Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about."

King James Version

They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

Holman Bible

They said, "What is this He is saying, 'A little while' ? We don't know what He's talking about!"

International Standard Version

They kept saying, "What is this "in a little while' that he keeps talking about? We don't know what he means."

A Conservative Version

They said therefore What is this that he says, A little while? We know not what he says.

American Standard Version

They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he saith.

Amplified

What does He mean by a little while? We do not know or understand what He is talking about.

An Understandable Version

So, they [again] said, "What does He mean by saying, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about."

Anderson New Testament

Therefore they said: "What is this that he says, The little while? We know not what he says.

Bible in Basic English

So they said again and again, What is this he is saying, A little time? His words are not clear to us.

Common New Testament

They said, "What does he mean by 'a little while'? We do not know what he is saying."

Daniel Mace New Testament

for, said they, we cannot comprehend the meaning of that expression, "within a little while?"

Darby Translation

They said therefore, What is this which he says of the little while? We do not know of what he speaks.

Godbey New Testament

Then they were speaking, What is this, Little while, of which He speaks? and we know not what He is talking about.

Goodspeed New Testament

So they kept saying "What does he mean by 'In a little while'? We do not know what he is talking about."

John Wesley New Testament

They said therefore, What is this little while that he speaketh of? We understand not what he saith.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They said therefore, What is this that he says, A little while? we cannot understand what he says.

Julia Smith Translation

Then said they, What is this which he says, A little we know not what he says.

King James 2000

They said therefore, What is this that he said, A little while? we cannot tell what he said.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So they kept on saying, "What is this that he is saying, 'A little [while]'? We do not understand what he is speaking about!"

Modern King James verseion

Therefore they said, What is this that He says, A little while? We do not know what He is saying.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They said therefore, "What is this that he saith, 'After a while?' We cannot tell what he saith."

Moffatt New Testament

They said, "What is the meaning of 'In a little'? We do not understand what he is saying."

Montgomery New Testament

So they kept asking. "What does that 'little while' mean of which he speaks? We do not know what he is talking about."

NET Bible

So they kept on repeating, "What is the meaning of what he says, 'In a little while'? We do not understand what he is talking about."

New Heart English Bible

They said therefore, "What is this that he says, 'A little while?' We do not know what he is saying."

Noyes New Testament

They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? We do not know what he is speaking of.

Sawyer New Testament

They said therefore, What is this that he says, The little while? We do not know what he says.

The Emphasized Bible

They were saying, therefore - What is this which he saith: - A little while? We know not what he is saying.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

They said therefore, What is this which he saith, This little while? we know not what he means.

Twentieth Century New Testament

What does he mean by 'In a little while'?" they said; "we do not know what he is speaking about."

Webster

They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

Weymouth New Testament

So they asked one another repeatedly, "What can that 'little while' mean which He speaks of? We do not understand His words."

Williams New Testament

So they kept saying, "What does He mean by saying, 'a little while'? We do not know what He is talking about."

World English Bible

They said therefore, "What is this that he says, 'A little while?' We don't know what he is saying."

Worrell New Testament

They said, therefore, "What is this that He saith, 'A little while?'??e know not what He saith!"

Worsley New Testament

they said therefore, What is this little while that He speaks of? we do not understand what He means.

Youngs Literal Translation

they said then, 'What is this he saith -- the little while? we have not known what he saith.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

he saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

μικρόν 
Mikron 
Usage: 10

we
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Jesus Predicts His Return To The Disciples

17 Some of His disciples then said to one another, "What is this thing He is telling us, 'A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, 'because I go to the Father'?" 18 So they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about." 19 Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, "Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, 'A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me'?


Cross References

Matthew 16:9-11

"Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up?

Luke 24:25

And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Hebrews 5:12

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

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