Wax poetic without being verbose

By Abiose A.Adams

Do you know that most commonly used proverb or adage in literature have their origin from the bible? Consider these few.

A Leopard cannot change its spot: Jeremiah 13:23, Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

A thorn in the flesh: 2Corinthian 12:7- And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing- Matthew 7:5
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush- Ecclesiastes IX – A living dog is better than a dead lion.
Am I my brother’s keeper- Genesis 4:9

To be continued

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