Jesus Using Parables

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Matthew 13:3

Then He told them many things in parables, saying: “Consider the sower who went out to sow.

Mark 4:2

He taught them many things in parables, and in His teaching He said to them:

Mark 12:1

Then He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug out a pit for a winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went away.

Matthew 22:1

Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables:

Mark 3:23

So He summoned them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan?

Mark 4:33

He would speak the word to them with many parables like these, as they were able to understand.

Matthew 13:34

Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables, and He would not speak anything to them without a parable,

Matthew 13:13

For this reason I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand.

Mark 4:34

And He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, He would explain everything to His own disciples.

Matthew 13:10-13

Then the disciples came up and asked Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered them, “Because the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them. For whoever has, more will be given to him, and he will have more than enough. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from more.
For this reason I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand.

Mark 4:11

He answered them, “The secretof the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to those outside, everything comes in parables

John 16:25

“I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

John 10:6

Jesus gave them this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.

Matthew 13:53

When Jesus had finished these parables, He left there.

Mark 4:30

And He said: “How can we illustrate the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use to describe it?

Matthew 15:15

Then Peter replied to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”

Mark 4:10

When He was alone with the Twelve, those who were around Him asked Him about the parables.

Mark 4:13

Then He said to them: “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any of the parables?

Luke 12:41

“Lord,” Peter asked, “are You telling this parable to us or to everyone?”

Matthew 21:45

When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they knew He was speaking about them.

Mark 12:12

Because they knew He had said this parable against them, they were looking for a way to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowd. So they left Him and went away.

Luke 20:19

Then the scribes and the chief priests looked for a way to get their hands on Him that very hour, because they knew He had told this parable against them, but they feared the people.

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