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Letter "P" » parable
«All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.»
«And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.»
«All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: / 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.»
«And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.»
«And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: / This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? / 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.»
«And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.»
«And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? / And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.»
«And he spake this parable unto them, saying, / What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? / And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.»
«And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; / When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.»
«And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: / He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: / I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.»