Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

I will declare wise sayings; I will speak mysteries from the past-

International Standard Version

I will tell a parable, speaking riddles from long ago

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

I will open my mouth in a parable (in instruction by numerous examples); I will utter dark sayings of old [that hide important truth] -- "

Bible in Basic English

Opening my mouth I will give out a story, even the dark sayings of old times;

Darby Translation

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter riddles from of old,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter enigmas from ancient time:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

I will offer a parable [with] my mouth. I will pour out riddles from long ago,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will open my mouth in similitudes, and will speak forth things which have been kept secret from the beginning of the world;

NET Bible

I will sing a song that imparts wisdom; I will make insightful observations about the past.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

I will open, in a parable, my mouth, I will pour forth enigmas out of antiquity; -

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,

Context Readings

Lessons From Israel's Past

1 Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, 3 Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.


Cross References

Psalm 49:4

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

Proverbs 1:6

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

Matthew 13:11-13

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.

Matthew 13:34-35

All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.

Mark 4:34

and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.



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