Ezekiel 16:44
Good News Translation
The LORD said, "People will use this proverb about you, Jerusalem: 'Like mother, like daughter.'

Contemporary English Version
People will use this saying about you, Jerusalem: "If the mother is bad, so is her daughter."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold every one that useth a common proverb, shall use this against thee, saying: As the mother was, so also is her daughter.

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

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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. . . .

1 Samuel 24:13 As also it is said in the old proverb: From the wicked shall wickedness come forth: therefore my hand shall not be upon thee. After whom dost thou come out, O king of Israel?

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Ezekiel 16:3,45 And thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord God to Jerusalem: Thy root, and thy nativity is of the land of Chanaan, thy father was an Amorrhite, and thy mother a Cethite. . . .

1 Kings 21:16 And when Achab heard this, to wit, that Naboth was dead, he arose, and went down into the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezrahelite, to take possession of it.

2 Kings 17:11,15 And they burnt incense there upon altars, after the manner of the nations which the Lord had removed from their face: and they did wicked things, provoking the Lord. . . .

2 Kings 21:9 But they hearkened not: but were seduced by Manasses, to do evil more than the nations which the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel.

Ezra 9:1 And after these things were accomplished, the princes came to me, saying: The people of Israel, and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, and from their abominations, namely, of the Chanaanites, and the Hethites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites, and the Ammonites, and the Moabites, and the Egyptians, and the Amorrhites.

Psalm 106:35-38 And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their works: . . .

Context
Judgment on Jerusalem
43Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast provoked me in all these things: wherefore I also have turned all thy ways upon thy head, saith the Lord God, and I have not done according to thy wicked deeds in all thy abominations. 44Behold every one that useth a common proverb, shall use this against thee, saying: As the mother was, so also is her daughter.45Thou art thy mother's daughter, that cast off her husband, and her children: and thou art the sister of thy sisters, who cast off their husbands, and their children: your mother was a Cethite, and your father an Amorrhite.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:13
As also it is said in the old proverb: From the wicked shall wickedness come forth: therefore my hand shall not be upon thee. After whom dost thou come out, O king of Israel?

Ezekiel 12:22
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.

Ezekiel 12:23
Say 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.

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.

Additional Translations
Behold, all who speak in proverbs will quote this proverb about you: “Like mother, like daughter.”Behold, every one that uses proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

These are all the things they have spoken against thee in a proverb, saying,

Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall speak in a proverb against thee, saying, As the mother, [so is] her daughter!

Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

Behold, everyone who uses proverbs shall use [this] proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

Lo, every one using a simile, Doth use a simile concerning thee, saying: As the mother -- her daughter!
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