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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I CHRONICLES 11:26

'DODO' OR 'HE'S A DODO'

CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN A PLEASANT EXPRESSION WE AIM TOWARDS A PERSON WE FEEL IS NOT TOO BRIGHT, OR IS UNGAINLY, OR EVEN REAL CLUTSY (CAN'T DO ANYTHING RIGHT). DODO IS NOT THE NAME PEOPLE WILL PLACE ON THEIR CHILDREN TODAY BECAUSE OF ITS BAD CONNOTATIONS. THE NAME OF A PARTICULAR BIRD THAT HAS A GREAT DIFFICULTY ON LANDING, IT USUALLY CRASHES; NOT GRACEFUL AS MOST BIRDS. IT IS A MAN'S NAME IN THE BIBLE, AND ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE, A VALIANT MAN. SO IT IS JUST LIKE THE WORLD'S SYSTEM TO PERVERT SOMETHING THAT IS RIGHT AND CAST SOME KIND OF DOUBT ON A NAME. MANY NAMES IN THE BIBLE HAVE BEEN TWISTED TO MEAN SOMETHING FOUL OR OFF-COLOR, WHEN IN TRUTH, THAT PERSON WAS A GREAT MAN IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. THE DEVIL JUST DOES NOT LIKE GOD'S FAITHFUL MEN.

I CHRONICLES 12:1

'HE KEPT HIMSELF CLOSE'

THE BIBLE USES THIS EXPRESSION TO SHOW THAT DAVID KEPT HIMSELF SHUT IN OUT OF SAUL'S SIGHT. THE WORLD USUALLY MEANS THAT A MAN DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH ANYONE; HE IS SORT OF A LONER, SIMILAR TO DAVID, BUT DAVID WAS DOING IT TO AVOID SOMEONE AND HE HAD HIS MEN WITH HIM. THE PERSONALITY THAT IS THIS WAY IN THE WORLD IS NOT FELLOWSHIPPING WITH ANYONE BUT HIMSELF.

I CHRONICLES 12:8

'FACE OF A LION'

GERMAN EXPRESSION USED TO DESCRIBE THE COUNTENANCE OF A MAN'S FACE AS IT IS USED IN THE BIBLE. MANY PEOPLE'S FACES ARE QUITE ANIMAL-LIKE. LOOK AT SOMEONE THAT HAS HAD A PET FOR A LONG WHILE. THE SIMILARITIES WILL SURPRISE YOU.

I CHRONICLES 18:10

'CONGRATULATE' OR 'CONGRATULATIONS'

WE DO THIS WITH FOLKS THAT HAVE WON SOMETHING, JUST HAD A NEW BABY, OR GOT A NEW JOB, ETC. REACTION OF JOY AND GOODWILL. IN THE CASE HERE, DAVID WAS WINNING A BATTLE AND WAS CONGRATULATED FOR IT.

I CHRONICLES 21:22

'GRANT' OR 'LAND GRANT'

THIS WORD IS TYPICALLY USED ON A DEED TO SHOW WHENCE THE PROPERTY ORIGINATED. I.E., IT WAS 'GRANTED' TO SOMEONE AND AS TIME PASSED IT IS NOW BOUGHT OR SOLD TO SOMEONE ELSE.

I CHRONICLES 26:16

'CAUSEWAY'

A RAISED ROADWAY USUALLY OVER WATER OR MARSH GROUNDS. I.E., LIKE THE MOBILE, ALABAMA CAUSEWAY. THEY ARE SCATTERED OVER THE UNITED STATES. YOU HAVE TO GO OVER THIS HIGHWAY "CAUSE" THERE AIN'T NO OTHER WAY TO GO!!!

I CHRONICLES 26:27

'TO THE VICTOR GOES THE SPOILS'

THE MEANING IS UNIVERSAL, THE WINNER OF THE BATTLE GETS THE OTHER GUYS (THE LOSER) GOODIES.

I CHRONICLES 28:8

'AUDIENCE'

A GATHERING OF SPECTATORS OR AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS ONES VIEWS.

I CHRONICLES 28:11

'PATTERN'

THE WAY OR INSTRUCTION FOR WHAT YOU ARE TO PUT TOGETHER OR BUILD. WOMEN USE PATTERNS MADE OUT OF REAL LIGHTWEIGHT PAPER TO MAKE DRESSES. THEY LAY MATERIAL DOWN WITH THE PATTERN ON TOP AND COPY EXACTLY SO EACH DRESS WILL BE LIKE THE PATTERN.I.E., THE WAY TO MAKE THINGS SIMILIAR IN FASHION.

I CHRONICLES 29:28

'GOOD-OLD AGE' OR 'GOOD OLE DAYS'

AN EXPRESSION FOR A LONG TIME OR A LONG TIME AGO. WHEN IT COMES TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS WE GENERALLY FORGET THE BAD AND ONLY REMEMBER THE GOOD, HENCE THE GOOD OLE DAYS. OFT TIMES THEY WERE NOT GOOD AT ALL.

II CHRONICLES 9:6

'THE HALF HASN'T BEEN TOLD' OR 'IT HASN'T BEEN HALF-TOLD YET''

ALL THE STORY HAS YET TO BE REVEALED, THERE IS PLENTY MORE COMING.

II CHRONICLES 9:19

'I NEVER SEEN THE LIKE' OR 'WAS NOT THE LIKE'

SOUTHERN EXPRESSION FOR AWE.

II CHRONICLES 13:13

'AMBUSH'

LAYING A TRAP TO CATCH SOME ONE UNAWARES IN TIME OF BATTLE OR SIEGE.

