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Why Jesus Used Parables(A)

34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables. He did not tell them anything without using[a] a parable. 35 This was to fulfill what was declared by the prophet[b] when he said,

“I will open my mouth to speak[c] in parables.
    I will declare what has been hidden
        since the creation of the world.”[d]

Jesus Explains the Parable about the Weeds

36 Then Jesus[e] left the crowds and went into the house. His disciples came to him and asked, “Explain to us the parable about the weeds in the field.”

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  1. Matthew 13:34 The Gk. lacks using
  2. Matthew 13:35 Other mss. read Isaiah the prophet
  3. Matthew 13:35 The Gk. lacks to speak
  4. Matthew 13:35 Cf. Ps 78:2
  5. Matthew 13:36 Lit. he