Chimney Corner Scriptures

Scriptures or Chimney Corner Scripture?

sent by Vince Limburg

There are many phrases in our language that we just "know" are in the Bible, but when we look they aren't there. Which of the following are from the Bible and which are just a chimney corner scripture?

1. By the skin of my teeth
2. All men are created equal
3. An idle mind is the devil's workshop
4. Cleanliness is next to godliness
5. As the apple of your eye
6. Spare the rod and spoil the child
7. Give the devil his due
8. Cast your bread upon the waters
9. The ax is laid to the root
10. A fool uttereth all his mind
11. Blood is thicker than water
12. Bread is the staff of life
13. Lord, what fools we mortals be
14. Familiarity breeds contempt
15. God moves in mysterious ways His wonders to perform
16. God helps those who help themselves
17. Out of the mouth of babes
18. Flies in the ointment
19. To err is human, to forgive is divine
20. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
21. All that glitters is not gold
22. Sow in tears reap in joy
23. A friend in need is a friend in deed
24. Practice what you preach
25. A soft answer turneth away wrath
26. The way of the transgressors is hard
27. All's well that ends well
28. The early bird catches the worm
29. Don't count your chickens before they hatch
30. Weighed in the balances and found wanting
31. Honesty is the best policy
32. Don't judge others by yourself
33. A rolling stone gathers no moss
34. Stolen waters are sweet
35. Every tub shall stand on it's own bottom
36. Look before you leap
37. Speech is silver but silence is golden
38. If at first you don't succeed try again
39. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind
40. An honest confession is good for the soul
41. Money is the root of all evil
42. Let your conscience be your guide
43. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
44. Charity begins at home
45. There is no rest for the wicked
46. Sour grapes and his teeth shall be set on edge
47. Jesus loves me this I know
48. The way of a man with a maid
49. Just accept Jesus as your personal saviour
50. Be ye not fanatical

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