Ezekiel 20:49
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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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

20:49 Parables - So absolutely, that we cannot understand him.

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The 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"
Through the long centuries that have passed since Elijah's time, the record of his lifework has brought inspiration and courage to those who have been called to stand for the right in the midst of apostasy. And for us, "upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Corinthians 10:11), it has special significance. History is being repeated. The world today has its Ahabs and its Jezebels. The present age is one of idolatry, as verily as was that in which Elijah lived. No outward shrine may be visible;
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
[In the Prospectus of our Publication it was stated, that one discourse, at least, would be given in each number. A strict adherence to this arrangement, however, it is found, would exclude from our pages some of the most talented discourses of our early Divines; and it is therefore deemed expedient to depart from it as occasion may require. The following Sermon will occupy two numbers, and we hope, that from its intrinsic value, its historical interest, and the illustrious name of its author, it
John Knox—The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

The Covenant of Works
Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Matthew 13:13
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.

John 16:25
"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.

Ezekiel 4:14
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."

Ezekiel 12:9
"Son of man, these rebels, the people of Israel, have asked you what all this means.

Ezekiel 17:2
"Son of man, give this riddle, and tell this story to the people of Israel.

Ezekiel 21:1
Then this message came to me from the LORD:

Ezekiel 24:3
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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