With him I speak face to face,
    clearly and not in riddles;(A)
    he sees the form of the Lord.(B)
Why then were you not afraid
    to speak against my servant Moses?”(C)

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“Son of man, set forth an allegory and tell it to the Israelites as a parable.(A)

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49 Then I said, “Sovereign Lord,(A) they are saying of me, ‘Isn’t he just telling parables?(B)’”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 20:49 In Hebrew texts 20:45-49 is numbered 21:1-5.
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Tell this rebellious people(A) a parable(B) and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘Put on the cooking pot;(C) put it on
    and pour water into it.

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10 I spoke to the prophets,
    gave them many visions
    and told parables(A) through them.”(B)

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