New Living Translation
I listen carefully to many proverbs and solve riddles with inspiration from a harp.
King James Bible
I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
Darby Bible Translation
I will incline mine ear to a parable, I will open my riddle upon the harp.
World English Bible
I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will open my riddle on the harp.
Young's Literal Translation
I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:
Psalm 49:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
49:4 I will - I will hearken what God by his Spirit speaks to me, and that will I now speak to you. A parable - Which properly is an allegorical speech, but is often taken for an important, and withal, dark doctrine or sentence. Open - I will not smother it in my own breast, but publish it to the world. Dark - So he calls the following discourse, because the thing in question ever hath been thought hard to be understood.
LibraryNotes on the Second Century
Page 94. Line 9. The Book of ---- The reference here is to the apocryphal Wisdom of Solomon xiii. 1-5. Page 104. Med. 33. As originally written this Meditation commenced thus: Whether the sufferings of an. Angel would have been meritorious or no I will not dispute: but'---- And the following sentence, which comes after the first, has also been crossedout: So that it was an honour and no injury to be called to it: And so great an honour that it was an ornament to God himself, and an honour even to …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
The Kinsman Redeemer
Out of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
The Christian Business World
I speak to him face to face, clearly, and not in riddles! He sees the LORD as he is. So why were you not afraid to criticize my servant Moses?"
1 Kings 10:1
When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's fame, which brought honor to the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.
2 Kings 3:15
Now bring me someone who can play the harp." While the harp was being played, the power of the LORD came upon Elisha,
There I will go to the altar of God, to God--the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!
for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past--
by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
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