I 1 tell you that something greater than the temple is here.
You are blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, 1 because you know that we will be judged more strictly. 2
The 1 crowd scolded 2 them to get them to be quiet. But they shouted even more loudly, “Lord, have mercy on us, 3 Son of David!”
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, 1 and no one can snatch 2 them from my Father’s hand.
It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest garden plant and becomes a tree, 1 so that the wild birds 2 come and nest in its branches.” 3
when it is sown, it grows up, 1 becomes the greatest of all garden plants, and grows large branches so that the wild birds 2 can nest in its shade.” 3