New Living Translation
Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant,
King James Bible
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was of which he spoke to them.
World English Bible
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.
Young's Literal Translation
This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:6 They - The Pharisees, to whom our Lord more immediately spake, as appears from the close of the foregoing chapter .
[Footnote: Preached before the Baptist Missionary Society.] 'Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock and one Shepherd.'--JOHN x. 16 (R.V.). There were many strange and bitter lessons in this discourse for the false shepherds, the Pharisees, to whom it was first spoken. But there was not one which would jar more upon their minds, and as they fancied, on their sacredest convictions, than this, that God's flock …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Gifts to the Flock
The Good Shepherd
January the Seventeenth Spiritual Discernment
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.
In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.
"I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father.
Then his disciples said, "At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively.
2 Peter 2:22
They prove the truth of this proverb: "A dog returns to its vomit." And another says, "A washed pig returns to the mud."
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