Ezekiel 17:2
Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "tell the Israelites a parable

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, tell the people of Israel the following story,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

New American Bible
Son of man, propose a riddle, and tell this proverb to the house of Israel:

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Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

Ezekiel 20:49 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God: they say of me: Doth not this man speak by parables?

Judges 9:8-15 The trees went to anoint a king over them: and they said to the olive tree: Reign thou over us. . . .

Judges 14:12-19 And Samson said to them: I will propose to you a riddle, which if you declare unto me within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty shirts, and as many coats: . . .

2 Samuel 12:1-4 And the Lord sent Nathan to David: and when he was come to him, he said to him: There were two men in one city, the one rich, and the other poor. . . .

Hosea 12:10 And I have spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and I have used similitudes by the ministry of the prophets.

Matthew 13:13,14,35 Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. . . .

Mark 4:33,34 And with many such parables, he spoke to them the word, according as they were able to hear. . . .

1 Corinthians 13:12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner: but then face to face. Now I know in part: but then I shall know even as I am known.

Context
The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine
1And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 2Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,3And say: Thus saith the Lord God; A large eagle with great wings, long-limbed, full of feathers, and of variety, came to Libanus, and took away the marrow of the cedar.…
Cross References
Judges 14:12
And Samson said to them: I will propose to you a riddle, which if you declare unto me within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty shirts, and as many coats:

Ezekiel 17:1
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Ezekiel 20:49
And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God: they say of me: Doth not this man speak by parables?

Ezekiel 24:3
And thou shalt speak by a figure a parable to the provoking house, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Set on a pot, set it on, I say, and put water in it.

Hosea 12:10
And I have spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and I have used similitudes by the ministry of the prophets.

Additional Translations
“Son of man, pose a riddle; speak a parable to the house of IsraelSon of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

Son of man, relate a tale, and speak a parable to the house of Israel:

Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel,

Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

'Son of man, put forth a riddle, and use a simile unto the house of Israel,
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