Monthly Archives: January 2017

10 – From Strength to Strength

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. From Strength to Strength – “They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God” (Psalm 84:7). The phrase means to progress

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9 – Good Samaritan

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today.  Good Samaritan – While this expression does not actually appear in the Bible, it is one of the most well-known parables of Jesus (Luke 10;30-37). Other sayings

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8 – God Forbid

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today.  God Forbid – “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me,

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7 – OMG

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. OMG – “O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me” (Psalm 25:2; also, see Psalm 22:2;

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6 – A Scapegoat

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. A scapegoat – “And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat” (Leviticus 18:8 also

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5 – A House Divided Against Itself

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. A House Divided Against Itself – “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25; also, see Matthew 12:25; 13:26) This phrase

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4 – A Drop in the Bucket

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. A Drop in the Bucket – “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold,

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3 – Salt of the Earth

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. Salt of the Earth – “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is

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2- By the Skin of my Teeth

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influences our language today. 2. BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH – “My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my

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Language

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influences our language today. During the celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, British parliamentarian and broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, called the Bible the “DNA of the English language.”

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