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Ezekiel 20:49 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then I said, “Ah Lord GOD! They are saying of me, ‘Is he not [just] speaking parables?’”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And I said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then said I, Ah! My Lord, Yahweh: They, are saying of me, Is, not he a, putter forth of parables?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, They are saying of me, Is he not using similes?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God: they say of me: Doth not this man speak by parables?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then said I, Ah Lord GOD, they say of me, Doeth he not speake parables?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And I said, Not so, O Lord God! they say to me, Is not this that is spoken a parable?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then said I, Ah Adonay Yahweh! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then said 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
I, Ah 162
{0162} Prime
Apparently a primitive word expressing pain exclamatorily; Oh!.
ny אֲדֹנָי 136
{0136} Prime
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
Yhw יָהוֶה! 3069
{3069} Prime
A variation of H3068 (used after H0136, and pronounced by Jews as H0430, in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound, since they elsewhere pronounce H3068 as H0136).
they x1992
(1992) Complement
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
say 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of me, Doth he x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
speak 4911
{4911} Prime
Denominative from H4912; to liken, that is, (transitively) to use figurative language (an allegory, adage, song or the like); intransitively to resemble.
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
parables? 4912
{4912} Prime
Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 20:45-49.

Ezekiel 20:49

_ _ Ezekiel complains that by this parabolic form of prophecy he only makes himself and it a jest to his countrymen. God therefore in Ezekiel 21:1-32 permits him to express the same prophecy more plainly.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 20:45-49.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezekiel 20:49

Parables — So absolutely, that we cannot understand him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezekiel 20:49

Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak (z) parables?

(z) The people said that the prophet spoke darkly: therefore he desires the Lord to give them a plain declaration of it.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Is it not his usual custom to deal in enigmas? His figures are not to be understood; we should not trouble ourselves with them. God therefore commands the prophet to declare, in the next chapter, the same things in the plainest terms, so that they should not complain of his parables.
Matthew 13:13-14 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. ... And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
John 16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
Acts 17:18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
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