New Living Translation
for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past--
King James Bible
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Darby Bible Translation
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter riddles from of old,
World English Bible
I will open my mouth in a parable. I will utter dark sayings of old,
Young's Literal Translation
I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,
Psalm 78:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
78:2 Parable - Weighty sentences. Dark sayings - Not that the words are hard to be understood, but the things, God's transcendent goodness, their unparallel'd ingratitude; and their stupid ignorance and insensibleness, under such excellent teachings of God's word and works, are prodigious and hard to be believed. Of old - Of things done in ancient times.
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From this Commandment we learn that after the excellent works of the first three Commandments there are no better works than to obey and serve all those who are set over us as superiors. For this reason also disobedience is a greater sin than murder, unchastity, theft and dishonesty, and all that these may include. For we can in no better way learn how to distinguish between greater and lesser sins than by noting the order of the Commandments of God, although there are distinctions also within the …
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The Second Continental Journey.
This fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet: "I will speak to you in parables. I will explain things hidden since the creation of the world."
I listen carefully to many proverbs and solve riddles with inspiration from a harp.
by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
Then give these rebels an illustration with this message from the Sovereign LORD: "Put a pot on the fire, and pour in some water.
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