WHY WE SAY, WHAT WE SAY!

By Danny C. Doege

| Genesis-Leviticus | Numbers-2 Kings | 1 Chronicles-Psalms | Proverbs | Ecclesiastes-Lamantations | Ezekiel-Malachi | Matthew-Acts | Romans-Revelation |

© Danny C. Doege, 3055 Robertson Rd., Pensacola, FL 32507 USA

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GENESIS 1:22

'BE FRUITFUL'

PHRASE USED IN MANY KINDS OF APPLICATIONS. IT INDICATES AN EXPECTATION OR REQUEST OF AN INCREASE IN WHATEVER THE APPLICATION THAT IS BEING REFERRED TO. GOD USES IT AS AN ORDER FOR MULTIPLICATION, TO REPLENISH SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DEPLETED.

GENESIS 2:7

'YOUR NAME IS MUD' OR 'MY NAME IS MUD NOW'

WE GENERALLY SAY THIS WHEN WE HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN SOME INDISCRETION OR ANOTHER AND KNOW WE CAN'T GET OUT OF IT. IN THIS VERSE, GOD HAS JUST NAMED MAN FROM THE DUST OF THE GROUND, AND IF YOU LOOK AT VERSE 6. HE HAS JUST WATERED IT. IT COULD BE PROPHECY FOR WHEN ADAM ATE THE GRAPE, HIS NAME WAS MUD FOR SURE. EITHER WAY, GET YOURSELF IN SOME TROUBLE AND SOMEONE IS BOUND TO SAY THAT YOUR NAME IS MUD. AND MUD SPELLED BACKWARDS IS 'DUM'. INTERESTING ?******* LEARN TO USE WHAT YOU HEAR AND SAY FOR A PERSONAL WITNESS ANY TIME ANY WHERE.*******

GENESIS 2:17

"FORBIDDEN FRUIT"

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU TELL YOUR KIDS NOT TO DO. IT USUALLY DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH LITERAL FRUIT. IT IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD NOT PARTAKE OF. SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE WOULD BE A REAL GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE USAGE. IN ADAM'S CASE HE WAS FORBIDDEN NOT TO EAT A PARTICULAR FRUIT ON A TREE, AND IT WAS A LITERAL FRUIT. IF YOU ARE USING THIS TO WITNESS TELL THE PERSON THAT THE FRUIT WAS A GRAPE (AND IT WAS) THEN TELL HIM THAT WHEN ADAM ATE IT HE GOT HIS BLOOD FROM THE GRAPE AND BEFORE HE ATE IT HE ONLY HAD WATER IN HIS VEINS. THAT IS BOUND TO GET A GOOD CONVERSATION GOING. YOU PROBABLY BETTER DO A LITTLE STUDYING FIRST, BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DEEPER THINGS OF GOD AND WITHOUT THE VERSES (THEY ARE IN THERE) YOU MIGHT LOOK SILLY. II TIMOTHY 2:15. WHILE YOU ARE STUDYING YOU CAN FIND WHY ADAM WAS THE FIRST BLUE BLOOD. I.E., BLUE WATER FOR BLOOD. GOOD STUDYING, AND NEVER FORGET GOD'S WORD IS A LOT OF THINGS BUT DULL AIN'T ONE OF THEM.

GENESIS 3:1-7

'HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE'

THIS EXPRESSION USED ON THE STREET MEANS THAT WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD HAS FILTERED DOWN THROUGH A NUMBER OF PEOPLE (GRAPEVINE) BEFORE IT HAS FINALLY REACHED YOUR EARS. THE PEOPLE THAT DELIVER THE MESSAGE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE ONES IN THE 'KNOW'. IN THE VERSES YOU WILL SEE SATAN TALKING TO EVE AND CONVINCING HER TO EAT OF THE FRUIT AND THEN SHE DIED SPIRITUALLY. WHEN YOU STUDY AND FIND OUT WHAT THE FRUIT WAS YOU WILL SEE IT IS A GRAPE, HENCE HE (DEVIL) WAS TALKING TO HER THROUGH THE LITERAL GRAPE VINE. HE ALSO KNEW FULL WELL SHE WOULD DIE SPIRITUALLY WHEN SHE ATE OF THE TREE, SO HE CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE HAD THE KNOWLEDGE (OR BEEN IN THE KNOW).

GENESIS 3:4,5

'MEAN AS A SNAKE'

THIS IS SAID IN REFERENCE TO A MAN THAT IS DOING OR HAS DONE REAL WICKED THINGS. MANY TIMES IT IS DEALING WITH A MAN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A WOMAN IN SOME WAY. LOOK AT THE VERSES AND SEE WHAT THE SERPENT (SNAKE) SAID TO EVE, AND THEN REMEMBER THAT WHEN HE TRICKED HER IT CAUSED THE FALL OF THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE AND ALL THE TRAGEDY THAT HAS TRANSPIRED FROM THAT.

GENESIS 3:6

'ADAM'S APPLE'

WHAT THE WORLD CALLS THE LUMP IN THEIR THROAT BECAUSE OF THE OLD FABLE THAT WHEN ADAM SWALLOWED THE APPLE IT STUCK IN HIS THROAT. IT WAS A GRAPE FOLKS BUT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MANY CASES WHERE THE WORLD IS CONSTRAINED TO TALK BIBLE SPEAK.

GENESIS 3:6

'BLUE BLOOD'

THIS IS THE TERM FOR ROYALTY OR HIGH SOCIETY FOLKS IN THE WORLD. THE JOKE IS SHE THINKS SHE IS SUCH A BLUE BLOOD THAT SHE CAN FILL HER PEN OUT OF HER VEINS. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DEEP SUBJECTS THAT MOST FOLKS ARE GOING TO SHRUG OFF BECAUSE THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IT OR WON'T STUDY THEIR BIBLE ENOUGH. EVE IN THIS VERSE GETS HER RED BLOOD THROUGH THE GRAPE SHE IS ABOUT TO EAT AND BEFORE THIS SHE WAS A BLUE BLOOD IN THE SENSE THAT SHE HAD WATER (BLUE) RUNNING IN HER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. SHE WAS IMMORTAL BEFORE SHE PARTOOK OF THE FRUIT RIGHT? THE LIFE OF THE FLESH IS IN THE BLOOD, AND BECAUSE THE BLOOD IS CORRUPT YOU DIE RIGHT? II TIMOTHY 2:15 I DID WARN YOU IT WOULD BE DEEP BUT IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW. AN INTERESTING NOTE HERE WOULD BE FOR YOU TO REMEMBER SNOW WHITE IN DISNEY MOVIES ATE A APPLE THAT KILLED HER UNTIL THE "PRINCE" KISSED HER AND SHE WAS RESURRECTED. DIDN'T SHE TURN OUT TO BE THE FAIREST ONE OF ALL? DIDN'T SHE BECOME A BRIDE? DIDN'T THE MOVIE PICTURE HER WITH WHITE SKIN? CAN ANYONE READING THIS SEE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST MESSING WITH HOLLYWOOD'S MINDS BY HAVING THEM USE SCRIPTURE TO MAKE CARTOON MOVIE CLASSIC'S. THE BIBLE IS SURE ONE CONVERSATION STARTER ISN'T IT?

GENESIS 3:8-10

'HIDE AND SEEK'

THE GAME CHILDREN PLAY WHEN THEY DON'T WANT TO BE FOUND. I GUESS ADAM AND EVE AFTER THEIR SIN DID NOT WANT GOD TO FIND THEM. OF COURSE WHEN WE SIN WE GO LOOKING FOR GOD TO SHOW HIM WHAT WE DID (UNLIKELY). THE SAME REASON A BURGLAR, OR ROBBER, OR THIEF CAN'T FIND A POLICEMAN MUST FIT HERE SINCE THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR ONE!!!!!!

GENESIS 3:9

'WHERE ARE YOU?'

PLAYING GAMES WITH YOUR CHILDREN WILL ELICIT THIS RESPONSE. SOMEONE CALLING YOU ON THE PHONE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD FROM IN A WHILE WILL USUALLY START WITH THIS RESPONSE. A REAL COMMON EXPRESSION.

GENESIS 3:13

'THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!'

BLAMING SOMEONE ELSE FOR OUR SINS. IT STARTED IN THE GARDEN AND WON'T STOP UNTIL JESUS CHRIST COMES BACK.

GENESIS 3:14

'MAKE HIM CRAWL'

SOMETHING THAT IS TOLD TO SOMEONE. OR IN SOME CASES TO PHYSICALLY MAKE THE PERSON CRAWL, BOTH INTENDED TO HUMBLE THE PARTICIPANT. THIS DID NOT MAKE THE SERPENT HUMBLE IN THE SCRIPTURE, HOWEVER.

GENESIS 3:14

'YOU SNAKE IN THE GRASS'

WE GENERALLY RESERVE THIS SAYING FOR SOME BAD GUY THAT HAS DONE A REAL SNEAKY DEED TO US, EITHER WITH OR WITHOUT OUR HELP. GOD IS, OF COURSE, REFERRING TO THE DEVIL IN THIS VERSE RIGHT BEFORE EVERYONE IS CAST OUT OF THE GARDEN. MOST GARDENS HAVE GRASS, AND WHEN GOD PRONOUNCES THIS CURSE WE UNKNOWINGLY ARE DOING THE SAME THING WHEN WE USE THIS EXPRESSION AT OR AGAINST SOMEONE.

GENESIS 3:17-19

'HE BIT THE DUST', 'BITE THE DUST', OR 'THEY BIT THE DUST'.

COMMON SAYING FOR SOMEONE THAT FELL OFF OF SOMETHING, CRASHED INTO SOMETHING, OR JUST PLAIN DIED. THE SERPENT WAS MADE TO BITE THE DUST ALL THE DAYS OF HIS LIFE AND ADAM AND EVE WERE GOING TO BITE THE DUST WHEN THEY WERE PLACED BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM.

GENESIS 3:19

'BY THE SWEAT OF YOUR BROW'

GENERALLY USED IN REFERENCE TO A PERSON MAKING HIS LIVING. IT IS EVEN USED FOR AN OFFICE WORKER THAT HAS AIR CONDITIONING, WHERE THERE IS NO LITERAL SWEAT. ADAM, OF COURSE, LITERALLY SWEATED FOR HIS LIVING AFTER THE FALL IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.

GENESIS 3:24

'GO WEST YOUNG MAN'

THIS WAS THE CRY OF OUR COUNTRY NOT SO MANY YEARS AGO, THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY WAS FILLING UP AND THE WEST WAS AS YET MOSTLY UNEXPLORED OR SETTLED. AMERICANS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AN AREA FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY, NOT TO MENTION THEY FOUND GOLD AND THE RUSH (NOT LIMBAUGH) WAS ON. NOW WHEN WE FIND WHERE THE SAYING ORIGINATED IN SCRIPTURE YOU WILL HAVE TO BE WELL VERSED IN THE BIBLE AS A WHOLE TO UNDERSTAND THIS. IT IS PROBABLY BEST TO STUDY AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF. IN THE SCRIPTURE GIVEN WE FIND GOD DRIVING ADAM OUT OF THE GARDEN (PERFECT PLACE TO LIVE AND HE BLEW IT). HIS MOVEMENTS WERE WEST TO EAST. NOW BEGIN TO CHECK THE REFERENCES ON GOOD MOVEMENT AND BAD MOVEMENT IN THE BIBLE AND YOU WILL FIND MOST( NOT QUITE 100%) OF THE TIME, WHEN YOU MOVE WEST TO EAST GOD MESSES UP FOLKS, AND THE MOVEMENT EAST TO WEST IS PROSPEROUS. NOW BRETHREN, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MEAT SECTIONS OF THE BIBLE AND THIS IS NOT A BOOK TO TEACH YOU DOCTRINE. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS WHERE THE EAST TO WEST SAYING COMES FROM, FINE! LOCATE A BETTER ONE FOR YOURSELF. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LOOK AT A BOOK THAT WILL HELP YOU ON THE DEEPER THINGS OF GOD, PURCHASE DR. PETER S. RUCKMAN'S COMMENTARY ON GENESIS.