II CHRONICLES 17:13

'BUSINESS'

ECONOMIC COMMERCE. TRADING A COMMODITY FOR SOMETHING ELSE OF EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE.

II CHRONICLES 18:15

'NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH'

PART OF THE OLD OATH YOU TOOK IN THE COURTROOM, BUT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SAY GOD OR HAVE A BIBLE YOU CAN SWEAR ON ANYMORE, YOU CAN NOW SWEAR ON ANYTHING ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE. IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET THIS (THE TRUTH) FROM THE POLITICIANS THAT RUN THIS COUNTRY BUT THE LORD IS COMING BACK REAL SOON AND WE WILL GET IT THEN AND NOT A MINUTE BEFORE.

II CHRONICLES 20:15-17

'CLIFF HANGER'

THIS IS USED TO SHOW THAT THE OUTCOME OF AN EVENT IS UNCERTAIN, IT COULD REALLY GO EITHER WAY. SUPPOSED TO BE SOME EXCITEMENT IN THE OUTCOME, THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE SUSPENSE. IN THE VERSES THE CLIFF IS IN VS 16 AND AS FAR AS THE MEN ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HAVE SOME DOUBT ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THIS EVENT BUT GOD IS IN CHARGE OF IT AND WHAT HE SAID WILL COME TO PASS, DOES.

II CHRONICLES 29:4

'EAST STREET'

STREETS NAMED AFTER DIRECTIONS OF THE COMPASS ARE COMMON IN EVERY CITY IN THE WORLD.

II CHRONICLES 30:6

'POSTAGE', 'POSTAL', OR 'POSTMAN'

THE CHARACTER THAT DELIVERS THE MAIL OR LETTERS.******* EASY PLACE TO SLIP IN A WITNESS.*******

II CHRONICLES 30:18

'THE GOOD LORD'

SOUTHERNERS ARE FAMOUS FOR THIS PHRASE AND THEY ARE USUALLY USING IT TO TRY TO EXCUSE THEIR SIN, OR A HALF-HEARTED WAY OF LOOKING FOR FORGIVENESS FOR SIN. I.E., THE GOOD LORD IS TAKING CARE OF ME OR I JUST WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO MAKE IT (THE PERSON SAYING THIS HASN'T DARKENED THE CHURCH DOOR IN TEN YEARS BUT IS TRYING TO COVER THAT SIN BY GIVING GOD CREDIT FOR SOMETHING) THROUGH THE WEEK.

II CHRONICLES 30:18

'GOOD LORD'

IT IS VERY TRUE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD BUT THIS SAYING IS USED LIKE A FORM OF MILD CUSSING. CHRISTIANS ARE GUILTY OF USING IT ALSO. I.E., WELL GOOD LORD! THAT SOUNDS LIKE A TERRIBLE THING TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE. AN EXCLAMATION MOSTLY USED IN THE WRONG WAY.

II CHRONICLES 31:10

'A STORE'

THE NAME GIVEN TO THE PLACE YOU GO TO GET FOOD STUFFS.

II CHRONICLES 32:17

'RAIL ON HIM'

THIS IS A CASE WHERE IN THE WORLD WHEN A PERSON SAYS THIS THEY ARE PROBABLY CUSSING THE PERSON OUT AND USING THE TERM "RAILING ON HIM". IN THE BIBLE CASE IT IS PROBABLY BITTER, HARSH, AND SCOLDING OR MOCKING LANGUAGE AND NOT LITERALLY CURSE WORDS.

II CHRONICLES 34:22

'TO THAT EFFECT'

IN THAT LINE, ALONG THIS LINE OF REASONING, ALONG THIS WAY, OR SOME SPECIFIC DIRECTION.

II CHRONICLES 34:22

'COLLEGE'

OUR SCHOOLS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND OR A BODY OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE A COMMON PURPOSE OR GOAL.

II CHRONICLES 35:21

'MEDDLING'

TO INTRUDE IN OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS WITHOUT BEING ASKED. IN THE VERSE YOU SEE SOMEONE THAT IS ABOUT TO MEDDLE WITH GOD'S MAN. BIG MISTAKE UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO ANSWER THE CONSEQUENCES.

II CHRONICLES 35:24

'SECOND CHARIOT'

ANY IMPORTANT MOTORCADE HAS TWO LIMOUSINES IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES. I.E., THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINES ALWAYS COME IN TWO'S, EXACTLY AS GOD HAS SHOWED THEM TO CONDUCT THEIR TRANSPORTING BUSINESS PROPERLY.

II CHRONICLES 36:3

'PUT HIM DOWN'

STREET SAYING FOR TRYING TO LOW RATE A PERSON, OR GET ONE UP ON HIM AT HIS EXPENSE. USUALLY A DEROGATORY REMARK, A DEFAMATION OF ONE'S CHARACTER.

EZRA 1:1

'HE STIRRED HIM UP' OR 'STIR HIM UP'

GET A PERSON THINKING OR GET HIS BLOOD MOVING EITHER THROUGH SOME WORDS OR ACTION.

EZRA 1:2

'CHARGED HIM' OR 'GIVE HIM A CHARGE'

AN ORDER OF SOME KIND, A BURDEN, TASK, DUTY, LIABILITY FOR, OR RESPONSIBILITY OF SOMETHING.

EZRA 1:5

'HE ROSE UP' OR 'HE AROSE'

SELF EXPLANATORY.

