John 16:29

29 His disciples said, "Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech!

John 16:29 Meaning and Commentary

John 16:29

His disciples said unto him
Upon the above discourse of Christ, such rays and beams of light darted into the minds of the apostles, and things stood so clear in their view, and they so well understood what Christ had said, that they declare,

lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb:
what he had said before, were to them like proverbial, or parabolical expressions, not easy to be understood; they were like enigmas, riddles, and dark sayings, the meaning of which they could not apprehend; but now they observe, with admiration, that what he delivered was plain, and intelligible; which was not so much owing to Christ's different way of speaking now, from what it was before, as to their former dulness of hearing, and now having some further degree of light given unto them.

John 16:29 In-Context

27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
28 I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father."
29 His disciples said, "Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech!
30 Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God."
31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?