John 10:6

“This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This parable spake Iesus vnto them: but they vnderstood not what things they were which he spake vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In this Jesus was teaching them in the form of a story: but what he said was not clear to them.
- Basic English Bible

This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was [of] which he spoke to them.
- Darby Bible

This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke to them.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus spoke to them in this figurative language, but they did not understand what He meant.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.
- World English Bible

Jhesus seide to hem this prouerbe; but thei knewen not what he spak to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 10:6


10:6 They - The Pharisees, to whom our Lord more immediately spake, as appears from the close of the foregoing chapter.


People's Bible Notes for John 10:6


Joh 10:6 This parable spoke Jesus to them. The Greek word "paroimia" rendered here "parable" is not so rendered elsewhere. It is rather a simile.

Discussion for John 10:6

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