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My Word -- Common Sayings from the Bible -- #5
"It might come as a surprise to some that many of the common sayings we use today originate from the Bible. How much do you know about the sayings? This is my fifth installment. (Different versions of the Bible were used for this quiz.)"
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'Faith will move mountains' is a common saying that originated from words spoken by Jesus in Matthew 21:21. The passage, in part, from the NIV Bible states: "...You can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done." Who was Jesus speaking to when he made the statement?
The 12 Disciples
John the Baptist
'A man after mine own heart' is a phrase found in Acts 13:22. Who used the term while speaking in a synagogue in Pisidian Antioch?
The common expression 'fall from grace' originates from Galatians 5:4 where it states "you have fallen away from grace" in the NIV Bible. In the letter to believers in Galatia, the apostle Paul accuses believers of Galatia of falling from grace because of what action?
Trying to be justified through making large financial contributions.
Trying to be justified through public displays of piousness.
Trying to be justified through doing an endless amount of volunteer work.
Trying to be justified through observing the law and ignoring faith.
A comical expression is to say someone is as old as Methuselah. There is no such expression in Scripture, but it's abundantly clear the Bible inspired today's comical line. After all, Scripture reports Methuselah was 969 years old when he died, making him the oldest person in the Bible. In what book in the Old Testament is Methuselah's age mentioned?
'Beat swords into plowshares' is yet another common expression from the Bible, as per Isaiah 2:4. Complete the missing word from the passage in the NIV Bible: "He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for ____ anymore."
A common expression in the New Testament is 'let not the sun go down on your wrath', as per Ephesians 4:26. Who is credited with writing Ephesians?
Matthew 7:15, in the KJV Bible, gives this warning: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Who made the statement?
John the Baptist
The sons of Zebedee
'Flesh and blood' is a term appearing a number of times in the Old Testament and the New Testament, with the first reference appearing in Genesis 15:4 when the LORD used the words while communicating with a man. Who was the man who heard the LORD say the words 'flesh and blood'?
'Love your neighbor' is a common expression found in various books in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Scripture records the LORD stated the words 'love your neighbor' in Leviticus 19:8. And Scripture also records Jesus as saying the statement in three of the four Gospels. What's the Gospel in which Christ does not make the statement?
'All things must pass' is a common expression which originated from Matthew 24:6, which quotes Jesus. The passage in the KJV states: "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." What was the topic Jesus was speaking about when he used the term?
Signs of the end of the age.
The transfiguration on the mount.
His crucifixion and resurrection.
The rooster crowing after Peter's denial of him.
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