Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I have also spoken to the prophets,
And I gave numerous visions,
And through the prophets I gave parables.

King James Version

I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

Holman Bible

I spoke through the prophets
and granted many visions;
I gave parables through the prophets.

International Standard Version

I spoke to the prophets, giving revelation after revelation, and employing parables in the prophetic writings.

A Conservative Version

I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions. And by the ministry of the prophets I have used similitudes.

American Standard Version

I have also spoken unto the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.

Amplified


I have also spoken to [you through] the prophets,
And I gave [them] many visions [to make My will known],
And through the prophets I gave parables [to appeal to your sense of right and wrong].

Bible in Basic English

My word came to the ears of the prophets and I gave them visions in great number, and by the mouths of the prophets I made use of comparisons.

Darby Translation

And I have spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and by means of the prophets have I used similitudes.

Julia Smith Translation

And I spake by the prophets, and I multiplied the vision, and by the hand of the prophets I will use similitudes.

King James 2000

I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and gave symbols, by the witness of the prophets.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I spoke to the prophets; I myself multiplied revelations and through the hand of the prophets I will destroy.

Modern King James verseion

I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions and have used parables by the hand of the prophets.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I have spoken through the prophets, and showed divers visions, and declared myself by the ministration of the prophets.

NET Bible

I spoke to the prophets; I myself revealed many visions; I spoke in parables through the prophets."

New Heart English Bible

I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets I have used parables.

The Emphasized Bible

And I will lay my word upon the prophets, yea, I myself, have magnified, vision, - and, by the hand of the prophets, will I use similitudes.

Webster

I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes by the ministry of the prophets.

World English Bible

I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets I have used parables.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I have spoken unto the prophets, And I have multiplied vision, And by the hand of the prophets I use similes.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

by the prophets
נביא 
Nabiy' 
Usage: 315

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

חזון 
Chazown 
Usage: 35

דּמה 
Damah 
Usage: 30

by the ministry
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

References

Context Readings

Further Words Of Judgment

9 But I have been the Lord your God since the land of Egypt;
I will make you live in tents again,
As in the days of the appointed festival.
10 I have also spoken to the prophets,
And I gave numerous visions,
And through the prophets I gave parables.
11 Is there iniquity in Gilead?
Surely they are worthless.
In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their altars are like the stone heaps
Beside the furrows of the field.



Cross References

2 Kings 17:13

Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah through all His prophets and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments, My statutes according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you through My servants the prophets.”

Ezekiel 20:49

Then I said, “Ah Lord God! They are saying of me, ‘Is he not just speaking parables?’”

Joel 2:28

It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.

Numbers 12:6

He said,
“Hear now My words:
If there is a prophet among you,
I, the Lord, shall make Myself known to him in a vision.
I shall speak with him in a dream.

1 Kings 13:1

Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 14:7-16

Go, say to Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel, “Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel,

1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”

1 Kings 18:21-40

Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word.

1 Kings 19:10

He said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”

Nehemiah 9:30

However, You bore with them for many years,
And admonished them by Your Spirit through Your prophets,
Yet they would not give ear.
Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.

Isaiah 5:1-7

Let me sing now for my well-beloved
A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard.
My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.

Isaiah 20:2-5

at that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take your shoes off your feet.” And he did so, going naked and barefoot.

Jeremiah 7:25

Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending them.

Jeremiah 13:1-14

Thus the Lord said to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen waistband and put it around your waist, but do not put it in water.”

Jeremiah 19:1

Thus says the Lord, “Go and buy a potter’s earthenware jar, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the senior priests.

Jeremiah 19:10

“Then you are to break the jar in the sight of the men who accompany you

Jeremiah 25:4

And the Lord has sent to you all His servants the prophets again and again, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear,

Ezekiel 4:1-5

“Now you son of man, get yourself a brick, place it before you and inscribe a city on it, Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 15:1-8

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

Hosea 1:2-5

When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord.”

Hosea 3:1

Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.”

Amos 7:14

Then Amos replied to Amaziah, “I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs.

Acts 2:17

And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your young men shall see visions,
And your old men shall dream dreams;

2 Corinthians 12:1

Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:7

Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself!

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