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10. Modern Sayings found in the old 1611 King James Bible?


      The 400 year old 1611 AD version of the King James Bible has been a best seller for most if not all of its existence. Our forefathers used it as a school book in the early history of our country, and even the first reading books, such as the McGuffey Reader, used Bible verses and stories from the KJV to teach reading skills. Today, people are less and less familiar with the Bible and may even consider it an old irrelevant book, but, we as Christians believe that it is "alive and powerful" (Heb 4:12), and the very Living Word of God.

       Jesus said the Scriptures cannot be broken. (John 10:35) Jesus quoted the O.T. Scriptures 55 times. Jesus said search the Scriptures, Moses wrote about me! (John 5:39 & 46). Not once do we find where Jesus criticized or corrected the Old Testament Scriptures. When Jesus was tempted by Satan, He quoted an Old Testament Bible verse to deflect each temptation. The history of the Jewish people in the Old Testament portrays them as disobedient and under the discipline of God for most of their history, BUT they preserved the O.T. Scriptures, if necessary with their own life! Normally the history of a people not only changes with time, but most of the unflattering historical events never become a public part of their history. The Jewish people preserved the Scriptures because they personally knew God!

       The words and phrases of this "old book" are woven through the fabric of our lives and our Country. The laws of our land are based on it. Many scientific laws and medical principals were stated in it long before they were "recently discovered".

       Here are 100 words or phrases that I was surprised to find in the KJV during my last 35 years of Bible study:

1. My "STUFF" and your "STUFF", Gen 31:37

2. To "LIGHT" upon a place, (go there and stop), Gen 28:11

3. To "CLEAR OURSELVES" of a charge of wrongdoing, Gen 44:16

4. Moses job is too "HEAVY" for him, Ex 18:18

5. QUARANTINE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, Lev 13:45,46.

6. "COVERED WAGONS", Numb 7:3

7. "BREACH OF PROMISE", (a present day legal term), Numb 14:34

8. Don't "MEDDLE" with them, Deut 2:5

9. A "FERRY BOAT", 2 Sam 19:18

10. "THE LIKE" (meaning similar) 2 Chron 9:19

11. "REMEDY", a modern legal term for a solution, 2 Chron 36:16

12. A "Horse laugh", Job 39:25

13. The ultimate of "scared" (had to clean out their pants and bathe), Job 41:25

14. "BRIBES", Psa 26:10 (Men haven't changed much in the last 4000 years)

15. "VIOLENCE IN THE CITY", Psa 55:9 

16. "SMOOTHER THAN BUTTER", Psa 55:21 (Antichrist betraying Israel in the middle of the Tribulation)

17. "BELCH", Psa 59:7

18. "OLD AND GRAYHEADED", Psa 71:18

19. "CLEAN GONE", Psa 77:8

20. "ANGELS FOOD", Psa 78:25

21. A "DOORKEEPER IN THE HOUSE OF GOD", Psa 84:10

22. "REVEREND", "meaning the revered one" appears once in Scripture as a title for God, Psa 111:9

23. On the highway of life, we have a "Front door and back door", Psa 139:5 (That means we're in God's "rocking chair", in CB radio terminology)

24. "RIGHT ON", Prov 4:25.

25. "APPLE OF THINE EYE", Prov 7:2

26. "CASEMENT WINDOWS", Prov 7:6

27. That "SMARTS" (hurts), Prov 11:15

28. The wise hunter is told to "Eat what you shoot" Prov 12:27

29. "THE RIVERS RUN TO THE SEA" but it doesn't fill up, Eccl 1:7 (Speaking of the scientific laws of the water cycle.

30. "THERES NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN", Eccl 1:9

31. "A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN" Eccl 3:1-8. (The "Birds" and the "Beatles" didn't write the words to this hit song, God did)

32. "A FLY IN THE OINTMENT", Eccl 10:1

33. "A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME", Eccl 10:20

34. "CAST YOUR BREAD UPON THE WATERS", Eccl 11:1

35. CIRCULATION OF BLOOD is stated in Eccl 12:6, long before Dr Harvey "discovered" it!

36. "ANGLERS", Isa 19:8 (Fishermen casting "angle" or fishing tackle)

37. "A COUPLE of" Isa 21:9 (Meaning a "few")

38. Just "A DROP in A BUCKET", Isa 40:15

39. A "GADABOUT", Jer 2:36. (A restless fun seeker)

40. A "CHRISTMAS TREE", Jer 10:3-5.

41. "CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE HIS SPOTS?", Jer 13:23

42. "TEETH SET ON EDGE", Eze 18:2

43. "SOUR GRAPES", Eze 18:2

44. "AHA!", Eze 25:3

45. He saw "THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL", Dan 5:5

46. A "PLASTER" wall, Dan 5:5

47. "KNEES knocking together" Dan 5:6. (Frightened)

