Luke 8:9

9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.

Luke 8:9 in Other Translations

9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
9 And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,
9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
9 His disciples asked, "Why did you tell this story?"
9 Then His disciples asked Him, "What does this parable mean?"

Luke 8:9 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 8:9

And his disciples asked him
That is, as Mark says, "when he was alone"; after the multitude were departed, and they were by themselves, it may be in some house with other disciples:

saying, what might this parable be?
what is the sense and meaning of it? According to Matthew, they asked why he spake in parables to the people; and to such a question the following words are a proper answer.

Luke 8:9 In-Context

7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, “ ‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’
11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
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