Parables Fulfill Prophecy

34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowds in parables, and he was saying nothing to them without a parable, 35 in order that what was spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled, who said,

“I will open my mouth in parables;
    I will proclaim what has been hidden since the creation.”[a][b]

The Parable of the Weeds Interpreted

36 Then he left the crowds and[c] came into the house, and his disciples came to him saying, “Explain the parable of the darnel in the field to us.”

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  1. Matthew 13:35 A quotation from Ps 78:2
  2. Matthew 13:35 Some manuscripts have “since the creation of the world”
  3. Matthew 13:36 Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“left”) has been translated as a finite verb

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