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.


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