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Mark 4:34

    Mark 4:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But without a parable spoke he not to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And without a story he said nothing to them: but privately to his disciples he made all things clear.

    Webster's Revision

    and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

    World English Bible

    Without a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

    Definitions for Mark 4:34

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 4:34

    He expounded all things to his disciples - That they might be capable of instructing others. Outside hearers, those who do not come into close fellowship with the true disciples of Christ, have seldom more than a superficial knowledge of Divine things.

    In the fellowship of the saints, where Jesus the teacher is always to be found, every thing is made plain, - for the secret of the Lord is with them who fear him.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 4:34

    Without a parable spake he not unto them - That is, the things pertaining to his kingdom. On other subjects he spake without parables. On these, such was their prejudice, so many notions had they contrary to the nature of his kingdom, and so liable would plain instructions have been to give offence, that he employed this method to "insinuate" truth gradually into their minds, and to prepare them fully to understand the nature of his kingdom.

    They were alone - His disciples.

    He expounded - Explained. Showed them more at length the spiritual meaning of the parables.