New Living Translation
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,
Darby Bible Translation
And he taught them many things in parables. And he said to them in his doctrine,
World English Bible
He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,
Young's Literal Translation
and he taught them many things in similes, and he said to them in his teaching:
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CommentaryWesley'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.
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It had been an eventful day in the life of Jesus. Beside the Sea of Galilee He had spoken His first parables, by familiar illustrations again explaining to the people the nature of His kingdom and the manner in which it was to be established. He had likened His own work to that of the sower; the development of His kingdom to the growth of the mustard seed and the effect of leaven in the measure of meal. The great final separation of the righteous and the wicked He had pictured in the parables of …
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages
The First Great Group of Parables.
The Seed Growing Secretly.
Ancient Versions of the Old Testament.
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. "How can Satan cast out Satan?" he asked.
"Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed.
He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secret of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables for everything I say to outsiders,
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.
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.
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