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23 Bible Verses about Jesus Using Parables

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Matthew 13:3

He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, a farmer went out to sow.

Mark 4:2

He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,

Mark 12:1

He began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a pit for the winepress, built a tower, rented it out to a farmer, and went into another country.

Matthew 22:1

Jesus answered and spoke again in parables to them, saying,

Mark 3:23

He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

Mark 4:33

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.

Matthew 13:34

Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, he didn't speak to them,

Matthew 13:13

Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don't see, and hearing, they don't hear, neither do they understand.

Mark 4:34

Without a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Matthew 13:10-13

The disciples came, and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?" He answered them, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them. For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance, but whoever doesn't have, from him will be taken away even that which he has.read more.
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don't see, and hearing, they don't hear, neither do they understand.

Mark 4:11

He said to them, "To you is given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,

John 16:25

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

John 10:6

Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.

Matthew 13:53

It happened that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from there.

Mark 4:30

He said, "How will we liken the Kingdom of God? Or with what parable will we illustrate it?

Matthew 15:15

Peter answered him, "Explain the parable to us."

Mark 4:10

When he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

Mark 4:13

He said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?

Luke 12:41

Peter said to him, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?"

Matthew 21:45

When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them.

Mark 12:12

They tried to seize him, but they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away.

Luke 20:19

The chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour, but they feared the people -- for they knew he had spoken this parable against them.

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