EZRA 1:8

'TREASURER'

THE PERSON PUT IN CHARGE OF THE MONEY OR THE VALUABLES.

EZRA 2:62

'GENEALOGY'

THE SCIENCE OR STUDY OF FAMILY DESCENT. YOUR LINEAGE OR PEDIGREE.

EZRA 3:7

'A GRANT'

SOMETHING OF VALUE GIVEN TO RECEIVE SOMETHING LATER IN RETURN. IT CAN BE MONEY OR OTHER VALUABLES.

EZRA 4:13

'TOLL BRIDGES, ROADS, TUNNELS, ETC.'

THE TAKING OF MONEY OR OTHER VALUABLES TO ALLOW ONE TO PASS ON, OVER, OR UNDER SOMETHING. ATTRIBUTE TO ALLOW THE USE OF.

EZRA 4:18

'LETTER' OR 'LETTERS'

THE WRITTEN MESSAGE WE PASS ALONG TO THOSE OF WHOM WE ARE TRYING TO CONVEY SOME MESSAGE THAT WE CAN'T DO IN PERSON.

EZRA 5:3

'GOVERNOR'

THE MAN WHO GOVERNS A PARTICULAR AREA OR OVERSEES IT'S OPERATION. IN THE U.S.A., WE HAVE STATE GOVERNORS.

EZRA 6:1

'COURT HOUSE (HOUSE OF THE ROLLS)'

WHERE THE LOCAL AREAS RECORDS LAND GRANTS, SURVEYS, BIRTHS, AND DEATHS. ARCHIVES ARE ALL KEPT CURRENT.

EZRA 6:16

'HOUSE DEDICATION'

CATHOLICS AND SOME OTHERS WILL DEDICATE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IT IS GENERALLY AN EXCUSE TO GET YOUR MONEY OR MAKE YOU OBLIGATED IN SOME WAY. BIBLE BELIEVERS AUTOMATICALLY GIVE ALL THEY HAVE TO THE LORD BEFORE THEY EVEN GET IT. I.E., BABIES, WIVES, HUSBANDS, ETC. WITH NO MOTIVE EXCEPT THAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN THEM ALL ANYWAY AND HE IS MUCH MORE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE CARE OF ALL ANYHOW.

EZRA 7:18

'IF IT FEELS GOOD, DO IT'

SOUNDS JUST LIKE MODERN DAY AMERICA. NO RESPONSIBILITY, NO CARE FOR THE DAMAGE DONE OR THE HARM IT BRINGS TO OTHERS, OR ANY FUTURE CONSEQUENCES THAT WILL COME OF IT. IF IT IS RIGHT OR WRONG IS NOT PART OF THE EQUATION, JUST DO IT IF YOU LIKE IT. IN THE BIBLE, IT IS PREFACED WITH AFTER THE WILL OF GOD, THAN IF IT IS RIGHT GO AHEAD AND DO IT. DAVY CROCKETT IS CREDITED WITH THE SAYING 'BE SURE YOUR RIGHT THEN GO AHEAD', SCRIPTURAL IF NOT ACTUALLY SCRIPTURE.

EZRA 7:20

'IF YOU NEED IT, TAKE IT'

SHOULD COME OUT OF THE LIPS OF ALL THOSE THAT ARE PART OF THE CHURCH, TO THOSE THAT HAVE A NEED. LOST PEOPLE SAY THIS TO THEIR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS ALL THE TIME. HOW MUCH MORE SHOULD THE BODY OF BELIEVERS BE DOING FOR THE BRETHREN AS WELL AS THE LOST?

EZRA 8:21

'WHICH WAY DO WE GO?'

GOOD QUESTION FOR ANYONE THAT IS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GO AND IF THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT WAY TO GO THEY WILL SEEK GOD'S FACE, AS THEY DID HERE.

EZRA 8:27-29

'HEAVY METAL'

YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY THINK THAT THIS IS MUSIC THEY MAY CALL IT THAT BUT IT HAS NO ATTRIBUTES OF REAL MUSIC. ACTUALLY IT IS GOLD AND SILVER, SOME OF THE HEAVY METAL THAT IS PRECIOUS. LEAD, OF COURSE, IS HEAVY, BUT BASICALLY VALUELESS IN RELATION TO GOLD AND SILVER.

EZRA 8:36

'LIEUTENANTS'

ONE RANK OF OFFICERS IN THE MILITARY, POLICE FORCES, A POSITION OF RANK ABOVE AN ENLISTED PERSON IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.

EZRA 9:3

'ROCK STILL' OR 'HE SAT STILL AS A ROCK'

ANGER OR GREAT EMOTION OF SOME KIND CAN DO THIS AS WAS THE CASE IN THE BIBLE. EZRA WAS ANGRY BEYOND SPEECH SO HE SAT AS STILL AS A STONE UNTIL THE EVENING SACRIFICE. I.E., NO VISIBLE MOVEMENT.

EZRA 9:6

'BLUSH'

WHAT PERSON HASN'T FELT THE BLOOD RISE TO YOUR CHEEKS AND TURN YOUR FACE RED, EITHER FROM EMBARRASSMENT OR ANGER AND SOMETIMES BEING STARTLED CAN ELICIT THIS RESPONSE. BEING ASHAMED FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU DID WRONG CAN ALSO BRING A BLUSH TO YOUR FACE.

