Ezekiel 17:2
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New International Version
"Son of man, set forth an allegory and tell it to the Israelites as a parable.

New Living Translation
"Son of man, give this riddle, and tell this story to the people of Israel.

English Standard Version
“Son of man, propound a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

New American Standard Bible
"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, pose a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel.

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, compose a riddle and relate a parable to Israel's house.

NET Bible
"Son of man, offer a riddle, and tell a parable to the house of Israel.

New Heart English Bible
"Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, tell this riddle. Give this illustration to the nation of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel,

New American Standard 1977
“Son of man, propound a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Son of man, propose a figure and compose an enigma unto the house of Israel

King James 2000 Bible
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

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

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, put forth a riddle, and use a simile unto the house of Israel,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1-10 Mighty conquerors are aptly likened to birds or beasts of prey, but their destructive passions are overruled to forward God's designs. Those who depart from God, only vary their crimes by changing one carnal confidence for another, and never will prosper.
Study Bible
The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine
1Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, 2"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel, 3saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.…
Cross References
Judges 14:12
Then Samson said to them, "Let me now propound a riddle to you; if you will indeed tell it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes.

Ezekiel 17:1
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Ezekiel 20:49
Then I said, "Ah Lord GOD! They are saying of me, 'Is he not just speaking parables?'"

Ezekiel 24:3
"Speak a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Put on the pot, put it on and also pour water in it;

Hosea 12:10
I have also spoken to the prophets, And I gave numerous visions, And through the prophets I gave parables.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Ezekiel 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?

Judges 9:8-15 The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they …

Judges 14:12-19 And Samson said to them, I will now put forth a riddle to you: if …

2 Samuel 12:1-4 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to …

Hosea 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, …

Matthew 13:13,14,35 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; …

Mark 4:33,34 And with many such parables spoke he the word to them, as they were …

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now …

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