Luke 8:9

NET ©

Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant.

NIV ©

His disciples asked him what this parable meant.

NASB ©

His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.

NLT ©

His disciples asked him what the story meant.

MSG ©

His disciples asked, "Why did you tell this story?"

BBE ©

And his disciples put questions to him about the point of the story.

NRSV ©

Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant.

NKJV ©

Then His disciples asked Him, saying, "What does this parable mean?"

KJV
And
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his
<846>
disciples
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asked
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him
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saying
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What
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might
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this
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parable
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be
<1498> (5751)_?
GREEK
ephrwtwn
<1905> (5707)
V-IAI-3P
de
<1161>
CONJ
auton
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P-ASM
oi
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T-NPM
mayhtai
<3101>
N-NPM
autou
<846>
P-GSM
tiv
<5101>
I-NSF
auth
<3778>
D-NSF
eih
<1510> (5751)
V-PXO-3S
h
<3588>
T-NSF
parabolh
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N-NSF
NET © [draft] ITL
Then his
<846>
disciples
<3101>
asked
<1905>
him
<846>
what
<5101>
this
<3778>
parable
<3850>
meant
<1510>
.
NET © Notes

tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.

tn Grk “what this parable might be” (an optative after a secondary tense, in keeping with good Koine style).