Psalm 49:4 {48:5}
Good News Translation
I will turn my attention to proverbs and explain their meaning as I play the harp.

Contemporary English Version
I have in mind a mystery that I will explain while playing my harp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.

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I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.

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Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.

Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

parable

Numbers 23:7 And taking up his parable, he said: Balac king of the Moabites hath brought me from Aram, from the mountains of the east: Come, said he, and curse Jacob: make haste and detest Israel.

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

Matthew 13:11-15 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. . . .

dark

Proverbs 1:6 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Daniel 8:23 And after their reign, when iniquities shall be grown up, there shall arise a king of a shameless face, and understanding dark sentences.

Luke 12:3 For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers shall be preached on the housetops.

2 Corinthians 3:12 Having therefore such hope, we use much confidence.

Context
The Evanescence of Wealth
3My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding. 4I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.5Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.…
Cross References
Numbers 12:8
For I speak to him mouth to mouth: and plainly, and not by riddles and figures doth he see the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak ill of my servant Moses?

1 Kings 10:1
And the queen of Saba having heard of the fame of Solomon in the name of the Lord, came to try him with hard questions.

2 Kings 3:15
But now bring me hither a minstrel. And when the minstrel played, the hand of the Lord came upon him, and he said:

Psalm 43:4
And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.

Psalm 78:2
I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.

Proverbs 1:6
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Additional Translations
I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle with the harp:I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying on the harp.

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my riddle on the harp.

I will incline mine ear to a parable, I will open my riddle upon the harp.

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will open my riddle on the harp.

I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:
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