New Testament Parables

Brian Kuehmichel
4/16/2000 & 04/21/2013



A Parable is a type of analogy presented in a simple spoken or written form, without extraneous detail or distracting circumstances, that generally feature human characters to illustrate a universal moral or spiritual truth. This narrative generally relates a single, simple, consistent action that often involves a character facing a moral dilemma, or making a questionable decision and then suffering the consequences.

Parables are word pictures using symbolic references to actual things to teach spiritual truths.


100 Parables Of The New Testament


Complete List Of 100 Parables In The New Testament compiled by Brian Kuehmichel©
For an explanation of Jesus using parables go to bottom of page. Read Scripture Verses at — Bible online
SCRIPTURE QTY PARABLE NAME LOCATION OCCASION PARALLEL ACCOUNTS STUDY AIDS
Matthew
Matt 5:15, 13-16 4 The Lighted Lamp Sermon on Mount Great Multitude Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16; 11:33 Link
Matt 5:25, 21-26 2 Agreeing With Your Adversary Sermon on Mount Great Multitude Luke 12:58 Link
Matt 7:13-14; 5:1-7:29 2 The Strait Gate Sermon on Mount Great Multitude Luke 13:24-27 Link
Matt 7:24-27; 5:1-7:29 2 The House Upon The Rock & on the Sand Sermon on Mount Great Multitude Luke 6:48-49 Link
Matt 9:15, 14-17 3 The Mourners In The Bride Chamber Galilee Disciples of John Mark 2:19-20; Luke 5:34-35 Link
Matt 9:16-17, 14-17 3 The Old Garment and Old Wineskin Galilee Disciples of John Mark 2:21-22; Luke 5:36-39 Link
Matt 9:37, 35-38 2 The Plenteous Harvest Galilee Disciples Luke 10:2 Link
Matt 11:16-17, 2-19 2 The Children In Marketplace Galilee Multitude Luke 7:31-32 Link
Matt 12:25, 22-28 3 The Kingdom Divided Galilee Multitude, Accused by Pharisees Mark 3:23-25; Luke 11:17-19, 14-22 Link
Matt 12:29, 22-30 3 The Strong Man's House Galilee Multitude, Accused by Pharisees Mark 3:27; Luke 11:21-22 Link
Matt 12:43-45, 38-45 2 The Unclean Spirit Galilee Multitude, Scribes, Pharisees Ask Sign Luke 11:24-26 Link
Matt 13:3-8, 1-23 3 The Sower Seashore in Galilee Great Multitude Mark 4:3-8; Luke 8:5-8 Link
Matt 13:24-30, 24-43 1 The Wheat and The Tares Seashore in Galilee Great Multitude   Link
Matt 13:31-32, 24-43 3 The Mustard Seed Seashore in Galilee Great Multitude Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-19 Link
Matt 13:33, 24-43 2 The Leaven Hid In Meal Seashore in Galilee Great Multitude Luke 13:20-21 Link
Matt 13:44, 44-53 1 The Treasure Hid In Field Seashore in Galilee Disciples   Link
Matt 13:45-46, 44-53 1 The Pearl Of Great Price Seashore in Galilee Disciples   Link
Matt 13:47-50, 44-53 1 The Dragnet Seashore in Galilee Disciples   Link
Matt 13:52, 51-53 1 The Householder Seashore in Galilee Disciples   Link
Matt 15:11, 1-20 2 The Things Entering A Man Gennesaret Scribes & Pharisees Mark 7:15 Link
Matt 15:13 1 God's Plants Gennesaret Scribes & Pharisees   Link
Matt 15:14, 1-20 2 A Blind Leader Gennesaret Scribes & Pharisees Luke 6:39 Link
Matt 18:12-13, 17-27 + Mt 18:1 2 The Lost Sheep Capernaum Disciples Luke 15:4-7 Link
Matt 18:23-24, 15-35 1 The Debtor Forgiven Yet Unmerciful Capernaum Reply to Peter's Question vs 21   Link
Matt 20:1-16; 19:27-20:16 1 The Laborers In The Vineyard Approaching Jerusalem Disciples   Link
Matt 21:28-31, 23-32 1 Two Sons At Temple In Jerusalem Chief Priests, Scribes, Elders   Link
Matt 21:33-40, 23-45 3 The Murderous Husbandmen At Temple In Jerusalem Chief Priests, Scribes, Elders Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-16 Link
Matt 22:2-14; 21:23-22:14 1 The Marriage Feast & Wedding Garment At Temple In Jerusalem Chief Priests, Scribes, Elders   Link
Matt 24:32, 1-44 4 The Fig Tree Mount of Olives Disciples Mark 13:28; Luke 13:6-9; 21:29-30 Link
Matt 24:43, 36-44 2 The Thief Entering The House Mount of Olives Disciples Luke 12:39 Link
