New Living Translation
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, they are saying of me, 'He only talks in riddles!'"
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:49 Parables - So absolutely, that we cannot understand him.
LibraryThe Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
The first important part of the Old Testament put together as a whole was the Pentateuch, or rather, the five books of Moses and Joshua. This was preceded by smaller documents, which one or more redactors embodied in it. The earliest things committed to writing were probably the ten words proceeding from Moses himself, afterwards enlarged into the ten commandments which exist at present in two recensions (Exod. xx., Deut. v.) It is true that we have the oldest form of the decalogue from the Jehovist …
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible
"In the Spirit and Power of Elias"
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
The Covenant of Works
That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don't really see. They hear, but they don't really listen or understand.
"I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father.
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, must I be defiled by using human dung? For I have never been defiled before. From the time I was a child until now I have never eaten any animal that died of sickness or was killed by other animals. I have never eaten any meat forbidden by the law."
"Son of man, these rebels, the people of Israel, have asked you what all this means.
"Son of man, give this riddle, and tell this story to the people of Israel.
Then this message came to me from the LORD:
Then give these rebels an illustration with this message from the Sovereign LORD: "Put a pot on the fire, and pour in some water.
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