Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable spoke Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke unto them. 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.


Cross References

Psalm 82:5

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Psalm 106:7

Our fathers understood not your wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of your mercies; but rebelled against him at the sea, even at the Red sea.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men understand not justice: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Isaiah 6:9-10

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not.

Isaiah 56:11

Yea, they are greedy dogs who can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his own quarter.

Daniel 12:10

Many shall be purified, and made white, and refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Matthew 13:13-14

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because seeing they see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Matthew 13:51

Jesus said unto them, Have you understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

John 6:52

The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

John 6:60

Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?

John 7:36

What manner of saying is this that he said, You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you cannot come?

John 8:27

They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father.

John 8:43

Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.

John 16:25

These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

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