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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

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

Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, They are saying of me, Is he not using similes?

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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

Ezekiel 20:49 Parallel Commentaries

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Manner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
God's procedure when imitable forms a peculiar argument for duty. That is made known for many reasons; among which must stand this,--that it may be observed and followed as an example. That, being perfect, is a safe and necessary pattern to follow. The law of God proclaims what he wills men as well as angels to do. The purposes of God show what he has resolved to have accomplished. The constitutions of his moral subjects intimate that he has provided that his will shall be voluntarily accomplished
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Matthew 13:13
"Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

John 16:25
"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.

Ezekiel 4:14
But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth."

Ezekiel 12:9
"Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, 'What are you doing?'

Ezekiel 17:2
"Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

Ezekiel 21:1
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,

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;

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