Do you understand this parable? (Mk 4:13-4:13)

“Jesus said to them.

‘Do you not understand

This parable?

Then how will

You understand

All the other parables?”


καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς Οὐκ οἴδατε τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην, καὶ πῶς πάσας τὰς παραβολὰς γνώσεσθε;


This reprimand remark of Jesus is unique to MarkLuke and Matthew did not use this comment, because it seems to make the apostles and disciples look stupid.  Jesus asked or said to them (καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς) if they understood this parable about the sower (Οὐκ οἴδατε τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην)?  How would they be able to understand all the other parables (αὶ πῶς πάσας τὰς παραβολὰς γνώσεσθε), if they did not understand this one?