Matthew 13:13
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New International Version
This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.


New American Standard Bible
"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.


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


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this reason I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand.


International Standard Version
That's why I speak to them in parables, because 'they look but don't see, and they listen but don't hear or understand.'


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


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


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


Young's Literal Translation
'Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,
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Context
The Purpose of Parables

10And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speak you to them in parables? 11He 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. 12For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has. 13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive: 15For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17For truly I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:4
Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.


Isaiah 42:19
Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant?


Isaiah 42:20
Seeing many things, but you observe not; opening the ears, but he hears not.


Jeremiah 5:21
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:


Ezekiel 12:2
Son of man, you dwell in the middle of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.


Ezekiel 20:49
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?


John 9:39
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.


Romans 11:8
(According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) to this day.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Matthew 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

Deuteronomy 29:3,4 The great temptations which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles...

Isaiah 42:18-20 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see...

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

Ezekiel 12:2 Son of man, you dwell in the middle of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not...

Mark 8:17,18 And when Jesus knew it, he said to them, Why reason you, because you have no bread? perceive you not yet, neither understand...

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind...

2 Corinthians 4:3,4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost...

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