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The Use of Parables

34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. 35 This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet:[a]

‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
    I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’[b]

Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.’

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 13:35 Other ancient authorities read the prophet Isaiah
  2. Matthew 13:35 Other ancient authorities lack of the world

34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.(A) 35 So was fulfilled(B) what was spoken through the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables,
    I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”[a](C)

The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable(D) of the weeds in the field.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 13:35 Psalm 78:2

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