Mark 4:10-12

10 When Yeshua was alone, the people around him with the Twelve asked him about the parables.
11 He answered them, "To you the secret of the Kingdom of God has been given; but to those outside, everything is in parables,
12 so that they may be always looking but never seeing; always listening but never understanding. Otherwise, they might turn and be forgiven!"
Complete Jewish Bible Copyright 1998 by David H. Stern. Published by Jewish New Testament Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Luke 8:9-10

9 His talmidim asked him what this parable might mean,
10 and he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God; but the rest are taught in parables, so that they may look but not see, and listen but not understand.
Complete Jewish Bible Copyright 1998 by David H. Stern. Published by Jewish New Testament Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.