Why Jesus Used Parables

Then his disciples asked him, “What does this parable mean?” (A) 10 So he said, “The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you(B) to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so that

Looking they may not see,
and hearing they may not understand.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 8:10 Is 6:9

The Son Reveals the Father

21 At that time(A) he[a] rejoiced in the Holy[b] Spirit(B) and said, “I praise[c] you, Father,(C) Lord of heaven and earth,(D) because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent(E) and revealed them to infants.(F) Yes, Father, because this was your good pleasure.[d](G)

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Footnotes

  1. 10:21 Other mss read Jesus
  2. 10:21 Other mss omit Holy
  3. 10:21 Or thank, or confess
  4. 10:21 Lit was well-pleasing in your sight

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