New Living Translation
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.
King James Bible
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Darby Bible Translation
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and without a parable he did not speak to them,
World English Bible
Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, he didn't speak to them,
Young's Literal Translation
All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:34 Without a parable spake he not unto them - That is, not at that time; at other times he did.
LibraryMingled in Growth, Separated in Maturity
'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Treasure and Pearl
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
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.
Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant,
"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.
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