Matthew 13:13

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore speake I to then in parables: because they seeing, see not: and hearing, they heare not, neither doe they vnderstand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason I put things into the form of stories; because they see without seeing, and give ear without hearing, and the sense is not clear to them.
- Basic English Bible

For this cause I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear nor understand;
- Darby Bible

Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
- Webster's Bible

I speak to them in figurative language for this reason, that while looking they do not see, and while hearing they neither hear nor understand.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don't see, and hearing, they don't hear, neither do they understand.
- World English Bible

Therfor Y speke to hem in parablis, for thei seynge seen not, and thei herynge heren not, nether vndurstonden;
- Wycliffe Bible

`Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:13


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:13


Mt 13:13 Because they seeing see not. Do not see in the true light on account of their spiritual ignorance and depravity. The desire to "see" spiritually is essential to clear perceptions of truth.

Discussion for Matthew 13:13

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