Matthew 13:10

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the disciples came, and sayd vnto him, Why speakest thou vnto them in parables?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the disciples came and said to him, Why do you say things to them in the form of stories?
- Basic English Bible

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

And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?
- Webster's Bible

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

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

And the disciplis camen nyy, and seiden to him, Whi spekist thou in parablis to hem?
- Wycliffe Bible

And the disciples having come near, said to him, `Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • Jeff Mentzos
    Vs.19 says that they could not understand the word sewn by Jesus. The next 2 received it but fell aside. Only the 4th brought forth fruit. This chapter is about predestination Rom.8:29-30) It is God who gives the ability to receive and understand the word randomly established before He created the earth. Jesus told the Jewish leaders that they can't understand as they were not of God - destined
  • Alex
    the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are 1 and the same....jesus uses the kingdom of heaven in matt's. parable of the sower,but kingdom of God in mark and luke's parable of the sower, so they are 1 and the same, there is only 1 bridegroom and 1 bride and 1 God ....thus there can be only 1 kingdom
  • A disciple
    All the parables go together to make the whole message. The various aspects of how a man hears, and what he hears, and what determines his being either good or bad; is not at all something left to chance; (as if we should just accept everyone for what they are, or what they are confused about); but is entirely because of our own willingness and obedience to the Glad Tidings. We are accountable!
  • Anonymous
    It basically means you can't change yourself or another person till they have matured. In unconsciousness we have accidentally gotten bad seeds within ourselves. When we ripen and gain maturity, only then may the bad be separated and only the good kept. So accept yourself and others unconditionally until you and them are matured and ready.
  • A disciple
    Hi Grace; You asked, "What is the difference between kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven?" I think the difference is simply in the words themselves, and not different things. What I mean is, that the kingdom of God; let's say, as opposed to the kingdoms of men; and the kingdom of heaven, as that which is high above all that we know just now as of the earth and this world: it is the world to come!
  • Grace
    what is the difference between kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven?

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