Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 13:24
- Set he before them (parethken).
- So again in 13:31. He placed another parable beside (para) the one already given and explained. The same verb (parateinai) occurs in Luke 9:16.
- Is likened (wmoiwth).
- Timeless aorist passive and a common way of introducing these parables of the kingdom where a comparison is drawn (18:23; 22:2; 25:1). The case of antrwpwi is associative instrumental.