Matthew 13:11

“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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He answered, and said vnto them, Because it is giuen vnto you to know the mysteries of the kingdome of heauen, but to them it is not giuen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them in answer, To you is given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
- Basic English Bible

And he answering said to them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given;
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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

He answered them, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.
- World English Bible

And he answeride, and seide to hem, `For to you it is youun to knowe the priuytees of the kyngdom of heuenes; but it is not youun to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he answering said to them that -- `To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, and to these it hath not been given,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:11


13:11 To you, who have, it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven - The deep things which flesh and blood cannot reveal, pertaining to the inward, present kingdom of heaven. But to them who have not, it is not given - Therefore speak I in parables, that ye may understand, while they do not understand.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:11


Mt 13:11 Given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom. Truths that the uninstructed multitude are not yet prepared for. Every one knows that the lessons given must be adapted to the state of the pupil. Spiritual preparations is needful to understand the deeper spiritual truths (1Co 2:6,11).

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • I AM
    Such a man only fears the eyes of men, and knows not that the eyes of the Lord are ten thousand times brighter than the sun, beholding all the ways of men, and considering the most secret parts. Behold, the Lord knows all the works of men, their imaginations, their thoughts, and their hearts: there is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves: no disciple.
  • A disciple
    Servant; "Discretion is the better part of valor!" When you are on the internet you have to be very careful not only for yourself and your family, but also for all others you might put in danger by certain kinds of talk. I have tried myself to be direct in naming different kinds; but this is not the format, nor is it in love, nor at all right to volunteer the folks here to unnecessary persecution.
  • Servant of the Living God
    I know. St John's Revelation lays it out pretty good. The signs being clear that one shall come into power speaking in glowing terms but deceiving the people, for he is a liar and the father of it. I see it and reveal him on this site but they won't publish it. It is because the born again were the first to be swayed for he promised to enact their polictical designs. Still, despite his threat
  • Deborah
    Do we all know that anti-christ will come first before Jesus Christ returns? So many either dont believe, or haven't been taught ....
  • Alex
    The sower and his seed is the greatest of the parables as Jesus said know ye not this parable how then shall ye know all parables, its his seed that is gonna be sown in us resulting in a birth of Christ in us which is the Child/Babe that is gonna lead us into all truth. These things are HID from the wise and prudent but REVEALED UNTO BABES, its his seed that is gonna form christ IN US,THE BABES
  • 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

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