Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 am LORD thy God from the land of Egypt. I will yet again make thee to dwell in tents, as in the days of the solemn feast. 10 I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions. And by the ministry of the prophets I have used similitudes. 11 Is Gilead iniquity? They are altogether false. In Gilgal they sacrifice bullocks. Yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the field.



Cross References

2 Kings 17:13

Yet LORD testified to Israel, and to Judah, by every prophet, and every seer, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent

Ezekiel 20:49

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

Joel 2:28

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams. Your young men shall see visions.

Numbers 12:6

And he said, Hear now my words. If there be a prophet among you, I LORD will make myself known to him in a vision. I will speak with him in a dream.

1 Kings 13:1

And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of LORD to Bethel. And Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 14:7-16

Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus says LORD, the God of Israel: Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,

1 Kings 17:1

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the sojourners of Gilead, said to Ahab, As LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

1 Kings 18:21-40

And Elijah came near to all the people, and said, How long do ye go limping between the two sides? If LORD be God, follow him, but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

1 Kings 19:10

And he said, I have been very jealous for LORD, the God of hosts. For the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword. And I, even I only, am left, and they seek my lif

Nehemiah 9:30

Yet many years thou bore with them, and testified against them by thy Spirit through thy prophets. Yet they would not give ear. Therefore thou gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.

Isaiah 5:1-7

Let me sing for my well-beloved a song of my beloved concerning his vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard in a very fruitful hill.

Isaiah 20:2-5

at that time LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put thy shoe from off thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

Jeremiah 7:25

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

Jeremiah 13:1-14

Thus says LORD to me, Go, and buy thee a linen sash, and put it upon thy loins, and do not put it in water.

Jeremiah 19:1

Thus said LORD: Go, and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and [take] of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests,

Jeremiah 19:10

Then thou shall break the bottle in the sight of the men who go with thee,

Jeremiah 25:4

And LORD has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, (but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear),

Ezekiel 4:1-5

Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it a city, even Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 15:1-8

And the word of LORD came to me, saying,

Hosea 1:2-5

When LORD spoke at the first by Hosea, LORD said to Hosea, Go, take to thee a wife of whoredom and children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom, departing from LORD.

Hosea 3:1

And LORD said to me, Go again, love a woman beloved of [her] friend, and an adulteress, even as LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods, and love cakes of raisins.

Amos 7:14

Then Amos answered, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, nor was I a prophet's son, but I was a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees.

Acts 2:17

And it will be in the last days, says God, I will pour out from my Spirit upon all flesh. And your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your elders will dream dreams.

2 Corinthians 12:1

(Really, to me boasting is not helpful.) For I will come to visions and revelations of Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:7

And so that I might not be over exalted by the extraordinariness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, an agent of Satan so that he would buffet me, so that I would not be over exalted.

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