Matt 24:45-51, 32-51 2 The Faithful and Unfaithful Servant Mount of Olives Disciples Luke 12:42-46 Link
Matt 25:1-12; 24:32-25:13 1 The Ten Virgins Mount of Olives Disciples   Link
Matt 25:14-30; 24:32-25:30 1 The Five Talents Mount of Olives Disciples   Link
Matt 25:31-46; 24:32-25:46 1 The Sheep And Goats Mount of Olives Disciples   Link
Mark
Mark 2:19-20, 18-22 3 The Mourners In The Bride Chamber Galilee Disciples of John Matt 9:15; Luke 5:34-35 Link
Mark 2:21-22, 18-22 3 The Old Garment and Old Wineskin Galilee Disciples of John Matt 9:16-17; Luke 5:36-39 Link
Mark 3:23-25, 13-30 3 The Kingdom Divided Galilee Scribes from Jerusalem Matt 12:25; Luke 11:17-19, 14-22 Link
Mark 3:27, 19-30 3 The Strong Man's House Galilee Scribes from Jerusalem Matt 12:29; Luke 11:21-22 Link
Mark 4:3-8, 1-20 3 The Sower Seashore in Galilee Great Multitude Matt 13:3-8; Luke 8:5-8 Link
Mark 4:21, 21-25 4 The Lighted Lamp Seashore in Galilee Disciples Matt 5:15; Luke 8:16; 11:33 Link
Mark 4:26-29, 10-34 1 The Seed Sown Seashore in Galilee Disciples   Link
Mark 4:30-32, 10-34 3 The Mustard Seed Seashore in Galilee Disciples Matt 13:31-32; Luke 13:18-19 Link
Mark 7:15, 14-23 2 The Things Entering A Man Gennesaret Scribes & Pharisees Matt 15:11 Link
Mark 12:1-9; 11:27-12:12 3 The Murderous Husbandmen At Temple In Jerusalem Chief Priests, Scribes, Elders Matt 21:33-40; Luke 20:9-16 Link
Mark 13:28, 1-37 4 The Fig Tree Mount of Olives Disciples Matt 24:32; Luke 13:6-9; 21:29-30 Link
Mark 13:34-36, 28-37 1 The Man On Far Journey Mount of Olives Disciples   Link
Luke
Luke 5:34-35, 27-39 3 The Mourners In The Bride Chamber Galilee Scribes & Pharisees Ask Question Matt 9:15; Mark 2:19-20 Link
Luke 5:36-39, 27-39 3 The Old Garment and Old Wineskin Galilee Scribes & Pharisees Ask Question Matt 9:16-17; Mark 2:21-22 Link
Luke 6:39, 17-49 2 A Blind Leader Plains of Galilee Great Multitude Matt 15:14 Link
Luke 6:43, 17-49 1 The Tree And Its Fruit Plains of Galilee Great Multitude   Link
Luke 6:48-49, 17-49 2 The House Upon The Rock Plains of Galilee Great Multitude Matt 7:24-27 Link
Luke 7:31-32, 19-35 2 Children In Marketplace Galilee Multitude Matt 11:16-17 Link
Luke 7:41-42, 36-50 1 The Two Debtors Galilee Meal at Simon the Pharisee's House   Link
Luke 8:5-8, 4-15 3 The Sower Went City to City Multitude Matt 13:3-8; Mark 4:3-8 Link
Luke 8:16, 16-18 4 The Lighted Lamp Went City to City Multitude Matt 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 11:33 Link
Luke 9:62, 57-62 1 The Hand To The Plow Approaching Jerusalem One Disciple   Link
Luke 10:2, 1-11 2 The Plenteous Harvest Approaching Jerusalem Disciples Matt 9:37 Link
Luke 10:30-35, 25-35 1 The Good Samaritan Approaching Bethany Lawyer Asked Who Was His Neighbor   Link
Luke 11:5-8, 1-13 1 The Reluctant Friend Bethany Disciples   Link
Luke 11:17-19 3 The Kingdom Divided Galilee Scribes from Jerusalem Matt 12:25; Mark 3:23-25 Link
Luke 11:21-22, 14-22 3 The Strong Man's House Bethany Disciples Matt 12:29; Mark 3:27, 19-30 Link
Luke 11:24-26, 14-26 2 The Unclean Spirit Jerusalem Accused by Pharisees Before Multitude Matt 12:43-45 Link
Luke 11:33, 33-36 4 The Lighted Lamp Jerusalem Accused by Pharisees Before Multitude Matt 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16 Link
Luke 11:34-36, 33-36 1 The Light Of The Body Jerusalem Accused by Pharisees Before Multitude   Link
Luke 12:16-20, 13-34 1 The Rich Man With Barns Jerusalem Response to One from the Multitude   Link
Luke 12:35-38, 35-41 1 The Watching Servants Jerusalem Disciples in a Great Multitude   Link
Luke 12:39, 35-41 2 The Thief Entering The House Jerusalem Disciples in a Great Multitude Matt 24:43 Link
Luke 12:42-46, 35-48 2 The Faithful and Unfaithful Servant Jerusalem Disciples in a Great Multitude Matt 24:45-51 Link
Luke 12:58, 49-59 2 Agreeing With Your Adversary Jerusalem Disciples in a Great Multitude Matt 5:25 Link