GENESIS 4:2-5

'YOU CAN'T GET BLOOD OUT OF A TURNIP' OR 'YOU CAN'T GET BLOOD OUT OF A ROCK'

THE WORLD USES BOTH OF THESE EXPRESSIONS TO CONVEY THE THOUGHT THAT THEY CAN'T GIVE OR BE MADE TO GIVE ANY MORE THAN THEY HAVE ALREADY GIVEN. (I.E., THEY ARE TAPPED OUT!). CHRISTIANS KNOW THAT CAIN TRIED TO OFFER HIS WORKS TO GOD INSTEAD OF THE BLOOD SACRIFICE REQUIRED FOR THE SIN ATONEMENT. THEY ALSO KNOW THAT YOU CAN GET BLOOD OUT THE ROCK IF IT IS THE RIGHT ROCK. (1 COR 10:4)

GENESIS 4:6

'HIS FACE FELL'

THIS IS SAID WHEN A PERSON SUDDENLY HAS A LOOK OF ANGUISH OR SORROW ON THEIR FACE. A CRESTFALLEN LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE JUST LOST THEIR BEST FRIEND OR HAVE JUST GOTTEN THEIR HAND CAUGHT IN THE COOKIE JAR. A SUDDEN SHOCK OVER SOME REAL BAD NEWS WILL ALSO PRODUCE THIS EXPRESSION ON A PERSONS FACE. CAIN HAD THIS LOOK WHEN GOD REFUSED TO ACCEPT HIS OFFERING OF THE FRUIT OF THE GROUND. CAIN WAS DISOBEYING GOD DIRECTLY BECAUSE HE KNEW GOD WANTED A BLOOD SACRIFICE AND HE THOUGHT HE WOULD GET AROUND WHAT GOD WANTED WITH HIS FRUIT. WHAT WAS ONLY DISOBEDIENCE AND THE RESULTANT CHASTISEMENT TURNED INTO THE FIRST MURDER COMMITTED, BECAUSE OF THE SIN OF DISOBEDIENCE.

GENESIS 4:8

'RAISING CAIN'

AN EXPRESSION USED EVERYWHERE TO CONVEY THE IDEA OF CREATING HAVOC, OR SOME KIND OF RUCKUS OR TURMOIL. IN THIS VERSE, CAIN RAISED HIMSELF UP TO DO EVIL AGAINST HIS BROTHER AND SO STARTS MURDER IN THE HUMAN RACE.

GENESIS 4:9

'AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER?' OR 'I'M NOT MY BROTHER'S KEEPER'

WITH EITHER EXPRESSION, THE WORLD IS TRYING TO GET OUT OF SOME RESPONSIBILITY, USUALLY FOR SOMETHING THEY HAVE DONE OR SHOULD HAVE DONE. CAIN'S POSITION IN THIS VERSE IS QUITE SIMILAR, EXCEPT HE KNOWS WHAT HE HAS DONE AND IS TRYING TO GET OUT OF IT. IN POINT OF FACT, MOST FAMILIES TEACH THEIR OLDER CHILDREN TO WATCH OVER AND/OR PROTECT THE YOUNGER ONES. IN BABY-SITTING, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VERY WELFARE OF THE YOUNGER CHILD. CAIN NOT ONLY DIDN'T PROTECT HE DID QUITE THE OPPOSITE.

GENESIS 4:9

'OH, BROTHER'

USUALLY SAID BY SOMEONE BEFORE SOME IMPENDING DOOM OR GLOOM FALLS ON THEIR HEAD.

GENESIS 4:20

'FATHER'

THIS IS THE UNIVERSAL WORD FOR THE MAN THAT PRODUCED THE SEED THAT PRODUCED YOU. DOWN SOUTH THEY SAY DADDY, OUT WEST IT CAN BE PAPA, UP NORTH IT IS POP, AND ON THE EAST COAST IT IS FATHER.

GENESIS 4:13-15

'HE WAS BLACK-BALLED'

IN THE WORLD WHEN A PERSON IS BLACK-BALLED HE BECOMES A NON PERSON, THAT IS NO ONE WANTS TO BE NEAR HIM OR HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM. HE HAS STIGMA ATTACHED TO HIM AND IT IS BAD, SO CONSEQUENTLY EVERYONE THAT KNOWS ABOUT THE "CURSE" AVOIDS HIM OUT OF FEAR THEY WILL SUFFER THE SAME FATE. I.E., THEY DON'T WANT WHAT HE HAS RUBBING OFF ON THEM. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO CAIN AND IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE MARK ON HIM WAS BLACK. THIS IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MORE "MEATY" PASSAGES OF THE BIBLE AND IT WON'T BE UNDERSTOOD WITH OUT SOME IN DEPTH STUDY.

GENESIS 4:15

'HE WAS A MARKED MAN'

IN THE WORLD YOU CAN BE MARKED FOR ALL KINDS OF THINGS, NOT ALL GOOD. I.E., HE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO STEAL THINGS, I SAW HIM WITH ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE THE OTHER DAY. YOU CAN ALSO BE MARKED FOR GOOD, I.E., I BELIEVE WITH HIS FINE GRADES HE WILL MAKE A FINE DOCTOR OR LAWYER ONE DAY. IN THE BIBLE CASE IT WAS DEFINITELY A MARK FOR SOMETHING BAD. CAIN WAS PHYSICALLY MARKED (TURNED BLACK?) BECAUSE HE WAS THE FIRST MURDERER, AND HE FEARED FOR HIS LIFE SO GOD PUT A MARK ON HIM SO ANY SEEING THE MARK WOULD NOT HARM HIM. DOES GOD HAVE HIS MARK PUT ON YOU? IF SO IS IT A GOOD MARK OR A BAD ONE?

GENESIS 6:16

'STORIES'

IN THE VERSE IT IS USED TO MEASURE THE ARK'S FLOORS EXACTLY AS WE USE IT TODAY TO MEASURE FLOORS IN BUILDINGS. 6000 YEAR OLD SAYING THAT IS USED DAILY. ARCHAIC?

GENESIS 7:4-11

'WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS'

THIS EXPRESSION IS USUALLY USED WHEN TROUBLE COMES OUR WAY AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT IS GOING TO LET UP FOR A WHILE. IT WAS ALSO A MORTON SALT ADVERTISEMENT FOR YEARS. IN NOAH'S CASE, THE RAIN CAME DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 29 FEET PER HOUR, SO IT REALLY DID POUR. A PICTURE OF GOD'S WRATH POURING OUT ON HUMANITY (II CHRONICLES 34:25).

GENESIS 7:7-23

'THEY MISSED THE BOAT' OR 'YOU BETTER NOT MISS THE BOAT'

IN NOAH'S TIME, EVERYONE BUT NOAH AND HIS FAMILY HAD MISSED THE BOAT AND HE HAD SPENT YEARS PREACHING TO THEM NOT 'TO MISS THE BOAT'. MODERN WITNESSES AND PREACHERS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THEY TELL THE SAME STORY OVER AND OVER. GET IN CHRIST AND GET IN BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. MOST PEOPLE ARE GOING TO 'MISS THE BOAT' ANYHOW.

GENESIS 7:11-12

'IT RAINED CATS AND DOGS'

OUR WAY OF SAYING IT RAINED VERY HARD OR IT IS SAID TO HAVE RAINED LIKE IT WAS GOING TO LAST 40 DAYS AND NIGHTS.

GENESIS 7:11-12

'RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY, COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY'

KIDS SONG TAUGHT IN THE VERY FIRST YEARS OF ALMOST ALL CHILDREN'S LIVES. ESPECIALLY USED ON RAINY DAYS WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE SO YOU CAN 'GO BACK OUT AND PLAY'. I'M SURE EVEN THOUGH I CAN'T FIND IT SPECIFICALLY AFTER ALL THE TIME COOPED UP IN THE ARK AND ALL THE RAIN AND FLOATING AROUND ON THE WATERS MRS. NOAH (JOAN OF ARC) WAS TEACHING THIS SONG TO HER KIDS AND PROBABLY SINGING IT HERSELF. THE RAIN QUIT IN GENESIS 8:2-3.

GENESIS 7:13

'THERE IS A NIGGER IN THE WOODPILE' OR 'THERE MUST BE A NIGGER IN THE WOODPILE SOMEWHERE''

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SAYINGS THAT IS GOING TO GET FOLKS UPSET. BUT IT IS COMMONLY USED. THIS SAYING POPS UP WHEN SOMEONE WANTS TO IRRITATE SOMEONE ABOUT HIS GENEALOGY, OR IN FACT, A DARK-SKINNED PERSON IS BORN TO LIGHT-SKINNED PARENTS. FOR ALL MY COLORED FRIENDS AND BROTHERS THAT READ THIS, REMEMBER THAT THESE SAYINGS ARE OUT THERE. DON'T BE OFFENDED, JUST USE THEM IN THE SPIRIT THEY HAVE BEEN OFFERED. ALL INJUSTICES WILL BE CORRECTED LATER, NOT NOW.

GENESIS 7:16

'SHUT THE DOOR'

WHAT PARENT HAS NOT TOLD THEIR CHILDREN A THOUSAND TIMES TO SHUT THE DOOR? GOD SHUT THE DOOR FOR HIS KIDS ON THE ARK.

GENESIS 7:23

'THEY DIDN'T HAVE SENSE ENOUGH TO COME IN OUT THE RAIN 'OR 'DON'T YOU HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO KNOW HOW TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN?'

OF COURSE, IN NOAH'S DAY, AFTER ALL THE PREACHING HE DID, THE PEOPLE OF HIS TIME DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE RAIN. TODAY, THIS IS SAID TO ALMOST ANYONE WHO GETS CAUGHT IN THE RAIN, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT. SOMETIMES SAID IN JEST, SOMETIMES IN EARNEST AS A QUESTION.

GENESIS 8:4-14

'HIGH AND DRY'

WHEN USED ON THE STREET IT USUALLY DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH WATER. IT IS TALKING ABOUT SOME ONE THAT IS BROKE . IT IS USED WHEN SOMEONE LEAVES SOMEONE ELSE IN A BAD POSITION WHETHER IT IS GEOGRAPHICALLY OR FINANCIALLY, WE SAY THEY HAVE BEEN LEFT HIGH AND DRY. AS IN ALL THE BIBLE CASES NOAH WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO ACTUALLY BE LEFT PHYSICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY HIGH AND DRY. HE WAS ON THE TOP OF A HIGH MOUNTAIN AND ALL THE WATER HAD BEEN DRIED UP. NOAH, UNLIKE THE WORLD AND ITS CREW, WAS IN A VERY GOOD POSITION .I.E., HE WAS NOW SOLE POSSESSOR OF THE EARTH AND ALL THAT WAS IN IT WITH GOD LEADING HIM. A VERY GOOD POSITION (HIGH AND DRY) I WOULD SAY FROM ANY DIRECTION YOU WOULD CARE TO LOOK AT IT.

GENESIS 8:7

'TO AND FRO' OR 'HITHER, THITHER, AND YON'

JUST SAYINGS THAT SHOW A LARGE AREA IS BEING COVERED TO LOOK OR SEARCH FOR SOMETHING, OR EVEN A JOURNEY THAT WENT 'TO AND FRO.'

GENESIS 8:11

'RIDE IT OUT' OR 'HE RODE IT OUT'

SOMETIMES IN LIFE WE HIT A BAD SPOT IN THE ROAD BUT YOU HAVE TO RIDE IT OUT LIFE IS NOT ALL ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP. THERE ARE SOME VALLEYS. SAILORS MANY TIMES HAVE TO RIDE OUT A STORM OR BAD WEATHER OF SOME KIND. NOAH HAD NO CHOICE HE HAD TO RIDE OUT GOD'S WRATH FOR THERE WAS NO OTHER PLACE OF SAFETY TO BE.

