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si - mil´i - tūd : In the King James Version means either "an exact facsimile" ( Psalm 106:20 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "likeness"; Romans 5:14 , etc.), or else "the form itself" (Numbers 12:8 ; Deuteronomy 4:12 , Deuteronomy 4:15 , Deuteronomy 4:16 for temūnāh , "form" (so the Revised Version (British and American)); compare LIKENESS . the English Revised Version has retained the word in 2 Chronicles 4:3 ; Daniel 10:16 (the American Standard Revised Version "likeness"), while the English Revised Version and the American Standard Revised Version have used "similitudes" in Hosea 12:10 ( דּמה , dāmāh , "be like"). The meaning is "I have inspired the prophets to speak parables."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Similitude'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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