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Sayings From The Bible

July 1st, 2014 Posted in Lifestyle
Some people think the Bible is outdated, but many of the everyday phrases we use come from Bible verses. Sometimes phrases become over-used and we begin to lose the sense of what they mean, but when you study the verses behind these phrases, you will develop a greater understanding.Here are 20 everyday sayings found in the Bible:20. Faithful unto death (Revelations 2:10)
“Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (NSV)

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19. As old as the hills (Job 15:7)
“Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?”

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18. In the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52)
“…  in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”

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17. Sign of the times (Matthew 16:3)
“You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”

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16. Sour Grapes (Jeremiah 31:30)
“Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.”

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15. The apple of his eye (Deuteronomy 32:10, Zechariah 2:8)
“In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye.”

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14. A man after my own heart (1 Samuel 13:14)
“But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.”

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13. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (Matthew 5:38)
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’”

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12. At his wits end (Psalms 107:27)
“They reeled and staggered like drunkards; they were at their wits’ end.”

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11. Bite the dust (Psalms 72:9)
“May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.”

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10. Eat, drink and be merry (Ecclesiastes 8:15)
“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.”

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9. Fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12)
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

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8. Go the extra mile (Matthew 5:41)
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”

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7. Love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10)
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

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6. As white as snow (Daniel 7:9)
“Thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.”

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5. Pearls before swine (Matthew 7:6)
“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

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4. Put your house in order (2 Kings 20:1)
“In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.’”

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3. The blind leading the blind (Matthew 15:14)
“Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

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2. The letter of the law (2 Corinthians 3:6)
“He made us able to be servants of a new agreement from himself to his people. This new agreement is not a written law, but it is of the Spirit. The written law brings death, but the Spirit gives life.” (NCV)

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1. The root of the matter (Job 19:28)
“If you say, ‘How we will hound him,
since the root of the trouble lies in him…’”

 

Source: www.hearitfirst.com
Bible translation New International Version (NIV), unless where otherwise noted.

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