H4912 משׁל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse)

KJV Usage: byword, like, parable, proverb.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. proverb, parable
a. proverb, proverbial saying, aphorism
b. byword
c. similitude, parable
d. poem
e. sentences of ethical wisdom, ethical maxims
Origin: apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action
TWOT: 1258a
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

View how H4912 משׁל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 39 occurrences of H4912 משׁל

Numbers 23:7 his parable,
Numbers 23:18 his parable,
Numbers 24:3 his parable,
Numbers 24:15 his parable,
Numbers 24:20 his parable,
Numbers 24:21 his parable,
Numbers 24:23 his parable,
Deuteronomy 28:37 a proverb,
1 Samuel 10:12 Therefore it became a proverb,
1 Samuel 24:13 the proverb
1 Kings 4:32 proverbs:
1 Kings 9:7 shall be a proverb
2 Chronicles 7:20 it to be a proverb
Job 13:12 are like
Job 27:1 his parable,
Job 29:1 his parable,
Psalms 44:14 us a by word
Psalms 49:4 to a parable:
Psalms 69:11 and I became a proverb
Psalms 78:2 in a parable:
Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs
Proverbs 1:6 a proverb,
Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs
Proverbs 25:1 These are also proverbs
Proverbs 26:7 so is a parable
Proverbs 26:9 so is a parable
Ecclesiastes 12:9 proverbs.
Isaiah 14:4 this proverb
Jeremiah 24:9 and a proverb,
Ezekiel 12:22 what is that proverb

Distinct usage

9 his parable,
4 a parable
3 this proverb
2 a proverb,
2 The proverbs
2 so is a parable
2 and a proverb,
1 Therefore it became a proverb,
1 the proverb
1 proverbs:
1 shall be a proverb
1 it to be a proverb
1 are like
1 us a by word
1 to a parable:
1 and I became a proverb
1 in a parable:
1 These are also proverbs
1 proverbs.
1 what is that proverb
1 I will make this proverb
1 parables?