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Psalms 78:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter riddles from of old,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I will open, in a parable, my mouth, I will pour forth enigmas out of antiquity;—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I will open my mouth in a parable: I wil vtter darke sayings of old:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter dark sayings [which have been] from the beginning.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I will open 6605
{6605} Prime
פָּתַח
pathach
{paw-thakh'}
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
my mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
in a parable: 4912
{4912} Prime
מָשָׁל
mashal
{maw-shawl'}
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).
I will utter 5042
{5042} Prime
נבע
naba`
{naw-bah'}
A primitive root; to gush forth; figuratively to utter (good or bad words); specifically to emit (a foul odor).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
dark sayings 2420
{2420} Prime
חִידָה
chiydah
{khee-daw'}
From H2330; a puzzle; hence a trick, conundrum, sententious maxim.
of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
old: 6924
{6924} Prime
קֶדֶם
qedem
{keh'-dem}
From H6923; the front, of palce (absolutely the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 78:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 78:2

Parable — Weighty sentences. Dark sayings — Not that the words are hard to be understood, but the things, God's transcendent goodness, their unparallel'd ingratitude; and their stupid ignorance and insensibleness, under such excellent teachings of God's word and works, are prodigious and hard to be believed. Of old — Of things done in ancient times.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I will:

Psalms 49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
Matthew 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Matthew 13:34-35 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: ... That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

dark sayings:

Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Matthew 13:11-13 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. ... Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
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