Luke 8:9

9 His disciples asked, "Why did you tell this story?"

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 in the weeds; the weeds grew with it and strangled it.
8 Other seed fell in rich earth and produced a bumper crop. "Are you listening to this? Really listening?"
9 His disciples asked, "Why did you tell this story?"
10 He said, "You've been given insight into God's kingdom - you know how it works. There are others who need stories. But even with stories some of them aren't going to get it: Their eyes are open but don't see a thing, Their ears are open but don't hear a thing.
11 "This story is about some of those people. The seed is the Word of God.
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