New American Standard Bible
This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.
King James Bible
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was of which he spoke to them.
World English Bible
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.
Young's Literal Translation
This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This parable - See the notes at Matthew 13:3.
They understood not ... - They did not understand the meaning or design of the illustration.
LibraryMay 11 Evening
My sheep hear my voice.--JOHN 10:27. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, 1 will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled. I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
April 19 Morning
The Good Shepherd
Abbott -- the Divinity in Humanity
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.
and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.
His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech.
2 Peter 2:22
It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."
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