Matthew 13:24-30) Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
(The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast) He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
(The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl) “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.
(The Parable of the Net) “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.Matthew 18:23-34 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.
(The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard) “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’ “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’ “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. against the landowner. of the day.’ “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?
Matthew 22The Parable of the Wedding Banquet) Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”