Psalms 78:2

“I will open my mouth in a parable: I wil vtter darke sayings of old:”

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Other Translations

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
- King James Version

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Opening my mouth I will give out a story, even the dark sayings of old times;
- Basic English Bible

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter riddles from of old,
- Darby Bible

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
- Webster's Bible

I will open my mouth in a parable. I will utter dark sayings of old,
- World English Bible

I open with a simile my mouth, I bring forth hidden things of old,
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter dark sayings concerning days of old;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 78:2


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.


Discussion for Psalms 78

  • Leigh
    Mack: How to find what God thinks of "marriage";
    Type marriage into the search box above and it will give you a sampling of verses.
    To narrow your search select a link from the Marriage topics on the right side of the page in the red area, example: Love and Marriage
    Hope this helps.
  • A disciple
    Mack (cont.); God made marriage for men to build their house, their family. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage is friendship and loyalty and learning how to be unselfish. Marriage is so you aren't alone going through troubles; and it will also bring about trouble in the flesh. God HATES divorce, and He expects us to work through our troubles and differences by love. Marriage is GOOD!
  • A disciple
    Hi Mack; A Marriage is a Covenant of Love and Fidelity to be One flesh unto the LORD, and Family for Lifelong Companionship. The LORD God built the Woman out of the Man, to be a Help unto him; and upon presenting her to Adam, Adam pronounced the Law of Marriage for ever: "This now is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman for she was taken out of Man..." Joined together!
  • Mack
    I have a question please...

    What does God consider marriage?
  • Nancy Miranti
    A reminder that HE backs us up when OUR backs are to the wall. All we have to do is not move away from Him, or He lets our enemies conquer us.
  • Bryan McCloud
    This chapter teaches me that know matter how much God does for us; we are still ungrateful. We are just like the Isarealites who murmur and complain against God after all he has done for us. Like Proverbs 27:30 states, "hell and destruction are never full, and so the eyes of men are never satisfied."

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