Matthew 13:10
Good News Translation
Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked him, "Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?"

Contemporary English Version
Jesus' disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you use stories to speak to the people?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables?

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And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables?

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Mark 4:10,33,34 And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the parable. . . .

Context
The Purpose of Jesus' Parables
9He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables? 11Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:3
And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying: Behold the sower went forth to sow.

Matthew 13:9
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 13:11
Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.

Luke 8:9
And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.

Additional Translations
Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Why do You speak to the people in parables?”

And the disciples having approached, said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"

And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speak you to them in parables?

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

And the disciples came up and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

(And His disciples came and asked Him, "Why do you speak to them in figurative language?"

The disciples came, and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"

And the disciples having come near, said to him, 'Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'
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