'Proverb' in the Bible
You'll become a desolation and a proverb, and you'll be mocked among the people where the LORD will drive you."
A man from there answered: "Now who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
Just like the ancient proverb says, "From wicked people comes wickedness,' but I'm not against you.
"Now, I've become the object of their mocking melodies; I'm nothing but a fool's proverb to them!
I will focus my attention on a proverb; I will use the harp to expound my riddle.
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.
"Son of Man, what's this proverb you have concerning Israel's land that says, "The days pass slowly and every vision ends in nothing.'?
Therefore you are to tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm about to put an end to use of this proverb in Israel. It will never be used again as a proverb in Israel. Instead, tell them that the days are drawing near when every vision will be fulfilled.
"Now, everyone who likes proverbs will quote this proverb about you, "Like mother, like daughter.'
"Why do you cite this proverb when you talk about Israel's land: "The fathers eat sour grapes but it's their children's teeth that have become numb.'
As long as I live," declares the LORD, "you won't use this proverb about Israel anymore.
"When this happens, someone will compose a proverb about you, lamenting sorrowfully, "We are completely ruined! He has given my people's heritage to others. How he has removed it from me, dividing up our fields!'
So he told them, "You will probably quote this proverb to me, "Doctor, heal yourself! Do everything here in your hometown that we hear you did in Capernaum.'"