New Living Translation
That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don't really see. They hear, but they don't really listen or understand.
King James Bible
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Darby Bible Translation
For this cause I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear nor understand;
World English Bible
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don't see, and hearing, they don't hear, neither do they understand.
Young's Literal Translation
'Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing, they see not - In pursuance of this general rule, I do not give more knowledge to this people, be. cause they use not that which they have already: having all the means of seeing, hearing, and understanding, they use none of them: they do not effectually see, or hear, or understand any thing.
LibraryMingled in Growth, Separated in Maturity
'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.
But to this day the LORD has not given you minds that understand, nor eyes that see, nor ears that hear!
Who is as blind as my own people, my servant? Who is as deaf as my messenger? Who is as blind as my chosen people, the servant of the LORD?
You see and recognize what is right but refuse to act on it. You hear with your ears, but you don't really listen."
Listen, you foolish and senseless people, with eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear.
"Son of man, you live among rebels who have eyes but refuse to see. They have ears but refuse to hear. For they are a rebellious people.
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, they are saying of me, 'He only talks in riddles!'"
Then Jesus told him, "I entered this world to render judgment--to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind."
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