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How well do we know Scripture...

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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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