New American Standard Bible
Peter said to Him, "Explain the parable to us."
King James Bible
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
Darby Bible Translation
And Peter answering said to him, Expound to us this parable.
World English Bible
Peter answered him, "Explain the parable to us."
Young's Literal Translation
And Peter answering said to him, 'Explain to us this simile.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See also Mark 7:17-23.
Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable - See the notes at Matthew 13:3. The word "parable" sometimes means a dark or obscure saying, Psalm 78:2. Peter meant, "Explain to us more fully this obscure and novel doctrine." To us, now, it is plain; to the disciples, just coming out of Judaism, the doctrine of Jesus was obscure. Mark says that the disciples asked him. There is no contradiction. The question was put by Peter in the name of the disciples; or several of them put the question, though Matthew has mentioned only one. An omission is not a contradiction.
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Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field."
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When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.
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