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Shakespeare, Aesop, or King James? Which of the following phrases are from the K J Version? posted
Christiantiy today ^ | 5.6.11

Posted on 07/29/2011 7:31:14 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

1 "There is method to my madness."

2 "Love is strong as death."

3 "In the twinkling of an eye."

4 "A plague on both your houses."

5 "Gave up the ghost."

6 "We turn not older with years, but newer every day."

7 "The wisdom of Solomon."

8 "As pure as the driven snow."

9 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

10 "O ye of little faith."

11 "A cloud of witnesses."

12 "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

13 "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

14 "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

15 "When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth."

16 "Seek, and ye shall find."

17 "Go, and do thou likewise."

18 "God helps those who help themselves."

19 "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."

20 "Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it."

21 "What goes around, comes around."

22 "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

23 "It is easy to despise what you cannot get." (The origin of the idiom "sour grapes.")

24 "There is no new thing under the sun."

25 "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

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1 posted on 07/29/2011 7:31:26 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

I knew all the ones that came from Scripture, but not so sure of who said the others.


2 posted on 07/29/2011 7:38:22 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: InvisibleChurch

The “sour grapes” saying is in Jeremiah 31:29 as well as Ezekiel 18:2.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 7:39:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: InvisibleChurch

1 “There is method to my madness.”

2 “Love is strong as death.” Song of Solomon 8:6

3 “In the twinkling of an eye.” I Corinthians 15:52

4 “A plague on both your houses.”

5 “Gave up the ghost.” Genesis 25:8; Genesis 25:17; Genesis 35:29; Lamentations 1:19; Mark 15:37; Mark 15:39; Luke 23:46; John 19:30; Acts 5:5; Acts 12:23

6 “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”

7 “The wisdom of Solomon.” I Kings 4:29; I Kings 4:30; I Kings 4:34; I Kings 7:14; I Kings 10:4; I Kings 10:23; I Kings 11:41; II Chronicles 1:11; II Chronicles 9:3; II Chronicles 9:22; II Chronicles 9:23; Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31

8 “As pure as the driven snow.”

9 “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

10 “O ye of little faith.” Matthew 6:30; Matthew 8:26; Matthew 16:8; Luke 12:28

11 “A cloud of witnesses.” Hebrews 12:1

12 “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

13 “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

14 “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

15 “When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.”

16 “Seek, and ye shall find.” (minus comma) Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9; John 7:34; John 7:36

17 “Go, and do thou likewise.” Judges 9:49

18 “God helps those who help themselves.”

19 “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

20 “Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.”

21 “What goes around, comes around.”

22 “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

23 “It is easy to despise what you cannot get.” (The origin of the idiom “sour grapes.”)

24 “There is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9

25 “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”


4 posted on 07/29/2011 7:58:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Pretty cool ,Thanks for the thread.


5 posted on 07/29/2011 8:05:30 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Texas Fossil

#1 is an altered version of the actual Shakespeare quotation, which is Polonius saying of Hamlet,

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”

[Polonius in an aside pondering how Hamlet seems insane yet has a rational purpose (perhaps) in what he is up to]


6 posted on 07/29/2011 8:13:53 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: Enchante

TNX, I did not spend time trying to find the non-Biblical quotes.

Might have missed one of those too.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 8:18:39 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

14 is Matt. 26:41—but I missed #2


8 posted on 07/29/2011 8:27:15 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: InvisibleChurch
I've always favored, “Can a leopard change his spots...?”
9 posted on 07/29/2011 8:33:57 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Yes, Jeremiah 13:23. Amazing how much in the Bible is used in common language.


10 posted on 07/29/2011 8:48:11 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Freeper football is the cause and answer to all your short term problems. Ask me how.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Long time since grade school but I’m pretty sure #25 was Aesop.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 8:51:32 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- mission accomplished)
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To: Hieronymus

Reminds me of a photographer who visited a haunted house. The ghost who lived there was a vain fellow and agreed to pose for a picture, but unfortunately there were problems with the equipment.

It seems that the spirit was willing, but the flash was weak.

-————> Running


12 posted on 07/29/2011 8:59:10 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- mission accomplished)
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To: InvisibleChurch

In the twinkling of an eye.


13 posted on 07/29/2011 9:07:11 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Tax-chick

I bet I can guess more than you.


14 posted on 07/29/2011 9:08:43 PM PDT by Anoreth (Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.)
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To: Squawk 8888
That's as bad as the story of the king that stored his extra throne in the attic of his grass hut before it fell through and landed on him.

People who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.

