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How well do we know Scripture… Are these sayings or something similar found in the Bible?

1. "Moderation in all things”

2. "Money is the root of all evil"

3. "Cleanliness is next to Godliness"

4. "God helps those who help themselves"

5. "And this too shall pass"

 

6. "To thine own self be true"

 

7. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

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"God works in mysterious ways."

9. "Pride goes {or comes} before a fall."

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God will not put more on you than you can bear.

 

Also, anymore sayings you could think of that are commonly used that may or may not be Scripture?

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They are Biblical but rephrased.

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Some are Biblical but have been reworded. Some have been reworded so that they have lost their original meaning. I don't believe that "God works in mysterious ways" is Biblical at all, but I am happy to be corrected if need be.

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1. don't think so/ not sure

2. it's the love of money, not money.

3.not in the bible that I'm aware of.

4.not in the bible that I'm aware of.

5.not in the bible that I'm aware of.

6.not in the bible that I'm aware of.

7. a play off of love thy neighbor as thy self.

8.bible/ reworded I think

9.I think it's pride goes before destruction.

10.not in the bible that I'm aware of.

This is honestly my best go at it without looking anything up.

P.S. you should have also added " God will throw our sins in the sea of forgetfulness"

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How well do we know Scripture… Are these sayings or something similar found in the Bible?

1. "Moderation in all things”

2. "Money is the root of all evil"

3. "Cleanliness is next to Godliness"

4. "God helps those who help themselves"

5. "And this too shall pass"

 

6. "To thine own self be true"

 

7. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

8. "God works in mysterious ways."

9. "Pride goes {or comes} before a fall."

10. God will not put more on you than you can bear.

 

Also, anymore sayings you could think of that are commonly used that may or may not be Scripture?

Apple of my eye...

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Apple of my eye - Zech. 2:8

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#3 is from the Talmud

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1. "Moderation in all things”
 

This phrase is not in the Bible. The phrase comes from Aristotle’s book titled Nicomachean Ethics. There are some passages that could be favorable in Scripture. For example, Philippians 4:4 “Let your reasonableness {moderation in some translation} be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand…” and also 1 Corinthians 9:25 “Every athlete exercises self-control {some translation use the term temperate} in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable...”

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2. "Money is the root of all evil"

 

This phrase is close to a passage in Scripture. But misses the mark with the omission of an important term. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Money is amoral. It’s what we do with it that makes our decisions moral or immoral. Loving money is idolatry which is putting anything before God.

1 Tim. 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”

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3. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”
 

This phrase is not in the Bible. There are Levitical and Mosaic laws of cleanliness. Having a living area clean does reduce chances for diseases and eliminate germs. The saying may have originated as an ancient Babylonian and Hebrew proverb, but became very popular during the Victorian era after being revived by Sir Francis Bacon and John Wesley. While hygiene is important Jesus was more concerned Jesus was more concerned about the sin in people’s hearts than the dirt in their hands. (See Matt. 7:18-23)

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4. “God helps those who help themselves”

 

This phrase is not in the Bible. The earliest recording of this saying is actually from Aesop's fable "Hercules and the Waggoner." A man's wagon got stuck in a muddy road, and he prayed for Hercules to help. Hercules appeared and said, "Get up and put your shoulder to the wheel." The moral given was "The gods help them that help themselves." Aesop was a Greek writer who lived from 620 to 564 BC, but obviously was not an author of the Bible. The saying was also made famous by Benjamin Franklin in 1776. Regarding salvation Jesus Christ is the only way and we cannot help ourselves or save ourselves. So we certainly cannot help ourselves there. In fact, the Bible teaches the exact opposite in many instances. Jesus said it is better to give than to receive for example in Acts 20:35.

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I know a lot of saying that people accredit to God's Word or Biblical sayings have been tweeked a bit here and there and still said to be found in Scriptures. I think that is something taht we need to be careful of because even a small change here and there to a phrase can change the whole meaning of the sentence.

 

For example, like firestormx said, it's the "love of money", not "money is the root of all evil". a few word changes here and there and people are attributing verses to a place they aren't originated from. The Bible is the best resource for these kind of things by far!

