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Mark 4:2

    Mark 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his doctrine,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his teaching,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he gave them teaching about a number of things in the form of stories, and said to them in his teaching, Give ear:

    Webster's Revision

    And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his teaching,

    World English Bible

    He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his teaching,

    Definitions for Mark 4:2

    Doctrine - The act or result of teaching.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 4:2

    He taught them many things by parables - See every part of this parable of the sower explained on Matthew 13:1 (note), etc.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 4:2

    4:2 He taught them many things by parables - After the usual manner of the eastern nations, to make his instructions more agreeable to them, and to impress them the more upon attentive hearers. A parable signifies not only a simile or comparison, and sometimes a proverb, but any kind of instructive speech, wherein spiritual things are explained and illustrated by natural, Prov 1:6. To understand a proverb and the interpretation - The proverb is the literal sense, the interpretation is the spiritual resting in the literal sense killeth, but the spiritual giveth life.
    Book: Mark