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Quiz about My Word  Common Sayings from the Bible  3
Quiz about My Word  Common Sayings from the Bible  3

My Word -- Common Sayings from the Bible -- #3 Quiz


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 third installment. (Different versions of the Bible were used for this quiz.)

A multiple-choice quiz by Cowrofl. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Cowrofl
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
331,458
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. When a person is befuddled or completely confused, it is said they are at their 'wits' end'. The common saying can be found in Psalm 107:27 in both the KJV and the NIV Bibles. Complete the missing word from the verse in the NIV Bible: "They reeled and staggered like _________; they were at their wits' end." Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 'The wages of sin is death' is a phrase the apostle Paul used in Romans 6:23. In the same verse, what does Paul say is the gift of God? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A common saying that appears in Matthew 26:41 and Mark 14:38 in the NIV Bible is 'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak'. Who used the term? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. A common saying found in Galatians 6:7 is "as you sow, so shall you reap". (The NIV Bible states "a man reaps what he sows" while the KJV states "for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap".) Who is traditionally credited with writing Galatians? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 'Baptism of fire' is a term that originated in Matthew 3:11. The NIV Bible states: "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." Who made the statement? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. 'The love of money is the root of all evil' is a phrase penned by the apostle Paul in a letter to a young church worker. In what book in the Bible would you find the common saying?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 'Out of the mouths of babes' is a common saying that appears in the KJV in Psalm 8:2. According to Scripture, babes isn't the only thing the words come out of, however. Complete the missing word from the verse: "Out of the mouths of babes and _________ hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger." Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 'O ye of little faith' is a common saying Jesus used in Luke 12:28. Who was Jesus speaking to when he used the term? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A common saying in Matthew 22:14 in the KJV Bible is 'many are called, few are chosen'. Jesus made the statement in a parable. What's the common name given to the parable? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. 'Pearls before swine' is a term found in the KJV in Matthew 7:6. Complete the missing word in the Scripture: "Give not that which is holy unto the ______, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." Hint



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1. When a person is befuddled or completely confused, it is said they are at their 'wits' end'. The common saying can be found in Psalm 107:27 in both the KJV and the NIV Bibles. Complete the missing word from the verse in the NIV Bible: "They reeled and staggered like _________; they were at their wits' end."

Answer: drunkards

The correct answer is they reeled and staggered like drunkards. Psalm 107 indicates there is hope for people in such a predicament, however. Verse 28 goes on to state: "Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress." The KJV describes things this way: "They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses." (Trust you were not at your wits' end when answering this question.)
2. 'The wages of sin is death' is a phrase the apostle Paul used in Romans 6:23. In the same verse, what does Paul say is the gift of God?

Answer: Eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In Romans 6:23, Paul states the gift of God is "eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord". For many Christians, this is one of the most important verses in the New Testament. Notes in the NIV Study Bible states two kinds of servitude are contrasted in the passage. "One brings death as its wages; the other results in eternal life, not as wages earned or merited, but as a gift of God." Many Christians believe that gift was only made possible by Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead.
3. A common saying that appears in Matthew 26:41 and Mark 14:38 in the NIV Bible is 'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak'. Who used the term?

Answer: Jesus

Jesus used the phrase 'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak'. The statement has come to mean that it's easy to set high moral standards for ourselves, but it's an entirely different matter when we attempt to achieve those objectives. Jesus used the saying while in the Garden of Gethsemane, just prior to his arrest and eventual crucifixion. Scripture reports Jesus had told Peter, James and John to wait on him while he went to pray and when he returned he found the three asleep. Scripture reports the same thing happened two more times. (Talk about sleeping on the job.)
4. A common saying found in Galatians 6:7 is "as you sow, so shall you reap". (The NIV Bible states "a man reaps what he sows" while the KJV states "for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap".) Who is traditionally credited with writing Galatians?

Answer: Paul

Paul, of course, wrote Galatians. It's one of 13 books in the New Testament he is credited with writing. Putting things in context, here's how verses 7 and 8 appear in the NIV Bible: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." According to Wikipedia, Galatia was an area in what is present day Turkey.

