“Jesus said therefore.
‘What is the kingdom
Of God like?
Should I compare it?’”
Ἔλεγεν οὖν Τίνι ὁμοία ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ τίνι ὁμοιώσω αὐτήν;
Luke indicated that Jesus asked (Ἔλεγεν οὖν) what the kingdom of God was like (Τίνι ὁμοία ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ)? What could he compare it to (καὶ τίνι ὁμοιώσω αὐτήν)? Jesus was trying to figure out how to explain the kingdom of God. Could he find anything comparable? This saying of Jesus about the kingdom of God can also be found in Mark, chapter 4:30, who might have been the source of this saying. Mark reported that Jesus said (Καὶ ἔλεγεν) what can we compare the kingdom of God with (Πῶς ὁμοιώσωμεν τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ)? What parable will we use for it (ἢ ἐν τίνι αὐτὴν παραβολῇ θῶμεν)? Jesus wanted to know how to explain the kingdom of God with a good parable. That is basically the same as here in Luke, but Luke did not mention any parable usage. How would you explain the Kingdom of God?