Luke 8:9
Strong's Lexicon
Then
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

asked
Ἐπηρώτων (Epērōtōn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

what
Τίς (Tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

parable
παραβολή (parabolē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3850: From paraballo; a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative, apothegm or adage.

meant.
εἴη (eiē)
Verb - Present Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then His disciples asked Him, “ What does this parable mean? ”

New American Standard Bible
His disciples [began] questioning Him as to what this parable meant.

King James Bible
And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
Parallel Verses
New International Version
His disciples asked him what this parable meant.

New Living Translation
His disciples asked him what this parable meant.

English Standard Version
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,

New American Standard Bible
His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.

King James Bible
And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then His disciples asked Him, "What does this parable mean?"

International Standard Version
Then his disciples began to ask him what this parable meant.

NET Bible
Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant.

American Standard Version
And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.

English Revised Version
And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.

Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples were questioning him, saying, 'What may this simile be?'






Cross References
Matthew 13:10
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

Mark 4:10
And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

Luke 1:1
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

Luke 8:8
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Luke 8:7
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.

Luke 8:6
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

Luke 8:10
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

Luke 8:11
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 8:12
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
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