New International Version
"Son of man, set forth an allegory and tell it to the Israelites as a parable.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Son of man, put forth a riddle - Riddle, Anglo-Saxon, from to divine; a thing that must be curiously investigated and sifted, to find out the meaning; and hence, riddle, a sort of coarse sieve to clean corn, to separate coarse chaff and straws from the pure grain. An instrument formerly used for divination. This is not far removed from the Hebrew חידה chidah, from חד chad, to penetrate; not that which penetrates the mind, but which we must penetrate to find out the sense.
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CAN your minds fly back to the time when there was no time, to the day when there was no day but the Ancient of Days? Can you speed back to that period when God dwelt alone, when this round world and all the things that be upon it, had not come from his hand; when the sun flamed not in his strength, and the stars flashed not in their brightness? Can you go back to the period when there were no angels, when cherubim and seraphim had not been born; and, if there be creatures elder than they, when none …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916
Bunyan's Last Sermon --Preached July 1688.
"Let me tell you a riddle," Samson said to them. "If you can give me the answer within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.
The word of the LORD came to me:
Then I said, "Sovereign LORD, they are saying of me, 'Isn't he just telling parables?'"
Tell this rebellious people a parable and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'Put on the cooking pot; put it on and pour water into it.
I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them."
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