Matthew 13:11
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English Standard Version
And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

King James Bible
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

American Standard Version
And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Webster's Bible Translation
He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Weymouth New Testament
"Because," He replied, "while to you it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of the Heavens, to them it is not.

Matthew 13:11 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Mysteries (μυστήρια)

From μύω, to close or shut. In classical Greek, applied to certain religious celebrations to which persons were admitted by formal initiation, and the precise character of which is unknown. Some suppose them to have been revelations of religious secrets; others of secret politico-religious doctrines; others, again, scenic representations of mythical legends. In this latter sense the term was used in the Middle Ages of miracle-plays - rude dramas representing scenes from scripture and from the apocryphal gospels. Such plays are still enacted among the Basque mountaineers. (See Vincent, "In the Shadow of the Pyrenees.")

A mystery does not denote an unknowable thing, but one which is withdrawn from knowledge or manifestation, and which cannot be known without special manifestation of it. Hence appropriate to the things of the kingdom of heaven, which could be known only by revelation. Paul (Philippians 4:12) says, "I am instructed (μεμύημαι) both to be full and to be hungry," etc. But Rev. gives more correctly the force of instructed, by rendering I have learned the secret: the verb being μυέω (from the same root as μυστήρια) to initiate into the mysteries.

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Because.

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you...

Psalm 25:8,9,14 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way...

Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers...

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...

Mark 4:11 And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without...

Luke 8:10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see...

Luke 10:39-42 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word...

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us...

Acts 17:11,12 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

1 Corinthians 2:9,10,14 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man...

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory...

James 1:5,16-18 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him...

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received of him stays in you, and you need not that any man teach you...

mysteries.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ...

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world to our glory:

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith...

1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

Ephesians 1:9,18 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself...

Ephesians 3:3-9 How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words...

Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Colossians 1:26,27 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints...

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

1 Timothy 3:9,16 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience...

Cross References
Isaiah 29:11
And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, "Read this," he says, "I cannot, for it is sealed."

Matthew 13:10
Then the disciples came and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"

Matthew 19:11
But he said to them, "Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.

Matthew 20:23
He said to them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."

Mark 10:40
but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."

Luke 8:10
he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'

John 6:65
And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."

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