John 10:6

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

John 10:6 Meaning and Commentary

John 10:6

This parable spake Jesus unto them
To the Pharisees, who were with him, ( John 9:40 ) ;

but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto
them;
the things spoken by him being delivered in a parabolical way, though in lively figures, and in terms plain and easy to be understood; yet what through the blindness of their minds, and the hardness of their hearts, and their prejudices in favour of themselves, and against Christ, they did not understand what were meant by them; see ( Matthew 13:13-15 ) .

John 10:6 In-Context

4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again,Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.