Jesus Using Parables

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Matthew 13:3

Then he began to tell them many things in parables. He said, "Listen! A farmer went out to sow.

Mark 4:2

He began teaching them many things in parables. While he was teaching them he said,

Mark 12:1

Then Jesus began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.

Matthew 22:1

Again Jesus spoke to them in parables. He said,

Mark 3:23

So Jesus called them together and began to speak to them in parables. "How can Satan drive out Satan?

Mark 4:33

With many other parables like these, Jesus kept speaking his message to them according to their ability to understand.

Matthew 13:34

Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables. He did not tell them anything without using a parable.

Matthew 13:13

That's why I speak to them in parables, because "they look but don't see, and they listen but don't hear or understand.'

Mark 4:34

He did not tell them anything without using a parable, though he explained everything to his disciples in private.

Matthew 13:10-13

Then the disciples came and asked Jesus, "Why do you speak to people in parables?" He answered them, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom from heaven, but it hasn't been given to them, because to anyone who has something, more will be given, and he will have more than enough. But from the one who doesn't have anything, even what he has will be taken away from him. read more.
That's why I speak to them in parables, because "they look but don't see, and they listen but don't hear or understand.'

Mark 4:11

He told them, "The secret about the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside, everything comes in parables

John 16:25

"I have said these things to you in figurative language. The time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

John 10:6

Jesus used this illustration with them, but they didn't understand what he was saying to them.

Matthew 13:53

When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.

Mark 4:30

He was also saying, "How can we show what the kingdom of God is like, or what parable can we use to describe it?

Matthew 15:15

Then Peter told him, "Explain to us this parable."

Mark 4:10

When he was alone with the Twelve and those around him, they began to ask him about the parables.

Mark 4:13

Then he told them, "You don't understand this parable, so how can you understand any of the parables?

Luke 12:41

Peter asked, "Lord, are you telling this parable just for us or for everyone?"

Matthew 21:45

When the high priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was talking about them.

Mark 12:12

They were trying to arrest him but were afraid of the crowd. Realizing that he had spoken this parable against them, they left him alone and went away.

Luke 20:19

When the scribes and the high priests realized that Jesus had told this parable about them, they wanted to arrest him right then, but they were afraid of the crowd.

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