The People's Bible by Joseph Parker. It may be a correct statement that an absolutely universal opinion is a true opinion, but what most people say is usually false, and what the few say is most generally true. Zigabenus; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41; Acts 2:47; Acts 4:4; Acts 5:14; Acts 6:7; Acts 21:20; Romans 15:19; Romans 11:25 f. The parable of the leaven, on the other hand, is intended to show how the specific influences of the Messiah’s kingdom (Ephesians 4:4 ff.) 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. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. ", [Note: Idem, "The Parable of the Leavening Process," Bibliotheca Sacra156:621 (January-March1999):62. what assimilating and transforming efficacy has it discovered? The symbols have, in Scripture, a meaning fixed by inspired usage. III. 1871-8. However not all uses of yeast in the Old Testament carry this symbolic meaning (e.g, Leviticus 7:13; Leviticus 23:15-18). Nor does it yield much satisfaction to understand the "three measures of meal" of that threefold division of our nature into "spirit, soul, and body," alluded to in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, or of the threefold partition of the world among the three sons of Noah (Genesis 10:32), as some do. And Compare Matthew 13:44, and see the Structure. ", III. Rolf Jacobson, Craig Koester, and Kathryn Schifferdecker. This illustrates the power of pervading and assimilating foreign substances. Many who now hear me are young, and they, as we say, shape well, but we do not pronounce anything like a final judgment upon them at this time. You have got to learn the full scope and value of this most simple fact. Matthew 13:33. ὁμοία … ζύμῃ, like in respect of pervasive influence. The leaven of the Pharisees was externalism in religion. . The three measures of meal admit, in like manner, of many references, of which we cannot say with certainty that one is more likely to have been intended than another. I. I. Leaven. MATTHEW 13:33. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Question: "What is the meaning of the Parable of the Leaven?" 1909-1922. You are not so weak. Another parable spake he unto them To the disciples and the multitude, and which was of the same kind, to the same purpose, and relating to the same subject as the former; the spread of the Gospel, and the increase of it in the world. Once this was put in new dough it affected the whole, making it more suitable for baking. The history of God’s revelation to man. The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven. The mysterious power of Divine grace. (2) The use of the word in the N.T. That is to say, the individual is to become the transmitter of the influence to him who is next him. ἐγκρύπτω has given rise to a technical word ἐγκρυφίας, signifying a leavened cake (which however, Passow, Lex. Matthew 13:33. : so ζύμῃ, ἣν λαβοῦσα γυνή. 2, p. 484)—just as the Kingdom of Heaven is the renewal of humanity by the righteous Man Christ Jesus. The leaven rises silently, unostentatiously, suggesting the manner of the church's growth. It is leaven to Herod to part with his Herodias; to Naaman to be bound from bowing before Rimmon. hundred and forty-four eggs.". (633)— ὅλον, the whole) sc. [Note: Idem, "The Parable of the Leavening Process," Bibliotheca Sacra156:621 (January-March1999):62. The portion of dough taken as a ferment, and inserted within the three measures of meal, makes that meal like itself, subjugates it, and impresses its own character upon it, penetrating it totally, and assimilates its nature to its own. The Lord mentions three kinds of leaven, all of which were evil in their working: the leaven (1) of the Pharisees = hypocrisy or formalism (Luke 12:1); (2) of the Pharisees and Sadducees = evil doctrine or teaching (Matthew 16:11, Matthew 16:12); (3) of Herod = political religion, or worldliness (Mark 8:15). New York, USA. In those days a piece of the leavened loaf was put amongst the new dough to cause fermentation. BibliographyGill, John. 4. The most distinguished feature is that it leavens the meal in the midst of which it is placed. It inspires and fills the heart with hope. Compare also Genesis 19:3. No young man can have such a character as is possible to old age if that old age has been reached by the right processes. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". The gospel, when compared to the world, exhibits an amazing disproportion. But how this leaven, as soon as it is put into the heart, begins to work, how it operates with such invincible power, and how it uniformly changes, as well the most guilty and obdurate hearts, as those which seem more likely to yield to its impressions—this is indeed a mystery. 