GENESIS 9:11-16

'THERE IS A POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW'

FAMOUS FAIRYTALE TYPE OF SAYING THAT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AS FAR AS THE WORLD IS CONCERNED. BUT, AS FAR AS NOAH'S CASE, HE WAS GIVEN THE WHOLE WORLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW.

GENESIS 9:12

'JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME'

WHEN WE SPEAK PRIVATELY ONE TO ANOTHER, WE USE THIS PHRASE GENERALLY TO DENOTE THAT THE INFORMATION IS TO STAY JUST BETWEEN THE TWO OF US. GOD SETS THE EXAMPLE FOR OUR SPEECH AND SAVED OR LOST, WE 'FOLLOW THE LEADER'.

GENESIS 9:17

'TOKEN'

THIS IS SOMETHING WE GET IN EXCHANGE FOR MONEY OR OTHER VALUABLES AND THE TOKEN ITSELF IS REDEEMABLE FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

GENESIS 9:23

'ASS-BACKWARDS'

THIS IS ANOTHER STREET TERM THAT WILL HAVE THE FUNDAMENTALISTS AND SISSIES YELLING, 'FOUL'. BUT HOPEFULLY, ALL OF THE SOUL-WINNERS THAT HEAR THIS TERM AT WORK OR ELSEWHERE (USUALLY WHEN SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING STUPID, WRONG, OR BACKWARDS), WILL USE THEIR WITS AND SHOW THE LOST PERSON WHERE IT IS IN THE BIBLE. IT CAN SHOW THEM THAT MANY OF THEIR SAYINGS ARE BIBLE-ORIGINATED. ************ GOOD VERSE TO START A WITNESS AT WORK. ************

GENESIS 11:1-8

'IT'S LIKE TALKING TO A BRICK WALL'

WHEN SOMEONE WON'T LISTEN TO YOU OR WON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU SAY, THIS IS THE EXPRESSION YOU USUALLY USE. IN THIS SCRIPTURAL CASE, THEY PROBABLY WERE USING BRICKS TO BUILD THE TOWER AND WHEN GOD CONFUSED THEIR SPEECH, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN AS WELL OFF TO SPEAK TO THE WALL THEY HAD JUST BUILT THAN TO THE PERSON THEY HAD JUST SPOKEN TO.

GENESIS 11:7-9

'STOP YOUR BABBLING'

AN ADMONITION TOLD TO ALL OF US AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. THE HEARER HAS AUTHORITY OVER US AND HEARS THE DISTURBANCE BUT CAN'T QUITE MAKE OUT THE SPEECH. AT THE TOWER OF BABEL, GOD JUST CONFOUNDED THEIR SPEECH SO THE PEOPLE COULD NOT SPEAK ONE TO ANOTHER. AN OUTSIDER WOULD SAY THEY ARE ALL JUST BABBLING BECAUSE HE OR SHE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE.

GENESIS 12:11

'MY FAIR LADY'

A WOMAN OF CONSIDERABLY GOOD LOOKS, EASY TO LOOK UPON, FAIR IN COMPLEXION, A TITLE OF ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST FAMOUS MOVIES.

GENESIS 13:7

'COWBOYS'

THE MEN THAT HERD CATTLE AND TAKE CARE OF THEM ON THE RANGE ARE CALLED COWBOYS BY THE WORLD. THE BIBLE CALLS THEM HERDSMEN AND WHAT THEY ARE HERDING ARE CATTLE.

GENESIS 13:9-11

'THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE'

YOUNG PEOPLE SEEM TO GET HUNG UP HERE MORE OFTEN THEN OLD PEOPLE. AS YOU GET OLDER, YOU HAVE A TENDENCY TO LEARN THAT THERE IS CRABGRASS AND WEEDS ON BOTH SIDES (THE DEVIL JUST WANTS YOU TO THINK ONE SIDE IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER SO YOU WON'T BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE). LOT TOOK THE GROUND HE PERCEIVED AS THE BEST, BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE WORST DECISION OF HIS LIFE.

GENESIS 14:14

'ARMED'

WHAT WE SAY ABOUT PEOPLE THAT HAVE WEAPONS. EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS HERE IN THIS VERSE.

GENESIS 18:3

'MY, LORD'

AN EXCLAMATION THAT THE WORLD USES IN DISGUST MANY TIMES OVER SOME TRIVIAL THING THAT DID NOT GO THE WAY THEY WANTED IT TO. IN THIS BIBLE CASE IT IS ABRAHAM TALKING TO ONE OF THE THREE MEN THAT HAS COME TO HIS TENT ON THE PLAINS OF MAMRE. WHEN ABRAHAM GIVES THIS TITLE TO THIS MAN HE ALSO IN THE SAME SENTENCE ACKNOWLEDGES HIS OWN SERVANTSHIP IN RELATION TO THIS MAN.

GENESIS 19:9

'STAND BACK'

SELF EXPLANATORY.

GENESIS 19:17

'RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!'

NO EXPLANATION NEEDED.

GENESIS 19:36

'WITH CHILD'

I.E., PREGNANT.

GENESIS 20:9

'YOU OUGHT NOT' OR 'OUGHT NOT TO'

DON'T DO IT. ABRAHAM DID AND SHOULDN'T HAVE. SOUTHERNERS USE THIS REGULARLY.

GENESIS 21:14

'WE HAVE COME TO A PARTING OF THE WAY'

GENERALLY WHERE TWO PEOPLE CAN AGREE NO LONGER, AND EITHER HAVE A 'FALLING-OUT' OR A 'PARTING OF THE WAYS.' SEE ALSO EZEKIEL 21:21. AMOS 3:3 WILL TELL YOU REAL QUICK WHY TWO PEOPLE HAVE TO COME TO THE PARTING OF THE WAY IN THIS LIFE.

GENESIS 21:17

'WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU 'OR 'WHAT AILS YOU?'

COMMON QUESTION ABOUT SOMEONE'S HEALTH WHEN THEY APPEAR IN PHYSICAL DISTRESS. SIMILAR TO PSALMS 144:10.

GENESIS 22:13

'THICKET'

THICK GROWTH OF UNDERBRUSH OR SCRUB TREES.

GENESIS 22:14

'TO THIS DAY'

AN EXPRESSION THAT IS USED TO SHOW A CONTINUING EVENT THAT TRANSCENDS TIME. I.E., TO THIS DAY I CAN STILL RECALL THE FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC BY THE RIVER. IT IS USED THE SAME WAY IN THE BIBLE.

GENESIS 23:16

'CURRENCY'

THIS WORD IS USED TO DESCRIBE MONEY ON ANY CONTINENT. THE BIBLE USES IT AS THE MONEY THAT WAS CURRENT AT THE TIME. THIS IS PROBABLY A GOOD AND A BETTER WAY TO DESCRIBE IT. MONEY CHANGES VALUE AND TYPE AS YOU CROSS BORDERS. IT WOULD BE BEST TO KNOW WHAT WAS CURRENT IN THE LOCALE YOU ARE IN, NOT IN THE ONE YOU ARE FROM.

GENESIS 23:17

'MADE SURE' OR 'SURETY'

LIKE A TITLE COMPANY, SOMETHING THAT GIVES ASSURANCE, A PROTECTION AGAINST LOSS TO BE CERTAIN.

GENESIS 24:10

'HE HAD THE GOODS'

THE WORLD'S WAY OF SAYING HE HAS IT ALL. GENERALLY, IF HE DOES HAVE IT ALL AND NOT JESUS, HE WILL BE COMMITTING SUICIDE VERY SHORTLY. THE WORLD'S HEROES HAVE NOTHING TO LIVE FOR AFTER ARRIVING AND EITHER DOPE OR BOOZE THEIR WAY INTO OBLIVION.

GENESIS 24:47

'EARRING'

WHAT WOMAN DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THESE ARE? WELL SHOW HER THE VERSE AND THEN SHE CAN KNOW WHERE THEIR NAME CAME FROM. BRACELETS ARE HERE ALSO SO YOU CAN 'KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE.' IT IS EASY FOR A WOMAN TO TELL YOU THE REASON FOR EARRINGS NAME TO BE SO, BECAUSE IT IS A RING THAT FITS IN THE EAR. GET HER TO EXPLAIN THE REASON FOR THE NAME BRACELETS, APART FROM THE BIBLE'S EXPLANATION OR EXAMPLE, IF YOU PLEASE.

GENESIS 24:63-67

'LIFE BEGINS AT FORTY'

THE WORLD USES THIS SAYING WITH NO IDEA AT ALL WHERE IT CAME FROM, OR WHY THEY SAY IT. ISAAC TOOK HIS BRIDE WHEN HE WAS FORTY. IN THE PASSAGES HE TYPIFIES CHRIST TAKING HIS BRIDE. SO FOR ISAACC, LIFE DID BEGIN AT FORTY, HENCE, THE WORLD COPIES THE SAYING.

GENESIS 24:64

'CAMEL CIGARETTE'

THE WORLD NAMES ALL THEIR JUNK AFTER THE BIBLE IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER, AND FIGURING IT OUT CAN BE A TREAT. WHY CALL A CIGARETTE A CAMEL? A SMALL PIECE OF TOBACCO HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH A LARGE BEAST OF BURDEN, EXCEPT PERHAPS FOR THE SMELL. LOOK AT THIS VERSE. HUMOROUS RIGHT? SHE LIGHTED OFF HER CAMEL. I KNOW IT MEANS SHE GOT OFF THE BEAST, BUT YOU DO LIGHT THE DUMB TOBACCO CAMEL, DON'T YOU? THE DEVIL IS JUST SMART ENOUGH TO TRICK A BIBLE REJECTING WORLD INTO DOING THINGS THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE ISN'T HE? WELL IF CIGARETTES ARE A SIN (AND THEY ARE) HE IS THE AUTHOR OF THEM! HE DOES KNOW THE BIBLE VERY WELL AND THE CIGARETTE IS CALLED A CAMEL! YOU SEE IF YOU CAN FIGURE IT DIFFERENT.

GENESIS 25:8

'HE GAVE UP THE GHOST'

AN OFT USED EXPRESSION THAT TELLS OF A PERSON'S DEATH. IN REALITY, HE DID GIVE UP THE GHOST, EITHER THE HOLY ONE OR THE UNHOLY ONE. THE HOLY GHOST WILL TAKE YOU UP AND THE UNHOLY GHOST WILL TAKE YOU DOWN (HELL). YOU TAKE YOUR PICK WHICH GHOST YOU WILL GIVE UP. ******* SOME OF THESE SAYINGS LEND THEMSELVES TO CONVERSATIONS BETTER THAN OTHERS PROBABLY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SO THIN-SKINNED TODAY. AS LONG AS THE PHRASE DOESN'T IMMEDIATELY OFFEND THEM, YOU CAN GET A DOOR OPEN, AND A WITNESS GOING. THIS IS A NON-OFFENSIVE ONE. (MOSTLY)*******

GENESIS 25:29-34

'DON'T SPILL THE BEANS'

THIS IS USED WHEN YOU WANT SOME ONE TO BE QUIET ABOUT SOMETHING YOU HAVE DONE. STRANGE, THAT BECAUSE JACOB DID SOMETHING 4000 YEARS AGO THAT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH BEANS THAT HE WAS ASHAMED TO HAVE ANYONE KNOW, THAT TODAY, WE USE 'BEANS' IN A PHRASE THAT HAS TO DO WITH KEEPING A SECRET. *************** REAL GOOD WITNESS VERSE IF YOU HEAR IT USED OR YOU CAN SLIP THE PHRASE IN A CONVERSATION. **************

GENESIS 25:32-34

'DON'T SACRIFICE THE ETERNAL ON THE ALTAR OF THE IMMEDIATE'

A SAYING THAT DR. BOB JONES, SR. USED IN HIS MINISTRY AND HAS BEEN CARRIED ON BY DR. PETER S. RUCKMAN IN HIS MINISTRY. READ THE VERSE AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR A CLEAR EXPLANATION.

