Friday, May 19, 2006

The Kingdom of Heaven

What is the Kingdom of Heaven likened unto?

1) Treasure hid in a field
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.” —Matthew 13:44

2) A Wedding Feast
“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,” Matthew 22:2

3) A Householder and His Vineyard
“For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.” Matthew 20:1

4) A King and His Servants
“Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.” Matthew 18:23

5) Ten Virgins
“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” Matthew 25:1

6) Three Servants and Their Talents
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.” Matthew 25:14

7) Wheat and Tares
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:” Matthew 13:24

8) A Mustard Seed
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:” Matthew 13:31

9) Leaven
“Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” Matthew 13:33

10) The Pearl of Great Price
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:” Matthew 13:45

11) Fishing Net
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:” Matthew 13:47

12) Householder's Treasure
“Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.” Matthew 13:52

I think that gets them all... Thank you so much! May God bless your individual studies!

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This is a favorite question of Dad's. He faxed it out to a bunch of people one time, and it was really fun to get all the replies from different places.


  • What are you asking exactly? The verse says the kingdom of heaven is likened unto a treasure hid in a field. Is your question referring to what that represents?

    By Blogger Andrea, at 12:46 PM  

  • What I am asking is how many things can you think of that Jesus likened the Kingdom of Heaven unto. My first one was just an example, the rest is up to all of you! :-)

    By Blogger Ryebread, at 3:04 PM  

  • --Sorry for the confusion!--

    By Blogger Ryebread, at 3:19 PM  

  • OK,
    did you want us to give you our answers, or just think about it, or what?

    At any rate, here are the answers I thought of:

    The kingdom of heaven is likened unto...

    -A wedding feast from the King to His Son (Matthew 22:2)
    -An “householder” who planted a vineyard (Matthew 20:1)
    -The King and the servant who owed a large debt (Matthew 18:23)
    -The 10 virgins (Matthew 25:1)
    -The man traveling into a far-off country; the servants and the talents (Matthew 25:14)

    I thought of all these after reading your post, but I only knew the references to a few, the rest I was totally sure on, so I thumbed thru my Bible a little... I hope that was alright!

    I love Bible trivia/studies and stuff! Thanks!=)

    By Blogger Rachel Marie, at 8:05 PM  

  • Just having read through Matthew, I thought right away the many that are mentioned in chapter 13.
    Like Rachel, I haven't pondered these a whole lot, but these were the ones that came to mind.

    -The wheat and the tares (vs. 24-30)
    -The mustard Seed (vs. 31-32)
    -Leaven (vs 33)
    -The buried treasure in the field (as you already mentioned in vs. 44)
    -The pearl of great price (vs 45-46)
    -The net that gathered varied kinds of fish (vs 47-50)
    -and the householder's treasure (vs 51-52)

    I think this would make a very interesting study and I'll have to add it to my list! :-)

    By Blogger Andrea, at 8:17 PM  

  • Great, This is exactly what I was looking for!!! Yes, I wanted you to post your finds, without using a concordance, which is what you did... Thank you! :-)


    P.S. Rachel, yes using your Bible was fine... I just didn't want someone to look up "...The Kingdom of Heaven was likened unto..." on their computer and then list all the answers! :-) Thanks again!

    By Blogger Ryebread, at 12:15 AM  

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