Sunday, May 21, 2006

Is that in the Bible?

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Look at the following phrases and terms. Which of them come from the Bible, and which do not? Some of them may surprise you.

1. "Feet of clay" (Not exactly)
2. "The Lord helps those who help themselves" (No)
3. "To the victor goes the spoils" (No)
4. "Can a leopard change his spots?" (Yes)
5. "Heart of gold" (No)
6. "Salt of the earth" (Yes)
7. "The blind leading the blind" (Yes)
8. "Adam and Eve eating the apple" (No)
9. "Money is the root of all evil" (No)
10. "Do unto others as you would have them
do unto you" (Not exactly)
11. "Pride goeth before a fall" (Not exaclty)
12. "Apple of one's eye" (Yes)
13. "A house divided against itself cannot stand" (Yes)
14. "Get thee behind me, Satan" (Yes)
15. "The patience of Job" (Yes)
16. "Lucifer," as Satan's name (Yes)
17. "God is love" (Yes)
18. "Pouring oil on troubled waters" (No)
19. "Straight and narrow" (Not exactly)
20. "Fire and brimstone" (Yes)
21. "Speaking with a forked tongue" (No)
22. "Robbing Peter to pay Paul" (No)
23. "Trinity" (Not exactly)
24. The concept that the Earth is flat (No)
25. "Rome wasn't built in a day" (No)
26. "No man is an island" (No)
27. "Milk and honey" (Yes)
28. "All that glitters is not gold" (No)
29. "Amazing grace" (No)
30. "How the mighty have fallen!" (Yes)
31. "God works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform" (No)
32. "The handwriting on the wall" (Yes)
33. "Fly in the ointment" (Yes)
34. "God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb" (No)
35. "The lamb will lie down with the lion" (Not exactly)
36. "Cleanliness is next to godliness" (No)

Ready to check your answers? If you highlight the text of the above litst, you'll see which ones come from the Bible and which do not. For more details about the origin and meaning of each, look here.

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