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Luke: 8
9His disciples asked him what this parable meant, 10and he said, 'It has been granted to you to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but the others have only parables, in order that they may look but see nothing, hear but understand nothing.

Matthew: 13
10The disciples went up to him and asked, 'Why do you speak to them in parables?' 11He replied, 'It has been granted to you to know the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven; but to those others it has not been granted. 12For the man who has will be given more, till he has enough and to spare; and the man who has not will forfeit even what he has. 13That is why I speak to them in parables; for they look without seeing, and listen without hearing or understanding. 14There is a prophecy of Isaiah which is being fulfilled for them: "You may hear and hear, but you will never understand; you will look and look, but you will never see. 15For this people's mind has become gross; their ears are dulled, and their eyes are closed. Otherwise, their eyes might see, their ears hear, and their mind understand, and then they might turn again, and I would heal them." 16'But happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear! 17Many prophets and saints, I tell you, desired to see what you now see, yet never saw it; to hear what you hear, yet never heard it.

Mark: 4
10When he was alone, the Twelve and others who were round him questioned him about the parables. 11He replied, 'To you the secret of the kingdom of God has been given, but to those who are outside everything comes by way of parables, 12so that (as Scripture says) they may look and look, but see nothing; they may hear and hear, but understand nothing; otherwise they might turn to God and be forgiven.'

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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