Psalms 49:4

“I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will incline mine eare to a parable; I will open my darke saying vpon the harpe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will put my teaching into a story; I will make my dark sayings clear with music.
- Basic English Bible

I will incline mine ear to a parable, I will open my riddle upon the harp.
- Darby Bible

I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
- Webster's Bible

I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will open my riddle on the harp.
- World English Bible

I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:
- Youngs Literal Bible

(49:5) I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 49:4


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.


Discussion for Psalms 49

  • Annie
    When we are faced with struggles in life it is good to know that where we find most comfort is in God. As much as I would love the devil to stay gone he is not going to . My comfort is in knowing like Lazarus he cannot take heaven from me.
  • Malachy Obeta for verse 12
    Waoo! wealth, Houses and good Name are important but we will one day leave them and go up there to our heavenly Father who have many mansions. therefore as col.3:1 urges that we that have risen with Christ should seek the things that are above.
  • Brianna for verse 10
    "You can 't take it with you " Jesus encouraged us to store up treasures in heaven, rather than the earth. As we can see we can cultivate a lot of material possessions, but in the end when we die, they go to other individuals. So, I think this scripture is helpful in encouraging us to be generous with the our resources. "share the wealth " so to speak, because when you 're gone, it 's gone.
  • Andrew
    The conclusion of the matter is the last verse that is worth memorizing and meditating upon Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
  • Sheree
    We will give an account of what God has given us to show the love of Christ to others. The use of our time, talent, and fiances.
  • REBECCA for verse 18
    I want to congratulate a man who has done very well for himself.He's not just a man but a very young man in his early 30's.I really appreciate and admire his achievements.

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