'Similes' in the Bible
therefore those using similes say -- 'Enter ye Heshbon, Let the city of Sihon be built and ready,
And he speaketh three thousand similes, and his songs are five, and the chief one;
Your remembrances are similes of ashes, For high places of clay your heights.
And further, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge, and gave ear, and sought out -- he made right many similes.
and I have set My face against that man, and made him for a sign, and for similes, and I have cut him off from the midst of My people, and ye have known that I am Jehovah.
And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, They are saying of me, Is he not using similes?
And I have spoken unto the prophets, And I have multiplied vision, And by the hand of the prophets I use similes.
and he spake to them many things in similes, saying: 'Lo, the sower went forth to sow,
And the disciples having come near, said to him, 'Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'
'Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,
All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,
that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying, 'I will open in similes my mouth, I will utter things having been hidden from the foundation of the world.'
And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these similes, he removed thence,
And the chief priests and the Pharisees having heard his similes, knew that of them he speaketh,
And Jesus answering, again spake to them in similes, saying,
And, having called them near, in similes he said to them, 'How is the Adversary able to cast out the Adversary?
and he taught them many things in similes, and he said to them in his teaching:
and he said to them, 'To you it hath been given to know the secret of the reign of God, but to those who are without, in similes are all the things done;
And he saith to them, 'Have ye not known this simile? and how shall ye know all the similes?
And with many such similes he was speaking to them the word, as they were able to hear,
And he began to speak to them in similes: 'A man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around, and digged an under-wine-vat, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad;
And he said, 'To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of God, and to the rest in similes; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.