I will open my mouth with a parable;(A)
    I will utter hidden things, things from of old—

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for understanding proverbs and parables,(A)
    the sayings and riddles(B) of the wise.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 1:6 Or understanding a proverb, namely, a parable, / and the sayings of the wise, their riddles

22 “Son of man, what is this proverb(A) you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’?(B)

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44 “‘Everyone who quotes proverbs(A) will quote this proverb about you: “Like mother, like daughter.”

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“What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel:

“‘The parents eat sour grapes,
    and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?(A)

“As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb(B) in Israel.

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23 Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown(A) what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”(B)

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