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Matthew 13:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For this cause I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear nor understand;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For this reason, in parables, unto them, do I speak,—because, seeing, they see not, and, hearing, they hear not,—neither do they understand.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore speake I to then in parables: because they seeing, see not: and hearing, they heare not, neither doe they vnderstand.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— On this account I speak to them in parables. Hence they see, and (yet) see not; and they hear, and (yet) hear not, neither understand;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For this cause I discourse to them in similitudes, because they see and do not see, and they hear and do not hear, nor understand.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
speak x2980
(2980) Complement
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
I y2980
[2980] Standard
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
to them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
parables: 3850
{3850} Prime
παραβολή
parabole
{par-ab-ol-ay'}
From G3846; a similitude ('parable'), that is, (symbolically) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apoth gm or adage.
because 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
they seeing 991
{0991} Prime
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
see 991
{0991} Prime
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not; 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
hearing 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
they hear 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not, 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
neither 3761
{3761} Prime
οὐδέ
oude
{oo-deh'}
From G3756 and G1161; not however, that is, neither, nor, not even.
do they understand. 4920
{4920} Prime
συνίημι
suniemi
{soon-ee'-ay-mee}
From G4862 and ἵημι [[hiemi]] (to send); to put together, that is, (mentally) to comprehend; by implication to act piously.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 13:13

_ _ Therefore speak I to them in parables — which our Lord, be it observed, did not begin to do till His miracles were malignantly ascribed to Satan.

_ _ because they seeing, see not — They “saw,” for the light shone on them as never light shone before; but they “saw not,” for they closed their eyes.

_ _ and hearing, they hear not; neither do they understand — They “heard,” for He taught them who “spake as never man spake”; but they “heard not,” for they took nothing in, apprehending not the soul-penetrating, life-giving words addressed to them. In Mark and Luke (Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10), what is here expressed as a human fact is represented as the fulfillment of a divine purpose — “that seeing they may see, and not perceive,” etc. The explanation of this lies in the statement of the foregoing verse — that, by a fixed law of the divine administration, the duty men voluntarily refuse to do, and in point of fact do not do, they at length become morally incapable of doing.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 13:1-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 13:13

Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing, they see not — In pursuance of this general rule, I do not give more knowledge to this people, be. cause they use not that which they have already: having all the means of seeing, hearing, and understanding, they use none of them: they do not effectually see, or hear, or understand any thing.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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 thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles: ... Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
Isaiah 42:18-20 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. ... Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath 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, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they [are] a rebellious house.
Mark 8:17-18 And when Jesus knew [it], he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? ... Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
John 3:19-20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ... For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
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. ... Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: ... In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
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