EZRA 10:4

'STAND LIKE A MAN' OR 'STAND UP LIKE A MAN'

EVERY YOUNG BOY HAS HEARD THIS AT ONE TIME OR OTHER FROM HIS FATHER. MANY PHYSICAL FIGHTS ELICIT THIS RESPONSE; A MAN SHOULD GO DOWN FIGHTING ON HIS LEGS, NOT LAYING DOWN. A CHRISTIAN SOLDIER HAS MUCH PERSONAL ARMAMENT ALL OF WHICH MUST BE WORN STANDING. IT IS HARD TO ENGAGE IN ANY KIND OF BATTLE SITTING OR LAYING DOWN.

EZRA 10:8

'GRACE PERIOD'

MOST DEBTS OF ANY KIND HAVE THIS WAITING PERIOD AND REMARKABLY ENOUGH IT IS THREE DAYS IN MANY CASES.

NEHEMIAH 4:10

'RUBBISH'

GARBAGE, TRASH, REFUSE, ETC. ALSO AN ENGLISHMAN'S (BRITISH) WORD USED TO CONVEY UNBELIEF OR DISDAIN.

NEHEMIAH 5:3

'MORTGAGED'

WHAT WE ARE STILL DOING WITH OUR HOMES AND OUR LANDS BECAUSE OF AN INABILITY TO PAY THEM OFF, OR A NEED TO GET MONEY FOE SOME REASON.

NEHEMIAH 5:7

'TALKED TO YOURSELF'

EVERYONE HAS DONE THIS AT ONE TIME OR OTHER AND SOME OF US EVEN ANSWER BACK. IT IS LIKE THE OLD COLORED PREACHER THAT SAID HE TALKED TO HIMSELF BECAUSE HE LIKED TO TALK TO AN INTELLIGENT MAN AND HE ANSWERED BACK AND SAID I ALSO LIKE TO HEAR AN INTELLIGENT MAN SPEAK. ITS A JOKE FOLKS, RELAX!

NEHEMIAH 11:17

'THANKSGIVING'

WHAT THE MODERN DAY GENERATION FAILS TO GIVE. THE NAME OF AN AMERICAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY. THE VERSE EXPLAINS HOW THE HOLIDAY SHOULD START.

NEHEMIAH 13:6

'LEAVE TIME' OR 'TAKE LEAVE'

MILITARY WORD FOR TIME OFF. STILL USED TODAY, AND HAS EXTENDED OVER INTO GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE AND SOME BIGGER COMPANIES LIKE BELL TELEPHONE.

NEHEMIAH 13:11

'SET THEM IN THEIR PLACE' OR 'PUT THEM IN THEIR PLACE'

A PHRASE WE USE WHEN TALKING TO SOMEONE AND EITHER GIVE A HARD ANSWER OR RETORT BECAUSE OF THEIR ATTITUDE. WE HOPE WHAT WE SAY OR THE WAY WE SAID IT WILL CAUSE THEM TO RETHINK THEIR POSITION OR "PUT THEM IN THEIR PLACE".IN THE BIBLE, THEY ACTUALLY SET PEOPLE IN THEIR PHYSICAL OR GEOGRAPHICAL PLACE.

NEHEMIAH 13:26

'OUTLANDISH'

USED WHEN A PERSON DOES SOMETHING OR ACTS IN A WAY OUT OF THE ORDINARY THAT WE ARE NOT ACCUSTOMED WITH. I.E., SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT WE THINK IS NORMAL. THESE WOMEN IN THE SCRIPTURE WERE FROM ANOTHER LAND, HENCE, OUT-LAND-ISH. THEY WERE FROM OUT OF THE LAND.

ESTHER 2:7

'A CHILD IS BROUGHT UP'

TO BRING UP OR RAISE A CHILD, IN THE PAST TENSE IS TO HAVE BROUGHT UP THE CHILD; PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE.

ESTHER 2:11

'WHATEVER BECAME OF SO AND SO?'

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTION WHEN WE HAVEN'T HEARD OR SEEN SOMEONE IN A LONG TIME. GENUINE CURIOSITY OVER SOMEONE'S WHEREABOUTS.

ESTHER 2:11

'HOW ARE YOU DOING?'

PRETTY GOOD, HOW ABOUT YOU? NO REAL EXPLANATION NEEDED.

ESTHER 3:1-2

'YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR'

PORK SKIN LITERALLY CAN'T BE TURNED INTO SILK, EXCEPT PERHAPS BY A CATHOLIC PRIEST. THIS SAYING IS USUALLY MEANS THAT IF SOMEONE IS SO BAD IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH GOOD YOU DO FOR THEM AND HELP THEM, THEY JUST COME OUT BAD EVERY TIME IN SPITE OF YOUR EFFORTS AND CARING. REWARDS AND POWER AND GLORY DON'T CHANGE THAT PORK SKIN INTO SILK. HAMAN'S CASE IS A CLASSIC, HE HAS IT ALL AND MORE ON THE WAY, BUT IT WENT TO HIS HEAD AND IN CHAPTER 7:6 HE TURNS OUT TO BE THE ENEMY OF THE KINGS WIFE AND FRIEND. SO YOU HANG HIM AND ALL HIS FAMILY AND MAYBE THE PORK SKIN IS GONE NOPE! A PIG IS A LOST WOMAN IN SCRIPTURE AND THE LOST ARE WITH US ALWAYS SO WE AREN'T GETTING RID OF SOW'S EARS. IN THE WORD OF GOD DEVIL'S AND PIGS ARE KISSING COUSINS AND THE ONLY MENTION OF SILK (3 PLACES) IN THE SCRIPTURE IS IN A BAD SENSE. THIS IS AS GOOD AS I CAN COME UP WITH FOR THIS EXPRESSION.

