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Ezekiel 20:49

    Ezekiel 20:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I said, Ah, Lord! they say of me, Is he not a maker of stories?

    Webster's Revision

    Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?

    World English Bible

    Then I said, Ah Lord Yahweh! they say of me, Isn't he a speaker of parables?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?

    Definitions for Ezekiel 20:49

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:49

    Ah Lord God - O my God, consider my situation; who will believe what I shall say? They put the evil day far from them.

    Doth he not speak parables? - הלא ממשל משלים הוא halo memashshel meshalim hu, "Is not he a maker of parables?" Is it not his custom to deal in enigmas? His figures are not to be understood; we should not trouble ourselves with them. We are not obliged to fathom his meaning; and perhaps after all it does not refer to us, or will not be accomplished in our time, if it even respect the land. Thus they turned aside what might have done them good, and rejected the counsel of God against themselves.

    By dividing the word with our neighbor we often lose the benefit both of threatenings and promises. They voluntarily shut their own eyes; and then God, in judgment, sealed them up in darkness.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 20:49

    Parables - Compare Ezekiel 17:2. The meaning of the prophet was clear enough, if those whom he addressed had chosen to understand.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 20:49

    20:49 Parables - So absolutely, that we cannot understand him.