Luke 8:9

Why Jesus Used Parables

9 Then His disciples asked Him, "What does this parable mean?"

Luke 8:9 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 8:9

And his disciples asked him
That is, as Mark says, "when he was alone"; after the multitude were departed, and they were by themselves, it may be in some house with other disciples:

saying, what might this parable be?
what is the sense and meaning of it? According to Matthew, they asked why he spake in parables to the people; and to such a question the following words are a proper answer.

Luke 8:9 In-Context

7 Other seed fell among thorns; the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.
8 Still other seed fell on good ground; when it sprang up, it produced a crop: 100 times [what was sown]." As He said this, He called out, "Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!"
9 Then His disciples asked Him, "What does this parable mean?"
10 So He said, "The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so that Looking they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. "
11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
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