Wednesday, August 20, 2008

13 common phrases that come from the Bible

Thursday Thirteen, 6th edition
13 everyday phrases that come from the Bible:

Scapegoat (Leviticus 16:8)

Eye for an eye (Exodus 21:24)

The apple of his eye (Deuteronomy 32:10)

The golden rule (Matthew 7:12)

Blind leading the blind (Matthew 15:14)

By the skin of our teeth (Job 19:20)

Can a leopard change his spots? (Jeremiah 13:23)

Drop in the bucket (Isaiah 40:15)

Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Handwriting on the wall (Daniel 5:5)

Labor of love (1 Thessalonians 1:3)

Letter of the law (2 Corinthians 3:6)

My brother's keeper (Genesis 4:9)


Nicholas said...

Those are from the King James version I assume. Apart from the works of Shakespeare, the KJ Bible is has given us more idioms and sayings than any other source.

Julia said...

Nice list, I think it's interesting how often we use certain phrases or idioms without knowing where they come from.

Happy TT and greets

yasmin said...

tt i just learned something didn't know the leopard saying came from the bible.

Lori said...

Great list...Happy TT:)

YummY! said...

Interesting. I knew about some of those, but not all of them.

bernieg1 said...

Great list of Biblical sayings. I enjoyed reading them and I do apologize if I cannot think of even one to ad. I am sure though you covered them all.

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Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Good list. I'll have to check those out in my bible.

Alice at I Was Born2Cree8
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Kristi said...

Isn't it interesting how the Bible has made it into "pop culture" and so many people don;t really know where the phrases came from? Happy T13.

Qtpies7 said...

What a great list! It is fun when people use these phrases and you can point them to the Source.

Peter Plum said...

Wow this is a good list. Thanks for taking the time to figure this out!

Happy T13!