GENESIS 25:34

'WHAT'S COOKING?'

DOES NOT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE FOOD, SOME FOLKS ARE GOOD AT COOKING UP TROUBLE.

GENESIS 25:34

'WASN'T WORTH A HILL OF BEANS'

JUST AN OFT USED PHRASE TO SHOW SOMETHING'S LACK OF WORTH, AS IT IS NOT REALLY CONNECTING ANY VALUE TO BEANS. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE CASES WHERE THE WORLD HAS NO IDEA THE IMPORT OF WHAT THEY SAY. ESAU SOLD HIS BIRTH RIGHT FOR A MESS OF BEANS AND THE REAL VALUE OF THE BIRTHRIGHT WAS PROBABLY INCALCULABLE. THE SAD THING IS ESAU ONLY GOT BEANS FOR IT AND ONLY A 'BOWL' AT THAT NOT EVEN A 'HILL', LIKE THE SAYING GOES. ASK SOMEONE NEXT TIME YOU HEAR THE PHRASE WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A HILL OF BEANS OR WHY THEY USE THIS PHRASE AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY. YOU WILL PROBABLY BE SURPRISED.

GENESIS 26:15-18

'PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS'

THIS SAYING IS USED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS DONE ALL THAT IS IN HIS POWER TO DO. IN THE SCRIPTURE ISAAC IS PULLING OUT THE LITERAL "STOPS" IN THE WELLS SO HE CAN BRING FORTH WATER. HE IS DOING ALL THAT CAN BE DONE TO PROVIDE THE WATER HIS FAMILY NEEDS.

GENESIS 27:16-23

'PULLED THE WOOL OVER HIS EYES'

THIS PHRASE IS USED WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO FOOL SOMEONE IN SOME WAY BEFORE THEIR VERY OWN EYES. IT IS A DECEPTIVE PRACTICE LIKE MODERN DAY MAGIC WHERE THE HAND IS QUICKER THAN THE EYE IS ABLE TO PICK UP THE MOVEMENT. THE MIND IS DECEIVED INTO BELIEVING WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY. IN THIS BIBLE INSTANCE WE SEE JACOB GETTING GOAT SKIN PUT ON HIS ARMS AND NECK TO FOOL HIS DADDY INTO BELIEVING THAT WHAT HE SEES AND FEELS IS SOMETHING ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS. THIS SIN WAS CONCEIT BY REBEKAH TO GET HER WAY AND SHE WAS AWARE THAT ISAAC'S SIGHT WAS POOR. ANOTHER GOOD PLACE TO SEE THIS IS IN MATTHEW 7:15. THE DEVIL IS A MASTER AT THIS KIND OF DECEPTION, AND HE GETS GREAT PLEASURE FROM TRICKING SAVED PEOPLE INTO BEING BLINDED ABOUT GOD'S WORD. II COR.4:4. IF HE CAN PULL THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES HE WILL CAUSE YOU LOSS AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST. ************** GOOD PLACE TO PUT IN A WORD FOR GOD IF THE OCCASION PRESENTS ITSELF. *******

GENESIS 27:22

'GOING BY A FEELING'

THIS IS WHAT GETS SO MANY CHARISMATICS IN TROUBLE WITH GOD, THEY REFUSE TO LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID IN HIS BOOK IF IT CONTRADICTS THEIR FEELING. IT GOT ISAAC IN TROUBLE ALSO FOR HE GAVE THE WRONG SON THE BIRTHRIGHT BECAUSE OF THE DECEPTION OF HIS FEELINGS. NOTHING WRONG WITH FEELINGS IF THEY LINE UP WITH THE BIBLE OR AT LEAST ARE IN CHECK BY THE BOOK.

GENESIS 27:27

'I SMELL A RAT' OR 'SOMETHING SMELLS WRONG ABOUT THIS'

NO ONE IS REALLY SMELLING ANY THING WHEN THEY SAY THIS, IT IS JUST A GUT FEELING THAT SOMETHING IS NOT 100% RIGHT ABOUT A SITUATION. WHEN ISAAC WAS SMELLING HIS SON JACOB, WHO WAS FOOLING HIS FATHER INTO THINKING HE WAS ESAU, ISAAC MUST HAVE ALREADY HAD SUSPICIONS THAT SOMETHING WAS FOUL OR HE WOULD NOT HAVE SMELLED HIM. IF YOU HAVE EVER SMELLED A LARGE RAT POPULATION IT HAS AN OUTDOOR TYPE OF SMELL. IT IS NOT LIKE NEW MOWN GRASS BUT AN OLD FIELD WOULD BE VERY CLOSE TO WHAT A POPULATION OF RATS WOULD SMELL LIKE. HARD TO DESCRIBE IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH COUNTRY OUTDOOR SMELLS. *** ANOTHER GOOD WITNESS VERSE ***

GENESIS 27:41-42

'WOMAN'S INTUITION'

WOMEN OFTEN TIMES KNOW OF SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN BEFORE IT HAPPENS AS IN THE CASE WITH ESAU USUALLY IT IS SOME PREMONITION OF DISASTER.

GENESIS 28:11

'SUNSET'

NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE SUN DOES NOT SET (THE EARTH IS TRAVELING AROUND IT) AND ONLY GIVES THE APPEARANCE OF SETTING. THIS DOES NOT STOP THE WORLD FROM COPYING THE BIBLE HOWEVER AND USING THE PHRASE.

GENESIS 28:12-15

'JACOB'S LADDER'

THE WORLD USES THIS NAME FOR ITS RESCUE LADDERS ON SHIPS AT SEA. GENERALLY A ROPE AND BOARD AFFAIR THAT CAN BE THROWN DOWN AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE IN AN EMERGENCY. IN THE VERSES YOU WILL FIND GOD'S PROMISE OF PRESERVATION TO JACOB AND WHAT COULD BE A BETTER RESCUE THAN THIS AT THE TOP OF JACOB'S LADDER TO HEAVEN.

GENESIS 29:20-25

'DON'T BUY A PIG IN A POKE!'

FOR THE WORLD, IT MEANS DON'T BUY SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T SEEN, LIKE FLORIDA SWAMPLAND, OR THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE. IN THE SCRIPTURE, JACOB THOUGHT HE WAS GETTING A PARTICULAR BRIDE, BUT WHEN HE WOKE IN THE MORNING, HE FOUND HE DIDN'T GET WHAT HE BARGAINED FOR. HE BOUGHT THE PROVERBIAL 'PIG IN THE POKE'.

GENESIS 29:21-25

'FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON ME, FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON YOU!'

USED IN THE WORLD TO SHOW SOMEONE YOU MAY GET AWAY WITH THE DECEPTION ON THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE OF MY IGNORANCE BUT LOOK OUT ON THE SECOND TIME IF YOU TRY IT AGAIN. LABAN, OF COURSE, GAVE JACOB WHAT HE BARGAINED FOR BUT HE GOT MORE WORK OUT OF JACOB FOR THE SECOND DEAL ANYWAY.

GENESIS 29:30

TITLE TO AN OLD SONG, '7 YEARS WITH THE WRONG WOMAN'

THIS IS WHERE JACOB BOUGHT HIS PIG IN A POKE. IT IS ALSO A TITLE TO A POPULAR SONG THAT ONCE WAS HEARD REGULAR.

GENESIS 30:27

'LEARNED BY EXPERIENCE'

MOST EVERYONE HAS TO LEARN THE HARD WAY. IT WOULD BE EASIER TO LEARN FROM THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE, BUT THICKHEADED AS WE ARE, WE USUALLY NEVER DO.

GENESIS 31:18

'GOODS'

OUR GOODS ARE THE THINGS THAT WE THINK HAVE SOME VALUE. USED IN THE SENSE OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS THAT WE HAVE ACQUIRED ALONG THE WAY OF LIFE. IT IS STILL USED EXACTLY AS THE BIBLE USED IT CENTURIES AGO.

GENESIS 31:18

'FIXIN' TO GO' OR 'FOR TO GO'

NO COMMENT NEEDED.

GENESIS 31:37

'HOUSEHOLD STUFF'

NOT THINGS OR GOODS, BUT STUFF, EXACTLY AS IT IS USED TODAY, ALMOST 6000 YEARS LATER.

GENESIS 34:29

'LITTLE ONES'

A PHRASE WE USE TO DESCRIBE OUR CHILDREN, BECAUSE GOD USED IT FIRST. IT MAY GET TIRING TO HEAR THAT GOD SAID IT FIRST, BUT WHAT ELSE CAN YOU SAY WHEN HE DID.

GENESIS 34:29

'SPOIL SPORT'

WE CALL THE PERSON OR PERSONS THAT ARE TRYING TO MESS UP A GAME OR RUIN OUR FUN, SPOIL SPORTS. IN THE BIBLE, A MAN THAT SPOILED YOUR GOODS OR HOUSE DID MUCH MORE THAN STOP YOUR FUN. ********THIS IS ANOTHER GOOD CONVERSATION STARTER. TRY IT, YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED.********

GENESIS 37:5,6

'I HAD A DREAM'

FAMOUS COMMUNIST MINORITY LEADER BORROWED THIS SAYING FROM THE BIBLE THAT HE DIDN'T BELIEVE. THANK GOD HE FINALLY GOT SHOT AND QUIT MESSING UP FOLKS.

GENESIS 37:5-8

'HE IS IN DREAM LAND!' OR 'HE IS A DAY DREAMER.'

JOSEPH WASN'T REALLY BECAUSE GOD HAD REVEALED THIS PROPHECY TO HIM, BUT HIS BROTHERS DIDN'T LIKE THIS. HE WAS ACCUSED OF BEING A DREAMER IN A DEROGATORY SENSE, LIKE A DAY DREAMER, WHO DOESN'T GET ANYTHING DONE BECAUSE OF HIS DREAMS. GOD USES DREAMS TO REVEAL MANY TRUTHS TO HIS PEOPLE.

GENESIS 37:24

'IN THE PITS' OR 'THIS IS THE PITS'

MODERN EXPRESSION USED TO MEAN THAT THIS IS BAD, WHATEVER THIS IS. FOR JOSEPH, HE WAS LITERALLY IN A PIT. I'M SURE IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE 'PITS' TO ACTUALLY BE PUT IN ONE BY HIS BROTHERS.

GENESIS 38:13

'FATHER-IN-LAW'

YOUR WIFE'S FATHER, IF YOU ARE MARRIED.

GENESIS 38:13-26

'SHE TRICKED HIM' OR 'TRICK'

IN THE WORLD WE SAY A PROSTITUTE TURNS TRICKS, AND WHAT WE MEAN IS HER CUSTOMERS. THE MEN SHE WORKS FOR ARE HER TRICKS. SHE TRICKS THEM OUT OF THEIR MONEY OR GOODS FOR HER SERVICE. WHEN WE FIND THAT TAMAR TRICKED HER FATHER-IN-LAW AND HOW SHE TRICKED HIM WE FIND THAT THE WORD USUAGE IS THEN ESTABLISHED BY GOD. THIS IS HOW WE GET THE TERM TRICKS OR TRICK FOR THE PROSTITUTE'S CUSTOMER. THE BIBLE IS NEVER OUT OF DATE, WE ARE ALWAYS HAVING TO KEEP UP WITH IT. ******GOOD WITNESS VERSE FOR THE STREET FOLKS.********************

GENESIS 39:11

'TO DO HIS BUSINESS' OR 'MINDING HIS OWN BUSINESS'

MINDING, IN THE SENSE OF KEEPING UP WITH YOUR WORK OR HOME OR FAMILY, ALL FITS THE HEADING OF 'YOUR BUSINESS'. DOING YOUR BUSINESS AS COMPARED TO DOING SOMEONE ELSE'S BUSINESS. KEEP YOUR NOSE WHERE IT BELONGS. JOSEPH WAS TRYING TO DO THIS, BUT A WOMAN WAS DETERMINED TO KEEP HIM FROM IT. SHE WAS NOT MINDING HER 'OWN BUSINESS'.

