Mark 4:34
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New International Version
He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

New Living Translation
In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

English Standard Version
He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Berean Study Bible
He did not say anything to them without a parable. But privately He explained all things to His own disciples.

Berean Literal Bible
and He would not speak to them without parables; but privately He would explain all things to His own disciples.

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

King James Bible
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, He would explain everything to His own disciples.

International Standard Version
He did not tell them anything without using a parable, though he explained everything to his disciples in private.

NET Bible
He did not speak to them without a parable. But privately he explained everything to his own disciples.

New Heart English Bible
And he did not speak to them without a parable; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And without parables he was not speaking with them, but he expounded all things to his disciples privately.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He did not speak to them without using an illustration. But when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

New American Standard 1977
and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But without a parable he did not speak unto them; and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

King James 2000 Bible
But without a parable he spoke not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

American King James Version
But without a parable spoke he not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

American Standard Version
and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained 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.

English Revised Version
and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
But without a parable he spoke not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Weymouth New Testament
But except in figurative language He spoke nothing to them; while to His own disciples He expounded everything, in private.

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.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
33With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, to the extent that they could understand. 34He did not say anything to them without a parable. But privately He explained all things to His own disciples. 35When that evening came, He said to His disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.”…
Cross References
Matthew 13:34
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowds in parables. He did not tell them anything without using a parable.

Mark 4:33
With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, to the extent that they could understand.

Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.

John 10:6
Jesus spoke to them using this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.

John 16:25
I have spoken these things to you as illustrations. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

Acts 28:23
So they set a day to meet with Paul, and many people came to the place he was staying. He expounded to them from morning to evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and persuading them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets.
Treasury of Scripture

But without a parable spoke he not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

when.

Mark 4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked …

Mark 7:17-23 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples …

Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and …

Matthew 15:15 Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable.

Luke 8:9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

Luke 24:27,44-46 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them …

(34) He expounded.--The word may be noted as being the verb from which is formed the noun "interpretation" in 2Peter 1:20, and so takes its place in the coincidences of phraseology which connect that Epistle with this Gospel. (See Introduction.)

But without a parable spake he not unto them,.... For the above reason, as well as for the accomplishment of Scripture; See Gill on Matthew 13:34, Matthew 13:35.

And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples: after they returned with him from the sea side, to the house in Capernaum, where he usually was when there; see Matthew 13:36. The multitude being dismissed, he unfolded and explained all these parables to his disciples, and led them into a large knowledge of himself, and the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; whereby they were furnished for the work he had called them to, and designed them for. 34. But without a parable spake he not unto them—See on [1433]Mt 13:34.

and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples—See on [1434]Mr 4:22.4:21-34 These declarations were intended to call the attention of the disciples to the word of Christ. By his thus instructing them, they were made able to instruct others; as candles are lighted, not to be covered, but to be placed on a candlestick, that they may give light to a room. This parable of the good seed, shows the manner in which the kingdom of God makes progress in the world. Let but the word of Christ have the place it ought to have in a soul, and it will show itself in a good conversation. It grows gradually: first the blade; then the ear; after that the full corn in the ear. When it is sprung up, it will go forward. The work of grace in the soul is, at first, but the day of small things; yet it has mighty products even now, while it is in its growth; but what will there be when it is perfected in heaven!
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