New Living Translation
Then his disciples said, "At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively.
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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LibraryAugust 15. "He Will Guide You into all Truth" (John xvi. 13).
"He will guide you into all truth" (John xvi. 13). The Holy Ghost does not come to give us extraordinary manifestations, but to give its life and light, and the nearer we come to Him, the more simple will His illumination and leading be. He comes to "guide us into all truth." He comes to shed light upon our own hearts, and to show us ourselves. He comes to reveal Christ, to give, and then to illumine, the Holy Scriptures, and to make Divine realities vivid and clear to our spiritual apprehension. …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
October 29. "Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask the Father in My Name, He Will Give it You" (John xvi. 23).
March 5. "I have Overcome the World" (John xvi. 33).
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.
As he talked about this openly with his disciples, Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him for saying such things.
Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant,
"I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father.
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