John 16:25
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English Standard Version
“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father.

King James Bible
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

American Standard Version
These things have I spoken unto you in dark sayings: the hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in dark sayings, but shall tell you plainly of the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh, when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father.

English Revised Version
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but shall tell you plainly of the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things have I spoken to you in proverbs: but the time cometh when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly concerning the Father.

Weymouth New Testament
"All this I have spoken to you in veiled language. The time is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in veiled language, but will tell you about the Father in plain words.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Proverbs (παροιμίαις)

See on parables, Matthew 13:3. He had spoken under figures, as the vine, and the woman in travail.

Shall shew (ἀναγγελῶ)

Rev., tell. See on John 16:13. The best texts read ἀπαγγελῶ, the original force of which is to bring tidings from (ἀπό) something or someone.

Plainly (παῤῥησίᾳ)

See on John 7:13.

John 16:25 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

proverbs. or, parables.

John 16:12,16,17 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now...

Psalm 49:4 I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying on the harp.

Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Matthew 13:10,11,34,35 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speak you to them in parables...

Mark 4:13 And he said to them, Know you not this parable? and how then will you know all parables?

but.

John 16:28,29 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father...

Acts 2:33-36 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost...

2 Corinthians 3:12-18 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech...

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

Cross References
Ezekiel 20:49
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! They are saying of me, 'Is he not a maker of parables?'"

Matthew 13:34
All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable.

Mark 4:34
He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Mark 8:32
And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

John 10:6
This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

John 10:24
So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."

John 16:2
They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

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