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Matthew 15:15

    Matthew 15:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Peter said to him, Make the story clear to us.

    Webster's Revision

    And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable.

    World English Bible

    Peter answered him, "Explain the parable to us."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable.

    Definitions for Matthew 15:15

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 15:15

    Declare unto us this parable - Is it not strange to hear the disciples asking for the explanation of such a parable as this! The true knowledge of the spirit of the Gospel is a thing more uncommon than we imagine, among the generality of Christians, and even of the learned.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 15:15

    See also Mark 7:17-23.

    Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable - See the notes at Matthew 13:3. The word "parable" sometimes means a dark or obscure saying, Psalm 78:2. Peter meant, "Explain to us more fully this obscure and novel doctrine." To us, now, it is plain; to the disciples, just coming out of Judaism, the doctrine of Jesus was obscure. Mark says that the disciples asked him. There is no contradiction. The question was put by Peter in the name of the disciples; or several of them put the question, though Matthew has mentioned only one. An omission is not a contradiction.