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Matthew 13:34-36 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Use of Parables

34 All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing to them without a parable. 35 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet:[a]

“I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.”

Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 13:35 Other ancient authorities read the prophet Isaiah
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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
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