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Proverbs 4:23

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5. “And this too shall pass”

This phrase is not in the Bible. Abraham Lincoln once used this phrase in a speech. This possibly is a misinterpretation of a line from "The Lament of Doer," an Old English poem. The main character, Doer, has been replaced as his lord's poet, and calls to mind several other Germanic mythological figures who went through troubled times. Of note each refrain ends with, "that passed away, so may this." Another possibility is that this saying has its roots in the works of Persian Sufi poets. Attar of Nishapur records one fable of a powerful king who asks assembled wise men to create a ring that will make him happy when he is sad, and vice versa. After debating, the sages hand him a simple ring with the words “This too will pass” etched on it, which has the desired effect. There are passages in the Bible including Matt. 24:5 that tell us that our lives, heaven, and earth will pass away.

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#3 is from the Talmud

Please expand on this?

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Proverbs 4:23

Which number is this in reference to please Cletus? Or is this a new observation?

Prov. 4:23

Keep your heart with all vigilance,

    for from it flow the springs of life.

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6. “To thine own self be true”
 
This Phrase comes from Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3 written by the famous William Shakespeare. Scripture says that our ways are like a filth rags and that we need God's instruction as well as guidance into liberty and righteousness. See for example Psalm 23:3, Isaiah 64:6, and Isaiah 59:10.

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They are Biblical but rephrased.

Please see explanations in previous posts. I did a little research and found that a lot of them were not in the Bible after all.

God bless sister!

In Christ,

GE

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#3 is from the Talmud

Please expand on this?

 

The phrase cleanliness is next to godliness is attributed to Rabbi Phineas ben Yair and is found in tractate Avodah Zarah 20b.

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1. Moderation in all things. 

 

From the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 7: "Do not be over-righteous, nor be over-wise - Why destroy yourself? 

                                                                  do not be over-wicked, and do not be a fool - Why die before your time?

                                                                  It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. 

                                                                  the man of God will avoid all extremes."        

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Prov. 16:18 Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

1 Cor. 10:13-14 No temptation has overtaken you except is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Luke 6:31 NKJV And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

And others have mentioned "for the love of money is the root of all evil."

These are the only ones I know of that have their roots in scripture.

Blessings,

Willa

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Blessings Golden Eagle....

    I hear Scripture paraphrased all the time & most of the time it is okay s long as they have the the correct interpretation/definition  but then there are times when that "one little word" can change everything & it can lead to dangerous assumption......what comes to mind is "None  shall/will perish but have everlasting life"

 

John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

2 Peter 3:9 (KJ21) | In Context | Whole Chapter

9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

      Big difference between ""should" & "shall",,,,,,,,,this is why I believe it is of utmost importance that every believer read Gods Word for himself & not simply take another mans word for what God says,,,,                                                             With love-in Christ,Kwik

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1. Moderation in all things. 

 

From the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 7: "Do not be over-righteous, nor be over-wise - Why destroy yourself? 

                                                                  do not be over-wicked, and do not be a fool - Why die before your time?

                                                                  It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. 

                                                                  the man of God will avoid all extremes."        

 

 

Of interest moderation was a Greek virtue and talked about regularly.

Note too this was an OT passage. I don't think we should love God in moderation.

 

I don't think we should show mercy in moderation. I don't think we should teach the Gospel (Jesus is the only way) in moderation.

 

What do you think?

God bless,

GE

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Thank you Golden Eagle for responding to my comment. On some of the other sites, I go to I have used the phrase: "fanaticized consciousness." Becoming overly fanatical about some things, regardless of the person's orientation to life and as to whether it is Christian or secular it is more often than not counterproductive.

 

I suppose that it is a matter of semantics; the terms over-righteous and over-wicked seem to be odd terms. I have studied that scripture in four different Bible translations and here is the translation from the Amplified Bible:

 

Be not [morbidly exacting and externally] righteous over much, neither strive to make yourself [pretentiously appear] over-wise; why should you [get puffed up and] destroy yourself [with presumptuous self-sufficiency]?     

 

[Although all have sinned] be not wicked overmuch or willfully, neither be foolish; why should you die before your time?

 

It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withdraw not your hand; for he who reverently fears and worships God will come forth from them all.

 

Although this scripture is from the Old Testament it in my opinion draws a good picture of the Pharisees in the New Testament.

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Prov. 16:18 Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

1 Cor. 10:13-14 No temptation has overtaken you except is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Luke 6:31 NKJV And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

And others have mentioned "for the love of money is the root of all evil."

These are the only ones I know of that have their roots in scripture.

Blessings,

Willa

 

Good reminders sister :)

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