Parallel Verses

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] -- "

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,

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 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable (in instruction by numerous examples); I will utter dark sayings of old [that hide important truth] -- " 3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.


Cross References

Psalm 49:4

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

Proverbs 1:6

That people may understand a proverb and a figure of speech or an enigma with its interpretation, and the words of the wise and their dark sayings or riddles.

Matthew 13:11-13

And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Matthew 13:34-35

These things all taken together Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, without a parable He said nothing to them.

Mark 4:34

He did not tell them anything without a parable; but privately to His disciples ( those who were peculiarly His own) He explained everything [fully].

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