Rev. Dr. Finis Jennings Dake wrote:[It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened] The 26th parable in Luke (Lk. 13:21), illustrating corruption in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Notes For Verse Matthew 13:33 a [leaven] Leaven is figurative of sin (1Cor. 5:6-8; Gal. 5:9); false doctrines (Mt. 16:6-12; Mk. 8:15-21); and hypocrisy (Lk. 12:1). A woman used figuratively in an evil sense represents wickedness, fallacy, uncleanness, and unfaithfulness (Lam. 1:17), harlotry (Ezek. 16:15,22,26,28-59; 23:1-49; 36:17; Hos. 1:2; 2:2-17; 3:1; Rev. 17), wickedness (Zech. 5:5-11; Rev. 17:5), and false religion (Rev. 17). When used in a good sense women represent Israel (Gen. 37:9-10 with Rev. 12; Ezek. 16), the two covenants (Gal. 4:21-31), and righteousness and purity (2Cor. 11:2; Rev. 19:7-8). Meal symbolizes the Word of God (Mt. 4:4; Jn. 6:47-63).
This illustrates how the kingdom of heaven teachings and the program of God in this age would become corrupted by false doctrines and unscriptural programs until the whole is corrupted (Lk. 18:8; 1Tim. 4:1-8; 2Tim. 3:5; 4:3-4; 2Pet. 3:3-4).
b [hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened] All false teachings, religious programs, and professed Christian lives seek to hide behind the Word of God.
c [measures] Greek: saton (GSN-<G4568>), about 1 1/2Pecks. Three measures was a heaping bushel, the common quantity used by one baking for a large household (Gen. 18:6).
He got that right, even the many translations and paraphrases of the bible show this to be true. If a person will read and study only the KJV for a few years it becomes obvious that opinions and outside teachings have leavened the word of God.