Common Phrases Found In The Bible; Do Biblical Colloquialisms Have A Secular Purpose?

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This list is not in any particular order nor complete; and, not all are literal.  It was generated from reading the Bible over a period of time and taking notes about "modern ideas" that suddenly: had God's approval, or has been known, used or applied since antiquity!    Usually, at least one Biblical reference is given; although some are 'Lists' of multiple occurrences throughout the Bible.

Biblical 'Word' or 'Phrase' , (Secular Phrase)
Biblical Reference(s) 
  1. Principle of Restitution:  [pay back 120%!] _ _ _ _ _ Lev. 6:5
  2. Principle of Pro ration: [proportional distribution] _ _ Num 35:8
  3. Fifo Inventory Principal: (first in, first out) _ _ _ _ _ Lev 26:10 NIV
  4. Principle of Prosperity I. (Relationships + serving others), (do good and be blessed, do evil and be cursed) Deu 12:13, 19-20, 27,32  Deu 28:1-?    Too many references to list!
  5. Principle of Prosperity II. (Money, Debt, Tithing), (give to get, Eze. 44:30b) ; '... prove ME now ...' Mal 3:10 ; don't just work the formula but be a 'cheerful giver' .
  6. Principles of Successful Business from Proverbs, By Gregory Koukl, 65 items 8 Principles. 
  7. (like mother, like daughter) 'As is the mother, so is her daughter.'    Eze 16:44b ;
  8. Church discipline: [shun or excommunicate ] _ _ _ I Cor 5:5-7 ,
  1. 'O man'  (Oh man)
  2. 'God save the king' 
  3. 'concourse' 
  4. 'mart' (market)
  5. 'traffickers'
  6. 'traffick' (traffic)
  7. 'president(s)'
  8. 'confederate' 
  9. 'debate' 
  10. 'liberal' 
  1. Ro 9:20
  2. 2 Sam 16:16
  3. Pv 1:21, Acts 19:40
  4. Is 23:3 5505
  5. Is 23:8
  6. - List
  7. Dan 6:2
  8. - List
  9. Ro 1:29
  10. List, 2 Cor 9:13

  1. 'mown grass' (mow the grass)
  2. 'pulse'  (eat your vegetables)
  3. 'lick up' (beat up, wipe out)
  4. 'he went up to my couch' (couch)
  5. 'advertise' 
  6. 'what if' 
  7. south is 'down'
  8. 'backsliding'  (blackslider)
  9. 'new testament' 
  10. 'scum'
  1. Ps 72:6
  2. Dan 1:8-16
  3. Nu 22:4
  4. Ge 49:4
  5. Nu 24:14
  6. - List
  7. Gen 43:1-5
  8. - List of 15
  9. - List
  10.  Eze 24
    1.  Principle of Socialism [The Apostles tried it and discarded it.] _ Acts 2:43-48
    2.  (captain of my ship), (in charge of my own destiny) _ _ _ _ Amos 6:13
    3.  'set them in their place', (put them in their place) _ _ _ _ _ Neh 13:11b
    4.  (definition of expert /prophet = anyone from out of town) _ Mt 13:57
    5.  (the living dead) 'But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.' _I Tim 5:6
    6.  (spanking:  children, caning adults) (tough love)Pv 13:24Pv 19:18 ; Pv 22:15 ; Pv 23:13-14 ; Pv 29:15 ; Pv 20:30 ; Hb 12:6-7
    7.  'many members in one body'   (e pluribus unum = out of many, one)  Ro 12:4
    8.  (shoot first, ask questions later)   'and after vows to make inquiry' Pv 20:25
    9.   (use it or lose it.) _ _ _ _ Mt 13:11-12  ;
   10.  'meddle to thy hurt' (shoot yourself in the foot) _ _ II Chr 25 , II Kg 14:10 , Ps 15:4
  1. 'how do you do'(?)
  2. 'haunt'  (hang out)
  3. 'causeway'
  4. 'pavement'
  5. (damage) 'endamage'
  6. 'maintenance'
  7. 'pictures'
  8. 'as it were'   (idiom)
  9. 'the powers that be' 
  10. 'skin of my teeth' 
  1. Jer 15:5
  2. I Sam 23
  3. I Chr 26:
  4. II Chr 7:3
  5. Ezra 4:13
  6. Ezra 4:14
  7. Nu 33:52
  8. - List
  9. Ro 13:1
  10. Job 19:20

  1. heaven (life) = 'up', hell = 'down'
  2. 'by little and little' (little by little)
  3. 'posts' (letters)(pony express)
  4. 'clear' of guilt, (clear conscience) 
  5. 'passed away' (meaning: died)
  6. 'passed' (died + gone to heaven)
  7.  'in a moment' (minute) 
  8. (I told you so.) 'told not I thee' 
  9. (first come, first served)
  10. 'meteyard' (meter?, yard?)
  1. Pv 15:24
  2. Exo Deu
  3. Est 8:10
  4. II Cor 7:11
  5. Ps 37:36
  6. Heb 4:14
  7. - List of 11
  8. Nu 23:26
  9. Jn 5:4
  10. Lev 19:35
    1.  (wolves in sheep's clothing)._ _ .Mt 7:15
    2.  "More modern words": 'engines, invent, merchandise, covert, wardrobe, booty, craft, usury, pine, perjured'
  1. 'network'
  2. 'networks'
  3. 'highway'
  4. 'suburbs'
  5. 'baptize'
  6. 'baptized'
  7. 'policy'
  8. 'penknife' 
  9. 'execration' (curse) 
  10. 'furbish' (refurbish)
  1. - List 1
  2. - List 2
  3. List
  4. -List
  5. -List 1
  6. -List 2
  7. Dan 8:25
  8. Jer 36:23
  9. Jer 42:18
  10. Eze 21:11

  1. 'college'
  2. 'stuff '  
  3. 'birthday' 
  4. 'fort'
  5. 'lovingkindness'
  6. 'tire'
  7. 'you all' (you all)
  8. 'but God'
  9. 'apple of his eye'
  10. 'pavilion'
  1. II Kg 22:14
  2. - List
  3. - List
  4. - List
  5. - List
  6. - List
  7. - List
  8. - List 43
  9. - List
  10. - List
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