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Luke 8:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded [a]a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

The Purpose of Parables

Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?”

10 And He said, “To you it has been given to know the [b]mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that

‘Seeing they may not see,
And hearing they may not understand.’

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 8:8 Lit. fruit
  2. Luke 8:10 secret or hidden truths
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Luke 8:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,

“‘though seeing, they may not see;
    though hearing, they may not understand.’[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 8:10 Isaiah 6:9
New International Version (NIV)

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