Ezekiel 17:2
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New American Standard Bible
"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

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

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

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

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

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'As Sodom'
'Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2. And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3. For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4. And it came to pass, in the ninth year of his reign,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Ezekiel
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 14:12
Then Samson said to them, "Let me now propound a riddle to you; if you will indeed tell it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes.

Ezekiel 17:1
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Ezekiel 20:49
Then I said, "Ah Lord GOD! They are saying of me, 'Is he not just speaking parables?'"

Ezekiel 24:3
"Speak a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Put on the pot, put it on and also pour water in it;

Hosea 12:10
I have also spoken to the prophets, And I gave numerous visions, And through the prophets I gave parables.

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