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phrases that originated

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FRIDAY THE 13th (UNLUCKY) = The PASSOVER is on the 14th day of the first or second month, i.e. “fourteenth day of the first month, at even,” Exodus 12:6; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 9:2-5; 28:16; Deuteronomy 16:1-2; Ezekiel 45:21; “fourteenth day of the second month at even,” Numbers 9:10-11; Second Chronicles 30:15.  However, in Egyptian reckoning, up until midnight, this would still be Friday the 13th.  Thus, for gentiles, Friday the thirteenth, when the Egyptian firstborn were slain, became an unlucky day.

 

QUIT RAINING ON MY PARADE = Genesis 4:7 & 12.

 

WHERE IS JOHN?  HOW SHOULD I KNOW?  AM I SUPPOSED TO KEEP TRACK OF HIM? = Genesis 4:9.

 

DOVE = Genesis, Chapter 8; Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32 = Universal Symbol Of Peace.

 

PULLING THE WOOL OVER HIS EYES = Genesis 27:16-23 = Jacob deceives his father Issac.

 

FREE AS A BIRD = Leviticus 14:4-7 = As the Leper is cleaned, so the bird is set free.

 

TRUE BLUE = Numbers 15:37-40:  Blue Symbolizes Obedience, Or The Keeping Of God’s Law.  From This Blue Ribbon Has Come Down To Us This Old Expression.

 

THAT’S STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH = Numbers 22:25.

 

BLACKBALLED = Numbers 27:21.

 

AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH = Deuteronomy 19:21.

 

A MILE STONE = Joshua 4:3, 6-8:  Inspired By.

 

I AM ESCAPED BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH = Job 19:20.

 

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES = Psalm 8:2.

 

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU = Psalm 49:17.

 

AT MY WITS END = Psalm 107:27.

 

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND = Proverbs 11:27 (Last Part).

 

A SOFT ANSWER TURNS AWAY WRATH = Proverbs 15:1.

 

THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK = Proverbs 16:23.

 

A FAMILY THAT STICKS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER = Proverbs 17:6.

 

THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS = Ecclesiastes 1:2.

 

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN = Ecclesiastes 1:9.

 

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE = Ecclesiastes 4:9.

 

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY = Ecclesiastes 8:15; Luke 12:19.

 

WHERE THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE = Ecclesiastes 9:4.

 

A FLY IN THE OINTMENT = Ecclesiastes 10:1.

 

A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME = Ecclesiastes 10:20.

 

BACKSLIDER = Isaiah 1:4.

 

A DROP IN THE BUCKET = Isaiah 40:15.

 

RISE AND SHINE = Isaiah 60:1.

 

DON’T LOOK BACK = Jeremiah 46:5.

 

LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER = Ezekiel 16:44.

 

THE HAND WRITING IS ON THE WALL = Daniel 5:5.

 

YOUR NUMBER IS UP = Daniel 5:25-26 (“MENE” means, “Numbered”).

 

BE ON THE LEVEL (with me) = Daniel 5:27.

 

RUNNING TO AND FROM = Daniel 12:4.

LEADING THEM BY THE NOSE = Amos 4:2.

 

AS YOU HAVE DONE, SO SHALL IT BE DONE TO YOU = Obadiah 1:15.

 

CASTING YOUR PEARLS BEFORE THE SWINE = Matthew 7:6.

 

A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING = Matthew 7:15.

 

HELL, HATH NO GREATER FURRY THAN A WOMAN’S SCORN = Matthew 14:3-11.

 

RED SKY IN THE MORNING:  SAILOR TAKE WARNING.  RED SKY AT NIGHT:  SAILORS DELIGHT. = Matthew 16:2-3.

 

ELEVENTH HOUR MEN = Matthew 20:6, 9.

 

HE “PETERED OUT” = Matthew 26:75; Mark 14:72; Luke 22:61:  Meaning, “He Quit” Or “Gave Up.”

 

PHYSICIAN HEAL THYSELF = Luke 4:23.

 

THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND = Luke 6:39.

 

TO “NAIL” SOMEBODY = John 20:25:  Our Lord Was “NAILED” To The Cross.

 

HE GOT A “KICK” OUT OF IT = Acts 9:5:  Different Meaning But Same Pun.

 

IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE = Acts 20:35.

 

CARVED IN STONE = Second Corinthians 3:7.

 

IF A MAN DOES NOT WORK, HE SHOULD NOT EAT = Second Thessalonians 3:10.

 

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU = Ecclesiastes 5:15; First Timothy 6:7.

 

FOLLOW THE MONEY = First Timothy 6:10.

 

HOLD YOUR HORSES = Revelation 7:3:  The Four Angels Are Considered To Be The Ones From Chapter 6:2, 4, 5, 8.

 

THAT’S FOR THE BIRDS = Revelation 19:7-8:  Birds of carrion eat the nasty material.

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