Lady Rougepen Says: Of Biblical Proportions

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We get many sayings from The Good Book. Here are some of the most common:

  • See the writing on the wall. (Daniel 5:5-6; to be warned of something detrimental)
  • Forbidden fruit (Genesis 2:16-17; something that’s more appealing because you can’t have it.)
  • Land of milk and honey (Exodus 3:8; paradise)
  • Apple of my eye (Deuteronomy 32:10; adored one)
  • Bite the dust. (Psalms 72:9; death, as in we return to the dust, upon death)
  • For everything, there is a season. (Eccelesiates 3:1; you can’t force something to happen if it’s not time.)
  • Cross to bear (Matthew 16:24; personal hardship)
  • The eleventh hour (Matthew 20:6; the moment before it’s too late, just in time)
  • The powers that be (Romans 13:11; authority figures)

7 thoughts on “Lady Rougepen Says: Of Biblical Proportions

  1. Robert Kirkendall says:

    I admit I’m not a biblical expert, but I like the saying about scales falling from one’s eyes. I know it refers to Saul of Tarsus when he was on his way to Damascus and how he was temporarily blinded, but to me it’s about illumination and learning something new that turns out to be vital.

  2. Mark Schultz says:

    Great post! So many of these have been brought to us through Shakespeare’s plays. One of my favorites is Lamentations 3:23, the answer to the perennial question: “What’s new?”.

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