I have attached a selection of some of those phrases here. Run briefly though this list and see how well you know your Bible. Do these phrases actually occur in the Bible?
So, how did you do? Did you recognize many of these phrases?” Were others new to you? Were you surprised to know that so many of them either come directly from the King James Bible or else are based on concepts found therein?
Every so often, George Barna, America’s religious pollster, comes out with yet another report summarizing just how little Americans know any more of the contents of the Bible. Of course, lacking knowledge of the Bible’s expressions and phrasing is one thing. Any number of people read from more modern translations today, which can vary slightly from the 400 year old Elizabethan English of the King James Version.
But lacking knowledge of Biblical concepts is quite another matter. And it is far more tragic. For the concepts and themes contained in and addressed by the Bible are as old as mankind. And they will be with us until the very end of time.
It behooves us, therefore, to read and study the Bible. For only therein do we discover who we are, where we came from, and where we are headed. Only therein do we read about how we were created, how we then rebelled against tour Creator, and how we are flawed and face mortality as a result of our sin.
Then too, only there can we read about God’s great love for us manifested in the sacrificial death of His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ. And only there do we read about how we can live forever in a wonderful place called Heaven because of the wonderful, marvelous, matchless grace of God.
Source: I highly recommend obtaining a copy of Karlen Evins’ book, I Didn’t Know That Was In The Bible (Brentwood, Tennessee: Freeman-Smith Publishing, 2013). She examines all of the above expressions plus many more, detailing and explaining their origin in and/or relation to the Holy Bible.