GENESIS 41:36

'AGAINST THE GRAIN'

THIS WILL BE SAID TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE NOT FITTING INTO THE WORLD'S SYSTEM OF DOING THINGS. THE WORLD AND IT'S CRONIES DON'T WANT ANYONE STEPPING OUT OF BOUNDS AND NOT FITTING A PARTICULAR MOLD THAT THEY HAVE SET UP TO BE THE NORM.YOU RUB THEM RAW GOING AGAINST THE DIRECTION (GRAIN) THEY THINK YOU SHOULD GO. WHEN YOU READ THE VERSE YOU WILL SEE THE GRAIN (CORN) AND IT WILL BE EASY TO FIGURE THAT JOSEPH HAD IT STORED AGAINST THE DAY OF FAMINE. THE FAMINE WAS PITTED AGAINST THE GRAIN. WE KNOW THAT GOD GAVE JOSEPH HIS ORDERS SO THE FAMINE DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST THE GRAIN THAT WAS STORED. YOU ALSO CUT AGAINST THE GRAIN ON A PIECE OF WOOD BUT THAT IS ANOTHER SAYING ALTOGETHER.

GENESIS 41:49

'WITHOUT NUMBER'

TOO MANY TO COUNT! NO NUMBER BECAUSE OF THE VASTNESS OR GREATNESS OF THE TOTAL.

GENESIS 42:28

'HEART FAILURE', 'HEART ATTACK', OR 'MY HEART STOPPED'

WHEN SOMETHING TOTALLY UNEXPECTED HAPPENS THAT YOU KNOW WILL SPELL TROUBLE OR THERE IS DANGER INVOLVED WHEN THE EVENT TOOK PLACE, YOU WILL USE THIS EXPRESSION. IT DOESN'T MEAN YOUR PHYSICAL HEART STOPPED PUMPING. I'M SURE THE BROTHERS IN THIS VERSE KNEW THEY WERE IN 'A HEAP OF TROUBLE', HENCE THE EXPRESSION.

GENESIS 42:34

'TRAFFIC' OR 'TRAFFICK'

MEANS TO GO BACK AND FORTH IN TRADE. I.E., DRUG TRAFFIC, SLAVE TRAFFIC, ETC.

GENESIS 42:35

'BUNDLE OF MONEY'

A LARGE SUM, A HEAP, A PILE. MORE THAN YOU NEED, BUT NEVER MORE THAN YOU WANT. I.E., HE HAS COME INTO A BUNDLE OF MONEY.

GENESIS 43:12

'OVERSIGHT' OR 'IT WAS AN OVERSIGHT'

SOMETHING MISSED OR OVERLOOKED AND USUALLY NOT SEEN.

GENESIS 43:28

'GOOD HEALTH'

WHAT EVERYONE WANTS AND PRAYS FOR BUT CAN'T BE BOUGHT. WHAT THE CLINTON'S WILL TAKE AWAY IF THEY CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO OR TAX IF THEY CAN'T TAKE IT AWAY. IF EVERYONE DOESN'T HAVE THEY THEORIZE THEN YOU MUST PAY THEM TO KEEP IT.

GENESIS 43:34

'MESS', 'MESS HALL', OR 'MESS TENT'

THE ARMY USES THIS TERM FOR A NUMBER OF THINGS, BUT SO DOES THE REST OF THE WORLD. THEY SAY MESS OF FISH, MESS OF TATERS, MESS OF BEANS, ETC. USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH FOOD OR ITS PREPARATION.

GENESIS 44:16

'HOW SHALL WE CLEAR OURSELVES?'

OF COURSE WE CAN'T MAKE OURSELVES 'CLEAR' IN THE SENSE OF BEING ABLE TO SEE THROUGH US. IT IS USED TO GET RID OF SOME BLOT OR TRANSGRESSION THAT HAS BEEN PLACED ON US OR THAT WE HAVE PLACED ON OURSELVES. IT'S KIND OF LIKE WANTING TO START OVER WITH A 'CLEAN SLATE'. THE COURT SYSTEM WILL EXPUNGE OUR CRIMINAL RECORD TO MAKE US LOOK GOOD HERE, BUT ONLY THE BLOOD OF OUR SAVIOR WILL MAKE US LOOK GOOD HEREAFTER.

GENESIS 45:10

'LAND OF GOSHEN'

AN EXCLAMATION MADE POPULAR BY A TELEVISION SHOW WITH THE CHARACTERS MA AND PA KETTLE. IN SCRIPTURE, A PARTICULAR PORTION OF LAND, STILL USED IN THE SOUTH AS AN EXPRESSION OF EXCLAMATION.

GENESIS 45:18

'FAT OF THE LAND' OR 'THE CREAM OF THE CROP'

TAKING THE VERY BEST THE LAND HAS TO OFFER. THE WORLD STRETCHES THIS TO INCLUDE FOLKS WHO DON'T WORK, THEY JUST LIVE OFF THE FAT OF THE LAND (WELFARE-SYSTEM ABUSE).

GENESIS 45:24

'FALL OUT'OR 'FALL IN'

USED IN THE MILITARY FOR FORMATIONS OR KEEPING RANKS. ALSO USED IN THE SENSE OF OVERWORK OR OVERHEAT, DON'T FALL OUT. 'FALL IN' FOR FORMING INTO RANKS AND FALL OUT FOR DISBANDING THE SAME.

GENESIS 45:24

'THEY HAD A FALLING-OUT'

JOSEPH IS TELLING HIS BROTHERS IN THIS VERSE NOT TO FALL OUT BY THE WAY, AND IF YOU REMEMBER YOUR BIBLE YOU WILL REMEMBER WHEN HIS BROTHERS HAD A REAL FALLING OUT WITH HIM AND THEY (BROTHERS) CAST HIM (JOSEPH) IN A PIT FOR DEAD. SEE GENESIS 37:12-24. FALLING OUT IS WHEN TWO PEOPLE DISAGREE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND BREAK OFF FELLOWSHIP WITH EACH OTHER.

GENESIS 46:4

'RUBBED HIS HANDS ON HIS EYES'

COMMON PRACTICE TO CLOSE THE EYES OF THE DEAD. MOST FOLKS DON'T WANT TO SEE EYES THAT ARE VACANT BECAUSE THE RESIDENT IS GONE AND THE VESSEL IS EMPTY. IT IS A FRIGHTENING LOOK AND PEOPLE DON'T LIKE DEATH BECAUSE IT REMINDS THEM OF WHERE THEY ARE HEADED. YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF THIS LIFE ALIVE APART FROM THE RAPTURE.

GENESIS 46:29

'A GOOD WHILE'

LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

GENESIS 46:32

'TRADE'

I.E., OCCUPATION, JOB, VOCATION, YOUR LIFE'S WORK.

GENESIS 47:26

'IT'S THE LAW OF THE LAND'

THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A WRITTEN IN THE COURTHOUSE TYPE OF LAW, BUT A LAW THAT EVERYONE IN THE AREA OBSERVES BECAUSE IT IS A MUTUALLY AGREED UPON THING. NOT WEARING HATS IN BUILDINGS IS AN EXAMPLE, YOU DON'T WALK AROUND WITH YOUR UMBRELLA OPENED INDOORS. IN THE VERSE MOSES IS MAKING A LAW OF THE LAND CONCERNING PHARAOH'S PART IN THE HARVEST.

GENESIS 47:31

'HEAD OF THE BED' , 'BED'S HEAD', OR 'BEDSTEAD'

USED TO SHOW THE HEAD FROM THE 'FOOT' OF THE BED. STRANGE THAT A BED WOULD HAVE A HEAD AND FOOT! (IF YOU CAN SHED ANY LIGHT ON THIS, FEEL FREE TO WRITE.) I KNOW IT IS WHERE YOU ARE SUSPOSED TO PUT THE SAME PARTS OF YOUR BODY, BUT YOU DON'T ALWAYS SLEEP THE CORRECT WAY. YET THE BED IS STILL SO NAMED.

GENESIS 49:26

'CROWN OF THE HEAD'

USED TO DENOTE THE VERY TOP OF THE HEAD, FROM THE FOREHEAD OR THE BROW TO THE CHIN.

GENESIS 50:19

'IN THE PLACE OF'

INSTEAD OF, TAKE THE PLACE OF, CHANGE PLACES WITH, ETC.

EXODUS 1:10

'COME ON'

MEANS LET'S GO, FOLLOW ME, LET'S HIT THE ROAD, ETC.. THE WORLD ALSO USES IT WHEN A MAN IS TRYING TO IMPRESS SOME WOMAN, HE GIVES HER A 'COME-ON', MEANING SOME LIE HE CONCOCTED THAT IS SUPPOSED TO IMPRESS HER.

EXODUS 2:3

'UP A CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE'

MOSES WAS ACTUALLY TURNED LOOSE AND ALLOWED TO FLOAT WITHOUT ANY DIRECTION. TODAY IT IS USED WHEN WE ARE OUT OF ANSWERS OR OUT OF ANY SOLUTIONS FOR A PROBLEM. WE JUST THROW OUR HANDS UP AND SAY WE ARE UP A CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE. I.E., WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS.

EXODUS 2:8

'MAID'

I.E., HOUSE MAID, SERVANT, EMPLOYEE, ETC.

EXODUS 2:11,12

'GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER' OR 'HE GOT AWAY WITH MURDER'

WHEN WE SAY THIS IT IS USUALLY MEANT THAT SOMEONE IS GETTING AWAY WITH SOME KIND OF BEHAVIOR THAT HE OR SHE SHOULD NOT BE GETTING AWAY WITH. IT CAN ALSO BE USED BY BUSINESS FOLKS WHEN SOMEONE IS "MAKING A KILLING" ON SOME PRODUCT OR STOCK THEY SAY HE IS GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER. MOSES THOUGHT HE HAD LOOKED AROUND ENOUGH TO BE SAFE WHEN HE KILLED THE EGYPTIAN BUT HE WAS SEEN BY TWO HEBREWS AND WOUND UP HAVING TO LEAVE EGYPT TO SAVE HIS LIFE BECAUSE OF THIS MURDER. GOD ALWAYS SEES EVERYTHING AND YOU ARE NOT GETTING AWAY WITH ANYTHING. WHAT YOU REAP YOU WILL SOW SOONER OR LATER.

EXODUS 2:12

'LOOKED THIS WAY AND THAT WAY'

USUALLY WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING ALL AROUND, YOU ARE TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING OR ARE TRYING NOT TO BE HIT BY TRAFFIC. CLOSE LOOKING ALWAYS HAS A PURPOSE, GOOD OR BAD.

EXODUS 2:22

'A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND'

THIS MAN IS OUT OF PLACE DOUBLY. I GUESS IT WOULD BE LIKE A BIBLE BELIEVING PREACHER IN A BAR OR NIGHT CLUB.

EXODUS 3:2-22

'BEATING AROUND THE BUSH'

MAKING EXCUSES TO GET OUT OF DOING SOMETHING OR OTHER JUST AS MOSES WAS TRYING TO DO.

