In my institute class we are going through the different parables of Christ found in the New Testament. Below is what we have documented, but there are disagreements among bible scholars on the official count of the parables. Anyway, I asked the teacher to email me the below handout for the benefit of everyone else. All the scriptures are linked to the scripture database at lds.org. May you find your precious coin as you read these.

Parables of Christ in the New Testament

  1. Barren Fig Tree – Luke 13:6–9
  2. Chief Seats – Luke 14:7–11
  3. Empty House – Matthew 12:43–54; Luke 12:24–26
  4. Foolish Rich Man – Luke 12:13–21
  5. Friend at Midnight – Luke 11:5–13
  6. Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25–37
  7. Gospel Net – Matthew 13:47–50
  8. Great Supper – Luke 14:16–24
  9. Hidden Treasure – Matthew 13:44
  10. King’s Warfare – Luke 14:31–33
  11. Laborers in the Vineyard – Matthew 19:2720:16
  12. Leaven – Matthew 13:33
  13. Lost Coin – Luke 15:8–9
  14. Lost Sheep – Luke 15:1–7
  15. Lost (Prodigal) Son – Luke 15: 11–32
  16. Man Taking a Far Journey – Mark 13:34–37
  17. Mustard Seed – Matthew 13:31–32
  18. Pearl of Great Price – Matthew 13:45–46
  19. Pharisee and Publican – Luke 18:9–14
  20. Pounds – Luke 19:11–27
  21. Rich Man and Lazarus – Luke 16:19–31
  22. Royal Marriage Feast – Matthew 22:1–14
  23. Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25:31–46
  24. Shut Door – Luke 13:23–30
  25. Talents – Matthew 25:14–30
  26. Ten Virgins – Matthew 25:1–13
  27. Treasures New and Old – Matthew 13:51–52
  28. Two Debtors – Luke 7:36–50
  29. Two Sons – Matthew 21:28–32
  30. Seed Growing Secretly – Mark 4:26–29
  31. Sower – Matthew 13:1–9, 18:23; Mark 4:1–8, 14–20; Luke 8:5–8, 11–15
  32. Uncompleted Tour – Luke 14:25–30
  33. Unjust Judge – Luke 18:1–8
  34. Unjust Steward – Luke 16:1–13
  35. Unmerciful Servant – Matthew 18:21–35
  36. Unprofitable Servant – Luke 17:5–10
  37. Wheat and Tares – Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43
  38. Wicked Husbandman – Matthew 21:33–46; Mark 12:1–12, Luke 20:9–18

Parables of Christ in the Doctrine and Covenants

  1. Twelve Sons – D&C 38:26–27
  2. Labors in the Field – D&C 88:51–61
  3. Nobleman – D&C 101:43–62
  4. Woman and Unjust Judge – D&C 101:81–91
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3 Responses to “The Parables of Christ”

  1. almira Says:

    Thanks for compiling these parables!

  2. Dawn Barron Says:

    How do i find the copyright of this image.

  3. Marit Welker Says:

    Hi.  I run a facebook page called LDS Daily Scriptures.  We have a huge following and I would like to use this picture on my page.  We have quite a few artists we work with an I have permission from most of  the main known LDS artists.  Can you tell me who painted this picture of Jesus with the children and the lily?  Thanks so very much!-Marit

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