New International Version
With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.
King James Bible
And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
Darby Bible Translation
And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear,
World English Bible
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
Young's Literal Translation
And with many such similes he was speaking to them the word, as they were able to hear,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With many such parables - Πολλαις, many, is omitted by L, sixteen others; the Syriac, both the Persic, one Arabic, Coptic, Armenian, Ethiopic, and two of the Itala. Mill approves of the omission, and Griesbach leaves it doubtful. It is probably an interpolation: the text reads better without it.
As they were able to hear - Ακουειν, or to understand always suiting his teaching to the capacities of his hearers. I have always found that preacher most useful, who could adapt his phrase to that of the people to whom he preached. Studying different dialects, and forms of speech, among the common people, is a more difficult and a more useful work than the study of dead languages. The one a man should do, and the other he need not leave undone.
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Grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.--EPH. 4:15. First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.--Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. They measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, …
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Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.
Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade."
He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
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