1832. Let us then “hide the word of God within us,” that by its influence we may be renewed [Note: Psalms 119:11.]. The leaven was hidden in the meal. the Kingdom of God, when received within, would seem like leaven hid, but would gradually pervade, assimilate, and transform the whole of our common life. These three characters of grace form three excellent tests of character and of the genuineness of our religion. p. 42. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. See Zechariah 5:7, Zechariah 5:8. But He was speaking to the men whom He was charging with a delegated task, and to them He says, ‘There are but twelve of you, and you are poor, ignorant men, and you have no resources at your back, but you have Me, and that is enough, and you may be sure that the tiny morsel of yeast will penetrate the whole mass.’ Small beginnings characterise the causes which are destined to great endings; the things that are ushered into the world large, generally grow very little further, and speedily collapse. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Matthew 13:33". I. When your house-parties gather, do you suppose that every man in the little crowd is a friend of yours, sincere, true, genuine, disinterested? ]:” whichever of these it be, it must be “purged out, that they may become a new lump [Note: 1 Corinthians 5:7. Hence all true Christians of every place and every age are “one bread,” being impregnated with the same heavenly leaven, and formed into one mass for the service of their common Lord and Master [Note: 1 Corinthians 10:17.].]. We know that we love God, because we love the brethren Not as though we were already perfect. There are in all Houses of Parliament, all over the world, noble men, high-spirited patriots, incorruptible spirits that devote themselves to the noblest interests of their country; there are others who, perhaps, were never moved by a noble impulse in any direction, and to whom the country is nothing but a gigantic money-producing machine. In those days a piece of the leavened dough from an unbaked loaf was put among the new dough to cause fermentation. The parables indeed affirm a development of evil side by side with that of the kingdom, but the kingdom itself ‘is like leaven.’ Leaven is used in a good sense (Leviticus 23:17); in household economy it has a wholesome influence. 24-33. Gradual in its operation.—The ‘whole lump’ will be leavened, but it takes time. It being a woman's work to knead, it seems a refinement to say that "the woman" here represents the Church, as the instrument of depositing the leaven. https: "Till the whole was leavened." Hence, this woman is surreptitiously … In Matthew 13:33 , the Lord was speaking about what would happen to the church in her outward appearance. That interpretation of the parable of the Leaven (Matthew 13:33) which makes (with variation as to details) the leaven to be the Gospel, introduced into the world ("three measures of meal") by the church, and working subtly until the world is converted ("till the whole was leavened") is open to fatal objection: (1) it does violence to the unvarying symbolical meaning of leaven, and especially to the meaning fixed by our Lord Himself. Thus does the Gospel also work in the hearts of men. BibliographyWesley, John. "Commentary on Matthew 13:33". https: . Like that, says Christ, is the kingdom of heaven-the rule of a living presence, of a living God. ], "Practical applications of this parable to present readers can include the following. Broadman Press 1932,33. ), The world begins with great promises; but could it give as much as ever the prince of it proffered to Christ, it cannot keep thy bones from the ague, thy flesh from worms, nor thy soul from hell. 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.". It was so in your appreciation of character, it was so in your decisions of a literary and commercial kind, it was so in the election of your companionships, it was so in the change of your most profound and solemn opinions; it was Song of Solomon , too, in that grandest act of life for which there is no better term than the old word conversion. The idea of leavening itself was neutral. Who are we that we shall judge one another, except nobly and hopefully? The leaven of man himself-that leaven without which there would be no man-his soul, is hidden. [Note: France, The Gospel . These elements must be brought into actual contact. What is compared? Then there follows a pair, of which my text is the second, which deal with the geographical expansion of the kingdom throughout the world, in the parable of the grain of mustard-seed growing into the great herb, and with the inward, penetrating, diffusive influence of the kingdom, working as an assimilating and transforming force in the midst of society. It has the inherent strength to change and to renew the heart and the life of men and to fit them ever more thoroughly to be true members of the kingdom of God. Jesus had the courage to use it as an emblem of the best thing in the world, the Kingdom of God coming into the heart of the individual and the community.