New International Version
Peter said, "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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Declare unto us this parable - Is it not strange to hear the disciples asking for the explanation of such a parable as this! The true knowledge of the spirit of the Gospel is a thing more uncommon than we imagine, among the generality of Christians, and even of the learned.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley, Second Sunday in Lent, 1872. St Matthew xv. 22-28. "And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Perseverance of Faith
The Deaf Stammerer Healed and Four Thousand Fed.
Third Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
"Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
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