Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.

King James Version

And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

Holman Bible

Then His disciples asked Him, “What does this parable mean?”

International Standard Version

Then his disciples began to ask him what this parable meant.

A Conservative Version

And his disciples questioned him, saying, What is this parable?

American Standard Version

And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.

Amplified

And when His disciples asked Him the meaning of this parable,

An Understandable Version

Then Jesus' disciples asked Him what this parable meant.

Anderson New Testament

And the disciples asked him, saying: What does this parable mean?

Bible in Basic English

And his disciples put questions to him about the point of the story.

Common New Testament

When his disciples asked him what this parable meant,

Daniel Mace New Testament

But his disciples having ask'd him the meaning of this parable;

Darby Translation

And his disciples asked him saying, What may this parable be?

Godbey New Testament

And His disciples asked Him saying, What might this parable be?

Goodspeed New Testament

His disciples asked him what this figure meant.

John Wesley New Testament

And his disciples asked him, What is this parable?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

Julia Smith Translation

And his disciples asked him, saying, What may this parable be?

King James 2000

And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And his disciples asked him what this parable meant.

Modern King James verseion

And His disciples asked Him, saying, What might this parable be?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And his disciples asked him, saying, "What manner similitude is this?"

Moffatt New Testament

The disciples questioned him about the meaning of the parable;

Montgomery New Testament

Then his disciples began to interrupt him, saying, "What does this parable mean?"

NET Bible

Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant.

New Heart English Bible

Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?"

Noyes New Testament

And his disciples asked him what this parable meant.

Sawyer New Testament

And his disciples asked him, What does this parable mean?

The Emphasized Bible

But his disciples began to question him - What might, this very, parable be?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then his disciples asked him, saying. What might this parable mean?

Twentieth Century New Testament

His disciples asked Jesus the meaning of this parable.

Webster

And his disciples asked him, saying, What doth this parable mean?

Weymouth New Testament

The disciples proceeded to ask Him what this parable meant.

Williams New Testament

His disciples were asking Him what this story meant.

World English Bible

Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?"

Worrell New Testament

And His disciples were asking Him, what this parable might be.

Worsley New Testament

And his disciples asked Him, what might be the meaning of this parable.

Youngs Literal Translation

And his disciples were questioning him, saying, 'What may this simile be?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

his

Usage: 0

μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

ἐπερωτάω 
Eperotao 
Usage: 55

him

Usage: 0

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

εἴην 
Eien 
should be, be, meant, might be, should mean, wert, not tr
Usage: 9

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

παραβολή 
Parabole 
Usage: 38

References

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Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

The Reason For The Parables

8 "Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great." As He said these things, He would call out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." 9 His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant. 10 And He said, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.


Cross References

Matthew 13:10

And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"

Matthew 13:18

"Hear then the parable of the sower.

Mark 4:10

As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Matthew 13:36

Then He left the crowds and went into the house And His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field."

Matthew 15:15

Peter said to Him, "Explain the parable to us."

Mark 4:34

and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.

Mark 7:17-18

When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.

John 15:15

"No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

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