parables


In the New Testament, the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message; they include the parable of the Good Samaritan and that of the Prodigal Son.

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How to use parables in a sentence

  • He will search out the hidden meanings of proverbs, and will be conversant in the secrets of parables.

  • He will keep the sayings of renowned men, and will enter withal into the subtilties of parables.

  • And thou didst multiply riddles in parables: thy name went abroad to the islands far off, and thou wast beloved in thy peace.

  • Therefore the speedy judgment is again announced and the Prophet received a series of messages and parables.

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
  • And when Ezekiel had faithfully delivered his message, his hearers said, "Doth he not speak in parables?"

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein