Yet Jehovah testified unto Israel, and unto Judah, by every prophet, and every seer, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.
Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day, I have sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;
Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?
God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners,