New International Version
Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
King James Bible
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was [of] which he spoke to them.
World English Bible
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.
Young's Literal Translation
This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And a stranger will they not follow - That is, a man who, pretending to be a shepherd of the flock of God, is a stranger to that salvation which he professes to preach. His mode of preaching soon proves, to those whose hearts are acquainted with the truths of God, that he is a stranger to them; and therefore, knowing him to have got into the fold in an improper way, they consider him a thief, a robber, and a murderer; and who can blame them if they wholly desert his ministry? There are preachers of this kind among all classes.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they understood not.
LibraryFebruary 5 Morning
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.--JOHN 10:10. In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.--She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.--If by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
December 10 Morning
The Shepherd of Our Souls.
On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
"Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.
Then Jesus' disciples said, "Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.
2 Peter 2:22
Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud."
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