'Proverb' in the Bible
As the old proverb says, 'Wickedness comes from wicked people.' My hand will never be against you.
I turn my ear to a proverb; I explain my riddle with a lyre.
for understanding a proverb or a parable, the words of the wise, and their riddles.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like lame legs that hang limp.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a stick with thorns, brandished by the hand of a drunkard.
"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?
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.
I will turn against that one and make him a sign and a proverb; I will cut him off from among My people. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
"Look, everyone who uses proverbs will say this proverb about you: Like mother, like daughter.
"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?
As I live"-[this is] the declaration of the Lord God -"you will no longer use this proverb in Israel.
Then He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me: 'Doctor, heal yourself.' 'All we've heard that took place in Capernaum, do here in Your hometown also.' "