ESTHER 3:8-13

'HE SEALED HIS OWN FATE'

PEOPLE SAY THIS AFTER A MAN GETS CAUGHT IN SOME SIN OR CRIME AND IS BEING PUNISHED FOR IT. IT IS LIKE YOU HAVE MADE YOUR BED NOW LIE ON IT. HAMAN TOOK THE KING'S RING AND SEALED THE JEWS DEATH WITH IT ON THE DECREE HE MADE UP HE WASN'T AWARE THAT GOD WOULD TURN THIS SEAL AROUND ON HIM AND HIS FAMILY WOULD DIE AND NOT THE JEWS AT ALL. GREED SEALED THE FATE OF HAMAN AS WELL AS PRIDE AND SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS, ETC. HAMAN DID PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR HIS SIN. LOST MAN OR WOMAN, DON'T YOU PAY THE PRICE FOR YOUR SIN LET JESUS PAY IT FOR YOU. YOUR FATE IS ALREADY SEALED IF YOU ARE UNSAVED. IT IS AN ETERNITY IN A LAKE OF FIRE.

ESTHER 3:13

'POSTMAN' OR 'POSTAL SERVICE'

OUR DEFINITION OF THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT DELIVER THE MAIL WAS NAMED BY GOD ABOUT 510 B.C. AND IT IS STILL USED TODAY.

ESTHER 4:16

'I'LL DO IT EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!'

ESTHER MEANT IT LITERALLY AND WAS WILLING TO DIE FOR HER CAUSE. THE WORLD SAYS IT WITH TONGUE-IN-CHEEK AND REALLY MEANS THEY WILL DO WHATEVER UNTIL THEY ARE TOO TIRED OR BROKE TO GO ANY FARTHER, NOT ACTUALLY UNTIL THEY DIE LITERALLY. IT IS SAID IN A HALF-HEARTED FASHION.

ESTHER 7:8

'GOT UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED.'

THE WORLD USES THIS SAYING TO EXPRESS HAVING SOME PROBLEM ALL DAY BECAUSE OF HOW YOU GOT OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING. IN HAMAN'S CASE, HE SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOT UP ON THE QUEEN'S BED IN THE FIRST PLACE, HIS DAY AND FUTURE WAS FINISHED. (MORAL OF THE STORY IS: WATCH WHOSE BED YOU GET UP ON, YOUNG MAN.)

ESTHER 7:8

'PLACING A HOOD OVER THE CONDEMNED MAN'S HEAD BEFORE HANGING'

SELF EXPLANATORY.

ESTHER 7:9

'HE HUNG HIMSELF' OR 'IF HE KEEPS MESSING AROUND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF'

MANY PEOPLE ARE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY AND CREATE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. HAMAN MESSED AROUND AND GOT HUNG ON THE VERY GALLOWS THAT HE PLANNED TO HANG SOMEONE ELSE. SIMILAR TO PSALMS 144:10. HERE, IF YOU GIVE A MAN ENOUGH ROPE, HE WILL HANG HIMSELF.

ESTHER 7:9

'HANG HIM HIGH'

SLANG THAT IS GENERALLY NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY, ALTHOUGH IN THIS INSTANCE IT WAS.

ESTHER 7:10

'HOISTED BY YOUR OWN PETARD'

DESTROYED BY THE SAME DEVICE WITH WHICH YOU PLANNED TO DESTROY OTHERS. CAUGHT IN YOUR OWN TRAP. THE BIBLE VERSES SHOW THIS VERY PLAINLY.

ESTHER 9:5

'TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY'

WHEN THE TABLES ARE TURNED ON YOUR ADVERSARY AND HE GETS WHAT HE THOUGHT YOU HAD COMING WE SAY THIS. SAME THING HERE IN THE BIBLE

ESTHER 9:19

'HAVE A NICE DAY', 'HAVE A GOOD DAY' OR 'GOOD DAY'

THE JEWS JUST PICKED A SPECIFIC DAY AND MADE IT A GOOD ONE. AMERICANS LIKE MEMORIAL DAY, LABOR DAY, CHRISTMAS, ETC., THE UNITED STATES EVEN HAS A DAY OF CELEBRATION FOR A WORLD-FAMOUS COMMUNIST HERO THAT HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN JANUARY CAN YOU BELIEVE IT ?!?! A COMMON GREETING OFTEN USED IN PASSING ON THE STREET.

JOB 1:1

'A GOD FEARING MAN' OR 'HE FEARS GOD'

SOUTHERN FOLKS USE THIS EXPRESSION QUITE OFTEN IF THEY FEEL A PERSON IS EVER SO SLIGHTLY RELIGIOUS.

JOB 1:6

'SPEAK OF THE DEVIL'

THIS EXPRESSION IS USUALLY USED FACETIOUSLY WHEN SOMEONE ENTERS THE ROOM WHO YOU HAVE JUST BEEN TALKING ABOUT. I.E., WELL, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL. LOOK WHO'S HERE. THIS VERSE IN SCRIPTURE IS THE LITERAL CASE OF THE DEVIL ACTUALLY SHOWING UP IN GOD'S PRESENCE TO ACCUSE JOB AND GET PERMISSION FROM GOD TO TEST JOB. A CHRISTIAN SHOULD PLAY REAL SAFE AND NOT TALK TO THE DEVIL AT ALL AND WHEN HE TALKS DON'T LISTEN. SPEAK TO AND ABOUT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND YOU WILL BE IN GOOD SHAPE.

