Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then the disciples came and said unto him, Why dost thou speak unto them in parables?
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto those that are without, all these things are done in parables,
And Philip ran there to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah and said, Dost thou understand what thou readest?
The words of the wise are as goads and as nails hammered into place, those of the teachers of the congregations, who are placed under one Shepherd.
I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will declare my enigma upon the harp.
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter enigmas of old,
Jesus spoke all these things unto the multitude in parables and said nothing unto them without parables
But strong food belongs to those that are perfect, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
2 Peter 3:16
in almost all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, among which are some things that are hard to understand, which those that are ignorant and unstable twist, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity, yea, every good path.