Matthew 13v33 Another parable He spoke to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened." Jesus talks about the kingdom of God being like leaven and He talked about the leaven of the Pharisees in other passages - is there a difference? Or does this verse mean that the kingdom of heaven is like sin? I contend that it is simply a picture of something that affects things around it. The Kingdom of God should affect the world, not be hidden away. The leaven of the Pharisees is to be avoided before it affects the church. Side note: I loved the Wycliff rendering here: sour douy (sour dough).