Ten Sayings from the Bible, Part II

Here are ten more common sayings that come from the Bible. All quoted from the New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted.

  1. Born yesterday.
  2. Job 8:9
    9 For we were born yesterday, and know nothing,
    Because our days on earth are a shadow.

  3. By the skin of my teeth.
  4. Job 19:20
    20 My bone clings to my skin and to my flesh,
    And I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

  5. Crafty tongue.
  6. Job 15:5
    5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth,
    And you choose the tongue of the crafty.

  7. Crying into your drink.
  8. Psalm 102:9
    9 For I have eaten ashes like bread,
    And mingled my drink with weeping,

  9. Drop in the bucket.
  10. Isaiah 40:15
    15 Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket,
    And are counted as the small dust on the scales;
    Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing.

  11. Eat, drink, and be merry.
  12. Ecclesiastes 8:15
    15 So I commended enjoyment, because a man has nothing better under the sun than to eat, drink, and be merry; for this will remain with him in his labor all the days of his life which God gives him under the sun.

  13. Empty or hollow words.
  14. Job 35:13
    13 Surely God will not listen to empty talk,
    Nor will the Almighty regard it.

  15. Fly in the ointment.
  16. Ecclesiastes 10:1
    1 Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment,
    And cause it to give off a foul odor;
    So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor.

  17. Gave up the ghost.
  18. Acts 12:23 (KJV)
    23And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

  19. Go the extra mile.
  20. Matthew 5:41
    41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

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