5 馬太 13: 10-12 門徒進前來，問耶穌說：「對眾人講話，為什麼用比喻呢？」 耶穌回答說：「因為天國的奧秘只叫你們知道，不叫他們知道。 (To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given)凡有的，還要加給他，叫他有餘；凡沒有的，連他所有的，也要奪去。
7 馬太 13: 15因為這百姓油蒙了心，耳朵發沉，眼睛閉著，恐怕(不然)眼睛看見，耳朵聽見，心裡明白，回轉過來，我就醫治他們。(For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.)(恐怕)Otherwise :in different circumstances. 在另外的情況下，照正常/合理情況下，眼睛可看见，耳朵可聽见，心里能明白。回转过来，我就医治他们。
18 馬太 7:24-25 所以凡聽見我這話就去行的、好比一個聰明人、把房子磐石上。 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.雨淋、水沖、風吹、撞著那房子、房子總不倒塌．因為根基立在磐石上。The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.