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Bible Verses (Parable, Proverb)

parable...taunting proverb against him

(Hab 2:6 KJV) "Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!"

speakest...in parables

(Mat 13:10-16 KJV) "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. {12} For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. {13} Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. {14} And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: {15} For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. {16} But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear."

desired to see

(Mat 13:17 KJV) For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them."

kept secret

(Mat 13:31-32 KJV) "Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, 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."
(Mat 13:33-35 KJV) "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. {34} All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: {35} That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

open my mouth in a parable

(Psa 78:2-3 KJV) "I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: {3} Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us."

without a parable spake he not

(Mark 4:30-32 KJV) "And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? {31} It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: {32} But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it."
(Mark 4:33-34 KJV) "And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. {34} But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples."

chief priests and elders

(Mat 21:23 KJV) "And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?"

husbandmen slew heir

(Mat 21:33-41 KJV) "Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: {34} And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. {35} And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. {36} Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. {37} But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. {38} But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. {39} And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. {40} When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? {41} They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons."

stone...builders rejected

(Mat 21:42-46 KJV) "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? {43} Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. {44} And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. {45} And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. {46} But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet."

chief priests, scribes and elders

(Mark 11:27-28 KJV) "And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, {28} And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?"
(Mark 11:29-33 KJV) "And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. {30} The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me. {31} And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? {32} But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. {33} And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."

husbandmen kill heir

(Mark 12:1-9 KJV) "And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. {2} And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. {3} And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. {4} And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. {5} And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. {6} Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. {7} But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. {8} And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. {9} What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others."

stone...builders rejected

(Mark 12:10-12 KJV) "And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: {11} This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? {12} And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way."

proverb, Physician, heal thyself

(Luke 4:23 KJV) "And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country."

sower went out to sow

(Luke 8:4-8 KJV) "And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: {5} A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. {6} And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. {7} And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. {8} And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
(Luke 8:9-15)

great supper, and bade many

(Luke 14:15-24 KJV) "And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. {16} Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: {17} And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. {18} And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. {19} And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. {20} And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. {21} So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. {22} And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. {23} And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. {24} For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper."

chief priests, scribes and chief of the people

(Luke 19:47-48 KJV) "And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, {48} And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him."

man planted a vineyard...send my beloved son

(Luke 20:9-16 KJV) "Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. {10} And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. {11} And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. {12} And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. {13} Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. {14} But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. {15} So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? {16} He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid."

stone...builders rejected

(Luke 20:17-19 KJV) "And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the cornerhead of the corner? {18} Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. {19} And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them."

no more speak unto you in proverbs

(John 16:25-30 KJV) "These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. {26} At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: {27} For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. {28} I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. {29} His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. {30} Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God."

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