Parables of Jesus chart
The Parables of Jesus
| # | !!!! Parables Recorded in
Matt, Mark, & Luke
| ! To Whom
| ! When
| ! Where
| 1 2 3 | !! Friends of the Bridegroom
Mt. 9:14,15; Mk. 2:18-20; Lk. 5:33-35!! New Cloth on an Old Garment
Mt. 9:16; Mk. 2:21; Lk 5:36!! New Wine in Old Wineskins
Mt 9:17; Mk 2:22; Lk 5:37,38 | To the disciples of John the Baptist | When feasting with publicans & sinners after the call of Matthew | At Matthew (Levi) the tax collector’s home in Capernaum |
| 4 5 | !! The Sower
Mt. 13:3-23; Mk. 4:2-20; Lk. 8:4-15!! The Mustard Seed
Mt 13:31,32; Mk. 4:30-32; Lk. 13:18,19 | To Multitudes on the shore | While in a boat | At the edge of the Sea of Galilee |
| 6 | !! The Wicked Husbandman
Mt. 21:33-45; Mk 12:1-12; Lk 20:9-19 | To Jewish Leaders | Tuesday of Holy Week | In the Temple |
| 7 | !! The Fig Tree’s young Leaves
Mt.24:32,33; Mk.13:28,29; Lk. 21:29-31 | To His disciples | Tuesday of Holy Week | On the Mount of Olives |
| | !!!! Parables Recorded in
Matthew and Luke
| | | |
| 8 | !! The Wise & Foolish Builders
Mt. 7:24-27; Lk. 6:47-49 | To multitudes on shore | During Sermon on Mount | A mountain in Galilee |
| 9 | !! Children in the Marketplace
Mt. 11:16,17; Lk. 7:31,32 | | After talk with the disciples of John | Somewhere in Galilee |
| 10 | !! The Leaven
Mt. 13:33; Lk 13:20,21 | | While in a Boat | By the Sea of Galilee |
| 11 | !! The Lost Sheep
Mt. 18:12-14; Lk 15:3-7 | To His disciples | Near end of work in Galilee | In the house at Capernaum |
| 12 | !! The Faithful Steward
Mt.24:45-51;Lk.12:42-48 | To His disciples | Tuesday of Holy Week | On the Mount of Olives |
| | !!!! Parables recorded only in Matthew
| | | |
|13||The Tares Mt. 13:24-30||To Multitudes on shore||While in a boat||Parables by the Sea of Galilee|
| 14151617 | !! The Hidden Treasure Mt. 13:44
The Pearl of Great Price Mt. 13:45,46
The Dragnet Mt. 13:47-50
The Householder Mt. 13:51-53 | To His Disciples | While in a house | Parables by the Sea of Galilee |
| 18 | !! The Unmerciful Servant
Mt. 18:23-35 | To His Disciples | Near end of work in Galilee | In the house at Capernaum |
| 19 | !! The Laborers in the Vineyard
Mt. 20:1-16 | To His Disciples | On His way to Jerusalem | In Perea |
| 20 | !! The Two Sons
Mt.21:28-32 | To Jewish Leaders | Tuesday of Holy Week | In the Temple |
| 21 | !! The Marriage of the King’s Son
Mt.22:1-14 | To Jewish Leaders | Tuesday of Holy Week | In the Temple |
|222324||The Ten Virgins Mt.25:1-13The Talents Mt. 25:14-30The Sheep & Goats Mt. 25:31-46||To His Disciples||Tuesday of Holy Week||On the Mt of Olives|
|25||The Seed Growing of Itself Mk.4:26-29||To Multitudes on Shore||While in a boat||On the Mt of Olives|
|26||The Porter on Watch Mt. 13:34-37||To His Disciples||Tuesday of Holy Week||On the Mt of Olives|
| | !!!! Parables Recorded only in Luke
| | | |
|27||The Two Debtors Lk 7:36-50||To Simon the Pharisee||After anointing by sinful woman||At Galilean Pharisee’s home|
|28||The Good Samaritan Lk 10:25-37||To a Lawyer|
|29||The Friend at Midnight Lk11:5-10||To His disciples||Perhaps in Perea|
|3031||The Rich Fool Lk 12:16-21The Watchful Servants Lk 12:35-38||To many Thousands||On The way toJerusalem|
|32||The Barren Fig Tree Lk 13:6-9||To some|
|33||The Chief Seats Lk 14:7-11||Sabbath guests||At a|
|34||A Feast for the Poor Lk 14:12-14||To a Pharisee||Pharisee’s home|
|35||The Great Supper Lk 14:16-24||To guest of Pharisee’s||During His||In Perea|
|3637||The Tower Lk. 14:28-30The King Going to War Lk 14:31-33||To great Multitudes||Closing ministrya period of|
|38||The Lost Coin Lk 15:8-10||Publicans/Pharisees||work known to|
|39||The Prodigal Son Lk 15:11-32||Sinners/Scribes||us mainly through|
|40||The Dishonest Steward Lk 16:1-9||To the disciples||the Gospel of Luke||In Perea|
|41||The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31||To the Pharisees|
|42||The Dutiful Servant Lk 17:7-10||To the disciples|
|43||The Persistent Widow Lk 18:1-8||To the disciples|
|44||The Pharisee & Publican Lk 18:9-14||To self-righteous|
|45||The Pound Lk 19:11-27||To a crowd around Zaccheus||In Jericho|
What are the Four Kinds of Parables?
- Proverbs- short comparisons.
- Stories-which suggest a comparison between familiar facts and spiritual truth. This is the true parable.
- Illustrative stories that carry truth within themselves rather than above themselves as stores do.
- Allegories have a spiritual meaning woven into the telling of the story. They are not true parables because they are more elaborate and have significance in most details.
What are the mental effects of a parable?
- It arouses interest and curiosity and holds attention by using story and vigorous figures of speech.
- It presents a mental challenge to discover its meaning.
- Truth is learned in a way that is more likely to stick in the memory. Like a seed plot, it is ever yielding new and deeper meaning.
- It makes assimilation and understanding of truth easier because it disarms and wins and lingers in the mind.
- It may cause surprise if the story takes a turn are cause offense if personal application is made