in understanding proverbs, clever sayings, words of the wise, and their riddles.
Useless legs to the lame that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.
A thorn in the hand of a drunkard that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.
An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"
Therefore the ones who speak in proverbs say: Come to Heshbon and let it be built! Let the city of Sihon be established! A fire has gone out from Heshbon, and a flame from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab and the lords of the high places who lived in Arnon. Woe to you, Moab! You are destroyed, you people of Chemosh! He has given up his sons as fugitives and his daughters have gone into captivity to Sihon, king of the Amorites.read more.
We've fired at them. Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon. We've destroyed them as far as Nophah even as far as Medeba.
1 Kings 4:32
His reputation was known throughout the surrounding nations. Solomon wrote 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs.
I will focus my attention on a proverb; I will use the harp to expound my riddle.
The proverbs of David's son Solomon, king of Israel.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
Here are some more proverbs by Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
Moreover, besides being wise himself, the Teacher taught people what he had learned by listening, making inquiries, and composing many proverbs.
Then Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "King Balak of Moab brought me from Aram, from the eastern mountains, and told me, "Come and curse Jacob for me. Come and curse Israel.'
In response, Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "Stand up, Balak, and pay attention! Listen to me, you son of Zippor!
Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "A declaration by Beor's son Balaam, a declaration by the strong, blind man.
Then Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "The declaration by Beor's son Balaam, a declaration by the strong, blind man.
Next, Balaam looked directly at Amalek and then uttered this prophetic statement: "Even though Amalek is an international leader, his future is permanent destruction."
Balaam also uttered this prophetic statement about the Kenites: "Your dwelling places are stable, because your nest is carved in solid rock.
Finally, he uttered this prophetic statement: "Ah, who can live, unless God makes it happen?