Parallel Verses

Twentieth Century New Testament

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

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.

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 They will not follow a stranger, but will run away from him; because they do not know a stranger's voice." 6 This was the allegory that Jesus told them, but they did not understand of what he was speaking. 7 So he continued: "In truth I tell you, I am the Door for the sheep.


Cross References

Matthew 13:13-14

That is why I speak to them in parables, because, though they have eyes, they do not see, and though they have ears, they do not hear or understand.

Matthew 13:51

Have you understood all this?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they answered.

John 6:52

Upon this the Jews began disputing with one another: "How is it possible for this man to give us his flesh to eat?"

John 6:60

On hearing it, many of his disciples said: "This is harsh doctrine! Who can bear to listen to it?"

John 7:36

What does he mean by saying 'You will look for me, and you will not find me; and you will not be able to come where I shall be'?"

John 8:27

They did not understand that he meant the Father.

John 8:43

How is it that you do not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my Message.

John 16:25

I have spoken to you of all this in figures; a time is coming, however, when I shall not speak any longer to you in figures, but shall tell you about the Father plainly.

1 Corinthians 2:14

The merely intellectual man rejects the teaching of the Spirit of God; for to him it is mere folly; he cannot grasp it, because it is to be understood only by spiritual insight.

1 John 5:20

We realize, too, that the Son of God has come among us, and has given us the discernment to know the True God; and we are in union with the True God by our union with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and he is Immortal Life.

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