Thursday, April 8, 2010

THANKFUL THURSDAY









Modern Sayings found in the old 1611 King James Bible
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". In olden days they actually taught from the bible, now they want us to not even carry one to school. I hope you find this as interesting as I did, and it is just one more thing I am thankful for.



Here are 88 words or phrases that I was surprised to find in the KJV during my last 36 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. "REVERAND", "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 20:20, 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 DOETH MAKE THEE MAD!" It's not Shakespeare, it's Acts 26:24 in the KJV! Added Mar. 28th, 09

14 comments:

Dee said...

wow! This is amazing. Thanks for the research. I am going to copy and share this at my bible study group. It will make for good conversations. Love coming here :)

Sharon said...

Thank you for stopping by and becoming a new dear friend.
I truly enjoyed reading your blog and it is inspirational. I will be back for sure.
We have a Shih Tzu that rules our home also.

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing this, Barbara.
It was so very interesting. My
husband and I really enjoyed it!
Hugs,
Sandy

Barbara said...

Grerat Dee, I love sharing, and especially if it will be used for God's Glory, thanks, Sharon thanks for stopping by dear, how old is your Shih Tsu? Ours is 3 will be 4 in August, she is a joy, lots of work but a true joy.
Sandy Glad you like this too, hugs to you all and May God bless your day.

Aliene said...

This is interesting! I know I come across a saying once in a while that catches my attention.
I have read the Bible all my life and still comes across a word or saying thqat sticks out. That is what is so amazing about the Bible.
Thanks for sharing this. have a good day.

amaria said...

If only there can be as many examples of the Bible in our everyday actions as in our speech...

Grammy Blick said...

This is an excellent study! Of course we're going to use this in so many ways. Next school year, Texas schools are supposed to be able to teach the Bible as literature. This would be an excellent tool in that class, wouldn't it?

goatmilker said...

Hi there Barbara thanks for visiting my blog. What a great post! So glad to meet you. Look foward to reading your blog oftren. Hane a great day. Rebekah

BT said...

Aha! Those are great! :)

bopeep said...

Thanks for visiting my blog..it is sooo nice to meet you....I love your blog...
Prayers, Bo

BeautifulDees said...

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A Gardner's Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment on my quilt. I love the Word!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by from the UBP! What a fun list! I didn't know those words were there.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

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