Ezekiel 12:22
Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "why do the people of Israel repeat this proverb: 'Time goes by, and predictions come to nothing'?

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, you've heard people in Israel use the saying, "Time passes, and prophets are proved wrong."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel? saying: The days shall be prolonged, and every vision shall fail.

New American Bible
Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: “The days drag on, and every vision fails”?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel? saying: The days shall be prolonged, and every vision shall fail.

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Ezekiel 18:2,3 That you use among you this parable as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying: The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the children are set on edge. . . .

Jeremiah 23:33-40 If therefore this people, or the prophet, or the priest shall ask thee, saying: What is the burden of the Lord? thou shalt say to them: You are the burden: for I will cast you away, saith the Lord. . . .

The days

Ezekiel 12:27 Son of man, behold the house of Israel, they that say: The visions that this man seeth, is for many days to come: and this man prophesieth of times afar off.

Ezekiel 11:3 Saying: Were not houses lately built? This city is the caldron, and we the flesh.

Isaiah 5:19 That say: Let him make haste, and let his work come quickly, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel come, that we may know it.

Jeremiah 5:12,13 They have denied the Lord, and said, It is not he: and the evil shall not come upon us: we shall not see the sword and famine. . . .

Amos 6:3 You that are separated unto the evil day: and that approach to the throne of iniquity;

2 Peter 3:3,4 Knowing this first: That in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts, . . .

Context
The Presumptuous Proverb
21And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 22Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel? saying: The days shall be prolonged, and every vision shall fail.23Say to them therefore: Thus saith the Lord God: I will make this proverb to cease, neither shall it be any more a common saying in Israel: and tell them that the days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.…
Cross References
2 Peter 3:4
Saying: Where is his promise or his coming? For since the time that the fathers slept, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Isaiah 5:19
That say: Let him make haste, and let his work come quickly, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel come, that we may know it.

Jeremiah 5:12
They have denied the Lord, and said, It is not he: and the evil shall not come upon us: we shall not see the sword and famine.

Ezekiel 7:26
Trouble shall come upon trouble, and rumour upon rumour, and they shall seek a vision of the prophet, and the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.

Ezekiel 11:3
Saying: Were not houses lately built? This city is the caldron, and we the flesh.

Ezekiel 12:21
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Ezekiel 12:27
Son of man, behold the house of Israel, they that say: The visions that this man seeth, is for many days to come: and this man prophesieth of times afar off.

Ezekiel 16:44
Behold every one that useth a common proverb, shall use this against thee, saying: As the mother was, so also is her daughter.

Ezekiel 18:2
That you use among you this parable as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying: The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the children are set on edge.

Ezekiel 18:3
As I live, saith the Lord God, this parable shall be no more to you a proverb in Israel.

Amos 6:3
You that are separated unto the evil day: and that approach to the throne of iniquity;

Habakkuk 1:5
Behold ye among the nations, and see: wonder, and be astonished: for a work is done in your days, which no man will believe when it shall be told.

Additional Translations
“Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by, and every vision fails’?Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Son of man, what is this proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Son of man, what is your parable on the land of Israel, that ye say, The days are long, the vision has perished?

Son of man, what is that proverb which ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days shall be prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Son of man, what is this proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Son of man, what is this simile to you, concerning the land of Israel, saying, Prolonged are the days, and perished hath every vision?
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