New Living Translation
Then Jesus said to them, "If you can't understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, Do ye not know this parable? and how will ye be acquainted with all the parables?
World English Bible
He said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to them, 'Have ye not known this simile? and how shall ye know all the similes?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:13 Know ye not this parable? - Which is as it were the foundation of all those that I shall speak hereafter; and is so easy to be understood?
Library"Peace, be Still"
It had been an eventful day in the life of Jesus. Beside the Sea of Galilee He had spoken His first parables, by familiar illustrations again explaining to the people the nature of His kingdom and the manner in which it was to be established. He had likened His own work to that of the sower; the development of His kingdom to the growth of the mustard seed and the effect of leaven in the measure of meal. The great final separation of the righteous and the wicked He had pictured in the parables of …
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages
The First Great Group of Parables.
The Seed Growing Secretly.
Ancient Versions of the Old Testament.
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
"Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds:
The farmer plants seed by taking God's word to others.
"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God's word.
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