15 posted on 07/29/2011 9:13:05 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Anoreth

I missed one out of 11 of the Bible quotes, got all the Shakespeares and Aesops, but was confused by some of the others because they didn’t say there were other sources.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 5:28:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
My initial guess:
KJV: 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 24.

Shakespeare: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 18, 20, 21, 22

Aesop: 9, 12, 15, 19, 23, 25.

17 posted on 07/30/2011 5:39:53 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Texas Fossil
17 “Go, and do thou likewise.” Judges 9:49

Luke 10:37, not Judges 9:49, which reads:
"And all the people likewise cut down every man his bough, and followed Abimelech, and put them to the hold, and set the hold on fire upon them; so that all the men of the tower of Shechem died also, about a thousand men and women."
14 “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Matthew 26:41, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
18 posted on 07/30/2011 5:47:19 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Tax-chick; aruanan

Sorry, the title was poorly worded. It should have included “etal”. The link goes to the correct answers.


19 posted on 07/30/2011 6:02:41 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Freeper football is the cause and answer to all your short term problems. Ask me how.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Sorry, the title was poorly worded. It should have included “etal”. The link goes to the correct answers.

I took everything I knew to be KJV or seemed to recognize from Shakespeare and stuck everything else in Aesop (unless I recognized it from a childhood book of Aesop's fables). If it seemed like a moral of the lesson, then I chose Aesop. The Song of Solomon one seemed more like Shakespeare but I should have remembered Ecclesiastes. The one about training up a fig tree sounding more like Oscar Wilde or someone like that who didn't actually know fig trees but who still wanted to make some snarky allusion to scripture.
20 posted on 07/30/2011 6:13:35 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: InvisibleChurch; Anoreth

Got it, thanks. I knew that several didn’t seem to fit any of the (apparent) choices.

You know what’s really annoying, though, is that the writer had to refererence the phrase “sour grapes,” apparently on the assumption that the readers were too dim to understand the original wording of Aesop’s moral.


21 posted on 07/30/2011 6:20:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: aruanan

Sorry. Guess I was not cautious enough. Probably pasted the search results on the wrong line.

Any way it was an opportunity to get more familiar with the Xiphos Bible search software I install on my Xubuntu linux machine.


22 posted on 07/30/2011 6:29:39 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Are you familiar with Biblegateway.com? They have many different translations in many different languages and a pretty good search feature.


23 posted on 07/30/2011 7:05:47 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
I think I have seen it. The one I am using includes the Sword text data.

I had previously used their data with a TCL search interface.

Pretty amazing stuff.

Years ago I had a KJV bible in text format that would fit on a 3-1/2” floppy. (has been a while)

24 posted on 07/30/2011 8:55:33 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Tax-chick

I got all the Shakespeare ones and most of the Bible ones. Although without references to actual books of the Bible. I knew which ones the Shakespeare came from, which suggests that I spend far too much time reading. Perhaps I should make it easy on myself and get a college degree in English Lit or something.
The Aesops I kept confusing with the Bible, oddly enough.


25 posted on 07/30/2011 1:50:19 PM PDT by Anoreth (Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.)
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To: Anoreth

Both Aesop and Proverbs are very common-sensible. I could place the Bible citations in their books, or at least “in one of the Gospels.”

The problem with English lit is that unless you go somewhere like University of Dallas or Steubenville, it will all be anti-Western and gay.


26 posted on 07/30/2011 4:05:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Tax-chick

I’ve been living in Seattle for two years. I think I can handle gayness.
Besides, I’m good at writing, so I should be able to get by with disagreeing on everyone else’s opinion. I got an A+ for that ten-page paper I wrote about how secondhand smoke is possibly a myth.


27 posted on 07/30/2011 5:49:06 PM PDT by Anoreth (Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.)
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To: Anoreth

Yeah, but why pay money to be annoyed by liberals, when you can pay to avoid them.


28 posted on 07/30/2011 5:52:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s the government’s money, not mine.
Besides, archeaology would be more fun and gives me a chance to show off my Hermione Granger-esque knowledge of everything. Also I can continue to visit more crappy foriegn countries on somebody else’s dime. That way, I can spend all my money going to Ireland, and make some goverment grant institute pay to send to to Israel and dig holes in the ground.
It seems foolproof.


29 posted on 07/30/2011 6:06:31 PM PDT by Anoreth (Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.)
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To: Anoreth

You should read the new biography of Lawrence of Arabia. He excavated Hittite Carchemish, now in Iraq, with shootings and explosions. Ireland has a climate like Seattle, but the castles are seriously cool.

Just don’t fall for a clunk like Ron, unless you want your children to be mindless minions of their Uncle Pat.


30 posted on 07/31/2011 4:57:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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