John 10:6
Good News Translation
Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he meant.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus told the people this story. But they did not understand what he was talking about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke.

they understood not.

John 6:52,60 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? . . .

John 7:36 What is this saying that he hath said: You shall seek me and shall not find me? And: Where I am, you cannot come?

John 8:27,43 And they understood not that he called God his Father. . . .

Psalm 82:5 They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be moved.

Psalm 106:7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt: they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies: And they provoked to wrath going up to the sea, even the Red Sea.

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men think not on judgment: but they that seek after the Lord, take notice of all things.

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not. . . .

Isaiah 56:11 And most impudent dogs, they never had enough: the shepherds themselves knew no understanding: all have turned aside into their own way, every one after his own gain, from the first even to the last.

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.

Matthew 13:13,14,51 Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. . . .

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come. And he hath given us understanding that we may know the true God and may be in his true Son. This is the true God and life eternal.

Context
Jesus the Good Shepherd
5But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers. 6This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke. 7Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:34
All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them.

Mark 4:34
And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained all things to his disciples.

John 16:25
These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when I will no longer speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father.

John 16:29
His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb.

2 Peter 2:22
For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit; and: The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Additional Translations
Jesus spoke to them using this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.

Jesus spoke to them this allegory, but they did not know what it was that He was saying to them.

This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke to them.

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was [of] which he spoke to them.

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke to them.

Jesus spoke to them in this figurative language, but they did not understand what He meant.

Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.

This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
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