People quote the Bible even when they don't realize it. A popular song a few years back repeated the line "Please forgive me, I know not what I do." Was the singer or songwriter aware of Jesus' words on the cross, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do," words that would have been familiar in a more Bible-literate age? Our language is practically saturated with phrases and names from the Bible, specifically from the King James Version, crafted by scholars who definitely had a way with words. Find out just how familiar you are with the Book and its effects on expressions we still use every day.
- The phrase "fire and brimstone," used several times in the Bible, appears first in the story of what wicked place?
- "My brother's keeper" was first used by what notorious man?
- The phrase "a house divided against itself cannot stand" is often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but was first spoken by whom?
- The phrase "holier than thou" is from the book of a prophet who often called God "the Holy One." Which prophet?
- What man recommended "a little wine for the stomach" to one of his proté;gé;s?
- The name Armageddon, referring to a vast, decisive conflict or confrontation, is found in which New Testament book?
- "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" is from which Old Testament book? (Hint: Moses)
- "Sweating blood" is from the story of Jesus agonizing in what location?
- Found in the Book of Daniel, "feet of clay" is based on a dream of what famous Babylonian king?
- Which New Testament book says that "money is the root of all evil"?
- "A drop in the bucket" is from Isaiah 40:15. Complete the verse: "The _______ are as a drop in a bucket."
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