'Simile' in the Bible
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'From Aram he doth lead me -- Balak king of Moab; From mountains of the east: Come -- curse for me Jacob, And come -- be indignant with Israel.
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, son of Zippor!
and he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut --
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut --
And he seeth Amalek, and taketh up his simile, and saith: 'A beginning of the Goyim is Amalek; And his latter end -- for ever he perisheth.'
And he seeth the Kenite, and taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Enduring is thy dwelling, And setting in a rock thy nest,
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Alas! who doth live when God doth this?
and thou hast been for an astonishment, for a simile, and for a byword among all the peoples whither Jehovah doth lead thee.
And a man thence answereth and saith, 'And who is their father?' therefore it hath been for a simile, 'Is Saul also among the prophets?'
as saith the simile of the ancients, From the wicked goeth out wickedness, and my hand is not on thee.
then I have cut off Israel from the face of the ground that I have given to them, and the house that I have hallowed for My name I send away from My presence, and Israel hath been for a simile and for a byword among all the peoples;
Thou makest us a simile among nations, A shaking of the head among peoples.
I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:
And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile.
I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,
That thou hast taken up this simile Concerning the king of Babylon, and said, How hath the exactor ceased,
And I have given them for a trembling, For evil -- to all kingdoms of the earth, For a reproach, and for a simile, For a byword, and for a reviling, In all the places whither I drive them.
Son of man, what is this simile to you, concerning the land of Israel, saying, Prolonged are the days, and perished hath every vision?
therefore say unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have caused this simile to cease, And they use it not as a simile again in Israel, But speak to them: Drawn near have the days, And spoken hath every vision.
Lo, every one using a simile, Doth use a simile concerning thee, saying: As the mother -- her daughter!
'Son of man, put forth a riddle, and use a simile unto the house of Israel,
What -- to you, ye -- using this simile Concerning the ground of Israel, saying: Fathers do eat unripe fruit, And the sons' teeth are blunted?
I live -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Ye have no more the use of this simile in Israel.
and use unto the rebellious house a simile, and thou hast said unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: To set on the pot, to set it on, and also to pour into it water,
In that day doth one take up for you a simile, And he hath wailed a wailing of woe, He hath said, We have been utterly spoiled, The portion of my people He doth change, How doth He move toward me! To the backslider our fields He apportioneth.
Do not these -- all of them -- against him a simile taken up, And a moral of acute sayings for him, And say, Woe to him who is multiplying what is not his? Till when also is he multiplying to himself heavy pledges?
'Ye, therefore, hear ye the simile of the sower:
Another simile he set before them, saying: 'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man sowing good seed in his field,
Another simile he set before them, saying: 'The reign of the heavens is like to a grain of mustard, which a man having taken, did sow in his field,
Another simile spake he to them: 'The reign of the heavens is like to leaven, which a woman having taken, hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'
All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,
Then having let away the multitudes, Jesus came to the house, and his disciples came near to him, saying, 'Explain to us the simile of the darnel of the field.'
And Peter answering said to him, 'Explain to us this simile.'
'Hear ye another simile: There was a certain man, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and did put a hedge round it, and digged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad.
And from the fig-tree learn ye the simile: When already its branch may have become tender, and the leaves it may put forth, ye know that summer is nigh,
And when he was alone, those about him, with the twelve, did ask him of the simile,
And he saith to them, 'Have ye not known this simile? and how shall ye know all the similes?
And he said, 'To what may we liken the reign of God, or in what simile may we compare it?
and without a simile he was not speaking to them, and by themselves, to his disciples he was expounding all.
And when he entered into a house from the multitude, his disciples were questioning him about the simile,
And they were seeking to lay hold on him, and they feared the multitude, for they knew that against them he spake the simile, and having left him, they went away;
'And from the fig-tree learn ye the simile: when the branch may already become tender, and may put forth the leaves, ye know that nigh is the summer;
And he said unto them, 'Certainly ye will say to me this simile, Physician, heal thyself; as great things as we heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country;'
And he spake also a simile unto them -- 'No one a patch of new clothing doth put on old clothing, and if otherwise, the new also doth make a rent, and with the old the patch doth not agree, that is from the new.
And he spake a simile to them, 'Is blind able to lead blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?
And a great multitude having gathered, and those who from city and city were coming unto him, he spake by a simile:
And his disciples were questioning him, saying, 'What may this simile be?'
'And this is the simile: The seed is the word of God,
And he spake a simile unto them, saying, 'Of a certain rich man the field brought forth well;
And Peter said to him, 'Sir, unto us this simile dost thou speak, or also unto all?'
And he spake this simile: 'A certain one had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit in it, and he did not find;
And he spake a simile unto those called, marking how they were choosing out the first couches, saying unto them,
And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,
And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile:
And while they are hearing these things, having added he spake a simile, because of his being nigh to Jerusalem, and of their thinking that the reign of God is about presently to be made manifest.
And he began to speak unto the people this simile: 'A certain man planted a vineyard, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad for a long time,
And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him in that hour, and they feared the people, for they knew that against them he spake this simile.
And he spake a simile to them: 'See the fig-tree, and all the trees,
which is a simile in regard to the present time, in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, which are not able, in regard to conscience, to make perfect him who is serving,