JOB 1:7

'WHERE YOU COMING FROM?'

COMMON GREETING TO A STRANGER WHO SEEMS TO BE OUT OF PLACE.

JOB 1:8-12

'DEVIL'S ADVOCATE'

THE WORLD USES THIS WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT SOMEONE ANOTHER WILL OFTEN STEP IN AND GIVE YOU ANOTHER SIDE (USUALLY REAL BAD) TO THE PERSON THAT YOU HAVE JUST GIVEN GOOD REVIEWS TO. THE PERSON THAT HAS GIVEN THE BAD REVIEW IS THEN CALLED THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, MEANING HE IS TELLING ALL THE BAD ABOUT THE PERSON (WHETHER TRUE OR NOT). IT CAN SOMETIMES BE A GOOD THING TO MAKE A PERSON SEE BOTH SIDES OF AN ISSUE. CHRISTIAN'S HAVE A REAL ADVOCATE (1 JOHN 2:1) AND WHEN HE PLEADS OUR CASE THE DEVIL WILL HAVE TO SHUT UP AND SAY AMEN. OUR ADVOCATE HAS NEVER LOST A CASE AND HE IS NOT GOING TO LOSE OURS.

JOB 2:4-6

'IT HURTS LIKE THE DEVIL'

WHEN THE DEVIL HAS THE CHANCE TO HURT YOU, HE WILL AND YOU WILL HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU ARE HURTING. THE EXPRESSION IS USED TO DESCRIBE A HIGH LEVEL OF PAIN, HENCE WE BRING UP THE DEVIL'S NAME. HE IS UNIVERSALLY ASSOCIATED WITH PAIN, EVEN IF THE LIBERALS DON'T THINK THAT HE EXISTS.

JOB 2:11

'AN APPOINTMENT'

THE WORD WE USE TO RESERVE TIME WITH SOMEONE. I.E., A DOCTOR, A DENTIST, LAWYER, OR EVEN A PASTOR WHOSE TIME NEEDS TO BE APPOINTED OUT SO AS TO BE USED TO THE FULLEST. IF YOU REDEEM THE TIME PROPERLY,THERE WILL BE AN ORDERLINESS TO YOUR DAY AND THE LACK OF CONFUSION WILL SHOW YOU HAVE APPOINTED YOUR TIME WISELY.

JOB 3:13

'STILLBORN'

THIS IS THE TERM FOR A BABY BORN DEAD. WE KNOW THE BOOK OF JOB IS THE OLDEST BOOK IN THE BIBLE AND HIS DESIRE WAS TO HAVE NOT BEEN BORN AND TO BE STILL, HENCE THE WORLD GETS THEIR PHRASE FOR THE DEATH OF A YOUNG CHILD. THE BIBLE NEVER MISSES. YOUNG OR OLD, LIFE OR DEATH, RIGHT OR WRONG, UP OR DOWN, THE BOOK HAS ALL THE ANSWERS. (KJV ONLY, OF COURSE!!)

JOB 4:15

'GOOSEBUMPS'

THE SENSATION WE GET WHEN FEAR SETS IN, NOT THE SAME GOOSEBUMPS YOU GET WHEN YOU ARE COLD. THIS IS A CLAMMY KIND OF FEELING THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE FEAR. THE GOOSEBUMPS ARE JUST AN OUTWARD MANIFESTATION OF THE INWARD FEAR.

JOB 4:15

'MY (OR HIS) HAIR STOOD ON END'

FEAR MAKES OUR ADRENALIN DO STRANGE THINGS TO OUR BODIES. OUR HAIR STANDING ON END IS JUST ONE THING. BUTTERFLIES IN OUR STOMACH IS ANOTHER FAMILIAR SENSATION. FEAR HAS EVEN TURNED MEN'S HAIR SNOW WHITE BECAUSE OF IT'S MAGNITUDE.

JOB 5:27

'SO IT IS'

AN EXCLAMATION THAT YOU HAVE FOUND SOMETHING AS IT SHOULD BE.

JOB 6:5

'FODDER'

THE TERM FOR THE FEED GIVEN TO LIVESTOCK LIKE COWS, OXEN, SHEEP, ETC.

JOB 8:2

'HE IS FULL OF HOT AIR'

WHEN A PERSON JUST KEEPS TALKING OR IS KNOWN FOR HIS REGULAR LONG TIRADES THAT HAVE LITTLE OR NO MEANING WE SAY HE IS FULL OF HOT AIR. OR SOMETIMES CALLED A WINDBAG BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT COMES OUT WHEN HE SPEAKS. BILDAD ACCUSED JOB OF HAVING THIS AFFLICTION WHEN HAD HE BEEN IN JOB'S SHOES HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DONE MUCH WORSE. THIS IS AN ACCUSATION AND NOT NECESSARILY FACT LIKE THE ONE IN I CORINTHIANS 4:6.

JOB 9:10

'PAST FINDING OUT' OR 'PAST FIGURING OUT'

A DECLARATIVE STATEMENT USUALLY OF WONDER. A HEAD-SHAKING KIND OF THING. WHEN SOMEONE HAS DONE SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T FIGURE WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD HIM OR HER ALL FIGURED OUT PREVIOUSLY. IN THE CASE OF SCRIPTURE, YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO EXHAUST ALL OF IT, OR YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO HAVE GOD ALL THE WAY FIGURED OUT.

