Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.

King James Version

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Holman Bible

Jesus gave them this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.

International Standard Version

Jesus used this illustration with them, but they didn't understand what he was saying to them.

A Conservative Version

Jesus spoke this allegory to them, but those men did not understand what it was that he spoke to them.

American Standard Version

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Amplified

Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what He was talking about.

An Understandable Version

Jesus told them this parable [i.e., a brief story to illustrate his teaching] but they did not understand what it meant.

Anderson New Testament

This parable spoke Jesus to them; but they knew not the meaning of the things which he spoke to them.

Bible in Basic English

In this Jesus was teaching them in the form of a story: but what he said was not clear to them.

Common New Testament

This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Jesus talk'd to them in this figurative way: but they did not understand the meaning of his discourse.

Darby Translation

This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was of which he spoke to them.

Godbey New Testament

He spoke this parable to them: but they did not know what things He was speaking to them.

Goodspeed New Testament

This was the figure Jesus used in speaking to them, but they did not understand what he meant by it.

John Wesley New Testament

This parable spake Jesus to them; but they understood not what things they were which he spake to them.

Julia Smith Translation

This proverb spake Jesus to then: and they knew not what things they were which he spake th them.

King James 2000

This parable spoke Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke unto them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what it was that he was saying to them.

Modern King James verseion

Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they did not understand what it was which He spoke to them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This similitude spake Jesus unto them. But they understood not, what things they were, which he spake unto them.

Moffatt New Testament

Jesus told them this allegory, but they did not understand what he was saying to them;

Montgomery New Testament

Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again.

NET Bible

Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

New Heart English Bible

Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they did not understand what he was telling them.

Noyes New Testament

This parable Jesus spoke to them; but they did not understand what the things were which he spoke to them.

Sawyer New Testament

This parable spoke Jesus to them, but they knew not what the words which he spoke to them meant.

The Emphasized Bible

This similitude, spake Jesus unto them; but, those men, understood not what the things were which he was speaking unto them.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they knew nothing of the things which he spake to them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

This was the allegory that Jesus told them, but they did not understand of what he was speaking.

Webster

This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke to them.

Weymouth New Testament

Jesus spoke to them in this figurative language, but they did not understand what He meant.

Williams New Testament

Jesus told them this allegory, but they did not understand what He meant by it.

World English Bible

Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.

Worrell New Testament

This parable spake Jesus to them; but they understood not what things they were which He spake to them.

Worsley New Testament

This parable Jesus spake unto them; but they did not understand what He said to them.

Youngs Literal Translation

This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

παροιμία 
Paroimia 
Usage: 3

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969


Usage: 0

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

he spake
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

References

Context Readings

Jesus As The Good Shepherd

5 A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them. 7 So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.


Cross References

Psalm 82:5

They do not know nor do they understand;
They walk about in darkness;
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Psalm 106:7

Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders;
They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses,
But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand justice,
But those who seek the Lord understand all things.

Isaiah 6:9-10

He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive;
Keep on looking, but do not understand.’

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied.
And they are shepherds who have no understanding;
They have all turned to their own way,
Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Daniel 12:10

Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.

Matthew 13:13-14

Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

Matthew 13:51

“Have you understood all these things?” They *said to Him, “Yes.”

John 6:52

Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”

John 6:60

Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”

John 7:36

What is this statement that He said, You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come’?”

John 8:27

They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father.

John 8:43

Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.

John 16:25

“These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

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