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

  • 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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