Parable sentence example

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  • It was a parable of impending doom.
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  • The parable of the three rings is the epitome of the pragmatic position.
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  • Jesus uses parable after parable to establish its meaning.
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  • So, with the parable of the two builders, the discourse reached its formal close.
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  • A Catholic version of his parable may be seen with the head of the virgin in the title-page.
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  • But He uttered a parable which more than answered them.
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  • Another parable compared the kingdom of God to seed which, when once planted, must inevitably germinate; the process was secret and slow, but the harvest was certain.
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  • They were restrained from arresting Him by fear of the people, to whom the meaning of the parable was plain.
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  • Why vicarious suffering is needed, or why the God who is the loving Father does not simply forgive, as in the parable of the prodigal son, is not asked.
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  • On the day of the funeral Peter addressed to Alexius a stern letter of warning and remonstrance, urging him no longer to resemble the slothful servant in the parable, and threatening to cut him off, as though he were a gangrenous swelling, if he did not acquiesce in his father's plans.
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  • Among these we may venture, quite tentatively, to mention the sermon at Nazareth which opened with a passage from the Book of Isaiah, the raising of the widow's son at Nain, and the parable of the good Samaritan.
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  • He told a parable about the folly of focusing on material wealth.
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  • His Parable of the Wicked Mammon (1528), Obedience of a Christen Man (1528), in which the two great principles of the English Reformation are set out, viz.
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  • In the biblical parable in Genesis, Adam and Eve became ashamed of their bodies after they disobeyed God.
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  • These were "lost sheep of the house of Israel"; but Christ's freedom from Jewish exclusiveness is also brought out (I) as regards Samaritans, by the rebuke administered to the disciples at ix.52 sqq., the parable in x.
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  • There, also, is the refined and spirited figure of "Cimabue" in mosaic. In Lyndhurst church are mural decorations to the memory of Mr Pepys Cockerell, illustrating "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins."
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  • He gives them a parable from nature - the sower's three kinds of failure, compensated by the rich produce of the good soil.
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  • After this we have the healing of a dropsical man on the Sabbath, with a reply to the murmuring Pharisees; and then a parable of the failure of invited guests and the filling of their places from the streets.
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  • Then, lastly, we have a parable of the servant who failed to employ the money entrusted to him; and a promise that the disciples shall sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
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  • Remember the tax collector in the parable - " God, have mercy on me a sinner.
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  • Tho Eddie has translated the Vicar's parable of the talents plans as a free fiver for going to church!
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  • Now we can understand well the gist of the parable.
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  • The first chapter of this lactate parable will center around a key physiological process called glycolysis.
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  • Lucy Pitman-Wallace directs the UK premiere of this vigorous and lyrical translation, breathing new immediacy into Sophocles ' timeless parable.
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  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan Why is it important to know the pay the innkeeper earned to help the Samaritan's injured friend?
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  • Matthew 20 records a parable Jesus told about a householder who hired laborers for his vineyard.
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  • Verse 39, " He also spoke a parable to them.
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  • Our first thought has been to interpret the parable in personal terms.
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  • Do you remember the parable of our Lord Jesus, the parable about the soils?
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  • This acted parable of Jesus was a parable about his death.
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  • Overall, Manderlay is a darkly comic parable that delights in muddying the waters.
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  • Each evening Canon Neil will speak about one of Rembrandt's masterpieces depicting the famous parable of Jesus " The Prodigal Son.
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  • Not likely to make it onto the increasingly philistine Channel 4. A convincing religious parable about nuclear war and, well, sacrifice.
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  • Polkinghorne uses the parable to try to prove that God has created universal laws which are analogous to a miraculous preservation from sharpshooters.
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  • Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
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  • So there is nothing in this parable to suggest that the wicked suffer eternal conscious torment.
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  • Another hoax was Franklin's parable against religious persecution thrown into Scriptural form and quoted by him as the fiftyfirst chapter of Genesis.
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  • It appears to be traceable in its Greek dress in writings of the philosopher Democritus and the dramatist Menander; it was certainly known to the author of Tobit and perhaps to the author of Daniel; some would trace its influence in the New Testament, in the parable of the wicked servant and elsewhere; it was known to Mahomet and is referred to in the Koran; it has been included among the tales in the Arabian Nights; and it survives in a good many versions ancient and modern.
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  • His rough person and manners are the constant theme of ridicule in the royalist ballads, and he is caricatured in Butler's Hudibras and in the Parable of the Lion and Fox.
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  • But if the work had really been in existence at the time of the completion of the second part of the canon, the collectors of the prophetical writings, who in their care did not neglect even the parable of Jonah, would hardly have ignored the record of so great a prophet as Daniel is represented to have been.
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  • Augustine's (erroneous) interpretation of the Millennium (Rev. xx.), as a parable of the Church's historic triumph, stands for the final eradication of primitive " enthusiasm " in the great Church, though of course millenarianism has had many revivals in special circles.
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  • I remain convinced that the parable has little or nothing to do with classic legalism at all.
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  • In the parable Lazarus returns not to earth, since Abraham foresees that the rich man's brethren would disbelieve even if one rose from the dead; in the corresponding allegory, Lazarus does actually return to life, and the Jews believe so little as to determine upon killing the very Life Himself.
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  • The popularity of the parable as a form of didactic teaching finds many examples in the Rabbinical writings, and some have noteworthy parallels in the New testament.
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  • In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Basilides saw the proof of naturam sine radice et sine loco rebus supervenientem (Acta Archelai).
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  • If Mme de Stael had really desired to take up her parable against Napoleon seriously, she need only have established herself in England at the peace of Amiens.
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  • There are likewise traces of survival in the examples of "sympathetic magic" transformed into the acted parable of prophecy.
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  • The dinner even is only the parable of a dinner, commonly.
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  • There are special reasons for thinking so in regard to certain passages, 'as for example the mission of the seventy disciples and the parable of the good Samaritan, although they are not contained in St Matthew's Gospel.
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  • There is little doubt that the name is introduced simply as part of the parable, and not with any idea of identifying the beggar with Lazarus of Bethany.
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