New International Version
Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, Do ye not know this parable? and how will ye be acquainted with all the parables?
World English Bible
He said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to them, 'Have ye not known this simile? and how shall ye know all the similes?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Know ye not this parable? - The scope and design of which is so very obvious.
How then will ye know all parables? - Of which mode of teaching ye should be perfect masters, in order that ye may be able successfully to teach others. This verse is not found in any of the other evangelists.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.--EPH. 4:15. First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.--Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. They measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Four Soils for one Seed
Of Avoiding Heresies and Superstitions, and what is the Only True Catholic Church.
On Earthly Things
Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.
"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
The farmer sows the word.
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
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