Matthew 13:9-11

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

The Purpose of the Parables

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

Luke 8:9-10

The Purpose of the Parables

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