Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Then I said, "O Lord GOD! They're saying about me, "Isn't he one to propound parables?'"

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

Holman Bible

Then I said, “Oh, Lord God, they are saying of me, ‘Isn’t he just posing riddles?’”

A Conservative Version

Then I said, Ah lord LORD! They say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?

American Standard Version

Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?

Amplified

Then said I, Ah, Lord God! They are saying of me, Does he not speak in parables and make allegories?

Bible in Basic English

Then I said, Ah, Lord! they say of me, Is he not a maker of stories?

Darby Translation

And I said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

Julia Smith Translation

And saying, Ah, Lord Jehovah, they say to me, Does he not use parables?

King James 2000

Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh, they are saying about me, '[Is] he not posing a parable?'"

Modern King James verseion

And I said, Ah Lord Jehovah! They say of me, Does he not speak parables?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said I, "O LORD, they will say of me, 'Tush, they are but fables that he telleth.'"

NET Bible

Then I said, "O sovereign Lord! They are saying of me, 'Does he not simply speak in eloquent figures of speech?'"

New Heart English Bible

Then I said, "Ah Lord GOD. They say of me, 'Isn't he a speaker of parables?'"

The Emphasized Bible

Then said I, Ah! My Lord Yahweh: They are saying of me, Is not he a putter forth of parables?

Webster

Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! 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?

Youngs Literal Translation

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, They are saying of me, Is he not using similes?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I, Ah
אההּ 
'ahahh 
Ah, Alas, O
Usage: 15

אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

God
יהוה 
Y@hovih 
Usage: 302

of me, Doth he not speak
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 16

References

Context Readings

Fire In The South

48 Then everyone will see that I, the LORD, have kindled it, because it won't be extinguished."'" 49 Then I said, "O Lord GOD! They're saying about me, "Isn't he one to propound parables?'"



Cross References

John 16:25

"I have said these things to you in figurative language. The time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

Ezekiel 17:2

"Son of Man, compose a riddle and relate a parable to Israel's house.

Matthew 13:13-14

That's why I speak to them in parables, because "they look but don't see, and they listen but don't hear or understand.'

Acts 17:18

Some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also debated with him. Some asked, "What is this blabbermouth trying to say?" while others said, "He seems to be preaching about foreign gods." This was because Paul was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.

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