Parables of Christ

Jesus spoke in parables to hide the truth from Satan's followers and to explain and enlighten the truth in His own followers. Even then, His disciples frequently didn't understand and needed further explanation. (Matthew 13:10-17).

For a general discussion of Parables, see here

The parables are all here, but the commentaries are still in progress.

Title Text ReferenceGroup
Barley and TaresMatthew 13:24-30 and 36-43Seed
Barren fig treeLuke 13:06-09Judgement
Budding Fig TreeMatthew 24:32-35Harvest
Budding Fig TreeMark 13:28-31Harvest
Budding Fig TreeLuke 21:29-33Harvest
Counting the CostLuke 14:28-33Count the Cost
Drawing in the NetMatthew 13:47-50Judgement
Faithful ServantMatthew 24:42-51Faithful
Faithful ServantMark 13:34-37Faithful
Faithful ServantLuke 12:36-48Faithful
Friend at midnightLuke 11:05-13Prayer
Good SamaritanLuke 10:25-37Love
Great BanquetMatthew 22:1-14Judgment
Great BanquetLuke 14:15-24Judgment
Hidden TreasureMatthew 13:44Treasure
Honoured PlaceLuke 14:07-14Humility
HouseholderMatthew 13:52Treasure
Lamp under a BushelLuke 08:16-18Word of Kingdom of God
Lamp under a BushelMark 04:21-25Word of Kingdom of God
Lamp under a BushelMatthew 05:14-16Word of Kingdom of God
LeavenMatthew 13:33Kingdom
LeavenLuke 13:20-21Kingdom
Lost (Prodigal) SonLuke 15:11-32Lost is Found
Lost CoinLuke 15:08-10Lost is Found
Lost SheepLuke 15:03-07Lost is Found
Lost SheepMatthew 18:11-14Lost is Found
Master and ServantLuke 17:7-10Judgement
Mustard SeedLuke 13:18-19Seed
Mustard SeedMark 04:30-32Seed
Mustard SeedMatthew 13:31-32Seed
Old and New Cloth and WineskinsMark 02:21-22Incongruities
Old and New Cloth and WineskinsLuke 05:36-39Incongruities
Old and New Cloth and WineskinsMatthew 09:16-17Incongruities
PearlMatthew 13:45-46Treasure
Pharisees and the PublicanLuke 18:10-14Humility
Rich FoolLuke 12:16-21Treasure
Rich man and LazarusLuke 16:19-31Word of Kingdom of God
Seed to HarvestMark 04:26-29Seed
Sheep and the GoatsMatthew 25:31-46Judgement
Sheep, Gate and ShepherdJohn 10:1-6The Good Shepherd
SowerMatthew 13:3-9Seed
SowerMark 04:3-9Seed
SowerLuke 08:05-08Seed
Strong ManMark 03:27Enemy Bound
Strong ManLuke 11:21-22Enemy Bound
Strong ManMatthew 12:29Enemy Bound
TalentsMatthew 25:14-30Judgement
Ten MinasLuke 19:12-27Judgement
Ten VirginsMatthew 25:1-13Judgement
Two DebtorsLuke 07:41-43Forgiveness
Two SonsMatthew 21:28-32Judgement
Unforgiving ServantMatthew 18:23-35Forgiveness
Unjust JudgeLuke 18:1-9Prayer
Unjust StewardLuke 16:1-13Faithful
Wicked HusbandmenMark 12:1-9Judgement
Wicked HusbandmenLuke 20:9-16Judgement
Wicked HusbandmenMatthew 21:33-41Judgement
Wise and the Foolish BuildersLuke 06:46-49The Rock
Wise and the Foolish BuildersMatthew 07:24-27The Rock
Workers in the VineyardMatthew 20:1-16Judgement