New American Standard Bible
Then I said, "Ah Lord GOD! They are saying of me, 'Is he not just speaking parables?'"
King James Bible
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?
Darby Bible Translation
And I said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?
World English Bible
Then I said, Ah Lord Yahweh! they say of me, Isn't he a speaker of parables?
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, They are saying of me, Is he not using similes?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Parables - Compare Ezekiel 17:2. The meaning of the prophet was clear enough, if those whom he addressed had chosen to understand.
LibraryManner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
Covenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
"Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.
But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth."
"Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, 'What are you doing?'
"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel,
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"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;
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