Picture for ParableParable is a short fictitious story that is designed to illustrate or teach some moral lesson. In the New Testament a parable is something that is used by Jesus to convey his lessons. It is a noun.
It was used around 1300 and has been derived from the Greek word parabole.

Pronunciation: par-uh-buh

Meanings of Parable

1. A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
2. A statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.
3. Any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message.

Master’s Tip to Learn Parable

The word ‘parable’ sounds like a combination of words ‘paragraph + fable’ therefore it would mean a one paragraph long fable which is the meaning of Parable itself.

Sentence examples for Parable:

1. Our teacher told us a parable about the folly of focusing on things like material wealth.
2. He told the children a parable about the importance of friendship and honesty.
3. I used to listen to a lot of parables in my childhood.

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