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THE PARABLES OF JESUS

THE PARABLES OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

The Parables Recorded Only in the Gospel of Matthew

  1. The Wheat and the Tares (Weeds in the Field)—Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
  2. The Hidden Treasure—Matthew 13:44
  3. The Pearl of Great Price or Value—Matthew 13:45, 46
  4. The Dragnet (Net of Good and Bad Fish)—Matthew 13:47-50
  5. The Householder and Treasure—Matthew 13:51-52
  6. The Unforgiving (Unmerciful) Servant or Debtor—Matthew 18:21-35
  7. The Workers (Laborers) in the Vineyard—Matthew 20:1-16
  8. The Two Sons—Matthew 21:28-32
  9. The Wise and Foolish Virgins (The Ten Virgins)—Matthew 25:1-13
  10. The Sheep and Goats—The Judgment of the Nations—Matthew 25:31-46
  11. The Parables Recorded Only in the Gospel of Mark:
  12. The Growing Seed—Mark 4:26-29
  13. The Watchful Doorkeeper (Porter)—Mark 13:32-37 (cf. Matthew 24:36-44)

 

The Parables Recorded Only in the Gospel of Luke

  1. Money Lender or the Creditor and Two Debtors. The Forgiven Debts—Luke 7:40-50
  2. The Good Samaritan—Luke 10:25-37
  3. The Friend At Midnight (A Friend in Need)—Luke 11:5-13
  4. The Rich Fool—Luke 12:13-21
  5. The Watchful Servants—Luke 12:35-40 (cf. Matthew 24:45-51; Mark 13:32-37)
  6. The Barren or Unproductive Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9
  7. The Seat of Honor/The Seat to Take—Luke 14:7-11
  8. The Great Supper/Banquet—Luke 14:12-24
  9. The Unfinished Tower and Making War—Luke 14:25-35
  10. The Lost Coin—Luke 15:8-10
  11. The Prodigal or Lost Son—Luke 15:11-32
  12. The Shrewd Manager/Unjust Steward—Luke 16:1-13
  13. Rich Man and Lazarus—Luke 16:19-31
  14. The Condescending Master/Unprofitable Servant—Luke 17:7-10
  15. The Persistent Widow—Luke 18:1-8
  16. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Publican)—Luke 18:9-14

 

The Parables Recorded in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke

  1. The Two Builders or Wise and Foolish Builders (House on Rock and Sand)—Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49
  2. Cost of Discipleship—Matthew 10:37-38; Luke 14:28-33
  3. The Wise/Faithful Servants vs. Wicked Servants—Matthew 24:45-51; Luke 12:41-48
  4. The Leaven in Meal (Yeast)—Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:20-21
  5. The Lost Sheep—Matthew 18:10-14; Luke 15:1-7
  6. The Wedding Dinner/Feast/Banquet (The Marriage of the King’s Son)—Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24
  7. The Talents or Loaned Money (The Minas/Ten Pounds—The King’s Ten Servants)—Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27

 

The Parables Recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, and Luke

  1. The Lamp and the Lampstand (Lamp Under a Bowl)—Matthew 5:14-16; Mark 4:21, 22; Luke 8:16, 17; 11:33-36
  2. New Cloth on Old Garment—Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36
  3. New Wine in Old Wineskin—Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37-39
  4. A House Divided Against Itself—Matthew 12:25-29; Mark 3:23-27; Luke 11:17-22
  5. The Sower and the Seeds (The Four Soils)—Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15
  6. The Mustard Seed and The Yeast—Matthew 13:31-33; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-21
  7. The Wicked Vinedresser or Husbandmen (Evil Tenants)—Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19
  8. The Fig Tree—Matthew 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-33

 

The Parables Recorded Only in the Gospel of John

  1. The Bread of Life—John 6:32-59
  2. The True/Good Shepherd and the Sheep—John 10:1-30
  3. The Vine and the Branches—John 15:1-8