“Have you understood all these things?” They *said to Him, “Yes.”
Jesus answered them, “ To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?
How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
“Therefore when you see the ( abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place let the reader understand),
and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
And He *said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him,
And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?
“Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.”
Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.