49 Then I said, "Sovereign Lord, they are saying of me, 'Isn't he just telling parables?' "[1]

Other Translations of Ezekiel 20:49

King James Version

49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

English Standard Version

49 Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! They are saying of me, 'Is he not a maker of parables?'"

The Message

49 And I said, "O God, everyone is saying of me, 'He just makes up stories.'" A Sword! A Sword!

New King James Version

49 Then I said, "Ah, Lord God! They say of me, 'Does he not speak parables?' "

New Living Translation

49 Then I said, "O├é┬áSovereign Lord, they are saying of me, 'He only talks in riddles!'"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:49

Commentary on Ezekiel 20:45-49

(Read Ezekiel 20:45-49)

Judah and Jerusalem had been full of people, as a forest of trees, but empty of fruit. God's word prophesies against those who bring not forth the fruits of righteousness. When He will ruin a nation, who or what can save it? The plainest truths were as parables to the people. It is common for those who will not be wrought upon by the word, to blame it.