American Standard Version
and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.
King James Bible
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Darby Bible Translation
but without a parable spoke he not to them; and in private he explained all things to his disciples.
World English Bible
Without a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.
Young's Literal Translation
and without a simile he was not speaking to them, and by themselves, to his disciples he was expounding all.
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LibraryLamps and Bushels
'And Jesus said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?'--Mark iv. 21. The furniture of a very humble Eastern home is brought before us in this saying. In the original, each of the nouns has the definite article attached to it, and so suggests that in the house there was but one of each article; one lamp, a flat saucer with a wick swimming in oil; one measure for corn and the like; one bed, raised slightly, but sufficiently to admit …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Toiling Christ
Chapter: 4:21-25 Lamp and Stand
All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them:
And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it;
And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
These things have I spoken unto you in dark sayings: the hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in dark sayings, but shall tell you plainly of the Father.
And when they had appointed him a day, they came to him into his lodging in great number; to whom he expounded the matter, testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening.
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