Matthew 13:10-17 NAS

An Explanation

10 And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"

References for Matthew 13:10

      11 aJesus answered them, "1To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

      References for Matthew 13:11

      12 "2For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.

      References for Matthew 13:12

      13 "Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while 3seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

      References for Matthew 13:13

      14 "bIn their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'c4YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, dBUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; eYOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;

      References for Matthew 13:14

        • Ɣ 13:14 - Lit "For them"
        • ƕ 13:14 - Lit "With a hearing you will hear"
        • Ɩ 13:14 - Lit "and"
        • Ɨ 13:14 - Lit "Seeing you will see"
          15 5FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES, OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.'

          References for Matthew 13:15

          16 "6But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.

          References for Matthew 13:16

          17 "For truly I say to you that 7many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

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