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22- Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influences our language today. Eat, Drink and Be Merry – While numerous sources have been quoted for originating this expression: from Shakespeare to pirates to the outlaws in the Old West;

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21 – He Fell Flat on His Face

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influences our language today. He Fell Flat on His Face – “Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way,

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20 – I Don’t Know if I’m Coming or Going

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. I Don’t Know if I’m Coming or Going – “And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and

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19 – He/She is My Rock

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. He/She is My Rock – “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates

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18 – A Little Bird Told Me

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. A Little Bird Told Me – While this idiom is not a direct quote from the Bible, according the “Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins” by Robert

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17 – You Reap What You Sow

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. You Reap What You Sow – “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to

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16 – The Powers That Be

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. The Powers That Be – “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are

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15 – Let There Be Light

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today.Helpful – There is also the aspect of God putting His words in the mouths of His prophets (Exodus 4:15; Deuteronomy 18:18; Isaiah 51:16; 59:21; Jeremiah 1:9). The

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14 – Washing One’s Hands of Something

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today.Helpful – There is also the aspect of God putting His words in the mouths of His prophets (Exodus 4:15; Deuteronomy 18:18; Isaiah 51:16; 59:21; Jeremiah 1:9). The

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13 – The Writing is on the Wall

Fifty common expressions that originated from the Bible that influence our language today. The Writing is on the Wall – The etymology of this phrase is found in the Book of Daniel. “In the same hour came forth fingers of

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