48. "THE LAW OF THE MEDES AND PERSIANS", Dan 6:8 (Unchangeable)

49. To "WEAR someone OUT", Dan 7:25 (My dad used this one on me a lot)

50. "HALFTIME", Dan 7:25 (In this case, it's a half of a year)

51. "COGITATIONS" Dan 7:28. (Meaning to "cogitate" or "think deeply". In old western movies, old "codgers" sit around and "cogitate")

52. A "PLUMBLINE", Amos 7:7

53. "CAN'T TELL THEIR RIGHT HAND FROM THEIR LEFT", Jonah 4:11

54. "THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES", Matt 16:3

55. They "MADE LIGHT" of it, Matt 22:5

56. They made a big "DEAL" out of it, Mark 7:36

57. "PINING AWAY", Mark 9:18

58. He "SAID TO HIS SELF, SELF" Luke 12:19

59. "EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY", Luke 12:19

60. He "CAME TO HIMSELF", Luke 15:17 (Came back to his senses)

61. "MAN", I don't know what you're talking about", Luke 22:58-60

62. "EATEN UP" with it, John 2:17

63. "GAVE UP THE GHOST", Acts 5:5

64. That "WOUND HIM UP", Acts 5:6

65. "MAKE" your bed, Acts 9:34

66. Send "RELIEF", Acts 11:29 (like a "relief" program)

67. "TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN", Acts 17:6

68. A "TOWN CLERK", Acts 19:35

69. "THE POWERS THAT BE", Rom 13:1

70. It is "HIGH TIME", Rom 13:11

71. "BESIDE OURSELVES", 2 Cor 5:13

72. Paul "WASTED" the church, before he was saved, Gal 1:13 (Paul was a "hit man" against the Church, thinking he was working for God)

73. Got "CARRIED AWAY", Gal 2:13 (Lost his good senses)

74. "BUSY BODIES", 2 Thess 3:11

75. "OLD WIVES TALES", 1 Tim 4:7

76. "TATTLERS", 1 Tim 5:13

77. "PUT OUT THE FLEECE", Judges 6:37, added Sep. 13th, 03

78. Escape "by the SKIN OF YOUR TEETH", Job 19:20, added Apr. 14th, 04

79. A "SCAPEGOAT", Lev 16:8, added May 3rd, 04.

80. "LIGHT BREAD", Numb. 21:5, added Mar. 4th, 05

81. Don't have a "FALLING OUT", Genesis 45:24, added July 3rd, 05.

82. Someone got "SHORTSHEETED"? Isa. 28:20, added Oct. 10th, 05

83. Ephraim is a "cake not turned" - he's "HALF BAKED", Hos. 7:8, added Feb 18, 06.

84. "Merchants" who are a "MART" to the nations, as in "WalMart", KMart", etc. Isa. 23:3, added Mar. 12th, 06.

85. "GOD SAVE THE KING"! 1 Sam. 10:24, added Oct. 11th, 08

86. Psa. 34:18, A "BROKEN HEART", added Jan. 10th, 09

87. Origin of the British expletive "BLOODY", EX. 4:25, and, incredibly, the Hebrew word here is "dam"! Added Mar. 16th, 09 (EVERYTHING has a "history")

88. "MUCH LEARNING DOTH MAKE THEE MAD!" It's not Shakespeare! It's Acts 26:24 in the KJV! Added Mar. 28th, 09

89. "SUCH AND SUCH", I've heard this phrase all my life and didn't realize it was in the KJV! It's in 1 Sam. 21:2. Added Jul. 23rd, 09

90. A "LABOR OF LOVE", Hebrews 6:10. Added Nov. 3rd, 09

91. "LIONHEARTED", 2 Sam. 17:10. Added Apr. 20th, 2010

92. "ENGINES", 2 Chron. 26:15, "engines, invented by cunning men...to shoot arrows and great stones". Added Apr. 30th, 2010

93. "COLLEGE", 2 Kings 22:14, "Huldah lived at the COLLEGE". Hebrew word is "mishneh" whose basic meaning is "repetition", or to "copy". Most likely where the scribes were copying the recently found Scroll of the Law. Added Dec. 28th, 2011

94. "BLUSH", Jer 6:15, Israel was not at all ashamed of their abominations "neither could they BLUSH". Added Apr. 14th 2012

95. I'll "WRING YOUR NOSE" Prov. 30:33. Added Jun 2nd 2012

96. The SAILOR'S SAYING "Red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky in morning, sailor take warning." Directly from the words of Jesus in Matt 16:2-4. Added Jun 7th, 2012

97. "RISE AND SHINE", Isaiah 60:1. Added Jun 7th, 2012

98. "Going THE EXTRA MILE", Matt 5:41. Added Jun 12th, 2012

99. "There's a time and a place for everything", Eccl. 3:1. Added Jun 12th, 2012

100. "United we stand, divided we fall", Matt. 12:25. Added Jun 12th, 2012

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