New American Standard Bible
His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.
King James Bible
And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
Darby Bible Translation
And his disciples asked him saying, What may this parable be?
World English Bible
Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?"
Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples were questioning him, saying, 'What may this simile be?'
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LibrarySeed among Thorns
'And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.'--Luke viii. 14. No sensible sower would cast his seed among growing thorn-bushes, and we must necessarily understand that the description in this verse is not meant to give us the picture of a field in which these were actually growing, but rather of one in which they had been grubbed up, and so preparation been made …
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And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"
As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
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