2:19 Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot fast while the bridegroom is with them, can they? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they do not fast.
2:20 But the days are coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and at that time they will fast.
2:21 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and the tear becomes worse.
2:22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins will be destroyed. Instead new wine is poured into new wineskins.”
3:23 So he called them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom will not be able to stand.
3:25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
4:3 “Listen! A sower went out to sow.
4:4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
4:5 Other seed fell on rocky ground where it did not have much soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep.
4:6 When the sun came up it was scorched, and because it did not have sufficient root, it withered.
4:7 Other seed fell among the thorns, and they grew up and choked it, and it did not produce grain.
4:8 But other seed fell on good soil and produced grain, sprouting and growing; some yielded thirty times as much, some sixty, and some a hundred times.”
4:9 And he said, “Whoever has ears to hear had better listen!”
The Parable of the Growing Seed
4:26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is like someone who spreads seed on the ground.
4:27 He goes to sleep and gets up, night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
4:28 By itself the soil produces a crop, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.
4:29 And when the grain is ripe, he sends in the sickle because the harvest has come.”
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
4:30 He also asked, “To what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use to present it?
4:31 It is like a mustard seed that when sown in the ground, even though it is the smallest of all the seeds in the ground –
4:32 when it is sown, it grows up, becomes the greatest of all garden plants, and grows large branches so that the wild birds can nest in its shade.”
7:15 There is nothing outside of a person that can defile him by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles him.”
7:17 Now when Jesus had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable.
The Parable of the Fig Tree
13:28 “Learn this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.