Why I Use These Parables

His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?”
He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. That is why I use these parables,
For they look, but they don’t really see.
They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand. — Matthew 13:10-13

제자들이 예수께 나아와 가로되 어찌하여 저희에게 비유로 말씀하시나이까 대답하여 가라사대 천국의 비밀을 아는 것이 너희에게는 허락되었으나 저희에게는 아니 되었나니 무릇 있는 자는 넉넉하게 되되 무릇 없는 자는 그 있는 것도 빼앗기리라 그러므로 내가 저희에게 비유로 말하기는 저희가 보아도 보지 못하며 들어도 듣지 못하며 깨닫지 못함이니라 — 마태복음 13:10-13

Los discípulos se acercaron y le preguntaron:
—¿Por qué le hablas a la gente en parábolas?
—A ustedes se les ha concedido conocer los secretos del reino de los cielos; pero a ellos no. Al que tiene, se le dará más, y tendrá en abundancia. Al que no tiene, hasta lo poco que tiene se le quitará. Por eso les hablo a ellos en parábolas:
»Aunque miran, no ven;
aunque oyen, no escuchan ni entienden. — Mateo 13:10-13