Mark 4:34
New International Version
He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

New Living Translation
In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

English Standard Version
He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Berean Study Bible
He did not say anything to them without a parable. But privately He explained all things to His own disciples.

Berean Literal Bible
and He would not speak to them without parables; but privately He would explain all things to His own disciples.

New American Standard Bible
and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.

King James Bible
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Christian Standard Bible
He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, he explained everything to his own disciples.

Contemporary English Version
He did not tell them anything without using stories. But when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

Good News Translation
He would not speak to them without using parables, but when he was alone with his disciples, he would explain everything to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, He would explain everything to His own disciples.

International Standard Version
He did not tell them anything without using a parable, though he explained everything to his disciples in private.

NET Bible
He did not speak to them without a parable. But privately he explained everything to his own disciples.

New Heart English Bible
And he did not speak to them without a parable; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And without parables he was not speaking with them, but he expounded all things to his disciples privately.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He did not speak to them without using an illustration. But when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

New American Standard 1977
and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But without a parable he did not speak unto them; and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

King James 2000 Bible
But without a parable he spoke not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

American King James Version
But without a parable spoke he not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

American Standard Version
and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained all things to his disciples.

Darby Bible Translation
but without a parable spoke he not to them; and in private he explained all things to his disciples.

English Revised Version
and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
But without a parable he spoke not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Weymouth New Testament
But except in figurative language He spoke nothing to them; while to His own disciples He expounded everything, in private.

World English Bible
Without a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Young's Literal Translation
and without a simile he was not speaking to them, and by themselves, to his disciples he was expounding all.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
33With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, to the extent that they could understand. 34He did not say anything to them without a parable. But privately He explained all things to His own disciples. 35When that evening came, He said to His disciples, “Let us cross to the other side.”…
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 4:33
With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, to the extent that they could understand.

Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.

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.

Acts 28:23
So they set a day to meet with Paul, and many people came to the place he was staying. He expounded to them from morning to evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and persuading them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets.

Treasury of Scripture

But without a parable spoke he not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

when.

Mark 4:10
And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

Mark 7:17-23
And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable…

Matthew 13:36
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.







Lexicon
He did not say [anything]
ἐλάλει (elalei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
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.

without
χωρὶς (chōris)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5565: Apart from, separately from; without. Adverb from chora; at a space, i.e. Separately or apart from.

a parable.
παραβολῆς (parabolēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3850: From paraballo; a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative, apothegm or adage.

But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

privately
ἰδίαν (idian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

He explained
ἐπέλυεν (epelyen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1956: To loose, release; I solve, settle, explain, interpret, decide. From epi and luo; to solve further, i.e. to explain, decide.

all things
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

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

own
ἰδίοις (idiois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

disciples.
μαθηταῖς (mathētais)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.
(34) He expounded.--The word may be noted as being the verb from which is formed the noun "interpretation" in 2Peter 1:20, and so takes its place in the coincidences of phraseology which connect that Epistle with this Gospel. (See Introduction.)

4:21-34 These declarations were intended to call the attention of the disciples to the word of Christ. By his thus instructing them, they were made able to instruct others; as candles are lighted, not to be covered, but to be placed on a candlestick, that they may give light to a room. This parable of the good seed, shows the manner in which the kingdom of God makes progress in the world. Let but the word of Christ have the place it ought to have in a soul, and it will show itself in a good conversation. It grows gradually: first the blade; then the ear; after that the full corn in the ear. When it is sprung up, it will go forward. The work of grace in the soul is, at first, but the day of small things; yet it has mighty products even now, while it is in its growth; but what will there be when it is perfected in heaven!
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