227 Speaking in Parables
From Faith Futures
(1) Mark 4:33-34 = Matt 13:34
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Common Sayings Tradition: No
(1) Mark 4:33-34
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.
“Καὶ τοιαύταις παραβολαῖς πολλαῖς ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς τὸν λόγον καθὼς ἠδύναντο ἀκούειν· χωρὶς δὲ παραβολῆς οὐκ ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς, κατ᾿ ἰδίαν δὲ τοῖς ἰδίοις μαθηταῖς ἐπέλυεν πάντα.” (Mark 4:33–34 GNT-T)
= Matt 13:34
Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing.
“ταῦτα πάντα ἐλάλησεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐν παραβολαῖς τοῖς ὄχλοις καὶ χωρὶς παραβολῆς οὐδὲν ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς,” (Matthew 13:34 GNT-T)