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23 Bible Verses about Jesus Using Parables

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Matthew 13:3

And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went out to sow:

Mark 4:2

And he taught them many things in parables. And he said to them in his doctrine,

Mark 12:1

And he began to say to them in parables, A man planted a vineyard, and made a fence round it and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left the country.

Matthew 22:1

And Jesus answering spoke to them again in parables, saying,

Mark 3:23

And having called them to him, he said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Mark 4:33

And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear,

Matthew 13:34

All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and without a parable he did not speak to them,

Matthew 13:13

For this cause I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear nor understand;

Mark 4:34

but without a parable spoke he not to them; and in private he explained all things to his disciples.

Matthew 13:10-13

And the disciples came up and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? And he answering said to them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given; for whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall be caused to be in abundance; but he who has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him.read more.
For this cause I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear nor understand;

Mark 4:11

And he said to them, To you is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them who are without, all things are done in parables,

John 16:25

These things I have spoken to you in allegories; the hour is coming that I will no longer speak to you in allegories, but will declare to you openly concerning the Father.

John 10:6

This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was of which he spoke to them.

Matthew 13:53

And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these parables he withdrew thence.

Mark 4:30

And he said, How should we liken the kingdom of God, or with what comparison should we compare it?

Matthew 15:15

And Peter answering said to him, Expound to us this parable.

Mark 4:10

And when he was alone, those about him with the twelve asked him as to the parables.

Mark 4:13

And he says to them, Do ye not know this parable? and how will ye be acquainted with all the parables?

Luke 12:41

And Peter said to him, Lord, sayest thou this parable to us, or also to all?

Matthew 21:45

And the chief priests and the Pharisees, having heard his parables, knew that he spoke about them.

Mark 12:12

And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them. And they left him and went away.

Luke 20:19

And the chief priests and the scribes sought the same hour to lay hands on him, and they feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken this parable of them.

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