Matthew 13:13
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English Standard Version
This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and 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.

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.

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:4
But to this day the LORD has not given you a heart to understand or eyes to see or ears to hear.

Isaiah 42:19
Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the LORD?

Isaiah 42:20
He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear.

Jeremiah 5:21
"Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not.

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

Ezekiel 20:49
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! They are saying of me, 'Is he not a maker of parables?'"

John 9:39
Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind."

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