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.
Darby Bible Translation
His disciples say to him, Lo, now thou speakest openly and utterest no allegory.
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Now speakest thou plainly - What he had said that perplexed them was that which is contained in John 16:16. Compare John 16:17-19; "A little while and ye shall not see me," etc. This he had now explained by saying John 16:28, "Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father." In this there was no ambiguity, and they expressed themselves satisfied with this explanation.
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Do ye now believe?--JOHN 16:31. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead.--Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Ye see then how that …
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All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.
And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.
"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.
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