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Matthew 13:34-36 American Standard Version (ASV)

34 All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them: 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

[a]I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter things hidden from the foundation [b]of the world.

36 Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 13:35 Ps. 78:2.
  2. Matthew 13:35 Many ancient authorities omit of the world.

Matthew 13:34-36 New International Version (NIV)

34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. 35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables,
    I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”[a]

The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 13:35 Psalm 78:2
New International Version (NIV)

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