Monday, June 28, 2010

The Most Well-Known Phrases from the Bible

Marcel over at the Catholic blog Aggie Catholics has put together a list of some of the most well-known phrases from the Bible. This is a great list. I suspect that some people aren't even aware that these well-known words come from the Bible.

Here are some of my favorites, but do go and read Marcel's whole list:
  • 42 - "Can a leopard change his spots?" - Jeremiah 13:23
  • 41 - "A man after my own heart" - Samuel 13:14 / Acts 13:22
  • 38 - "The powers that be" - Romans 13: 1-2
  • 37 - "Drop in the bucket" - Isaiah 40:15
  • 32 - "Labor of love" - 1 Thessalonians 1:3
  • 25 - "No rest for the wicked" or "No rest for the weary" - Isaiah 57:21
  • 23 - "Apple of my eye" - Deuteronomy 2:10 / Zechariah 2:8
  • 21 - "All things must pass" or "This too shall pass" - Matthew 24:6-8
  • 16 - "Ashes to ashes" - Genesis 3:19
  • 14 - "A fly in the ointment" - Ecclesiastes 10:1
  • 12 - "Signs of the times" - Matthew 16:3
  • 11 - "It is better to give than to receive" - Acts 20:35
  • 7 - "How the mighty have fallen" - 2 Samuel 1:19
  • 6 - "Bite the dust" - Psalms 72: 9
  • 5 - "Sour grapes" - Ezekiel 18:2
  • 4 - "The writing on the wall" - Daniel 5:5
  • 3 - "At my wit's end" - Psalm 107:27
  • 1 - "By the skin of our teeth" - Job 19:20
    1. 1 comment:

      Anonymous said...

      I suspect most people aren't aware just how much Catholicism - and Christianity in general - has affected the world, in particular the West.

      The BC/AD calender, separation of Church and state, restoration of agriculture, the dignity of women, freedom from slavery, just to name a few.

      Of course, bad Christians have also affected the world, too. Like the sex scandal, slavery in the British Empire and colonies, the way some conquerors treated natives, just to name a few.