lightstock_112702_medium_user_979655You may not know much about Jesus but you probably quote him on a regular basis without even realising it! Here’s some things that Jesus said that you probably say too:

[NB: Many of these sayings were originally taken from the King James Version (1611) of the Bible, while the verses quoted here are from the more modern-sounding New International Version (1984).

Wolf in sheep’s clothing

ÔÇ£Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.ÔÇØ (Matthew 7:15)

Eye for an eye

ÔÇ£ÔÇ£You have heard that it was said, –Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ÔÇØ (Matthew 5:38)

Good Samaritan

ÔÇ£But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.ÔÇØ (Luke 10:33)

Cast the first stone

ÔÇ£When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ÔÇ£If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.ÔÇØÔÇØ (John 8:7)

Out of the mouths of babes

ÔÇ£ÔÇ£Do you hear what these children are saying?ÔÇØ they asked him. ÔÇ£Yes,ÔÇØ replied Jesus, ÔÇ£have you never read, ÔÇ£ –From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?ÔÇØÔÇØ (Matthew 21:16)

Don’t cast your pearls before swine

ÔÇ£ÔÇ£Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.ÔÇØ (Matthew 7:6)

Red sky at night/ Sign of the times

ÔÇ£He replied, ÔÇ£When evening comes, you say, –It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ÔÇØ (Matthew 16:2)

Can you think of any others?



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