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Matt 13:34–35

13:34, 35 Parables reveal as well as conceal. Jesus quotes from Ps. 78:2, where the “parables” or “dark sayings” are a recital of the history of God’s redemption of His people climaxing in the choice of David to shepherd Israel. The redemptive events themselves were not “hidden,” but their meaning was not obvious. The psalmist revealed their meaning.