Sayings From the Bible in the 21st Century


Many in the 21st century know and use these Biblical sayings and are not aware they are from the Bible almost verbatim. This writer could have gone on and on, but just wanted people to KNOW that even 2,000 (New Testament) to 5,000 (Old Testament) years ago they were written down and have had “staying power.”

“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

“Practice what you preach.” Matthew 23:3

“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12

“A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.” Mark 3:24

“The “Love of money is the root of all evil.” Ecclesiastes 5:10 ; I Timothy 6:10

“An Eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” Exodus 21:24; Matthew 5:3

“Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.” Hosea 8:7

 “Spare the rod. Spoil the child.” Proverbs. 23:13; 14; 29:15: 29:15

“Iron sharpens iron.” Proverbs 27:17

“Their god is their stomach.” Philippians 3:19

“Blood money.” Matthew 27:6

“Breathed his last.” Genesis 25:7 Abraham breathed his last—has become the meaning of he died.

King Solomon said: “Eat, drink, be merry.” Ecclesiastes. 4:6  The Epicurean saying ends with “for tomorrow we die.” Solomon says “eat, drink, find satisfaction in your work.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24)

 “White as snow.” Psalm 51:7; Isaiah 1:8; Matthew 28:3

“The sweat of your brow” Genesis 3:19

“The first shall be last and the last shall be first.” Matthew 19:30

“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s.” Mark 12:13; Mt. 22:15; Luke 20:25

Article by Sandra Sweeny Silver