How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
With him I will speak mouth to mouth, even plainly, and not in riddles; and he shall see Yahweh's form. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?"
You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly."
He spoke to them openly. Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, "How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
So Jesus said to them plainly then, "Lazarus is dead.
I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time is coming when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.
Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was released, and he spoke clearly.
Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.