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15 Bible Verses about Old Sayings

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Ezekiel 16:44

“Look, everyone who uses proverbs will say this proverb about you:Like mother, like daughter.

Genesis 10:9

He was a powerful hunter in the sight of the Lord. That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a powerful hunter in the sight of the Lord.”

1 Samuel 10:12

Then a man who was from there asked, “And who is their father?”As a result, “Is Saul also among the prophets?” became a popular saying.

1 Samuel 19:24

Saul then removed his clothes and also prophesied before Samuel; he collapsed and lay naked all that day and all that night. That is why they say, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

1 Samuel 24:13

As the old proverb says, ‘Wickedness comes from wicked people.’ My hand will never be against you.

2 Samuel 5:8

He said that day, “Whoever attacks the Jebusites must go through the water shaft to reach the lame and the blind who are despised by David.” For this reason it is said, “The blind and the lame will never enter the house.”

2 Samuel 20:18

She said, “In the past they used to say, ‘Seek counsel in Abel,’ and that’s how they settled disputes.

Job 2:4

“Skin for skin!” Satan answered the Lord. “A man will give up everything he owns in exchange for his life.

Ezekiel 12:22

“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have about the land of Israel, which goes:The days keep passing by,
and every vision fails?

Ezekiel 18:2

“What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel:The fathers eat sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge?

Luke 4:23

Then He said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me: ‘Doctor, heal yourself. So all we’ve heard that took place in Capernaum, do here in Your hometown also.’”

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

John 4:37

For in this case the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’

Ezekiel 12:23

Therefore say to them: This is what the Lord God says: I will put a stop to this proverb, and they will not use it again in Israel. But say to them: The days draw near, as well as the fulfillment of every vision.

Ezekiel 18:3

As I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“you will no longer use this proverb in Israel.

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