“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)
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.
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.