Many famous and popular sayings originated in the Holy Bible. Which Book of the Bible was the source of each of the quoted verses?
1. A drop in the bucket.
"Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing." (Hint: a prophet)
2. A leopard cannot change its spots.
"Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil." (Hint: Old Testament)
3. A wolf in sheep's clothing.
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Hint: spoken by the Messiah)
4. As old as the hills.
"Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?" (Hint: the LORD permitted Satan to test him)
(c) 1 Chronicles
5. No rest for the wicked.
"But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked." (Hint: He lived in the Kingdom of Judah after the Kingdom of Israel had fallen to Assyria)
(d) John the Baptist
6. Pride goes before a fall.
"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." (Hint: It was written by King Solomon)
7. By the skin of your teeth.
"My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth." (Hint: Some of his friends came to visit him after the Devil had made him very sick and incorrectly accused him of being an unrepentant sinner)
8. Sour grapes.
"But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge." (Hint: He was a prophet who witnessed the fall of the Kingdom of Judah to Babylon)
9. The apple of my eye.
"For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye." (Hint: It was written after the Exodus, but before the Israelites crossed the Jordan)
(c) 1 Kings
10. The strait and narrow.
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Hint: It was spoken by the Messiah)
Answers to this Bible Quiz
1. (a) Isaiah 40:15
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2. (b) Jeremiah 13:23
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3. (d) Matthew 7:15
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4. (a) Job 15:7
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5. (a) Isaiah 57:20-21
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6. (a) Proverbs 16:18
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7. (b) Job 19:20
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8. (b) Jeremiah 31:30
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9. (b) Deuteronomy 32:9-10
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10. (a) Matthew 7:13-14
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