Verses with the word byword in the Old Testament (6 verses):
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
1 Kings 9:7
Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
2 Chronicles 7:20
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.