Luke 8:10
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New International Version
He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, "'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'

New Living Translation
He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: 'When they look, they won't really see. When they hear, they won't understand.'

English Standard Version
he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’

Berean Study Bible
He replied, "The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, 'Though seeing they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'

Berean Literal Bible
And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest, it is in parables, so that, 'Seeing, they may not see; and hearing, they may not understand.'

New American Standard Bible
And He said, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.

King James Bible
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So He said, "The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so that Looking they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

International Standard Version
So he said, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom of God. But to others they are given in parables, so that 'they might look but not see, and they might listen but not understand.'"

NET Bible
He said, "You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that although they see they may not see, and although they hear they may not understand.

New Heart English Bible
He said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables; that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said to them, “It has been given to you to know the secret of the Kingdom of God, but to those others, it is spoken in an allegory, that while seeing they will not perceive, and when hearing, they will not understand.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered, "Knowledge about the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been given [directly] to you. But it is given to others in stories. When they look, they don't see, and when they hear, they don't understand.

New American Standard 1977
And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, in order that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the others in parables that seeing they might not see and hearing they might not understand.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

American King James Version
And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

American Standard Version
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables, in order that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

English Revised Version
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

Weymouth New Testament
"To you," He replied, "it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God; but all others are taught by parables, in order that they may see and yet not see, and may hear and yet not understand.

World English Bible
He said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables; that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'

Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of God, and to the rest in similes; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:4-21 There are many very needful and excellent rules and cautions for hearing the word, in the parable of the sower, and the application of it. Happy are we, and for ever indebted to free grace, if the same thing that is a parable to others, with which they are only amused, is a plain truth to us, by which we are taught and governed. We ought to take heed of the things that will hinder our profiting by the word we hear; to take heed lest we hear carelessly and slightly, lest we entertain prejudices against the word we hear; and to take heed to our spirits after we have heard the word, lest we lose what we have gained. The gifts we have, will be continued to us or not, as we use them for the glory of God, and the good of our brethren. Nor is it enough not to hold the truth in unrighteousness; we should desire to hold forth the word of life, and to shine, giving light to all around. Great encouragement is given to those who prove themselves faithful hearers of the word, by being doers of the work. Christ owns them as his relations.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Sower
9Then His disciples asked Him what this parable meant. 10He replied, “The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, ‘Though seeing they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’ 11Now this is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.…
Cross References
Isaiah 6:9
He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.'

Ezekiel 12:2
"Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.

Matthew 13:11
He replied, "The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

Matthew 13:14
In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

Mark 4:12
so that, 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven.'"

Acts 28:26
Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

Unto.

Luke 10:21-24 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, …

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show …

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Matthew 13:11,12 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know …

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: …

Mark 4:11 And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the …

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

1 Corinthians 2:7-11 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, …

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to …

Ephesians 3:3-9 How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote …

Colossians 1:26-28 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, …

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, …

that seeing.

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to …

Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand …

Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this …

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that …

Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which …

Matthew 13:14-17 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing …

John 12:40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should …

Acts 28:26,27 Saying, Go to this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall …

Romans 11:7-10 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the …

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