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Top Bible Verses about Parables

2 Samuel 12:1–10

So Yahweh sent Nathan to David, and he came to him and said, “Two men were in a certain city; one was rich and the other was poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, but the poor man had nothing except for one small ewe lamb which he had bought. He had nurtured her, and she grew up with him and with his children together. She used to eat from his morsel and drink from his cup, and she used to lie in his lap and became like a daughter for him. And a visitor came to the rich man, but he … Read 2 Samuel 12:1–10

Psalm 78:1–2

Listen, O my people, to my teaching. Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will offer a parable with my mouth. I will pour out riddles from long ago, Read Psalm 78:1–2

Hosea 12:10

I spoke to the prophets; I myself multiplied revelations and through the hand of the prophets I will destroy. Read Hosea 12:10

Matthew 13:10–15

And the disciples came up and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” And he answered and said to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to those people it has not been granted. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have an abundance. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do … Read Matthew 13:10–15

Mark 4:33–34

And with many parables such as these he was speaking the word to them, as they were able to hear it. And he did not speak to them without a parable, but in private he explained everything to his own disciples. Read Mark 4:33–34
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