? 

And he was speechless.

13 Then said the king to the servants, 

Bind him hand and foot, 

and take him away, 

and cast him into outer darkness, 

there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 25:1-13

King James Version

25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven 

be likened unto ten virgins, 

which took their lamps, 

and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, 

and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, 

they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, 

Behold, the bridegroom cometh; 

go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose,

 and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise,

 Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, 

Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: 

but go ye rather to them that sell, 

and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, 

the bridegroom came; 

and they that were ready 

went in with him to the marriage: 

and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, 


Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, 

Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, 

for ye know neither the day nor the hour 

wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 25:14-30

King James Version

14 For the kingdom of heaven 

is as a man travelling into a far country, 

who called his own servants, 

and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, 

to another two, 

and to another one; 

to every man according to his several ability; 

and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents 

went and traded with the same, 

and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, 

he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one 

went and digged in the earth, 

and hid his lord's money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, 

and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents 

came and brought other five talents, saying, 

Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: 

behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, 

Well done, thou good and faithful servant: 

thou hast been faithful over a few things, 

I will make thee ruler over many things: 

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, 

Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: 

behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, 

Well done, good and faithful servant; 

thou hast been faithful over a few things, 

I will make thee ruler over many things: 

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent

 came and said, 

Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, 

reaping where thou hast not sown, 

and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, 

and went and hid thy talent in the earth: 

lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, 

Thou wicked and slothful servant, 

thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, 

and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money 

to the exchangers, 

and then at my coming 

I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, 

and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, 

and he shall have abundance: 

but from him that hath not shall be taken away 

even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: 

there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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