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Apr 9 6.24 The disciples asked him privately,1 “Why do you speak in parables?”

    He replied, “You have been granted to know the secrets of the heavenly kingdom, but they havent. Whoever has, is given more, so he has in abundance.2 Whoever hasnt, even that which he has will be taken away. This is why I use parables, so they see without perceiving, and hear without understanding. For them, Isaiahs prophecy is being fulfilled:3 You will keep hearing without understanding, and keep seeing without perceiving; for the heart of this people has become hardened and their ears dull. Their eyes and ears have been closed, so they can neither see nor hear with understanding, lest they repent and I will heal them. But blessed4 are your eyes and ears for they see and hear. Truly, many prophets and righteous men have longed to see and hear these things but didnt.”