Matthew 13:11-14 NIV

11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

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12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

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13 This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.

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14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “ ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

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