JOB 11:16

'IT'S WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE'

THIS PHRASE IS KIND OF LIKE 'SPILT MILK' IN THE SENSE THAT WHATEVER HAS HAPPENED CAN'T BE REPAIRED OR RECALLED, SO JUST FORGET IT AND GO DOWN THE ROAD. GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE, WATER THAT HAS PASSED UNDER THE BRIDGE CAN'T BE RETRIEVED AGAIN, THE OPPORTUNITY IS GONE, LIKE THE SPILLED MILK. ONCE OUT OF THE BOTTLE AND ONTO THE FLOOR, YOU CAN'T GET IT BACK. EVEN IF YOU COULD GET IT OFF THE FLOOR, IT ISN'T DRINKABLE ANYMORE.

JOB 11:19

'SUITS', 'LAW SUITS', 'CARD SUITS', OR 'CLOTHING SUITS'

THINGS THAT ARE SIMILAR IS PROBABLY THE BEST DEFINITION FOR THE WORLD'S USAGE. IN JOB'S CASE, IT IS LIKE A PETITION BEING MADE, WHICH IS WHAT GOES ON IN A COURT DURING A LAW SUIT. I.E., THEY MAKE PETITIONS TO THE COURT FOR VARIOUS THINGS.

JOB 12:2

'NO DOUBT'

KIND OF A SARCASTIC WAY OF AGREEING WITH SOMEONE WHEN YOU DON'T REALLY MEAN WHAT YOU SAY. JOB USED IT IN THE VERY SAME WAY WE DO IN 1993. THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER, PEOPLE ARE STILL SINNERS AND TALK THE SAME WAY.

JOB 12:20

'TRUSTY'

THE WORD THEY USE FOR A MAN IN LOCAL JAILS THAT CAN MOVE ABOUT MORE FREELY. I.E., HE IS TO BE TRUSTED.

JOB 13:4

'A QUACK'

THIS IS THE WORLD'S TERM FOR A DOCTOR THAT IS NO GOOD. IN JOB'S CASE, WITHOUT VALUE.

JOB 13:11

'HIS EXCELLENCY'

TERM PLACED ON A KING OR SOME VERY HIGH ROYALTY.

JOB 13:13

'LET ME ALONE' OR 'LEAVE ME ALONE'

SELF EXPLANATORY.

JOB 13:13

'LET COME WHAT MAY'

WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE, YOUR TALK WON'T CHANGE IT. I'LL TAKE WHAT IS COMING TO ME, I CAN SAY THIS AS A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW BAD IT GETS DOWN HERE I WILL BE WITH JESUS BY AND BY.

JOB 14:19

'EROSION'

WATER HAS THE POWER TO WEAR ANYTHING AWAY IF IT IS A STEADY FLOW OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

JOB 14:20

'HE PASSETH' OR 'HE PASSED AWAY'

SOUTHERN EXPRESSION FOR SOMEONE DYING. PASSING FROM THIS LIFE UNTO THE NEXT ONE. FOR THE LOST MAN PASSING ON TO HELL AND FOR THE SAVED MAN INTO HEAVEN.

JOB 15:2

'HE IS A WINDBAG'

WE SAY THIS TO SOMEONE WHO WE DON'T THINK KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. I.E., AIR IS NOTHING AND HE IS FULL OF IT. IN THE SCRIPTURAL CASE, IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO FILL YOUR BELLY WITH NOTHING, FOR IT WOULD NOT SUSTAIN YOU OR SATISFY YOU, IT WOULD BE VAIN. LIKE 1 CORINTHIANS 4:6, HE IS FULL OF HOT AIR.

JOB 15:8

'HAVE YOU HEARD?'

SELF-EXPLANATORY. JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR AS A LOST READER, HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD NEWS (THE GOSPEL)? PRAY THE PRAYER IN THE BACK OF THIS BOOK.

JOB 15:9

'WHAT DO YA KNOW?' OR 'WHAT DO YOU KNOW THAT I DON'T KNOW?'

COMMON EXPRESSION THAT IS USED SOMETIMES JUST AS A GREETING LIKE A HELLO. THE SPANISH USE A WORD IN GREETING THAT MEANS 'WHAT'S UP?'. ANOTHER USE IS WHEN A PERSON MAKES A DECISION THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE AND WE ASK HIM WHAT HE KNOWS THAT WE DON'T. I.E., WHY HE MADE THE DECISION THAT HE MADE.

JOB 16:5

'CALM DOWN'

EVERY ONE IN THE WORLD HAS UTTERED THIS TO SOMEONE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER TRYING TO GET THEM TO BE RATIONAL AND RELAX.

JOB 16:12

'HE IS ALL SHOOK UP' OR 'I'M ALL SHOOK UP'

WHAT HAPPENS TO US WHEN WE TAKE OUR EYES OFF OF JESUS; THE EXPRESSION USED TO SHOW THAT SOMEONE IS DISTRAUGHT VISIBLY. JOB WAS SHOOK UP BY THE MASTER OF ALL SHAKER-UPPERS AND HE MUST HAVE BEEN REAL SHOOK, GOD DOESN'T DO ANYTHING HALF-WAY.

JOB 16:14

'BREACH'

OLD ENGLISH WORD FOR WOUND OR INJURY. IN THIS VERSE IT SEEMS TO BE MANY SMALL ONES AS OPPOSED TO THE VERY LARGE ONE OF LAMENTATIONS 2:13.

JOB 18:4

'HE IS ALL TORN UP'

WE USUALLY SAY IT IN AN EMOTIONAL WAY, BUT HERE IN THE SCRIPTURAL CASE, IT IS A LITERAL TEARING OF THE FLESH.

