When we are asked by leaders in our congregations to do something or to believe something in regards to Scripture, we should always be like the Bereans and test everything against Scripture itself (Acts 17:11)... the whole of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17). If a person feels "led by the spirit" to speak, behave, or believe a certain way, they should test that spirit (1 John 4:1) and see whether what that spirit is telling them to do is in agreement or disagreement with Scripture.

Let us take a journey together through Scripture and see what it says about the gospel... a "walk in the Word" so to speak. As we take this walk, may we say, believe, and do what is right, be merciful in our speech and actions, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).

Included as an appendix to this article are references to most (if not all) verses in Scripture directly related to the gospel. If you find a verse that is not referenced in relation to a parable of Yeshua and think it should be, please contact the author.

Scriptural quotations are from the New American Standard Bible unless otherwise noted. Bolded text or other emphases in the Scriptural references are the author's.


The Parables of Yeshua

There are many parables Yeshua related that are given in the writings of the Apostles. Some are recorded in parallel Gospel accounts while others are uniquely recorded in one Gospel or another. What I have attempted to do here is list out each of the parables described and relate where the accounts are recorded in Scripture. The numbering is the arbitrary count of the author.

The Grain of Mustard Seed

Matthew 13:31-32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-19


The Sower and the Soils

Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:1-15


The Seed Springing Up

Mark 4:26-29


The Weeds Among the Wheat

Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43


The Leaven

Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:20-21


The Treasure in the Field

Matthew 13:44


The Pearl of Great Value

Matthew 13:45-46


The Dragnet

Matthew 13:47-50


The Unmerciful Servant

Matthew 18:23-35


The Workers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16


The Two Sons

Matthew 21:28-32


The Vineyard

Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-11; Luke 20:9-19


The Marriage Feast

Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24


The Ten Virgins

Matthew 25:1-13


The Talents

Matthew 25:14-30


The Sheep and Goats

Matthew 25:31-46


The Two Debtors

Luke 7:36-50


The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37


The Rich Fool

Luke 12:16-21


The Watchful Servants

Luke 12:36-38


The Barren Fig Tree

Luke 13:6-9


The Lost Sheep

Luke 15:3-7


The Lost Money

Luke 15:8-10


The Prodigal Son

Luke 15:11-32


The Dishonest Steward

Luke 16:1-13


The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19-31


The Unjust Judge

Luke 18:1-8


The Pharisee and Tax Collector

Luke 18:9-14


The Ten Minas

Luke 19:11-27



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Yom Rivi'i, 16 Kislev, 5784

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