Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will express my riddle on the harp.

King James Version

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Holman Bible

I turn my ear to a proverb;
I explain my riddle with a lyre.

International Standard Version

I will focus my attention on a proverb; I will use the harp to expound my riddle.

A Conservative Version

I will incline my ear to a parable. I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

American Standard Version

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Amplified


I will incline my ear and consent to a proverb;
On the lyre I will unfold my riddle.

Bible in Basic English

I will put my teaching into a story; I will make my dark sayings clear with music.

Darby Translation

I will incline mine ear to a parable, I will open my riddle upon the harp.

Julia Smith Translation

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my enigma upon the harp.

King James 2000

I will incline my ear to a proverb: I will disclose my riddles upon the harp.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will {propound} my riddle on a lyre.

Modern King James verseion

I will bow down my ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying on the harp.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will incline mine ear to the parable, and show my dark speech upon the harp.

NET Bible

I will learn a song that imparts wisdom; I will then sing my insightful song to the accompaniment of a harp.

New Heart English Bible

I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will open my riddle on the harp.

The Emphasized Bible

I will bend, to a by-word, mine ear, I will open, on the lyre, mine enigma.

Webster

I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

World English Bible

I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will open my riddle on the harp.

Youngs Literal Translation

I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

3 My mouth will speak wisdom,
And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
4 I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will express my riddle on the harp.
5 Why should I fear in days of adversity,
When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,


Cross References

Psalm 78:2

I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings of old,

Numbers 12:8

With him I speak mouth to mouth,
Even openly, and not in dark sayings,
And he beholds the form of the Lord.
Why then were you not afraid
To speak against My servant, against Moses?”

Proverbs 1:6

To understand a proverb and a figure,
The words of the wise and their riddles.

Matthew 13:35

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.”

Numbers 23:7

He took up his discourse and said,
“From Aram Balak has brought me,
Moab’s king from the mountains of the East,
Come curse Jacob for me,
And come, denounce Israel!’

Ezekiel 20:49

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

Daniel 8:23

“In the latter period of their rule,
When the transgressors have run their course,
A king will arise,
Insolent and skilled in intrigue.

Matthew 13:11-15

Jesus answered them, To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

Luke 12:3

Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.

2 Corinthians 3:12

Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,

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