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Matthew 13:34

    Matthew 13:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    All these things spoke Jesus to the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not to them:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All these things Jesus said to the people in the form of stories; and without a story he said nothing to them:

    Webster's Revision

    All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them:

    World English Bible

    Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, he didn't speak to them,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them:

    Definitions for Matthew 13:34

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 13:34

    All these things spoke Jesus - in parables - Christ descends from Divine mysteries to parables, in order to excite us to raise our minds, from and through natural things, to the great God, and the operations of his grace and Spirit. Divine things cannot be taught to man but through the medium of earthly things. If God should speak to us in that language which is peculiar to heaven, clothing those ideas which angelic minds form, how little should we comprehend of the things thus described! How great is our privilege in being thus taught! Heavenly things, in the parables of Christ, assume to themselves a body, and thus render themselves palpable.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 13:34

    That it might be fulfilled - This is taken from Psalm 78:2-3. The sense, and not the very words of the Psalm, are given. Christ taught, as did that prophet - Asaph - in parables. The words of Asaph described the manner in which Christ taught, and in this sense it could be said that they were fulfilled. See the notes at Matthew 1:22-23.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 13:34

    13:34 Without a parable spake he not unto them - That is, not at that time; at other times he did.