Phrases
                                                    From the
                                Bible
                                                                                                                For adults
How may times have you said, "I'm in deep water."  How many times have you said, "To the bitter end."  There are many phrases that we use every day but where do they come from?  The origin might surprise you.  Below are a few that are used daily that have originated from the bible.  See how many of them you say.
If you can think of more, please send them to me and they will be placed right here.

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1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush 2. A drop in the bucket 3. A house divided
4. All men are liars 5. All things must pass 6. All things to all men
7. A man after my own heart 8. A multitude of sins 9. A still, small voice
10. A thorn in the flesh 11. Am I my brother's keeper? 12. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
13. As old as Methuselah 14. As old as the hills 15. As you sow so shall you reap
16. Ashes to ashes dust to dust 17. At his wits' end 18. Beat swords into plowshares
19. Bite the dust 20. Blessed are the peacemakers 21. Born again
22. By the skin of your teeth 23. Change your spots 24. Coat of Many Colors
25. Do as I say, not as I do 26. Don't go to bed angry 27. Eat drink and be merry
28. Either you're with us or you're against us 29. Faith will move mountains 30. Fall from grace
31. Feet of clay 32. Fight the good fight 33. For everything there is a season
34. Forbidden fruit 35. Forgive them for they know not what they do 36. From strength to strength
37. Get thee behind me Satan 38. Give up the ghost 39. Go through fire and water for
40. Good Samaritan 41. Going the extra mile 42. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword
43. How are the mighty fallen 44. I wash my hands of it 45. I'll have his head on a platter
46. I'll pin him to the wall 47. In deep water 48. In the beginning was the word
49. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God 50. It's better to give than to receive 51. Labor of love
52. Lamb to the slaughter 53. Let there be light 54. Living off the fat of the land
55. Like mother, like daughter 56. Love of money is the root of all evil 57. Love thy neighbor as thyself
58. Keeping your head 59. Laughingstock 60. Man does not live by bread alone
61. Many are called but few are chosen 62. My cup runneth over 63. No peace for the wicked
64. Nothing but skin and bones 65. Nursing a grudge 66. Onward Christian soldiers
67. Out of the mouths of babes 68. Peace be with you 69. Physician heal thyself
70. Pride goeth before a fall 71. Put your house in order 72. Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky in the morning, sailor's warning
73. Raising Cain 74. Render unto Caesar 75. Scapegoat
76. Scattered to the four winds 77. Signs of the Times 78. Sour grapes
79. Spare the rod and spoil the child 80. Strait and narrow 81. Straight from the horse's mouth
82. Stumbling block 83. Sweat of your brow 84. The apple of his eye
85. The blind leading the blind 86. The bread of life 87. The fruits of your loins
88. The gospel truth 89. The patience of Job 90. The powers that be
91. The root of the matter 92. The salt of the earth 93. The scales have fallen from my eyes
94. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak 95. The truth shall set you free 96. The wages of sin is death
97. The writing is on the wall 98. There's a time and a place for everything 99. Their left hand doesn't know what their right hand is doing
100. Thou shalt not kill 101. To cast the first stone 102. To the bitter end
103. Twinkling of an eye 104. Vanity of vanities; all is vanity 105. Weighed in the balances and found wanting
106. What God has joined together let no man put asunder 107. Wives' tale 108. Woe is me
109. Wolf in sheep's clothing 110. Written in stone -

Additions
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111. A dead dog 112. A heart of Stone 113. A sharp tongue
114. Of making books there is no end 115. Oh, ye of little faith 116. On the one hand
117. One and the same 118. DoubtingThomas 119.  Knees knocked together
120. Set your face like a flint 121. Shake the dust from your feet -

 

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