To understand a parable and the interpretation; the words of the wise and their enigmas.
Like unto the way that the one who is lame walks, so is a proverb in the mouth of the fool.
As thorns sunk into the hand of one who is drunk, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
The vain man shall make himself understood, though man is born like a wild ass's colt.
Therefore those that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared; for there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon; it has consumed Ar of Moab and the lords of the high places of Arnon. Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh; he has put thy sons to flight and thy daughters into captivity because of Sihon king of the Amorites.read more.
And Heshbon destroyed their kingdom even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah and Medeba.
1 Kings 4:32
And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will declare my enigma upon the harp.
The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel;
A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is sadness unto his mother.
These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
And the wiser the preacher became that much more did he teach wisdom to the people, causing them to listen and to search things out, and he composed many proverbs.
And he took up his parable and said, Balak, the king of Moab, has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob and come, denounce Israel.
Then he took up his parable and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
Then he took up his parable and said, Balaam, the son of Beor, has said and the man whose eyes are open has said,
And he took up his parable and said, Balaam, the son of Beor, has said, the man whose eyes are open has said,
And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek, head of the Gentiles; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
And he looked on the Kenite and took up his parable and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock;
And he took up his parable again and said, Alas, who shall live when God shall do these things!