|| Matthew 13:10-15; Luke 8:9, 10
MK4:10 Now later when Jesus was alone, the Twelve and others around him asked him about the parables. MK4:11 So, Jesus said to them: “You have been entrusted with the knowledge of the mystery regarding God’s Realm, but to those outside everything is spoken in parables. MK4:12 ‘So that they may look, but, behold! they do not understand! And, hearing they may hear and yet still not understand. Otherwise, they at some time might turn around and their sins be forgiven.’” [Isaiah 6:9, 10] MK4:13 So Jesus said to them: “If you do not understand this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?”
 Matthew 13:10-15: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.
 Forgiven: Some mss say “healed.”
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- Jesus the Storyteller 3 Reﬂections of/ on Jesus’ ministry