|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one:
King James Bible
And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
American Standard Version
And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his teaching,
Young's Literal Translation
and he taught them many things in similes, and he said to them in his teaching:
Mark 4:2 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:2 He taught them many things by parables - After the usual manner of the eastern nations, to make his instructions more agreeable to them, and to impress them the more upon attentive hearers. A parable signifies not only a simile or comparison, and sometimes a proverb, but any kind of instructive speech, wherein spiritual things are explained and illustrated by natural, Prov 1:6. To understand a proverb and the interpretation - The proverb is the literal sense, the interpretation is the spiritual resting in the literal sense killeth, but the spiritual giveth life.
Mark 4:2 Parallel CommentariesDoctrine Ear Figurative Form Lessons Parables Proceeded Similes Stories Taught Teach TeachingDoctrine Ear Figurative Form Lessons Parables Proceeded Similes Stories Taught Teach TeachingThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Matthew 13:3 He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
Mark 3:23 Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. "How can Satan cast out Satan?" he asked.
Mark 4:3 "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed.
Mark 4:11 He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secret of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables for everything I say to outsiders,
Mark 10:1 Then Jesus left Capernaum and went down to the region of Judea and into the area east of the Jordan River. Once again crowds gathered around him, and as usual he was teaching them.
Mark 12:1 Then Jesus began teaching them with stories: "A man planted a vineyard. He built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.