'Proverb' in the Bible
You will become an occasion of horror, a proverb, and an object of ridicule to all the peoples to whom the Lord will drive you.
A man who was from there replied, "And who is their father?" Therefore this became a proverb: "Is even Saul among the prophets?"
It's like the old proverb says: 'From evil people evil proceeds.' But my hand will not be against you.
To discern the meaning of a proverb and a parable, the sayings of the wise and their riddles.
Like legs that hang limp from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel, 'The days pass slowly, and every vision fails'?
Therefore tell them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: I hereby end this proverb; they will not recite it in Israel any longer.' But say to them, 'The days are at hand when every vision will be fulfilled.
"'Observe -- everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter."
"What do you mean by quoting this proverb concerning the land of Israel, "'The fathers eat sour grapes And the children's teeth become numb?'
"As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, you will not quote this proverb in Israel anymore!
Recite a proverb to this rebellious house and say to them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: "'Set on the pot, set it on, pour water in it too;
Let the priests, those who serve the Lord, weep from the vestibule all the way back to the altar. Let them say, "Have pity, O Lord, on your people; please do not turn over your inheritance to be mocked, to become a proverb among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, "Where is their God?"
Jesus said to them, "No doubt you will quote to me the proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself!' and say, 'What we have heard that you did in Capernaum, do here in your hometown too.'"