Parables and Metaphors Used by Jesus

During His earthly ministry, the Savior taught principles by using parables, metaphors, and symbols. He used these as teaching tools to illustrate these principles in a relatable and intuitive way. Some teachings were not understood immediately while others were very intuitive.

What’s the point?

Studying the Savior’s parables, metaphors, and symbolic teachings is essential to understanding a large portion of His teachings. He intended for these symbols to be pondered and thought over for the people to learn the principles.


Here is a list of the Savior’s parables and other symbolic teachings.

Parables of Jesus