Mark 4:10

Why Jesus Used Parables

10 When He was alone with the Twelve, those who were around Him asked Him about the parables.

Mark 4:10 In-Context

8 Still others fell on good ground and produced a crop that increased 30, 60, and 100 times [what was sown]."
9 Then He said, "Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!"
10 When He was alone with the Twelve, those who were around Him asked Him about the parables.
11 He answered them, "The secret does not mean "mystery" in the Eng sense; it means what we can know only by divine revelation. of the kingdom of God has been granted to you, but to those outside, everything comes in parables
12 so that they may look and look, yet not perceive; they may listen and listen, yet not understand; otherwise, they might turn back- and be forgiven. "
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