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Matthew 13:34

34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.

Read Matthew 13:34 Using Other Translations

All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable.
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.

What does Matthew 13:34 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 13:34

All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude
In the hearing of his disciples, whilst in the ship, the multitude being on the shore,

in parables;
in the four foregoing ones;

and without a parable spake he not unto them:
not that he never had preached but in a parabolical way unto them, or that he never did afterwards use any other way of speaking; for it is certain, that both before and after, he delivered himself plainly, and without figures: but the meaning is, that in that sermon, and at that time, he thought fit to make use of no other method, as appears from the many other parables he afterwards delivered; and though he explained the meaning of some of them to his disciples, at their request, yet he dismissed the multitude without any explication of them.

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