09.03.12 Mk. 4:33-34; Mt. 13:34-35
PARABLES FULFILL PROPHECY
Mk. 33 He would speak the word to them with many parables like these, as they were able to understand. 34 And He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, He would explain everything to His own disciples.
Mt. 34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables, and He would not speak anything to them without a parable, 35 so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:
I will open My mouth in parables;
I will declare things kept secret
from the foundation of the world (Ps. 78:2).
. Concerning parables, see the reference to Isaiah 6:9-10 Jesus made in Matthew 13:15.