Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Mark 4:34 in English Standard Version "He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything." Mr 4:10 And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. Mr 13:3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Joh 16:25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 2Pe 1:20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.