EXODUS 3:3-14

'I'M BUSHED' OR 'I'M BURNT OUT'

THIS IS A PHRASE USED TO INDICATE THAT AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME YOU ARE DONE! KAPUT! OVER! FINISHED! IT INDICATES THAT THE PERSON IS OUT OF ENERGY, GAS, STAMINA, WILL POWER OR WHAT HAVE YOU. HE OR SHE IS GOING TO SIT AND JUST VEGETATE UNTIL THEY CAN RESTORE NEW POWER TO MOTIVATE. IF YOU STOP AND THINK YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECALL SEEING A TIRED BUSH UNLESS IT WAS UNDER WATERED OR OVER FERTILIZED. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TRICKY ONES IN THE BIBLE. WHEN WE SAY I'M BUSHED WE ARE TRYING TO EMULATE GOD. READ THE VERSES, GOD SAYS "I AM" AS HE SPEAKS OUT OF THE BUSH, SO PEOPLE SAY I AM BUSHED. DO YOU SEE HOW CLOSE THIS IS? IT IS LIKE SAYING GEE WHIZ, JIMNEY CRICKETS, GOLLEEEEE! WHAT YOU NOTICE IS J'S AND C'S PUT TOGETHER AND G'S ALL OVER THE PLACE. WHEN GOD WAS IN THE BUSH YOU NOTICE THAT IT DID NOT BURN OUT. SO THE WORLD SAYS BURNT OUT AFTER THEY SAY "I AM". CAN YOU SEE THIS? IT IS MAN'S WAY OF TRYING TO BRING GOD DOWN TO HIS LEVEL TO TRY TO MAKE HIM MORE EASILY DEALT WITH. IT WON'T WORK BRETHREN. GOD WILL NOT BURN OUT NOR WILL HE GET BUSHED IN THE WORLD'S SENSE OF THE TERM. THE BRETHREN THAT LEARN TO CUSS IN CHRISTIAN LANGUAGE LIKE GOSH DARN (SAME AS GOD'S DAMN SEE COMMENT AND EXPLANATION IN THIS BOOK UNDER GALATIANS SAYINGS) WILL NOT COME AWAY UNPUNISHED EITHER. THE BIBLE SETS THE PACE AND THE WORLD LAGS BEHIND NEVER REALLY CATCHING UP OR UNDERSTANDING WHY THEY CANNOT.

EXODUS 3:8

'CREAM OF THE CROP'

THE TOP OF MILK IS WHERE THE CREAM COMES FROM AND IT IS WHERE THE BUTTER AND WHIPPING CREAM ARE ALL MADE FROM, THE BEST PART OF THE MILK. HENCE, WHEN YOU GET THE BIGGEST, FATTEST, JUICIEST, APPLE (OR ANYTHING ELSE) YOU CALL IT THE CREAM OF THE CROP. KIND OF LIKE THE PICK OF THE LITTER IS ALWAYS THE BEST SO WHEN GOD PICKS OUT A PLACE FOR YOU TO GO, IT WILL BE THE VERY BEST PLACE FOR YOU. IT WILL BE A LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY AND YOU WILL GET THE CREAM OF THE CROP. FIND GOD'S PERFECT WILL FOR YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL FIND THE CREAM.

EXODUS 4:6,7

'NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T'

THE GREAT SHELL GAME CONSISTED OF SHOWING YOU A PEA UNDER ONE OF THREE SHELLS AND THEN HIDING IT AND YOU FIGURING WHERE IT WENT. CLINTON SEEMS TO BE DOING THIS NOW WITH THE LAST OF OUR FREEDOMS, OUR GUNS, AND THE LAST OF WHAT LITTLE MONEY WE MIGHT HAVE HAD. I.E., NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T WITH THE STROKE OF A LIBERAL PEN WE ARE OUT TO LUNCH. AMERICA BEWARE! THE LORD'S RETURN IS IMMINENT AND IF YOU AREN'T READY YOU DON'T GO. YOU STAY TO SEE HOW THIS MESS PLAYS OUT. IN THE VERSE GOD DOES THIS TO MOSES TO GIVE HIM A MEASURE OF FAITH BY USING A "SIGN". NOW YOU SEE LEPROUSY, PUT IT BACK IN YOUR BOSOM AND NOW YOU DON'T.

EXODUS 4:9

'BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER'

IT IS THICKER THAN THE WATER, AS EVIDENCED BY THE SCRIPTURE IN THIS VERSE. ANY ONE THAT HAS DONE ANY HUNTING OR SLAUGHTERING KNOWS IT TO BE SO. IT IS ALSO USED WHEN REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT SOMEONE IS RELATED TO SOMEONE BY BLOOD. BLOOD MAKES THE RELATIONSHIP MORE IMPORTANT AND IS A DECIDING FACTOR IN TIMES OF CHOOSING SIDES IN A MATTER. (MOST TIMES REGARDLESS OF THE RIGHT OR WRONG OF THE THING.)

EXODUS 4:26

'CIRCUMCISION'

THE WORD AND THE OPERATION ALL COME FROM THE WORD OF GOD AND CONTINUE ON UNTIL TODAY. ALTHOUGH IT IS OPTIONAL, IN MOST HOSPITALS YOU WILL FIND THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF PARENTS PAY THE EXTRA FEE AND HAVE THE OPERATION DONE ON THEIR MALE CHILDREN.

EXODUS 5:6-8

'STRAW-BOSS'

`THE MAN WHAT AM BE IN CHARGE.' USED IN THE SOUTH TO THIS DAY. IN THE BIBLE REFERENCE THE MAN WAS ACTUALLY IN CHARGE OF THE STRAW THAT MADE THE BRICK THAT BUILT THE BUILDINGS.

EXODUS 5:16

'THEY SAY'

EVERYONE HAS RUN INTO THIS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, THE 'THEY' NEVER SEEMS TO BE NAMED. IT IS JUST SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE THAT SAID SOMETHING. YOU CAN NEVER TRACK 'THEM' DOWN, 'THEY' ARE ALWAYS INVISIBLE WHEN ACCOUNTING TIME COMES.

EXODUS 8:16-17

'WHEN THE DUST SETTLES'

THE WORLD IS NOT TALKING ABOUT ACTUAL DUST, BUT MORE IN THE SENSE OF THE TURMOIL OR EXCITEMENT, OR WHATEVER EMOTIONAL THING IS GOING ON. WHEN IT IS OVER WE SAY THAT THE DUST HAS SETTLED. IN MOSES'S CASE WHEN THE DUST HAD SETTLED THERE WAS LICE IN ITS PLACE. MANY TIMES WHEN THE WORLD'S DUST HAS SETTLED THERE IS SOME NEW THING TAKING PLACE OR HAS TAKEN PLACE BECAUSE OF THE EMOTION THAT HAS TRANSPIRED.

EXODUS 9:3

'HOLD YOUR HORSES'

THIS IS SAID GENERALLY TO SLOW SOMEONE DOWN OR THE PHRASE TO GET THEM TO STOP COMPLETELY. IN THE SCRIPTURAL CASE, THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS ON THEM AND THEY WERE STOPPED ALTOGETHER.

EXODUS 9:19

'TILL THE COWS COME HOME'

THIS IS A SAYING THAT INDICATES A LONG PERIOD OF TIME WHICH IS WHAT IT ACTUALLY TAKES FOR THE COWS TO COME HOME. I.E., I'LL GET THIS PROJECT DONE WHEN THE COWS COME HOME. ON MOST FARMS THAT USUALLY MEANS RIGHT BEFORE DARK, "LATE" IN THE EVENING. MOSES TOLD HIS PEOPLE IN THIS VERSE IF THEY DID NOT BRING THEIR COWS HOME THEY WOULD DIE. GOD GAVE THEM A WHOLE DAY TO ACCOMPLISH THE TASK OF GETTING THE COWS LITERALLY IN THE HOMES AND IF NOT THEY WERE MCDONALD'S QUARTER POUNDERS. HE GAVE THEM A GOODLY PORTION OF TIME TO ACCOMPLISH THE TASK.

EXODUS 9:23-25

'PRAYING UP A STORM'

WE USE THIS TO SHOW EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE PERSON PRAYING, NOT THAT WE EXPECT TO SEE A STORM. MOSES'S EFFORT WAS APPARENTLY MORE THAN WE EXPECT BECAUSE HE GOT A SURE ENOUGH REAL THUNDER BUMPER.

EXODUS 10:21

'IT'S SO DARK YOU CAN FEEL IT'

IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN IN A CAVE YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS LIKE. OUT ON THE OCEAN AWAY FROM LAND OR ON A LARGE STRIP OF LAND IN THE WILDERNESS BEFORE THE STARS COME UP IS SIMILAR IN EXPERIENCE. IN A THICK FOG UP NORTH AT NIGHT GIVES THE SAME CREEPY FEELING.

EXODUS 10:22

'HE WAS IN A FOG' OR 'THEY WERE IN A FOG'

USUALLY SPEAKING ABOUT SOME ONE WALKING AROUND THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GOING OR WHERE THEY CAME FROM. EGYPT WAS IN THIS KIND OF FOG WHEN IT REJECTED WHAT MOSES TOLD THEM.

EXODUS 10:22-23

'HE WAS IN THE DARK'

SELF-EXPLANATORY.

EXODUS 12:5

'GET ONE'S GOAT'

ON THE STREET THIS IS USED IN THE SENSE OF MAKING SOMEONE MAD OR AGGRAVATED. IT WOULD BE LIKE GETTING UNDER THEIR SKIN ON A REGULAR BASIS, SAYING OR DOING THE THING THAT REALLY IRKED THE PERSON BEYOND WORDS. IN THE BIBLE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A LITERAL GOAT FOR USE AS A SIN OFFERING FOR THE MEMBERS OF A PARTICULAR HOUSEHOLD. THIS WAS TO BE THE PASSOVER LAMB (OR GOAT) THAT WOULD SHED HIS BLOOD ON THE LINTEL OF THE DOOR TO CAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO PASS OVER THE HOUSE AND NOT KILL THE FIRST BORN.

EXODUS 12:31-33

'PULL UP STAKES'

THIS IS THE TERM THAT THE WORLD USES WHEN IT WANTS TO SHOW A PHYSICAL MOVE OF SOME KIND. THE CIRCUS AND THE FAIRS MOVE THIS WAY. THEY PULL UP STAKES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND THEY ARE ALL GONE WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT PULLING UP STAKES IS A RAPID MOVE MOST OF THE TIME. READ THE VERSES AND YOU WILL SEE THAT NOT ONLY DID THE CHILDREN OF GOD MOVE, THEY WERE TOLD TO MOVE IN HASTE. I.E., THEY PULLED UP STAKES AND ALL THEIR FAMILIES AND EARTHLY POSSESSIONS WENT WITH THEM. PLEASE DON'T FORGET THAT TENTS HAVE STAKES TO HOLD THEM UP, SO LIVING IN TENTS WILL HAVE YOU PULLING UP STAKES.

EXODUS 12:33

'WE BE'

BLACK FOLKS ON THE STREET USE THIS IN A MANNER OF 'BROTHER' SPEAK, BUT IN TRUTH IT IS COPIED FROM THE BIBLE WHERE THE KING'S ENGLISH USES THE WORD 'BE' INSTEAD OF THE VERB "ARE". SO WHEN YOU HEAR IT SPOKEN THERE IS NO NEED TO THINK THEY SPEAK IN ERROR, WHEN AS A MATTER OF FACT THEY ARE TALKING IN THE LANGUAGE GOD CHOOSE TO GIVE THE WORLD HIS "WORD" IN PERFECT FORM.

EXODUS 13:13

'I'M GOING TO BREAK YOUR NECK'

EVERY PARENT AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER HAS SAID THIS OR AT LEAST THOUGHT THIS ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN, ALTHOUGH NOT QUITE LITERALLY. IN THIS VERSE THEY HAD TO ACTUALLY BREAK THE ANIMAL'S NECK.

EXODUS 13:18

'FOLLOW THE LEADER'

THE GAME KIDS PLAY WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG. WHAT GOD'S CHILDREN WERE DOING WHEN THEY LEFT EGYPT.

EXODUS 14:8

'HIGH HANDED' OR 'THE UPPER HAND'

THE WORLD USUALLY USES THIS IN A DEROGATORY FASHION WHEN SOMEONE GETS THE 'UPPER-HAND' ON THEM IN SOME WAY. I.E., A BUSINESS DEAL, FIRST DATE, OR ANYTHING THAT GETS ONE PERSON AHEAD OF ANOTHER FOR SOME REASON.

