Mark 4:34

34 He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them.

Mark 4:34 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:34

But without a parable spake he not unto them
For the above reason, as well as for the accomplishment of Scripture; (See Gill on Matthew 13:34), (See Gill on Matthew 13:35).

And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples:
after they returned with him from the sea side, to the house in Capernaum, where he usually was when there; see ( Matthew 13:36 ) . The multitude being dismissed, he unfolded and explained all these parables to his disciples, and led them into a large knowledge of himself, and the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; whereby they were furnished for the work he had called them to, and designed them for.

Mark 4:34 In-Context

32 but when it's planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade."
33 With many such parables he continued to give them the word, as much as they were able to hear.
34 He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them.
35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, "Let's cross over to the other side of the lake."
36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along.