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Monday, May 6, 2013

10 Common Phrases Originating in the King James Bible

We've seen what Shakespeare did for the language. Here's 10 phrases used today that King James and his Bible gave us. 


  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • A broken heart
  • A cross to bear
  • A drop in the bucket
  • A fly in the ointment
  • A graven image
  • A house divided against itself cannot stand
  • A labour of love
  • A law unto themselves
  • A leopard cannot change its spots

There are a great many more where that came from. Here's are a few sites to check, if you're interested: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/bible-phrases-sayings.htmlhttp://www.ainglkiss.com/wob/pbeg.html, and http://wisdom4today.org/wisdom/sixy-common-phrases-from-th/

If you're interested in the aforementioned Shakespeare quotes, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2010/08/familiar-phrases-first-penned-by.html

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