“Therefore the ballad singers say, “Come to Heshbon, let it be built; let the city of Sihon be established.”
Ballad H4911: Denominative from מָשָׁל H4912; to liken, that is, (transitively) to use figurative language (an allegory, adage, song or the like); intransitively to resemble: - be (-come) like, compare, use (as a) proverb, speak (in proverbs), utter. H4912: Apparently from מָשַׁל 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): - byword, like, parable, proverb.
“My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.”
“Son of man, propound a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;”
“All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: ‘I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.’“
Say, “Come to Heshbon, let it be built; let the city of Sihon be established.
Built H1129: A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively): - (begin to) build (-er), obtain children, make, repair, set (up), X surely.
Established H3559: A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous): - certain (-ty), confirm, direct, faithfulness, fashion, fasten, firm, be fitted, be fixed, frame, be meet, ordain, order, perfect, (make) preparation, prepare (self), provide, make provision, (be, make) ready, right, set (aright, fast, forth), be stable, (e-) stablish, stand, tarry, X very deed.
“And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
“Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation,”
“…And in his manhood he strove with God. He strove with the angel and prevailed; …”
“Then he said, ‘Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.’”
“Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.”
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”