The Mustard Seed and the Leaven
k Then He said, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?
"It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches."
And again He said, "To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?
"It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three l measures of meal till it was all leavened."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.
"which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches."
Mark 4:30 - 32
Then He said, "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it?
Another parable He spoke to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.