Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

Holman Bible

Then the disciples came up and asked Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

International Standard Version

Then the disciples came and asked Jesus, "Why do you speak to people in parables?"

A Conservative Version

And the disciples having come, they said to him, Why do thou speak to them in parables?

American Standard Version

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

An Understandable Version

Jesus' disciples came and said to Him, "Why are you speaking to them [i.e., the large crowds] by using parables?"

Anderson New Testament

And the disciples came and said to him: "Why dost thou speak to them in parables?

Bible in Basic English

And the disciples came and said to him, Why do you say things to them in the form of stories?

Common New Testament

The disciples came and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

And the disciples came, and said to him, why do you speak to them in parables?

Darby Translation

And the disciples came up and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

Godbey New Testament

And His disciples coming, said to Him; Wherefore do you speak to them in parables?

Goodspeed New Testament

His disciples came up and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in figures?"

John Wesley New Testament

And the disciples came and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the disciples came and said unto him, Why dost thou speak unto them in parables?

Julia Smith Translation

And the disciples having come near, said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

King James 2000

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why do you speak unto them in parables?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the disciples came up [and] said to him, "{Why} do you speak to them in parables?"

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the disciples came, and said to him, "Why speakest thou to them in parables?"

Moffatt New Testament

Then the disciples came up and said to him, "Why do you speak in parables?"

Montgomery New Testament

Now when his disciples came up to him, they said,

NET Bible

Then the disciples came to him and said, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"

New Heart English Bible

Then the disciples came, and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"

Noyes New Testament

And the disciples came and said to him, Why dost thou speak to them in parables?

Sawyer New Testament

And his disciples came and said to him, Why do you speak to them in parables?

The Emphasized Bible

And the disciples, coming near, said to him, Wherefore, in parables, art thou speaking to them?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And when his disciples came, they said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Afterwards his disciples came to him, and said: "Why do you speak to them in parables?"

Webster

And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

Weymouth New Testament

(And His disciples came and asked Him, "Why do you speak to them in figurative language?"

Williams New Testament

Then His disciples came up to Him and asked, "Why do you speak to them in stories?"

World English Bible

The disciples came, and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"

Worrell New Testament

And the disciples, having come near, said to Him, "Wherefore dost Thou speak to them in parables?"

Worsley New Testament

And the disciples came to Him and said, Why dost thou speak to them in parables?

Youngs Literal Translation

And the disciples having come near, said to him, 'Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the disciples
μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

προσέρχομαι 
Proserchomai 
come, come to, come unto, go to, go unto, draw near,
Usage: 79

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


Usage: 0

Why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

speakest thou
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235


Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

The Reason For The Parables

9 He who has ears [to hear], let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing. 10 Then the disciples came to Him and said, Why do You speak to them in parables? 11 And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.


Cross References

Mark 4:10

And as soon as He was alone, those who were around Him, with the Twelve [apostles], began to ask Him about the parables.

Mark 4:33-34

With many such parables [Jesus] spoke the Word to them, as they were able to hear and to comprehend and understand.

Jump To Previous

Jump To Next

Word Concordance

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain