Parables

When the Lord gives a parable, the explanation is either given before or afterwards.  There is not a single parable in the entire Bible that is not explained.  For example, the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13, the explanation is given right after the parable.  Yeshua states that the seed is the word of the Kingdom and explains the various heart conditions of people.  Parables are explained, God does not leave one in the dark.  That is, if one is willing to study and listen.

Sometimes the parable is explained beforehand, as in Luke 10:25-29.

25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 28And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Yeshua, And who is my neighbour?

This is the explanation for the following parable, Luke 10:30-37.

30And Yeshua answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Yeshua unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

This parable answers the earlier statement of Luke 10:29.

29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Yeshua, And who is my neighbour?

As such with study, every parable can be understood as God meant it to be.

Dragnet   Matthew 13:47-50

Eye of a Needle & Building Barns  Matthew 19:23-24 & Luke 12:16-21

Mustard Seed  Matthew 13:31-32, 17:20  Mark 4:30-31  Luke 3:18-19, 17:6

Pearl of Great Price  Matthew 13:45-46

Rich Man and Lazarus  Luke 16:19-31

Sheep and the Goats  Mathew 25:31-46

Sower  Matthew 13:3-9     Mark 4:1-20    Luke 8:4-15

Tares  Matthew 13:24-30 & 13:36-43

Ten Virgins  Matthew 25:1-13

Three Measures of Meal  Luke 13:20-21  Matthew 13:33

Two Sons  Matthew 21:28-32

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