Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

I will submit and consent to a parable or proverb; to the music of a lyre I will unfold my riddle (my problem).

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 shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4 I will incline my ear to a parable. I will open my dark saying upon the harp. 5 Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels encompasses me about?


Cross References

Psalm 78:2

I will open my mouth in parable{s (LXX/NT)}. I will utter dark sayings of old,

Numbers 12:8

With him I will speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches, and he shall behold the form of LORD. Why then were ye 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 dark sayings.

Matthew 13:35

so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, which says, I will open my mouth in parables. I will utter things concealed from the foundation of the world.

Numbers 23:7

And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel.

Ezekiel 20:49

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

Daniel 8:23

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding hidden things, shall stand up.

Matthew 13:11-15

And having answered, he said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those men it has not been given.

Luke 12:3

Therefore, as many things as ye have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what ye have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers will be proclaimed upon the housetops.

2 Corinthians 3:12

Having therefore such a hope we use great boldness,

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