Matthew 13:9-11

9 aHe who has ears
Some manuscripts add here and in verse 43 to hear
let him hear.”

The Purpose of the Parables

10Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”
11And he answered them, cTo you it has been given to know dthe secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Luke 8:9-10

The Purpose of the Parables

9And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,
10he said, e“To you it has been given to know fthe secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so gthatseeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’
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