EXODUS 14:8

'HIGH-HAND'

IN POKER, IT WOULD MEAN YOU HAVE THE WINNING CARDS. FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THEY HAD GOD'S HAND WHICH WAS PLENTY HIGH ENOUGH TO ALLOW THEM TO COME OUT ON THE WINNING SIDE.

EXODUS 15:8

'CONGEALED'

THE WORLD USES THIS LIKE THE MANNER OF PUDDING GOING THROUGH IT'S HARDENING PROCESS, OR Jell-O JELLING. EVEN THOUGH THESE PRODUCTS DON'T GET BRICK HARD, THEY DO SOLIDIFY SOMEWHAT AND THIS IS THE BASIC SENSE BEHIND THE WORD. THE BIBLE CASE IS VIRTUALLY THE SAME EVEN THOUGH LIBERALS DO NOT LIKE TO BELIEVE THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA STORY IT IS STILL TRUE. WHEN THE LORD HAD THE SEA PART THE SIDES OR WALLS WERE CONGEALED (HARD ENOUGH TO STAND) FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD TO PASS THROUGH SAFELY BUT WHEN PHARAOH AND HIS MEN STARTED THROUGH THE SEA FELL IN ON THEM. IT IS SAFE TO SAY WHEN THEY DROWNED THE WATER WAS NO LONGER CONGEALED, BUT BACK IN IT'S LIQUID STATE.

 

EXODUS 15:10

'THEY WERE SUNK'

WHEN WE USE THIS WE USUALLY MEAN THAT IS IT! WE ARE AT THE END OF OUR ROAD AND WE ARE OUT OF MONEY, TIME, LUCK, OR WHAT HAVE YOU. BUSTED, BROKE, FINISHED! IN PHARAOH'S CASE HE WAS SUNK LITERALLY.

EXODUS 16:3

'FLESH POTS'

THE WORLD'S DEFINITION IS USUALLY CONCERNING A SENSUAL TYPE OF THING AND IT ALSO INCLUDES THOSE WHO ARE FIXATED ON THINGS OF THE FLESH. I.E., NEW CLOTHES, GOURMET FOODS, OR ANYTHING THAT PAMPERS OR CATERS TO THE FLESH. IN THE VERSE HERE WE FIND THAT FLESH POTS ARE LITERAL POTS TO COOK MEAT (FLESH) IN OVER THE FIRE. IF YOU LOOK AROUND THESE VERSES REAL CLOSE YOU WILL SEE THE STREET DEFINITION ALSO. THE JEWS WERE NOT SATISFIED WITH MANNA, THEY WANTED QUAIL AND LEEKS, ETC. THEY WANTED THE THINGS OF THE WORLD TO SATISFY THEIR FLESH EXACTLY AS THE WORLD USES THIS TERM TODAY.

EXODUS 16:15

'WHAT IS IT?' OR 'WHAT IT IS?'

COMMON QUESTION USED WHEN YOU SINCERELY DON'T KNOW WHAT A THING IS.

EXODUS 19:11

'READY OR NOT HERE I COME!'

WHAT THE KIDS SAY WHEN THEY ARE PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK. WHAT THE LORD TELLS HIS PEOPLE WHETHER OR NOT THEY LISTEN. SEE ALSO REVELATION 1:7

EXODUS 19:12

'OUT OF BOUNDS'

USUALLY USED IN ALL KINDS OF GAMES OR SPORTS. WHEN SOMETHING IS OUT OF BOUNDS, IT IS NOT IN ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE. IN THE CASE OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THEY PERSONALLY WERE IN TROUBLE IF THEY STEPPED OVER THE BOUNDS SET FOR THEM.

EXODUS 19:16

'VOICE OF THE TRUMPET'

MANY INSTRUMENTS ARE GIVEN THE ATTRIBUTE OF SPEECH AND EVEN THOUGH THE WORLD DOESN'T KNOW WHY OR WHERE IT COMES FROM THE BIBLE STEADFASTLY CONTINUES TO GIVE REASONS FOR OUR PRESENT DAY SPEECH PATTERNS.

EXODUS 19:16-18

'HOLY SMOKE'

GOD WAS IN THE SMOKE, HENCE IT WAS HOLY. THE WORLD USES THE TERM FOR AN EXCLAMATION OF SURPRISE OR AWE AND THE THING SPOKEN OF IS NEVER HOLY.

EXODUS 19:18

'WHERE THERE IS SMOKE, THERE IS FIRE'

IN MOST CASES, LITERALLY THERE IS A FIRE. MANY TIMES THIS SAYING IS USED TO EMPHASIZE A COMMON TRUTH AND NOT JUST ABOUT LITERAL FIRE. I.E., IF THERE IS A LOT OF COMMON TALK ABOUT A PARTICULAR SUBJECT BEING BANTERED ABOUT. WE SAY THERE IS SMOKE, THERE MUST BE SOME FIRE. MEANING THERE IS PROBABLY ENOUGH TRUTH IN WHATEVER WAS SAID TO VALIDATE A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF IT.

EXODUS 21:2

'FREE FOR NOTHING'

THE SOUTH USES THIS EXPRESSION TO EMPHASIZE THAT SOMETHING IS WITHOUT COST BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE VERSE YOU WILL SEE THAT A SLAVE (THE OPPOSITE OF A FREEMAN) WILL NOW GO OUT "FREE" AND IT WILL COST NOTHING. ALTHOUGH THE WORLD USES IT WRONGLY WITH THE DOUBLE SENSE OF NOT COSTING ANYTHING THE BIBLE EXPLAINS ITSELF AND GIVES THE TRUE MEANING OF THE EXPRESSION.

EXODUS 21:6

'EAR-MARKED'

THIS IS WHEN SOMETHING IS SET ASIDE ESPECIALLY FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR FUNCTION. I.E., I HAVE THAT FIELD EARMARKED FOR CORN. I HAVE THE PROFIT FROM THAT SALE EARMARKED TO BUY A NEW ROOF. IN THE BILE WHEN A MAN HAD HIS EAR MARKED IT WAS TO SHOW WHO HE BELONGED TO. THAT IS, HE WAS AN ACKNOWLEDGED SERVANT OF SOMEONE AND THE MARK WAS A HOLE BORED IN IT WITH SOME KIND OF EARRING NO DOUBT. HENCE ALL THESE MEN WITH AN EARRING IN THIS DAY AND TIME MUST BE A SERVANT OF SOMETHING OR OF SOMEONE. I WILL VENTURE A GUESS AND SAY SIN OF SOME KIND, BECAUSE SURELY A CHILD OF GOD (MAN CHILD) WOULDN'T PUT AN EARRING IN HIS EAR. YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD ONLY BE DONE BY THE DEVIL'S KIDS.

EXODUS 21:24

'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH'

USED TO SHOW THAT WHEN A PERSON PLANS TO TAKE HIS OWN VENGEANCE, HE WANTS EQUAL AMOUNTS OF FLESH THAT WERE TAKEN FROM HIM OR HIS. GOD, IN FACT, USES THIS TO SHOW THE REPAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR MISCHIEF UNDER THE LAW.

EXODUS 23:30

'LITTLE BY LITTLE'

WHEN THE INCREASING OR DECREASING COMES IN LITTLE OR SMALL AMOUNTS AT A TIME. NEVER, A GREAT BIG CHANGE AT ONCE.

EXODUS 28:42

'BRITCHES' OR 'BREECHES'

NAMES GIVEN TO THE LOWER GARMENTS THAT MEN USUALLY WEAR. DOWN SOUTH BRITCHES IS A COMMON TERM.

EXODUS 30:25

'APOTHECARY'

I.E., THE DRUGSTORE, AS MANY OLDER ONES IN AMERICA ARE STILL CALLED.

EXODUS 32:1

'WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY THE MICE WILL PLAY'

THIS SAYING HAS NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH CATS IT MEANS THAT WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF WHATEVER IS GOING ON HAS LEFT THE PREMISES AND THE FOLKS THAT ARE LEFT ARE GOING TO GET INTO MISCHIEF. WHETHER THIS IS WORKERS ON THE JOB SLUFFING OFF WHEN THE BOSS'S BACK IS TURNED OR KIDS GETTING INTO TROUBLE WHEN MOM CAN'T SEE THEM IT ALL COMES UNDER THIS SAYING. NO SOONER THEN MOSES LEFT THE CAMP THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ARE RETURNING TO THEIR EGYPTIAN WAYS OF WORSHIPPING FALSE GODS AND ALL THE FLESHY THINGS THAT GO WITH IT AND THE MICE HAD TO PAY WITH THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR FOOLISH PLAY WHEN THE BOSS WAS AWAY.

EXODUS 32:8

'HOLY COW!'

THE WORLD USES THIS FOR AN EXCLAMATION OF SURPRISE. MOSES WAS OF COURSE SURPRISED THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE SO QUICKLY REMOVED FROM SERVING THE LIVING GOD, AND INTO IDOL WORSHIP. I.E., A COW (HOLY, THEY THOUGHT, BECAUSE THEY BOWED DOWN AND WORSHIPPED IT.)*********A COMMON PHRASE THAT IS EASILY USED TO WITNESS TO FOLKS.*********

EXODUS 32:10

'LEAVE ME ALONE' OR 'LET ME ALONE'

SORT OF LIKE GET OUT OF MY FACE. IN GOD'S CASE HE WANTED TO BE LEFT ALONE TO DEAL WITH THE PEOPLE BUT MOSES KEPT INTERVENING FOR THEM. IN PRAYER HE ASKED FOR GOD TO SPARE THEM AND SHOW MERCY, AND WAS ABLE TO GET THE PRAYER THROUGH.

EXODUS 32:16

'ETCHED IN STONE' OR 'WRITTEN IN STONE'

SOMETHING THAT IS HERE TO STAY, PERMANENT, FOREVER. ALL THE HEADSTONES IN THE GRAVEYARD ARE BUILT FROM STONE BECAUSE OF THE PERMANENCE OF THEM, PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE PERMANENCE OF DEATH.

EXODUS 32:19

'STONE BROKE'

GENERALLY MEANS NO MORE FUNDS AVAILABLE. IN THE BIBLE, THE STONE TABLETS GOD WROTE ON WERE BROKEN . IN TRUTH, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE TRULY 'STONE BROKE' WHEN THEY HAD LOST WHAT GOD HAD ENGRAVED FOR THEM ON THESE TABLETS.

EXODUS 32:19

'THEY DANCED TO THE MUSIC'

MUSIC CAN MOVE PEOPLE TO DO ALL KINDS OF THINGS BOTH GOOD AND BAD. IT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF MUSIC YOU LISTEN TO, GOD'S OR THE DEVIL'S. YOUNG PEOPLE SEEM TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ROCK AND OLDER FOLKS COUNTRY AND WESTERN OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD GET THEIR MIND OFF OF GOD.

EXODUS 32:19-20

'PARTY POOPER'

THIS IS THE NEIGHBOR THAT TELLS YOU TO TURN OFF THE LIGHTS AND THE MUSIC DOWN WHEN YOU GET ROWDY. IT CAN ALSO BE THE MAN IN BLUE WHO SAYS YOU ARE DISTURBING THE PEACE, COME WITH ME. MOSES WAS THE ORIGINAL PARTY POOPER WHEN HE BROKE UP THE PARTY MANY OF THE PARTIERS DIED FOR THEIR SIN. HE ALSO BROKE THE ORIGINALS WHICH HAS LEFT ALL THE POOR HEBREW SCHOLARS IN A PICKLE BECAUSE THEY NO LONGER HAVE THE "ORIGINALS" TO FOOL THE STUDENTS WITH. DON'T GET MAD. THINK ABOUT IT A LITTLE FIRST. WHEN A TEACHER TELLS YOU HE HAS THE ORIGINALS ASK HIM TO EXPLAIN THESE THAT WERE NEVER SEEN EXCEPT BY GOD AND MOSES AND MAYBE JOSHUA. SURELY YOUR PROFESSOR ISN'T OLD ENOUGH TO SAY HE SAW THEM.