Many theologians believe Paul's letter was distributed to different churches in Galatia.
5. 'Baptism of fire' is a term that originated in Matthew 3:11. The NIV Bible states: "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." Who made the statement?

Answer: John the Baptist

John the Baptist made the statement in regards to the arrival of Jesus. Scripture reports John was sent to prepare the way for Christ and to this end he preached a message of repentance and baptized scores in the Jordan River. In between his preaching and baptizing, he found time to assail the Pharisees and the Sadducees, the church leaders of the day.

In Matthew 3:7, he calls them "a brood of vipers." 'Baptism of fire' has now come to mean a most difficult time encountered by someone embarking on a new project.
6. 'The love of money is the root of all evil' is a phrase penned by the apostle Paul in a letter to a young church worker. In what book in the Bible would you find the common saying?

Answer: 1 Timothy

The common saying is found in 1 Timothy 6:10. Wikipedia reports the saying has been twisted around in today's society to simply say "money is the root of all evil." It's interesting to note that when you go to Answers.com and type in this question "is the love of money the root of all evil?" you get this answer: "Yes it is because money causes greed and money can give people power so the more money a person has the more power they hold.

There are many crimes committed due to money."
7. 'Out of the mouths of babes' is a common saying that appears in the KJV in Psalm 8:2. According to Scripture, babes isn't the only thing the words come out of, however. Complete the missing word from the verse: "Out of the mouths of babes and _________ hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger."

Answer: sucklings

The correct answer is sucklings. (The NIV uses the words "through the praise of children and infants...") The Web site thefreedictionary gives this example to describe today's meaning of the common saying out of the mouths of babes: "Children occasionally say remarkable or insightful things. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle were quietly bickering in the kitchen when their seven-year-old daughter came in and said, 'You guys should get counseling.' After a surprised pause, Mrs. Doyle remarked, 'out of the mouths of babes.'"

Psalm 8, by the way, is one of my favorites. Here's how it reads, in its entirety, in the KJV:
"O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"
8. 'O ye of little faith' is a common saying Jesus used in Luke 12:28. Who was Jesus speaking to when he used the term?

Answer: A multitude of people as well as the 12 disciples

The correct answer is a multitude of people as well as the 12 disciples Chapter 12 begins with information that "when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples." However, verse 13 indicates the crowd was also part of the discourse.

The passage in the NIV Bible states: "someone in the crowd said to him, 'Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.'" Then verse 22 indicates Jesus is talking to the disciples once again: "Then Jesus said to his disciples: 'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.'" The correct answer has to be 'a multitude of people as well as the 12 disciples'.
9. A common saying in Matthew 22:14 in the KJV Bible is 'many are called, few are chosen'. Jesus made the statement in a parable. What's the common name given to the parable?

Answer: The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

The common saying is found in the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. The parable is about a king throwing a wedding banquet for his son and servants are sent to remind those who have been invited to attend the celebration. However, the people who were invited refused to attend. So the king told the servants to go once again and tell the invited people to come as he had butchered a fatted calf for the occasion. The people responded by killing the servants and the king decided to send his army to go kill the people who murdered his servants.
So the king told his servants to go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone they find.

So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find and the wedding hall was filled with guests. However, when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. Then the king told the attendants, "tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." The parable ends with the common saying "for many are invited, but few are chosen."

Notes in the NIV Study Bible indicate it may have been the custom of the host to provide wedding clothes and the fact the man was not wearing such clothing at the banquet would be seen as a total insult to the host.
10. 'Pearls before swine' is a term found in the KJV in Matthew 7:6. Complete the missing word in the Scripture: "Give not that which is holy unto the ______, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."

Answer: dogs

Dogs is the correct answer. The NIV Bible states: "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." The statement was made by Jesus in his discourse known as the Sermon on the Mount. 'Do not throw your pearls before swine' is perhaps akin to saying not to put an extremely rare family heirloom in the hands of a ape or baboon.

And here's some fascinating trivia from Wikipedia: Pearls Before Swine is the name of an American psychedelic folk band as well as an American comic strip by Stephan Pastis and an Australian movie starring Boyd Rice.
Source: Author Cowrofl

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