Jesus’ disciples ask about parables
Jesus’ disciples asked him why he taught in parables. He explained the parable of the soils, and warned them to take care how they heard.
Key passages
Mt 13:10–23

And the disciples came up and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” And he answered and said to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to those people it has not been granted. For whoever has, to …

Mk 4:10–25

And when he was alone, those around him together with the twelve began asking him about the parables. And he said to them, “To you has been granted the secret of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside everything is in parables, so that ‘they may look …

Lk 8:9–18

And his disciples asked him what this parable meant. And he said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest they are in parables, so that ‘Seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ …

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