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10The disciples went up to him and asked, 'Why do you speak to them in parables?'The Purpose of the Parables Mt.13.10-17 (Plain of Gennesaret) | Mk.4.10-12 | Lk.8.9-10Καὶ προσελθόντες οἱ μαθηταὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ, Διὰ τί ἐν παραβολαῖς λαλεῖς αὐτοῖς;
11He replied, 'It has been granted to you to know the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven; but to those others it has not been granted. ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὅτι Ὑμῖν δέδοται γνῶναι τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν, ἐκείνοις δὲ οὐ δέδοται.
12For the man who has will be given more, till he has enough and to spare; and the man who has not will forfeit even what he has. ὁστις γὰρ ἐχει, δοθήσεται αὐτῷ καὶ περισσευθήσεται· ὁστις δὲ οὐκ ἐχει, καὶ ὃ ἐχει ἀρθήσεται ἀπ' αὐτοῦ.
13That is why I speak to them in parables; for they look without seeing, and listen without hearing or understanding. διὰ τοῦτο ἐν παραβολαῖς αὐτοῖς λαλῶ, ὅτι βλέποντες οὐ βλέπουσιν καὶ ἀκούοντες οὐκ ἀκούουσιν οὐδὲ συνίουσιν·
14There is a prophecy of Isaiah which is being fulfilled for them: "You may hear and hear, but you will never understand; you will look and look, but you will never see.- You shall indeed hear but never understand Mt.13.14-15 | Is.6.9-10 | Ez.12.2καὶ ἀναπληροῦται αὐτοῖς ἡ προφητεία Ἠσαΐου ἡ λέγουσα,

ἀκοῇ ἀκούσετε καὶ οὐ μὴ συνῆτε,
καὶ βλέποντες βλέψετε καὶ οὐ μὴ ἴδητε.

15For this people's mind has become gross; their ears are dulled, and their eyes are closed. Otherwise, their eyes might see, their ears hear, and their mind understand, and then they might turn again, and I would heal them." ἐπαχύνθη γὰρ ἡ καρδία τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου,
καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν βαρέως ἤκουσαν,
καὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν ἐκάμμυσαν:
μήποτε ἴδωσιν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς
καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν ἀκούσωσιν
καὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ συνῶσιν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν,
καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς.
16'But happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear! ὑμῶν δὲ μακάριοι οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ὅτι βλέπουσιν, καὶ τὰ ὦτα ὑμῶν ὅτι ἀκούουσιν.
17Many prophets and saints, I tell you, desired to see what you now see, yet never saw it; to hear what you hear, yet never heard it.
 ἀμὴν γὰρ λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι πολλοὶ προφῆται καὶ δίκαιοι ἐπεθύμησαν ἰδεῖν ἂ βλέπετε καὶ οὐκ εἶδαν, καὶ ἀκοῦσαι ἂ ἀκούετε καὶ οὐκ ἠκουσαν.

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