Proverb See also Byword; Parable; BD Proverbs, book of they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, Num. 21:27. thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, Deut. 28:37. it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets, 1 Sam. 10:12. he spake three thousand proverbs, 1 Kgs. 4:32. Israel shall be a proverb and a byword, 1 Kgs. 9:7 (2 Chr. 7:20). understand a proverb, Prov. 1:6. to be a reproach and a proverb, Jer. 24:9. say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself, Luke 4:23. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs, John 16:25. happened unto them according to the true proverb, 2 Pet. 2:22.