New American Standard Bible
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.
King James Bible
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Darby Bible Translation
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and without a parable he did not speak to them,
World English Bible
Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, he didn't speak to them,
Young's Literal Translation
All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That it might be fulfilled - This is taken from Psalm 78:2-3. The sense, and not the very words of the Psalm, are given. Christ taught, as did that prophet - Asaph - in parables. The words of Asaph described the manner in which Christ taught, and in this sense it could be said that they were fulfilled. See the notes at Matthew 1:22-23.
'The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid to three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'--MATT. xiii. 33. How lovingly and meditatively Jesus looked upon homely life, knowing nothing of the differences, the vulgar differences, between the small and great! A poor woman, with her morsel of barm, kneading it up among three measures of meal, in some coarse earthenware pan, stands to Him as representing the whole process of His work in the world. Matthew brings …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Four Sowings and one Ripening
Jesus visits Nazareth and is Rejected.
New Teaching in Parables' - the Parables to the People by the Lake of Galilee, and those to the Disciples in Capernaum
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.
"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.
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