Mark 4:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he taught them many things by parables, and said vnto them in his doctrine,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his teaching,
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And he taught them many things in parables. And he said to them in his doctrine,
- Darby Bible

And he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his doctrine,
- Webster's Bible

Then He proceeded to teach them many lessons in figurative language; and in His teaching He said,
- Weymouth Bible

He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,
- World English Bible

And he tauyte hem in parablis many thingis. And he seide to hem in his techyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

and he taught them many things in similes, and he said to them in his teaching:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


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