Matthew 13:34
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New Living Translation
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.

King James Bible
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

Darby Bible Translation
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and without a parable he did not speak to them,

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

Young's Literal Translation
All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

13:34 Without a parable spake he not unto them - That is, not at that time; at other times he did.

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Mingled 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
The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman, seeking goodly pearls: 46. Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.'--MATT. xiii. 44-46. In this couple of parables, which are twins, and must be taken together, our Lord utilises two very familiar facts
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
1. Both yesterday and to-day ye have heard the parables of the sower, in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ. Do ye who were present yesterday, recollect to-day. Yesterday we read of that sower, who when he scattered seed, "some fell by the way side," [2507] which the birds picked up; "some in stony places," which dried up from the heat; "some among thorns, which were choked," and could not bring forth fruit; and "other some into good ground, and it brought forth fruit, a hundred, sixty, thirty fold."
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
1. The lesson of the Gospel reminds me to seek out, and to explain to you, Beloved, as the Lord shall give me power, who is "that Scribe instructed in the kingdom of God, who is "like unto an householder bringing out of his treasure things new and old." [2524] For here the lesson ended. "What are the new and old things of an instructed Scribe?" Now it is well known who they were, whom the ancients, after the custom of our Scriptures, called Scribes, those, namely, who professed the knowledge of the
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Cross References
Matthew 13:3
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.

Mark 4:34
In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

John 10:6
Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant,

John 16:25
"I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father.

John 16:29
Then his disciples said, "At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively.

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