Jesus put before the crowds another parable: â€œThe kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.â€
Â He told them another parable: â€œThe kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.â€
Â Â Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:
â€œI will open my mouth to speak in parables;
I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.