— ἐνέκρυψεν, hid by the process of kneading.— ἔως οὒ ἐζυμώθη: ἔως with the indicative, referring to an actual past occurrence. Three satas of flour (about three-fifths of a bushel) is the amount of flour that a housewife baked into bread for an average family. But is imperceptible in the soul. The change begins there; the outward reformation not preparing the way for regeneration, but springing from it, growing out of it as a tree grows out of its seed, or a stream flows out of its spring. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Mark 13:33 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. All rights reserved. Matthew 13:23 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 13:23, NIV: "But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it.This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.'" This being the case, we need not perhaps seek for any symbolical interpretation: though Olsh.’s hint that the body, soul, and spirit may perhaps be here intended can hardly but occur to us, and Stier’s, that “of the three sons of Noah was the whole earth overspread,” is worth recording. the true people of God as constituting the body politic of the future kingdom, is destined to develope from a small beginning into a vast multitude, and therefore to grow extensively; ποίμνιον ὄντες ὀλίγον, εἰς ἄπειρον ηὐξήθησαν, Euth. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. We may have vivid memories of certain days, but education is not a day"s work, it is not a time work, it is an eternal process. The next parable is con-tained in this one verse. An inward power.—The leaven had no power until the woman ‘hid’ it ‘in three measures of meal.’ So when God’s grace takes possession of a man, it begins to work in the heart; and little by little the thoughts, the feelings, the wishes, the habits, are changed. Thus it is what the leaven indicates that determines whether its influence is good or bad. Most people would have seen a woman making bread. Leavening . "The Gospels Compared". Matthew 13:33. In Matthew 14, Jesus’ exercise of divine power is set in contrast with the corrupt, violent, and fear-inducing power of Herod Antipas. The leaven is the kingdom of heaven itself, including both the gospel and the apostles. ], ". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". FOURTH PARABLE. "Commentary on Matthew 13:33". https: (J. Cliffbrd, M. A. , LL. This parable, like that of the mustard seed, relates to the marvellous increase of the kingdom of God; but while the last sets forth its outward visible manifestation, this declares its hidden working, its mysterious influence on that world which on all sides it touches. The length of time not indicated; the transformation of the whole mass is the one fact stated. The kingdom of heaven - The meaning here is the same as in the last parable; perhaps, however, intending to denote more properly the secret and hidden nature of piety in the soul. Leavened dough produces leavened dough. . Leaven secretly and invisibly worketh and altereth the meal, and maketh a change of it, turning it into dough. In three measures. 1897. Thus leaven was associated there with thanksgiving and gratitude for all God’s good provision. IV. For example, the preliminary to the Passover Feast was the purging of the houses of the Israelites of every scrap of evil ferment, and the bread which was eaten on that Feast was prescribed to be unleavened. This may indicate that the church is meant, since the church is represented often as a woman, and as the bride of Christ. It also signify evil Doctrines ( 1 COR 16:6 AND 11-12) There is also the leaven of the pharisee which signify hypocrisy. It is secret, silent, steady; pervading all the faculties of the soul and all the kingdoms of the world, as leaven, or yeast, though hidden in the flour, and though deposited only in one place, works silently until all the mass is brought under its influence. It was a new and quickening power, cast into the midst of an old and dying world; a centre of life, by the help of which the world might constitute itself anew. ii., p. 264. So this spiritual leaven, the Word, is by Jesus Christ appointed for a great design, viz., even to mould and fashion poor sinners for Himself, and so fit them for His own use, and that they may be meet and fit matter for His Church on earth, and for the Church triumphant in Heaven (1 Corinthians 10:17). σάτον, סְאָה (Aram. T. Guthrie, The Parables read in the Light of the Present Day, p. 12. We can say, ‘They that be with us are more than they that be with them.’ If we have anything of the leaven in us, we are mightier than the lump of dough. Furthermore in Luke 13:18-21 it is found only with the parable of the mustard seed and not in a series. ), He hath an unleavened hand, that is not charitable; an unleavened knee, that is not humble; an unleavened tongue, that blasphemes; an unleavened eye, that maliceth; an unleavened heart, that securely offendeth. This parable describes the progressive influence of the truth of God within the heart, and also without in the world. The history of individual conversions. What we call conscience is no barren discernment between what is bad and what is good; it is the organ through which the unseen comes near to us and becomes within us both as a consciousness and a power. You would not allow me to say so about patriotism, philanthropy, and social institutions, and therefore, faithful to your own wise reasoning, I must protest against any man"s arising to bring a wild and indiscriminating accusation against what is known as the Christian Church. 1851. The outward working shows the inward leavening, and the diffusion is an argument of the being. Every bad fish was found in the net and cast out. But so soon as leaven is embedded in its substance, a change immediately ensues, a process of fermentation is set agoing, and, extending from within outwards, goes on till, by a law of nature, the whole lump is leavened. W. Arnot, The Parables of our Lord, p. 111. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. (2) In the transforming power of the ‘new leaven’ on the whole being of individuals. Let me deal, in a purely expository fashion, with the emblem before us. The children of this world are not unwise in their generation. The word "leaven" is every where else used in a bad sense; and either designs immorality, as malice and wickedness, or false doctrine, such as that of the Pharisees and Sadducees: but here it seems to be taken in a good sense, and the Gospel to be compared unto it; nor for its disagreeable qualities, but on account of its small quantity; it is a little leaven that leavens the whole lump, and may express, as the grain of mustard seed does, the small beginnings of the Gospel, and its meanness in the eyes of men; and on account of its piercing, penetrating, and spreading nature: so the Gospel reaches the conscience, pierces the heart, enlightens the understanding, informs the judgment, raises and sets the affections on right objects, subdues the will, and brings down all towering thoughts, to the obedience of Christ, in particular persons; and has penetrated and made its way, under divine influence, through towns, cities, kingdoms, and nations: also on account of its heating, swelling, and assimilating nature; so the Gospel, where it takes place, warms the affections, causes the heart to burn within, inspires with zeal for God, and Christ, and the Gospel; it swells and fills churches with such as shall be saved, and assimilates the several persons it operates in, makes them like one another, one bread, one body, having like precious faith, knowledge, and experience, though in a different degree. The reader may choose which interpretation he likes best. https: [Note: J. Dwight Pentecost, Things to Come, pp142-44. You complain of the unripeness and unmellowness, the superficiality of many a young character, and the incompleteness and imperfectness of many a young career. He puts His life into each part of him; I. (M. Dods, D. D.). That all analogy leads us to expect its universal progress. Now the concurrence of these lies in the sequel-“which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” Wherein are remarkable, No flesh that is putrefied, except it be first purified, shall be glorified. It would be impertinence for thirty to compare itself with sixty or with seventy, if on the part of the elder there has been a lifelong endeavour after truth and purity and perfectness. 3. Second, Christians should be suspicious of any Prayer of Manasseh -made, externally influenced institutional structures that say they are the manifestation of God"s kingdom. (J. Clifford, M. 1974. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. The yeast may be hidden by the process of kneading, but it will not be long before its strength will become apparent, and the whole mass be leavened. (2) The implication of a converted world in this age ("till the whole was leavened"), is explicitly contradicted by our Lord's interpretation of the parables of the Wheat and Tares, and of the Net. Genesis 18:6; Judges 6:19; 1 Samuel 1:24. . Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. This it does because it is leaven, and works according to the law of its own essence. Whole was leavened — The grace of God in the heart, when properly received and cultivated, assimilates the whole character to its blessed nature. The secret energy of the leaven is discoverable in its effects; but the precise mode of its operation cannot be ascertained. ., p528. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". This advice is the essence of Jesus' three parables in Matthew 25: We are not to sleep but to keep our lamps full of oil, faithfully use our talents for growth, and serve the brethren as we wait for the coming of our Savior. 1685. Raban. Why, that is Christianity. In general, leaven is something that starts out small or localized and then spreads throughout the medium in which it is contained. Both these parables are prophetic, and were intended to show, principally, how, from very small beginnings, the Gospel of Christ should pervade all the nations of the world, and fill them with righteousness and true holiness. No man goes to heaven as by a leap, but by climbing. A small amount of "old dough" was kept in a jar as a "starter." ], "The manifestation of the presence of the kingdom in some form in the Church age is clearly taught in the parables of the mustard seed and the leaven ...", [Note: Gerry Breshears, "The Body of Christ: Prophet, Priest, or King?" Christ will not be satisfied until He gets every man in the world for His own and every part of each. We may reduce the parable to three general heads. One by one, little by little, a man here and a man there—such is the rule of this gradualness. Footnotes. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https: It would not so much be with the earthquake, as with the still small voice (1 Kings 19:12). "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Ver. The Gospel is compared to a mould, into which souls, when melted by Divine grace, are cast [Note: Romans 6:17. You cannot tell how you were educated: there is no specific day in our human life upon which we can say we were then educated, in any complete or final sense of the term. A Christian country is a country of Christians, and Christians are not people that only say ‘I have faith in Jesus Christ.’ but people that do His will. II. Oh sour, sour leaven! BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. He would be a foolish and an unjust man who would bring any such wild accusation against the philanthropic spirit of the age. According to Theodore of Mopsuestia, they denote the Greeks, Jews, and Samaritans; Augustine, Melanchthon suppose them to signify the heart, the soul, and the spirit. Such deductions appear as too speculative; and it is much easier, and as likely true, that the three measures were mentioned only because that was the usual amount a woman would have taken on an ordinary occasion. IV. ], Some interpreters have understood yeast as a metaphorical reference to evil. I will therefore, without any explication of these verses at present, go on to the verses following them, all which will lead me to our Saviour’s own interpretation of the first of these parables; after which I will also consider these two parables that follow here, but are neither expounded here nor in the other evangelists. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. It is incumbent therefore on every one to ask himself. (See Scofield "Matthew 13:33"). The two things are equally necessary, that Christians should be in all these various spheres of activity, and that they should be there, distinctly, manifestly, and, when need be, avowedly, as Christian men. "The wise men say, that three women may be employed in one lump of dough; one may knead it, another may make it into loaves, and another may bake it--and it is a tradition. It yields more real satisfaction to see in this brief parable just the all-penetrating and assimilating quality of the Gospel, by virtue of which it will yet mould all institutions and tribes of men, and exhibit over the whole earth one “kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ.”. Barbieri, p51.]. Podcast on Matthew 14:13-33, the Narrative Lectionary readings for Feb. 24, 2019 (Feeding 5,000) featuring Profs. Leaven is hid in the meal which leaveneth; so the Word of God must be hid in the heart, both in the understanding, will, and affection, if the person he spiritually leavened with it (Psalms 119:11). The devil is called like a lion by Peter (1 Peter 5:8) and Jesus in Revelation is called the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5). In the parable of the mustard seed, one may impart some meaning of demerit to the birds, because they form no essential part of a mustard tree; but in this parable the leaven becomes a part of the whole three measures of meal; and, therefore, to construe the leaven as evil would be to make