John 16:29
New International Version
Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.

New Living Translation
Then his disciples said, “At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively.

English Standard Version
His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech!

Berean Study Bible
His disciples said, “See, now You are speaking plainly and without figures of speech.

Berean Literal Bible
His disciples say, "Behold, now You speak in openness, and You do not speak allegory.

King James Bible
His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

New King James Version
His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!

New American Standard Bible
His disciples said, “See, now You are speaking plainly and are not using any figure of speech.

NASB 1995
His disciples said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech.

NASB 1977
His disciples said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly, and are not using a figure of speech.

Amplified Bible
His disciples said, “Ah, now You are speaking plainly to us and not in figures of speech!

Christian Standard Bible
His disciples said, “Look, now you’re speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ah!” His disciples said. “Now You’re speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.

American Standard Version
His disciples say, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no dark saying.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His disciples were saying to him, “Behold, now you are speaking plainly and you are not speaking any parable.”

Contemporary English Version
The disciples said, "Now you are speaking plainly to us! You are not using examples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no proverb.

English Revised Version
His disciples say, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

Good News Translation
Then his disciples said to him, "Now you are speaking plainly, without using figures of speech.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His disciples said, "Now you're talking in plain words and not using examples.

International Standard Version
Jesus' disciples said, "Well, now you're speaking plainly and not using figurative language.

Literal Standard Version
His disciples say to Him, “Behold, now You speak freely, and You do not speak allegory;

NET Bible
His disciples said, "Look, now you are speaking plainly and not in obscure figures of speech!

New Heart English Bible
His disciples said to him, "Look, now you are speaking plainly and not in any figure of speech.

Weymouth New Testament
"Ah, now you are using plain language," said His disciples, "and are uttering no figure of speech!

World English Bible
His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.

Young's Literal Translation
His disciples say to him, 'Lo, now freely thou dost speak, and no similitude speakest thou;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ask and You will Receive
28I came from the Father and entered the world. In turn, I will leave the world and go to the Father.” 29His disciples said, “See, now You are speaking plainly and without figures of speech. 30Now we understand that You know all things and that You have no need for anyone to question You. Because of this, we believe that You came from God.”…

Cross References
Matthew 13:34
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowds in parables. He did not tell them anything without using a parable.

Mark 8:32
He spoke this message quite frankly, and Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

John 10:6
Jesus spoke to them using this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.

John 16:25
I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. An hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but will tell you plainly about the Father.


Treasury of Scripture

His disciples said to him, See, now speak you plainly, and speak no proverb.

proverb.

John 16:25
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.









(29) Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.--Better, . . . parable, as in John 16:25. (Comp. Note there.) The emphasis is upon the word "now." He had told them (John 16:25) that the hour would come when He would speak to them no more in parables, but tell them plainly of the Father. His last words have explained what they before could not understand, and it seems to them that the illumination promised in the future has already come.

Verse 29. - His disciples say to him, Behold, even now thou speakest (λαλεῖς); thy utterance is with plainness and clearness, and speakest (λέγεις) no proverb. The promise made so recently (Ver. 25) seems to them already fulfilled. Some beam of the heavenly light has begun to irradiate the whole of this sublime but partially realized revelation of God in Christ. The doubts vanish in this sunshine.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

said,
Λέγουσιν (Legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“See,
Ἴδε (Ide)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

You are speaking
λαλεῖς (laleis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

plainly
παρρησίᾳ (parrēsia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

without
οὐδεμίαν (oudemian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.

figures of speech.
παροιμίαν (paroimian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3942: A cryptic saying, an allegory; a proverb, figurative discourse.


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