John 10:6
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English Standard Version
This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

King James Bible
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

American Standard Version
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke to them.

English Revised Version
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke to them.

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus spoke to them in this figurative language, but they did not understand what He meant.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Parable (παροιμίαν)

The word occurs but once outside of John's writings (2 Peter 2:22). The usual word for parable is παραβολή, which is once rendered proverb in the A.V. (Luke 4:23, changed to parable by Rev.), and which occurs nowhere in John. For the distinction see on Matthew 13:3.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they understood not.

John 6:52,60 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat...

John 7:36 What manner of saying is this that he said, You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither you cannot come?

John 8:27,43 They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father...

Psalm 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Psalm 106:7 Our fathers understood not your wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of your mercies; but provoked him at the sea...

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not...

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand...

Matthew 13:13,14,51 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand...

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

Cross References
Matthew 13:34
All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable.

Mark 4:34
He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

John 16:25
"I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father.

John 16:29
His disciples said, "Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech!

2 Peter 2:22
What the true proverb says has happened to them: "The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire."

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