New International Version
He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
King James Bible
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Darby Bible Translation
but without a parable spoke he not to them; and in private he explained all things to his disciples.
World English Bible
Without a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.
Young's Literal Translation
and without a simile he was not speaking to them, and by themselves, to his disciples he was expounding all.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He expounded all things to his disciples - That they might be capable of instructing others. Outside hearers, those who do not come into close fellowship with the true disciples of Christ, have seldom more than a superficial knowledge of Divine things.
In the fellowship of the saints, where Jesus the teacher is always to be found, every thing is made plain, - for the secret of the Lord is with them who fear him.
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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, …
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Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
"Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.
They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.
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