Mark 4:10
New International Version
When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.

New Living Translation
Later, when Jesus was alone with the twelve disciples and with the others who were gathered around, they asked him what the parables meant.

English Standard Version
And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

Berean Study Bible
As soon as Jesus was alone with the Twelve and those around Him, they asked Him about the parable.

Berean Literal Bible
And when He was alone, those around Him with the Twelve began asking Him about the parable.

King James Bible
And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

New King James Version
But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable.

New American Standard Bible
As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve disciples, began asking Him about the parables.

NASB 1995
As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.

NASB 1977
And as soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.

Amplified Bible
As soon as He was alone, those who were around Him, together with the twelve [disciples], began asking Him about [the interpretation of] the parables.

Christian Standard Bible
When he was alone, those around him with the Twelve asked him about the parables.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He was alone with the Twelve, those who were around Him asked Him about the parables.

American Standard Version
And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parables.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when they were by themselves, those twelve who were with him inquired of him about that parable.

Contemporary English Version
When Jesus was alone with the twelve apostles and some others, they asked him about these stories.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the parable.

English Revised Version
And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parables.

Good News Translation
When Jesus was alone, some of those who had heard him came to him with the twelve disciples and asked him to explain the parables.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he was alone with his followers and the twelve apostles, they asked him about the stories.

International Standard Version
When he was alone with the Twelve and those around him, they began to ask him about the parables.

Literal Standard Version
And when He was alone, those around Him, with the Twelve, asked Him of the allegory,

NET Bible
When he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

New Heart English Bible
And when he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

Weymouth New Testament
When He was alone, the Twelve and the others who were about Him requested Him to explain His figurative language.

World English Bible
When he was alone, those who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

Young's Literal Translation
And when he was alone, those about him, with the twelve, did ask him of the simile,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Purpose of Jesus' Parables
9Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 10As soon as Jesus was alone with the Twelve and those around Him, they asked Him about the parable. 11He replied, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to those on the outside everything is expressed in parables,…

Cross References
Matthew 13:3
And He told them many things in parables, saying, "A farmer went out to sow his seed.

Mark 4:9
Then Jesus said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Mark 4:11
He replied, "The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to those on the outside everything is expressed in parables,

Luke 8:9
Then His disciples asked Him what this parable meant.


Treasury of Scripture

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

Mark 4:34
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Mark 7:17
And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

Proverbs 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.









(10) They that were about him.--In St. Matthew, simply, "the disciples." Here the presence of others besides the Twelve is directly asserted.

Verse 10. - When he was alone. These words do not appear in St. Matthew's account. He simply says that " the disciples came and said unto him." This must have been upon some other occasion. It could not have been when be was preaching from the boat; for St. Mark says, they that were about him with the twelve. He is the only evangelist who notices this. We must not forget that, besides the twelve, there were seventy other disciples. They asked of him the parables (τὰς παραβολάς), according to the best reading. The inquiry was a general one, although St. Mark here gives the explanation of one only.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
As soon as
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus] was
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

alone
μόνας (monas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3441: Only, solitary, desolate. Probably from meno; remaining, i.e. Sole or single; by implication, mere.

[with] the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Twelve
δώδεκα (dōdeka)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1427: Twelve; the usual way in which the Twelve apostles of Jesus are referred to. From duo and deka; two and ten, i.e. A dozen.

and
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

those
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

around
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

Him,
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

they asked
ἠρώτων (ērōtōn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

[about] the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

parable.
παραβολάς (parabolas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3850: From paraballo; a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative, apothegm or adage.


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