The Parables of Yeshua ha Moshiach

Using Complete Jewish Bible

Note that scroll of Yochanan has no Parables

Why did Messiah Yeshua teach in Parables?

Yahshua gave the following answers:
"To you it is given to know the mysteries of the
Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.

  • For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance, but
  • whoever doesn't have, from him will be taken away even that which he has.
    Therefore I speak to them in parables, because
  • seeing they don't see, and hearing, they don't hear, neither do they understand.

In them the prophecy of Yesha`yahu is fulfilled, which says,

  1. By hearing you will hear, and will in no way understand;
  2. Seeing you will see, and will in no way perceive:
  3. For this people's heart has grown callous,
  4. Their ears are dull of hearing,
  5. They have closed their eyes;
  6. Or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, Hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again; and I would heal them.'

But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

For most assuredly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them

The word "mystery" (secret or hidden truths) appears in the O.T. only in the Aramaic section of Daniel (Dan. 2:18, 19, 27-30, 47; 4:9), where raz (Aram.) is given the translation of musterion (Gk., "mystery") by the LXX. In the N.T. it refers to a purpose or plan hidden in the heart of God until the appointed time of divine disclosure to men (Rom. 16:25 26; Eph. 3:3, note).

 

The parabolic method has numerous advantages:


(1) Spiritual truths may be conveyed in everyday terms with which all are familiar.
(2) Arresting stories are more easily remembered than abstract spiritual principles enunciated without local color.
(3) Messiah Yeshua desires to conceal certain truths in parable, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah (Yeshayahu. 6:9, 10). The idea is that long inattentiveness to previous revelation has brought darkness to the eyes of many listeners. To them, the parables of Yeshua create only a greater fog.

Why do we need to study the Parable?

They are part of HaShem's Word. The parables are "born out of life" and therefore have a way of touching us in those areas where life is most meaningful and significant. Parables are both mirrors and windows. As mirrors they reveal our lives and help us to see life and HaShem.

How do we Study the Parable?

  • Study each in its context.
  • Draw out the main truth of the parable teachings.
  • Look for the doctrine illustrated in the parable.

 

S/NO

 The Parable

Keywords

Mattityahu

Mark

Luke

1

Lamp under a Basket

 

5:14-16

4:21,22

8:16, 17; 11:33-36; 6:47-49

2

A Wise Man Builds on Rock and

a foolish Man builds on Sand.

 

7:24-27

 

6:47-49

3

Unshrunk (New) cloth on Old

garment

 

9:16

2:21

5:36

4

New Wine in Old Wineskins

new wine put into

fresh wineskins

9:17

2:22

5:37-39

5

The Sower

seed in good soil

13:3-23

4:2-20

8:4-15

6

The Tares (weeds)

 

13:24-30

 

 

7

The Mustard seed

 

13:31,32

4:30-32

13:18, 19

8

The Leaven

 

13:33

 

13:20, 21

9

The Hidden Treasure

 

13:44

 

 

10

The Pearl of Great Price

 

13:45, 46

 

 

11

The Dragnet

 

13:47-50

 

 

12

The Lost sheep

 

18:12-14

 

15:3-7

13

The Unforgiving Servant

 Forgive every man their

trepasses vs 35

18:23-35

 

 

14

The Workers in the

Vineyard

 

20:1-16

 

 

15

The two sons

 

21:28-32

 

 

16

The wicked Vinedressers

 

21:33-45

12:1-12

 

17

The Wedding Feast

 

22:2-14

 

 

18

The Fig Tree

 

24:32-44

13:28-32

21:29-33

19

The Wise and Foolish Virgins

 

25:1-13

 

 

20

The Talents

 

25:14-30

 

 

21

The Growing Seed

 

 

4:26-29

 

22

The Absent Householder

 

 

13:33-37

 

23

The Creditor and two Debtors

 the one whom

he forgave more

 

 

7:41-50

24

The Good Samaritan

 

 

 

10:30-37

25

A Friend in Need

 

 

 

11:5-13

26

The Rich fool

 

 

 

12:16-21

27

The Faithful Servant and

the Evil Servant

 

 

 

12:35-40

28

Faithful and Wise steward

 

 

 

12:42-48

29

The Barren fig tree

 

 

 

13:6-9

30

The Big Dinner

 

 

 

14:16-24

31

Building a Tower and a

King Making war

 

 

 

14:25-35

32

The Lost coin

 

 

 

15:8-10

33

The Lost Son

 

 

 

15:11-32

34

The unjust Steward

 

 

 

16:1-13

35

The Rich Man and Lazarus

 

 

 

16:19-31

36

Unprofitable Servants

 

 

 

17:7-10

37

The Persistent widow

 

 

 

18:1-8

38

The Prushim and Tax Collector

 

 

 

18:9-14

39

The Minas (pounds)

 

 

 

19:11-27

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