John 16:29
New International Version
Then Jesus' disciples said, "Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.

New Living Translation
Then his disciples said, "At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively.

English Standard Version
His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech!

Berean Study Bible
His disciples said, “See, now You are speaking plainly and without figures of speech.

Berean Literal Bible
His disciples say, "Behold, now You speak in openness, and You do not speak allegory.

New American Standard Bible
His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech.

King James Bible
His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

Christian Standard Bible
His disciples said, "Look, now you're speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.

Contemporary English Version
The disciples said, "Now you are speaking plainly to us! You are not using examples.

Good News Translation
Then his disciples said to him, "Now you are speaking plainly, without using figures of speech.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ah!" His disciples said. "Now You're speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.

International Standard Version
Jesus' disciples said, "Well, now you're speaking plainly and not using figurative language.

NET Bible
His disciples said, "Look, now you are speaking plainly and not in obscure figures of speech!

New Heart English Bible
His disciples said to him, "Look, now you are speaking plainly and not in any figure of speech.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His disciples were saying to him, “Behold, now you are speaking plainly and you are not speaking any parable.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His disciples said, "Now you're talking in plain words and not using examples.

New American Standard 1977
His disciples said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly, and are not using a figure of speech.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His disciples said unto him, Behold, now thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb.

King James 2000 Bible
His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speak you plainly, and speak no proverb.

American King James Version
His disciples said to him, See, now speak you plainly, and speak no proverb.

American Standard Version
His disciples say, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no dark saying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no proverb.

Darby Bible Translation
His disciples say to him, Lo, now thou speakest openly and utterest no allegory.

English Revised Version
His disciples say, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

Webster's Bible Translation
His disciples said to him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

Weymouth New Testament
"Ah, now you are using plain language," said His disciples, "and are uttering no figure of speech!

World English Bible
His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.

Young's Literal Translation
His disciples say to him, 'Lo, now freely thou dost speak, and no similitude speakest thou;
Study Bible
Ask and You will Receive
28I came from the Father and entered the world. In turn, I will leave the world and go to the Father.” 29His disciples said, “See, now You are speaking plainly and without figures of speech. 30Now we understand that You know all things and that You have no need for anyone to question You. Because of this, we believe that You came from God.”…
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 8:32
He spoke this message quite frankly, and Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

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 in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

Treasury of Scripture

His disciples said to him, See, now speak you plainly, and speak no proverb.

proverb.

John 16:25
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.







Lexicon
His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

said,
Λέγουσιν (Legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“See,
Ἴδε (Ide)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

You are speaking
λαλεῖς (laleis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

plainly
παρρησίᾳ (parrēsia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

without
οὐδεμίαν (oudemian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

figures of speech.
παροιμίαν (paroimian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3942: A cryptic saying, an allegory; a proverb, figurative discourse.
(29) Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.--Better, . . . parable, as in John 16:25. (Comp. Note there.) The emphasis is upon the word "now." He had told them (John 16:25) that the hour would come when He would speak to them no more in parables, but tell them plainly of the Father. His last words have explained what they before could not understand, and it seems to them that the illumination promised in the future has already come.

Verse 29. - His disciples say to him, Behold, even now thou speakest (λαλεῖς); thy utterance is with plainness and clearness, and speakest (λέγεις) no proverb. The promise made so recently (Ver. 25) seems to them already fulfilled. Some beam of the heavenly light has begun to irradiate the whole of this sublime but partially realized revelation of God in Christ. The doubts vanish in this sunshine. 16:28-33 Here is a plain declaration of Christ's coming from the Father, and his return to him. The Redeemer, in his entrance, was God manifest in the flesh, and in his departure was received up into glory. By this saying the disciples improved in knowledge. Also in faith; Now are we sure. Alas! they knew not their own weakness. The Divine nature did not desert the human nature, but supported it, and put comfort and value into Christ's sufferings. And while we have God's favourable presence, we are happy, and ought to be easy, though all the world forsake us. Peace in Christ is the only true peace, in him alone believers have it. Through him we have peace with God, and so in him we have peace in our own minds. We ought to be encouraged, because Christ has overcome the world before us. But while we think we stand, let us take heed lest we fall. We know not how we should act if brought into temptation; let us watch and pray without ceasing, that we may not be left to ourselves.
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