Mark 1:14–15; Luke 10:8–12; Matthew 13:44–46

Jesus Begins His Ministry

14 cNow after John was arrested, Jesus dcame into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, eThe time is fulfilled, and fthe kingdom of God is at hand;1 grepent and believe in the gospel.


Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick in it and say to them, hThe kingdom of God has come near to you. 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 iEven the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that jthe kingdom of God has come near. 12 I tell you, kit will be more bearable on lthat day for Sodom than for that town.


The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

44 The kingdom of heaven xis like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy yhe goes and sells all that he has and zbuys that field.

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding aone pearl of great value, ywent and sold all that he had and zbought it.