New American Standard Bible
And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, To you is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them who are without, all things are done in parables,
World English Bible
He said to them, "To you is given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,
Young's Literal Translation
and he said to them, 'To you it hath been given to know the secret of the reign of God, but to those who are without, in similes are all the things done;
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'And Jesus said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?'--Mark iv. 21. The furniture of a very humble Eastern home is brought before us in this saying. In the original, each of the nouns has the definite article attached to it, and so suggests that in the house there was but one of each article; one lamp, a flat saucer with a wick swimming in oil; one measure for corn and the like; one bed, raised slightly, but sufficiently to admit …
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And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,
As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
1 Corinthians 5:12
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
1 Thessalonians 4:12
so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
1 Timothy 3:7
And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
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