The Writing on the Wall

Everyday Phrases from the King James Bible

by Richard Noble

Published by Sacristy Press

ISBN-13: 978-1908381224




Few people realise the idiomatic phrases shown above are from the King James Bible. By clicking the image below, these and over 550 others can be found by keyword and topic, together with Bible references.

KGV Sayings

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A fly in the ointment  – trifling cause that spoils something good (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
A thorn in one’s flesh – cause of a persistent irritation, annoyance, or affliction (2 Corinthians 12:7)
A law unto themselves –  people and things behaving unusually or disregarding custom (Romans 2:14)
Kick against the pricks –  argue and fight against people in authority (Acts 9:5)
Give up the ghost – to die, give up the will to live, or stop functioning (Lamentations 1:19)
Fall from grace –  loss of status, respect, or prestige (Galatians 5:4)