Phrases, proverbs and more

Phrases, proverbs and more

*A law unto themselves: A person who does things differently and ignores the usual rules. The Gentiles are criticised for being a law unto themselves (Romans 2:14)
*A soft answer turns away wrath is a popular proverb taken from the (Proverbs 15:1).
*A two-edged sword: Something that has or can have both favourable and unfavourable consequences (Proverbs 5:4).
*A voice (crying) in the wilderness:  This happens if you’re expressing an unpopular opinion or insight (John 1:23).
*Baptism of fire: A severe ordeal experienced for the first time. (Matthew 3:11)
*By the sweat of your brow: Means by one’s efforts; by one’s hard work. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground (Genesis 3:19).
*Feet of clay: If you say that someone you admire has feet of clay, you mean they have hidden faults. (Daniel 2: 31-33).
*Gird your loins: To summon up one’s inner resources in preparation for action (1 Kings 18:46).
*Go the extra mile: To do more than one is required to do to reach a goal. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain (Matthew 5:41).
*He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword: Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword (Matthew 26: 52).
*Pride goes before a fall: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).
*The fat of the land: Live off the fat of the land means having the best of everything in life. And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land (Genesis 45:18)
*Wash your hands of the matter: If you wash your hands of something, you disassociate yourself and accept no responsibility for what will happen. This literally happened when Pontus Pilate refused to have anything to do with the punishment of Jesus. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. (Matthew 27:24)                              

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