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Famous or well-known sayings from the Bible

Do you sometimes quote the Bible without being aware of it? The English language is salted, as are other languages, with biblical phrases and proverbs. Listed below are more than four dozen of them.

To be sure, "cleanliness is next to godliness" is not one of biblical origin. Neither is "God helps those who help themselves." That particular one is from Poor Richard's Almanac produced by the American political figure Benjamin Franklin.

Here is a listing of oft-used English phrases with the scripture reference from which they come given.

Can you think of any others? If so, drop me an email and I'll add them to this list.

     -- compiled by Howard Culbertson


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