Top 50 Most Popular Phrases From The Bible

In our modern culture, we commonly use phrases which have originated from the Bible without even knowing their origin.

After doing a bit of research, I have compiled my top 50 list of commonly used phrases which originate from the Bible.
Note– I have put the phrase and the reference where it originated from, which may or may not be a direct quote from the Bible. Some originate from the Bible yet have changed over time.

•50 – “My cup runneth over” – Psalms 23:5
•49 – “O ye, of little faith” – Luke 12:28
•48 – “Living off the fat of the land” – Genesis 45:17-18
•47 – “Like a lamb led to the slaughter” – Jeremiah 11:19 / Isaiah 53:7
•46 – “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” – Matthew 26:41
•45 – “Flesh and blood” – Matthew 16:17
•44 – “Spare the rod and spoil the child” – Proverbs 13:24 / 23:13
•43 – “Forbidden fruit” – Genesis 2 & 3
•42 – “Can a leopard change his spots?” – Jeremiah 13:23
•41 – “A man after my own heart” – Samuel 13:14 / Acts 13:22
•40 – “Do not cast your pearls before swine” – Matthew 7:6
•39 – “The fruit of your loins” – Genesis 35:11
•38 – “The powers that be” – Romans 13: 1-2
•37 – “Drop in the bucket” – Isaiah 40:15
•36 – “Eat, drink, and be merry” – Ecclesiastes 8:15
•35 – “Eye for an eye” – Exodus 21:24 / Leviticus 24:20 / Deuteronomy 19:21 / Matthew 5:38
•34 – “The good Samaritan” – Luke 10:25-37
•33 – “He that is without sin, cast the first stone” – John 8:7
•32 – “Labor of love” – 1 Thessalonians 1:3
•31 – “The root of the matter” – Job 19:28
•30 – “Fight the good fight” – 1 Timothy 6.12
•29 – “Letter of the law” – 2 Corinthians 3:6
•28 – “Many are called, but few are chosen” – Matthew 22:14
•27 – “Man does not live by bread alone” – Deuteronomy 8:3 / Matthew 4:4
•26 – “Salt of the earth” – Matthew 5:13
•25 – “No rest for the wicked” or “No rest for the weary” – Isaiah 57:21
•24 – “Sweat of your brow” – Genesis 3:19
•23 – “Apple of my eye” – Deuteronomy 2:10 / Zechariah 2:8
•22 – “The love of money is the root of all evil” – 1 Timothy 6:10
•21 – “All things must pass” or “This too shall pass” – Matthew 24:6-8
•20 – “The truth shall make you free” John 8:32
•19 – “There’s nothing new under the sun” – Ecclesiastes 1:9
•18 – “For everything there is a season” – Ecclesiastes 3:1
•17 – “As old as Methuselah” – Genesis 5: 25-27
•16 – “Ashes to ashes” – Genesis 3:19
•15 – “Twinkling of an eye” – 1 Corinthians 15:52
•14 – “A fly in the ointment” – Ecclesiastes 10:1
•13 – “Faith will move mountains” – Matthew 21:21
•12 – “Signs of the times” – Matthew 16:3
•11 – “It is better to give than to receive” – Acts 20:35
•10 – “My brother’s keeper” – Genesis 4:9
•9 – “Physician, heal thyself” – Luke 4:23
•8 – “Out of the mouths of babes” – Psalm 8:2
•7 – “How the mighty have fallen” – 2 Samuel 1:19
•6 – “Bite the dust” – Psalms 72: 9
•5 – “Sour grapes” – Ezekiel 18:2
•4 – “The writing on the wall” – Daniel 5:5
•3 – “At my wit’s end” – Psalm 107:27
•2 – “Blind leading the blind” – Matthew 15:14 / Luke 6:39
•1 – “By the skin of our teeth” – Job 19:20

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