Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
“These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.
And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were
conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.