“WHERE DO POPULAR EXPRESSIONS COME
Reader, have you ever wondered where some popular expressions come
salt of the earth.”
don’t see eye to eye.”
just a sign of the times.”
come straight out of the Bible.
the following examples, there dozens and dozens more.
said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy
father hath KILLED THE FATTED CALF, because he hath received
AND SOUND. Luke 15:27
deliver his soul from going into the pit,
and his life shall SEE THE LIGHT. Job 33:28
it shall be given you; SEEK, AND YE
SHALL FIND; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matthew 7:7
him shall be gathered all nations: and
he shall SEPARATE them one from another, as a shepherd divideth
FROM THE GOATS: Matthew 25:32
days they shall say no more, The fathers
have eaten a sour grape, and the children's TEETH ARE SET ON EDGE.
whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your
words, when ye depart out of that house or city, SHAKE OFF THE DUST
FEET. Matthew 10:14
morning, It will be foul weather to day:
for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the
face of the
sky; but can ye not discern THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES? Matthew 16:3
believed they his words; they SANG HIS
PRAISE. Psalm 106:12
ye, that ye use this proverb concerning
the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten SOUR GRAPES,
children's teeth are set on edge? Ezekiel 18:2
SALT OF THE EARTH: but if the
salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
the names of the men which Moses sent to SPY
OUT THE LAND. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
sought for a man among them, that should make
up the hedge, and STAND IN THE GAP before me for the land, that
not destroy it: but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30
watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the
voice together shall they sing: for they shall SEE EYE TO
when the LORD shall bring again Zion. Isaiah 52:8
King James Bible was the last purification of Bibles right from the
230 years prior to the 1611 Authorized Bible, The King James Bible,
The Holy Scriptures, there were The Wyclif Bible, The Tyndale Bible,
Coverdale Bible, The Matthew Bible, The Great Bible, The Geneva Bible
were all successive corrections and purifications upon each other.
King James Bible solidified the English language and was the pillar
is no wonder the expressions and phrases from it, have seeped into
the ‘subconscious mind’ of the English culture.
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