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Ezekiel 17:2

    Ezekiel 17:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Son of man, give out a dark saying, and make a comparison for the children of Israel,

    Webster's Revision

    Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

    World English Bible

    Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

    Definitions for Ezekiel 17:2

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 17:2

    Son of man, put forth a riddle - Riddle, Anglo-Saxon, from to divine; a thing that must be curiously investigated and sifted, to find out the meaning; and hence, riddle, a sort of coarse sieve to clean corn, to separate coarse chaff and straws from the pure grain. An instrument formerly used for divination. This is not far removed from the Hebrew חידה chidah, from חד chad, to penetrate; not that which penetrates the mind, but which we must penetrate to find out the sense.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 17:2

    17:2 A riddle - A dark saying. The house of Israel - The remainders of the house of Israel, whether of the ten, or of the two tribes.