תבן אתה מכניס לעפריים
‘Wouldst thou carry straw to Hafaraim?’*
* … Hafaraim was a town where apparently there was a plentiful supply of straw, and so it became proverbial to describe wasted efforts as ‘carrying straw to Hafaraim’.
אמר להו אמרי אינשי למתא ירקא ירקא שקול
He answered them, ‘There is a common saying. "Bring herbs to Herbtown".’