The Purpose of Parables(A)

10 (B)But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. 11 And He said to them, “To you it has been given to (C)know the [a]mystery of the kingdom of God; but to (D)those who are outside, all things come in parables, 12 so that

(E)‘Seeing they may see and not perceive,
And hearing they may hear and not understand;
Lest they should turn,
And their sins be forgiven them.’

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  1. Mark 4:11 secret or hidden truths

The Purpose of Parables(A)

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

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

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

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 8:10 secret or hidden truths