this a prophecy of the complete, final, and total corruption of the church itself, which cannot be. A man is in many circumstances more likely to do good by acting in a Christian manner, than by drawing attention to the faults of others and exposing their iniquity. See Walton de Ponderibus & mensuris, before his first tome. If a fragment of the dough with the leaven in it be put aside in a shady place, the cells of the fungus in the leaven will vegetate, and cover the dough with a slight downy substance, which is just the plant in its complete form. DD. Joseph Benson's Commentary. ), Christianity an impartation, not an evolution, The kingdom, then, is not an off-shoot from the world, but some sort of an importation into it: not an outgo, but an income. ],” or a “leaven of hypocrisy [Note: Luke 12:1. There is a late ingenious interpretation F3 of this parable, which, since the word "leaven" is elsewhere always used in a bad sense, deserves consideration; according to which, this parable expresses not the spread of truth, but of error; by "the woman" is thought to be meant, the Apocalyptic woman, the woman spoken of in the Revelations, the whore of Rome, the mother of harlots; and the "leaven" which she took, the leaven of false doctrine and discipline; by her "hiding" it, the private, secret, artful methods, false doctrines, and bad discipline were introduced, and the gradual progress thereof; and by the "three measures of meal", the bishops and doctors of the church, among whom this leaven was spread, and who were fermented with it; particularly those three bishops of Rome at first, Sosymus, John the faster, and Boniface the third; which by degrees spread itself, until the whole Christian world was affected with it; and for a long time lay hid and undiscovered, till the Lord raised up Wyclif, John Huss, Jerom of Prague, Luther, and other reformers. Leavening . II. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". From these considerations it may be manifest what is signified by harvest in the following passages, as in Matthew 13:37, 38, 39. The change it effects in its progress is described by the chemist as a decomposition of the sugar contained in the dough, and a liberation of carbonic acid; but the principal fact revealed by the microscope is that you have a congregation of living cells, gathered about a living central nucleus, all charged to the full with that subtle and supreme force, which we, in our ignorance, call LIFE. It is infinitely better to know our guilt and danger than to be lulled asleep in a fatal security. The parable of the yeast hidden in meal13:33 (cf. In the mustard seed we saw the kingdom growing great by its inherent vitality; in the leaven we see it growing great by a contagious influence. It would be easy for me to condemn any man who practises a sin for which I have no liking—but what of my own sin? (J. M. On the other hand, let no man mistake the parable, and by a mischievous perversion of its teaching cover his own indifference and neglect. D., D. D. "Commentary on Matthew 13:33". John Trapp Complete Commentary. Little has yet been done for leavening the world with truth. Interpreting the parable by these familiar symbols, it constitutes a warning that the true doctrine, given for nourishment of the children of the kingdom; Matthew 4:4; 1 Timothy 4:6; 1 Peter 2:2 would be mingled with corrupt and corrupting false doctrine, and that officially, by the apostate church itself; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 2:17; 2 Timothy 2:18; 2 Timothy 4:3; 2 Timothy 4:4; 2 Peter 2:1-3. 1917. How long will it continue to assert itself? Another parable spake he unto them,.... To the disciples and the multitude, and which was of the same kind, to the same purpose, and relating to the same subject as the former; the spread of the Gospel, and the increase of it in the world. 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And so leaven is kneaded in, without being destroyed, but gradually changes all things into its own nature; so shall it come to pass with your preaching. But that would be to make the parable only depict what is negative, and if it did so it would be the only parable in the chapter that did so. But both of these may see their error, if they will duly consider this parable. So the most characteristic effect of Christianity is that it Christianizes men; it assimilates them to Christ by filling them with the life of Christ. Note here the wisdom of the Saviour; He first brings instances from nature, proving that as the one is possible so is the other. Is like unto leaven (ομοια εστιν ζυμηι — homoia estin zumēi). In Thyatira it was a woman teaching (cf). To be sure this force is one that works stealthily. 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