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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
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Mark 4:26-29
Matthew 13:24-30
Thomas 57
Mark 4:30-32
Matthew 13:31-32
Thomas 20
Luke 13:18-21
Matthew 13:33
Thomas 96
Thomas 97
Mark 4:33-34
Matthew 13:34-44
Thomas 109
Matthew 13:45-46
Thomas 76
Matthew 13:47-50
Thomas 8
Matthew 13:51-53

And he said, "Thus is the sovereignty of God:
as a person might throw seed on the earth,
and might sleep and rise night and day,
and the seed sprouts and lengthens,
though one does not know how.
By itself the earth bears fruit,
first grass, then an ear, then full grain in the ear.
And when the fruit is ripe,
immediately one sends the sickle,
for the harvest has arrived."
Mark 4:26-29

He put another parable to them saying,
"The sovereignty of heaven is like a person
sowing beautiful seed in his field.
And while the people were sleeping his enemy came
and sowed weeds in between the wheat and went away.
When the grass sprouted and produced fruit,
then the weeds appeared also.

"And the servants approaching the master of the house
said to him, 'Lord,
did you not sow beautiful seed in your field?
Where then have the weeds come from?'

"And he said to them, 'An enemy did this.'

"And the servants say to him,
'Then do you want us to go gather them?'

"But he says, 'No, lest gathering the weeds
you should uproot with them the wheat.
Let both grow together until the harvest;
and in the season of the harvest I will say to the reapers:
"First gather the weeds and tie them into bundles to burn them,
but gather the wheat into my barn."'"
Matthew 13:24-30

Jesus said, "The sovereignty of the Father
is like a man who had good seed.
His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed.
The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds.
He said to them, 'Lest you go to pull up the weeds
and pull up the wheat with it.
For on the day of harvest the weeds will appear;
they will be pulled up and burned.'"
Thomas 57

And he said, "How shall we describe the sovereignty of God,
or by what parable may we compare it?
It is like a mustard seed, which when it is sown on the earth,
is smaller than all the seeds of the earth,
and when it is sown, comes up
and becomes greater than all the vegetables,
and produces great branches
so that the birds of heaven can dwell under its shade."
Mark 4:30-32

He put another parable to them saying,
"The sovereignty of heaven is like a mustard seed,
which a person taking sowed in his field;
it is the smallest of all seeds,
but when it grows,
it is greater than the vegetables and becomes a tree,
so that the birds of heaven come and dwell in its branches."
Matthew 13:31-32

The disciples said to Jesus,
"Tell us what the sovereignty of heaven is like."

He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed,
smaller than all seeds.
But when it falls on the tilled earth,
it produces a great branch
and becomes shelter for the birds of heaven."
Thomas 20

So he said, "What is the sovereignty of God like,
and to what should I compare it?
It is like a mustard seed,
which a person took and threw into his garden,
and it grew and became a tree,
and the birds of heaven lived in its branches."

And again he said,
"To what should I compare the sovereignty of God?
It is like yeast,
which a woman taking hid in three measures of flour
until the whole of it was leavened."
Luke 13:18-21

He spoke another parable to them,
"The sovereignty of heaven is like yeast,
which a woman taking hid in three measures of flour,
until the whole of it was lightened."
Matthew 13:33

Jesus said, "The sovereignty of the Father is like a woman
who took a little yeast, put it in the dough,
and made it into large loaves.
Whoever has ears let him hear."
Thomas 96

Jesus said, "The sovereignty of the Father is like a woman
who carries a jar full of flour and goes a long way.
The handle of the jar broke;
the flour spilled out behind her on the way
without her knowing it or stopping it.
When she came into her house,
she put the jar down and found it empty."
Thomas 97

And by many such parables he spoke the word to them,
as they were able to hear;
and he did not speak to them without a parable,
but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.
Mark 4:33-34

Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the crowds,
and did not speak anything to them without a parable;
so that what was said through the prophet
might be fulfilled, saying,

I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter what has been hidden from creation.

Then leaving the crowds he went into the house.
And his disciples approached him saying,
"Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field."

And answering he said,
"The sower of the beautiful seed is the human son;
and the field is the world;
and the beautiful seed, these are the sons of the sovereignty;
and the weeds are the sons of the evil one,
and the enemy sowing them is the devil;
and the harvest is the completion of the age,
and the reapers are angels.

"Therefore as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire,
so will it be at the completion of the age:
the human son will send his angels,
and they will gather out of his sovereignty
all the offenses and ones doing wrong,
and will throw them into the oven of fire;
there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Then the just will shine out
as the sun in the sovereignty of their Father.
Let the one having ears hear.

"The sovereignty of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,
which a person finding hid, and from his joy
he goes and sells whatever he has and buys that field."
Matthew 13:34-44

Jesus said, "The sovereignty is like a man who had a treasure
hidden in his field without knowing it;
and he died, leaving it to his son who did not know.
He took the field and sold it.
The buyer came, plowed, and found the treasure.
He began to lend money to whomever he wished."
Thomas 109

"Again the sovereignty of heaven is like
a merchant seeking beautiful pearls;
and finding one very precious pearl
going away he sold everything he had and bought it."
Matthew 13:45-46

Jesus said, "The sovereignty of the Father is like
a man who possessed merchandise and found a pearl.
That merchant was wise.
He sold the merchandise and bought the one pearl for himself.

"Do you also seek for the treasure which does not perish,
which endures where no moth comes near to devour
and no worm destroys."
Thomas 76

"Again the sovereignty of heaven is like
a net cast into the sea and gathering from every kind,
which when filled was brought up on the shore
and sitting they gathered the beautiful into baskets,
and threw out the bad.

"So will it be at the completion of the age;
the angels will go out and separate the bad from among the just,
and will throw them into the oven of fire;
there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 13:47-50

And he said, "A person is like
a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea,
and brought it up from the sea full of small fish;
among them the wise fisherman found a large good fish.
He threw all the small fish down into the sea;
he chose the large fish without regret.
Let the one having ears to hear hear."
Thomas 8

"Have you understood all these things?"

They say to him, "Yes."

And he said to them, "For this reason every scholar
who has become a disciple of the sovereignty of heaven
is like a master of a house
who brings out of his treasure the new and old."

And it happened when Jesus finished these parables,
that he moved from there.
Matthew 13:51-53


37. Parables on the Sovereignty of Heaven Synthesis 37 * Interpretation 37
38. Calming a Storm and a Demoniac Harmony 38 * Synthesis 38 * Interpretation 38