EXODUS 32:19-25

'PARTY NAKED'

BUMPER STICKER THAT HAS GROWN IN POPULARITY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. IT IS A FEW THOUSAND YEARS LATE HOWEVER, BECAUSE THE FOLKS WHO DID THIS IN EXODUS DID IT BEFORE THE BUMPER STICKER'S CREATORS GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, ETC. MOTHERS WERE BORN OR EVEN THOUGHT OF.************ I WOULD TELL A GUY WITH THE STICKER I DIDN'T KNOW HE READ THE BIBLE AND THEN SHOW HIM THE VERSES. THAT OUGHT TO START SOMETHING. BE BOLD USE WHATEVER YOU CAN TO BEGIN A CONVERSATION ABOUT GOD'S WORD. *************

EXODUS 36:5

'MORE THAN ENOUGH'

WHAT AMERICANS ARE NEVER SATISFIED WITH.

EXODUS 36:22

'EQUIDISTANT'

MATHEMATICAL TERM FOR DISTANCES THAT ARE EQUAL IN LENGTH, EXACTLY AS IT IS USED TODAY.

EXODUS 36:33

'SHOOT A LINE' OR 'SHOOTS A LINE'

SURVEYOR TERM TO FIND AN INVISIBLE LINE AND TO MAKE A VISIBLE LINE FROM IT OR TO LOCATE AN AREA OR OBJECT. USED IN ESTABLISHING PROPERTY LINES OR BUILDING FOUNDATIONS.

LEVITICUS 1:9

'INWARDS' OR 'INNARDS'

THE WORDS WE USE TO DESCRIBE THE INSIDE OF PEOPLE. SOMETIMES GUTS.

LEVITICUS 2:14

'ROASTING EARS'

NOT THE EARS-ON-THE-SIDE-OF-YOUR-FACE ROASTING IN THIS FIRE MENTIONED HERE, BUT SWEET CORN EARS. I.E., SWEET CORN FROM THE GARDEN.

LEVITICUS 4:13

'SOMEWHAT'

SOME PORTION, AMOUNT, OR DEGREE OF SOMETHING TO SOME EXTENT, AS IN THIS VERSE ABOUT SIN. (ANY AMOUNT OF SIN MAKES YOU A SINNER.) THE VERSE SHOWS THAT ISRAEL HAD DONE SOMETHING AGAINST GOD, BUT HAD NOT TOTALLY TURNED AGAINST GOD. I.E., JUST SOMEWHAT AGAINST HIM.

LEVITICUS 5:16

'MAKE AMENDS'

TO REPAIR A BREACH IN A RELATIONSHIP. MAKE SOME EFFORT TO REPAIR SOMETHING THAT HAS GONE WRONG BETWEEN YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. GOD'S USE IS FOR A HARM DONE.

LEVITICUS 7:1-38

'OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE'

THE WORLD USES THIS PHRASE TO ESCALATE THE SEVERITY OF THE TROUBLE YOU ARE IN. IN SCRIPTURE, YOU ARE GIVEN THIS METHOD FOR OFFERING UP SACRIFICES.

LEVITICUS 7:9

'OVEN'

THIS IS WHERE THE BAKING GOES ON. TO DIFFERENTIATE FROM THE FRYING PART OF COOKING.

LEVITICUS 7:9

'FRYING PAN'

NEEDS NO COMMENT IF YOU HAVE EVER COOKED ANYTHING OR HAVE SEEN SOMETHING COOKED.

LEVITICUS 11:35

'RANGES'

THIS IS NOT THE PLACE THAT CATTLE GRAZE, BUT THE TOP OF YOUR STOVE. JUST ANOTHER TERM GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ABOUT 3500 YEARS AGO THAT MODERN DAY AMERICA CANNOT GET AWAY FROM. WHEN GOD SAYS A THING, IT IS FIXED REGARDLESS OF YOUR OPINION. SO THE WORLD CALLS THEIR COOKING APPLIANCE A RANGE.

LEVITICUS 11:35

'BROKEN-DOWN'

CAN ANYONE THINK OF A USE FOR THIS PHRASE? IF YOU ARE OVER FORTY IT IS YOUR BODY. IF YOUR CAR IS OVER 10 YEARS OLD IT SURELY HAS BEEN. THE LIST IS ENDLESS AND WILL BE UNTIL JESUS COMES BACK.

LEVITICUS 13:10

'RISIN' '

IN THE SOUTH A BOIL IS CALLED A RISIN' TO THIS DAY. IT IS PRETTY SIMPLE, A BOIL RISES BEFORE IT COMES TO A HEAD. AGAIN THE BIBLE KEEPS IT SIMPLE AND CLEAR WITH A MINIMUM OF WORDS.

LEVITICUS 13:10

'THE QUICK'

WE CALL WHERE OUR FINGERNAIL STARTS THE QUICK, NOT HOW FAST YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE.

LEVITICUS 14:5,6

'RUNNING WATER'

WATER DOESN'T RUN, IT FLOWS BUT WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS RUNNING IT FIXES IT FOR THE WORLD TO FOLLOW AND IT DOES VERY NICELY.

LEVITICUS 15:9

'SADDLE'

WHAT IS ON THE HORSE THAT YOU SIT ON.

LEVITICUS 16:8

'THE SCAPEGOAT'

THIS IS AN INNOCENT PARTY THAT TAKES THE BLAME FOR SOMEONE ELSE FOR SOMETHING OR OTHER AND THEN IS ALLOWED TO GO FREE. IF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS YOUR SAVIOR, YOU LET HIM BE YOUR SCAPEGOAT (YOU ESCAPED DAMNATION FOR YOUR SINS) AND HE IS THE SIN BEARER FOR YOU. THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS HE DID NOT GET TO GO FREE, HE HAD TO PAY THE ULTIMATE PAYMENT, (HIS LIFE'S BLOOD) YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE AND HE HAD TO FACE CALVARY AND HELL FOR YOU. MANY TIMES WHEN THE WORLD USES THIS PHRASE THE PARTY MENTIONED ALSO DOES NOT GO FREE, HE PAYS THE PRISON TIME OR THE FINE FOR YOU. (HE DIDN'T ESCAPE, YOU DID.)

LEVITICUS 16:21

'FIT'

I.E., PHYSICALLY FIT. IN GOOD SHAPE PHYSICALLY.

LEVITICUS 18:6

'NEXT OF KIN'

OUR COUSINS, UNCLES, BROTHERS, ETC.

LEVITICUS 19:18

'BEAR A GRUDGE'

TO HARBOR ILL-WILL AGAINST SOMEONE. TO HOLD SOMETHING AGAINST SOMEONE THAT COULD JUST AS WELL BE FORGIVEN AND FORGOTTEN. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, GOD SAYS YOU SHOULD NOT DO IT, AND NOW MODERN DAY DOCTORS SAY ANGER THAT IS HELD INSIDE FOR A LENGTH OF TIME WILL HARM YOUR HEALTH. THEY SURE TAKE A WHILE TO CATCH UP WITH THE BIBLE.

LEVITICUS 19:18

'LOVE THY NEIGHBOR'

GETTING ALONG WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR IS GOOD ADVICE BECAUSE BAD RELATIONS WITH A NEIGHBOR WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE. GOD'S ADVICE TO LOVE THEM AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF WILL WORK, BUT GOD'S ADVICE ALWAYS WORKS.

LEVITICUS 20:16

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'

THE WORLD GLORIFIES THIS UNION THROUGH STORY BOOKS, CARTOONS AND MOVIES. THE LATEST BEING A CARTOON MADE FOR CHILDREN BY THE DISNEY STUDIOS INTO A MOVIE THAT MADE THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST COMBINATION A GLORIOUS THING. GOD HATES SUCH THINGS AND SAYS BOTH ARE TO BE PUT TO DEATH. TYPICALLY, THE WORLD AND THE BIBLE ARE 180 DEGREES APART. THE MIXING OF 'BEAUTY' AND AN ANIMAL IS FORBIDDEN IN THE BIBLE, SO OF COURSE THE DEVIL USES THE WORLD'S MEDIA TO GLORIFY SUCH A THING INTO A SAD LOVE AFFAIR WITH A HAPPY (SUPPOSEDLY) ENDING THAT MAKES IT ALRIGHT.**NOT IN GOD'S SIGHT*** SEE ALSO REVELATION 17:2-8 AND YOU WILL FIND ANOTHER WOMAN ASSOCIATED WITH FORNICATION AND A BEAST. BIBLE BELIEVERS KNOW OF COURSE THAT THIS IS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND WE ARE VERY AWARE OF WHAT SHE HAS BEEN DOING OVER THESE MANY YEARS. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST HERE WILL DESTROY THE SOULS OF MILLIONS IN THESE PASSAGES AS SHE HAS DONE SINCE SHE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE DEVIL. SEE ALSO REVELATION 17:3 WHERE YOU FIND THE WOMAN ON THE BEAST AND SHE IS DEFINITLY HAVING SOME KIND OF CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS ANIMAL EVEN IF IT DOESN'T SAY SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.

LEVITICUS 21:20

'DWARF'

OUR WORD TODAY FOR A MAN OR WOMAN THAT IS OBVIOUSLY UNDER THE NORMAL SIZE. THEIR FEATURES ARE USUALLY OUT OF PROPORTION ALSO.

LEVITICUS 23:42

'BOOTHS'

THIS IS THE NAME WE PUT ON CARNIVAL CUBICLES AND ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVALS. I.E., BOOTH. THE ISRAELITES DURING FEAST TIMES DWELT IN BOOTHS THAT WERE SMALL TEMPORARY SHELTERS. ALSO IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THIS WAS IN THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES AND THAT IT TOOK PLACE IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER. JUST COINCIDENTALLY THIS IS THE SAME TIME WE SEE THE FALL CARNIVALS AROUND THE COUNTRY. YOU JUST CAN'T GET AWAY FROM THE BOOK EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT YOU STILL FOLLOW ITS LEAD AND DO WHAT IT HAS TOLD YOU TO DO WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO DO IT.

LEVITICUS 25:10

'LIBERTY BELL'

'PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT THE LAND', EXACTLY AS IT IS WRITTEN ON THE UNITED STATES BELL THAT IS FOUND IN PHILADELPHIA, PA. IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE NAME OF THE CITY CORRESPONDS WITH A NAME OF A CHURCH AND IT MEANS BROTHERLY LOVE AND THIS CHURCH WAS NEVER TOLD TO REPENT. THIS CHURCH LOVED THE WORD OF GOD (A VERSE ON A BELL IN A CITY) AND WAS BLESSED WITH MANY SOULS BECAUSE OF THIS LOVE.

LEVITICUS 26:22

'HIGHWAY'

THE TERM WE GIVE TO ROADS AND THROUGHWAYS THAT GOD ALREADY NAMED SO LONG AGO. I.E., HIGHWAY 97, 98, ETC.

LEVITICUS 26:25

'QUARREL'

I.E., ARGUMENT OR FIGHT.


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align=justify>Martin: So what’s different about what you’re saying? Rather than just being another wild conspiracy theory, it’s your position that you’ve really proven that this is a fact, and not fantasy?

Phelps: Other men have proven the fact. I just reiterate what they’ve said.

If you read The Black Pope, by Cusack, she says the very same thing. She was a nun, a converted nun to Christ in 1896.

Martin: And why is she so important?

Phelps: Because she was a nun intimately involved with priests, and especially Jesuits, prior to her conversion to Christ. She would know; she was on the inside.

Martin: Why is that book so important?

Phelps: Because it has been suppressed and stolen out of every library in the world! There is only one in existence that