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Mark 4:13

    Mark 4:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them, Know you not this parable? and how then will you know all parables?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to them, If you are not clear about this story, how will you be clear about the others?

    Webster's Revision

    And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?

    World English Bible

    He said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?

    Definitions for Mark 4:13

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 4:13

    Know ye not this parable? - The scope and design of which is so very obvious.

    How then will ye know all parables? - Of which mode of teaching ye should be perfect masters, in order that ye may be able successfully to teach others. This verse is not found in any of the other evangelists.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 4:13

    Know ye not this parable? - This which is so plain and obvious.

    How then will ye know all parables? - Those which are more difficult and obscure. As they were themselves to be "teachers," it was important that they should be acquainted with the whole system of religion - of much more importance for them at that time than for the mass of the people.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 4:13

    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?