Luke 13:6-9, 1-9 4 The Fig Tree Jerusalem Disciples in a Great Multitude Mt 24:32; Mk 13:28; Lk 21:29-30 Link
Luke 13:18-19, 10-21 3 The Mustard Seed Jerusalem Disciples in a Great Multitude Matt 13:31-32; Mark 4:30-32 Link
Luke 13:20-21, 10-21 2 The Leaven Hid In Meal Jerusalem Disciples in a Great Multitude Matt 13:33 Link
Luke 13:24-27, 22-30, 34 2 The Strait Gate Approaching Jerusalem Response to Question Matt 7:13-14 Link
Luke 14:8-10, 7-14 1 Taking The Chief Seats Approaching Jerusalem Dinner at House of Chief Pharisee   Link
Luke 14:16-24, 1-24 1 The Great Supper Approaching Jerusalem Dinner at House of Chief Pharisee   Link
Luke 14:28-30, 25-35 1 Building A Tower Approaching Jerusalem Great Multitude   Link
Luke 14:31-32, 25-35 1 A King Going To War Approaching Jerusalem Great Multitude   Link
Luke 14:34-35, 25-35 1 The Salt Losing Savor Approaching Jerusalem Great Multitude   Link
Luke 15:4-7, 1-32 2 The Lost Sheep Approaching Jerusalem Scribes & Pharisees Murmur at Jesus Matt 18:12-13 Link
Luke 15:8-9, 1-32 1 The Lost Silver Coin Approaching Jerusalem Scribes & Pharisees Murmur at Jesus   Link
Luke 15:11-32, 1-32 1 The Prodigal Son Approaching Jerusalem Scribes & Pharisees Murmur at Jesus   Link
Luke 16:1-9; 15:1-16:15 1 The Unjust Steward Approaching Jerusalem Disciples   Link
Luke 16:19-31, 1-31 1 The Rich Man And Lazarus Approaching Jerusalem Pharisees Deride Jesus   Link
Luke 17:7-10, 5-10 1 The Servant's Duty Approaching Jerusalem Disciples   Link
Luke 18:2-5, 1-8 + Lk 17:11 1 The Unjust Judge Samaria and Galilee Disciples   Link
Luke 18:10-13, 9-17 + Lk 18:31 1 The Pharisee and Publican Praying Samaria and Galilee Correct self righteousness   Link
Luke 19:12-27, 11-28 1 The Ten Pounds Jericho to Jerusalem Disciples and Crowd   Link
Luke 20:9-16, 1-19 3 The Murderous Husbandmen At Temple In Jerusalem Demand Jesus' Authority Matt 21:33-40; Mark 12:1-9 Link
Luke 21:29-30, 5-36 4 The Fig Tree At Temple In Jerusalem Disciples' Questions - Great Prophecy Mt 24:32; Mk 13:28; Lk 13:6-9 Link
John *
John 4:35, 1-43 1 The Harvest Samaria Disciples at the Well   Link
John 6:25-32, 25-60 1 The Bread of Life Capernaum In Synagogue   Link
John 10:1-5 1 The Thief vs The Good Shepherd Jerusalem Pharisees and Multitude   Link
John 10:7-10 1 The Sheepfold Door Jerusalem Pharisees and Multitude   Link
John 10:11-16; Jn 9:35-10:17 1 The Good Shepherd Jerusalem Pharisees and Multitude   Link
John 15:1-8, 1-27 1 The Vine And The Branches Jerusalem by Gethsamane Walking to Gethsemane With Disciples   Link
Notes
These are spoken in the format used of parables and like many others have a very specific application. They are listed for your evaluation. *
Matt 5:13 1 The Salt of The Earth Sermon on Mount Great Multitude   Link
Matt 5:14 3 The Light of The World Sermon on Mount Great Multitude John 8:12; 12:46, 44-50 Link
John 8:12 3 The Light of The World At Temple In Jerusalem Great Multitude Matt 5:14; John 12:46, 44-50; See John 9:5 Link
John 11:25-26 1 The Resurrection and The Life Bethany Multitude   Link
John 12:46, 44-50 3 The Light of The World At Temple In Jerusalem Great Multitude Matt 5:14; John 8:12; 12:44-50 See John 9:5 Link
Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Matt 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.
13 And he said unto them (His disciples), Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Mark 4:33-34 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Verses followed by this colored cell ->   
have a New Testament verse calling the text a parable!      
* Note:   Matt 13:34 & Mark 4:11, 33-34 state there are no exceptions.
Therefore Jesus' public discourses in John's gospel must use parables, too.
 Last Modified: April 21, 2013 — Added: Matt 15:13 & Luke 11:17-19


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