New Living Translation
His disciples came and asked him, "Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?"
King James Bible
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Darby Bible Translation
And the disciples came up and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?
World English Bible
The disciples came, and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the disciples having come near, said to him, 'Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'
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'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Treasure and Pearl
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand."
He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not.
His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
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