Ezekiel 20:49
Good News Translation
But I protested, "Sovereign LORD, don't make me do it! Everyone is already complaining that I always speak in riddles."

Contemporary English Version
But I complained, "LORD God, I don't want to do that! People already say I confuse them with my messages."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God: they say of me: Doth not this man speak by parables?

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

Doth.

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

John 16:25 These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when I will no longer speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father.

Acts 17:18 And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

Context
A Prophecy Against the South
48And all flesh shall see, that I the Lord have kindled it, and it shall not be quenched. 49And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God: they say of me: Doth not this man speak by parables?
Cross References
Matthew 13:13
Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

John 16:25
These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when I will no longer speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father.

Ezekiel 4:14
And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God, behold my soul hath not been defiled, and from my infancy even till now, I have not eaten any thing that died of itself, or was torn by beasts, and no unclean flesh hath entered into my mouth.

Ezekiel 12:9
Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the provoking house, said to thee: What art thou doing?

Ezekiel 17:2
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

Ezekiel 21:1
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

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.

Ezekiel 37:18
And when the children of thy people shall speak to thee, saying: Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by this?

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
Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD, they are saying of me, ‘Is he not just telling parables?’”Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?

Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?

And I said, Not so, O Lord God! they say to me, Is not this that is spoken a parable?

And I said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?

Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

Then I said, Ah Lord Yahweh! they say of me, Isn't he a speaker of parables?

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, They are saying of me, Is he not using similes?
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