JOB 18:11

'HE WAS SO SCARED, HE JUMPED' OR 'HE JUMPED WHEN HE GOT SCARED'

GENERALLY WE SAY HE IS JUMPY. I.E., THE LEAST LITTLE NOISE WHEN YOU ARE SCARED WILL MAKE YOU JUMP; HE JUMPED OUT OF HIS SKIN; FEAR WILL BRING ABOUT ALL OF THESE RESPONSES.

JOB 19:20

'HE MADE IT BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH' OR 'HE ESCAPED BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH'

SAID IN THE WORLD AS A EUPHEMISM FOR A VERY NARROW ESCAPE FROM SOME KIND OF DANGER. VERY LITTLE SKIN ON YOUR TEETH, SO THE ESCAPE WAS VERY NARROW INDEED. JOB IS SAYING HE MADE IT OUT WITH ONLY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH, WHICH WAS VERY LITTLE TO ESCAPE WITH.

JOB 19:20

'HE IS NOTHING BUT SKIN AND BONES'

USUALLY SAID ABOUT OR TO SOMEONE THAT IS SICK AND/OR WHO HAS UNDERGONE SOME KIND OF TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE; COULD BE USED AS A COMPLIMENT TO A DIETER. ALSO SAID ABOUT A DOG OR CAT THAT HAS BEEN LEFT ALONE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME THAT IS IN NEED OF ATTENTION AND NUTRITION.

JOB 19:27

'I SHALL SEE FOR MYSELF'

JUST A COMMON EVERYDAY SAYING THAT SHOWS A PERSON IS SOMEWHAT SKEPTICAL ABOUT SOMETHING AND HE HAS TO SEE IT HIMSELF.

JOB 20:6

'THEY HAVE THEIR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS' OR 'HE HAS HIS HEAD IN THE CLOUDS'

THIS EXPRESSION IS USED WHEN A PERSON IS NOT REALLY PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND HIM, HE IS SORT OF DAY DREAMING. IN SCRIPTURE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE WITH THEIR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS LITERALLY.

JOB 20:20

'HE HAS BUTTERFLIES IN HIS STOMACH'

COMMON FEELING ON THE FIRST DAY OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR OR PERHAPS THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW JOB YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. HOW ABOUT WHEN YOU ASKED SOMEONE TO MARRY YOU OR WERE ASKED TO BE MARRIED? NOT REALLY A BAD FEELING, UNEASY, BUT NOT UPSET TO THE SENSE OF FEAR OF LIFE OR LIMB.

JOB 20:20-22

'SAVE'

WE USE THIS WORD IN THE SENSE OF ACCUMULATING MONEY OR POSSESSIONS. THESE VERSES LOOK JUST LIKE WHAT A MODERN DAY RICH BANKER WOULD BE DOING. WHAT PROFITED A MAN TO GAIN THE WORLD AND LOSE HIS SOUL?

JOB 21:5

'LAYING YOUR HAND ON YOUR MOUTH AS A PICTURE OF ASTONISHMENT OR AMAZEMENT'

USED TO KEEP THE FLIES FROM ENTERING YOUR MOUTH AS IT HANGS OPEN IN AMAZEMENT. GENERALLY THERE IS A LARGE INTAKE OF BREATH ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RESPONSE. NOT REALLY SOMETHING WE SAY, MORE OF A THING WE DO.

JOB 23:2

'STROKE'

THE SUDDEN ONSET OF SOME CATASTROPHIC MALADY. EXACTLY AS WHAT HAPPENED TO JOB; THE LOSS OF ALL HIS KIDS, WEALTH, HEALTH, AND HIS FRIENDS THAT FIGURED HE HAD IT COMING, WITH A WIFE OF NO SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT. JOB GOT IT ALL DUMPED ON HIM IN ONE STROKE. THIS DOESN'T SEEM TO BE THE PARALYZING STROKE OF THE ONE IN EZEKIEL BUT IT IS CERTAINLY BAD NONE THE LESS.

JOB 24:19

'YOU DON'T STAND A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL' OR 'AS MUCH CHANCE AS A SNOWBALL IN HELL'

A PHRASE USED TO EXPRESS THE OPINION THAT WHATEVER YOU ARE TRYING TO DO, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO BECAUSE OF THE ODDS AGAINST YOU. OBVIOUSLY THERE WON'T BE ANY SNOW IN HELL BECAUSE OF THE TEMPERATURE. THE VERSE SHOWS THAT SNOW WILL MELT BECAUSE OF THE HEAT AND THE GRAVE IS MENTIONED IN THE SAME VERSE. PLEASE DON'T CONFUSE THE GRAVE WITH HELL BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE JW'S HAVE MESSED UP ALL THESE YEARS. DEATH IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GRAVE AND CONSUMPTION FOR THE SINNER, BOTH ARE IN THIS VERSE DEALING WITH SNOW.

JOB 26:3

'TELL IT LIKE IT IS!'

THE WORLD IS ALWAYS SAYING THIS AND NEVER REALLY DOING IT, AND WHEN YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO ACTUALLY TELL THEM LIKE IT REALLY WILL BE, THEY GET REAL UPSET WITH YOU.

JOB 26:13

'HE OR/SHE IS AS CROOKED AS A SNAKE'

A REAL DEROGATORY PHRASE TO SHOW A PERSON'S ABSOLUTE LACK OF HONESTY. IN SCRIPTURE, YOU HAVE TO LOOK OUT FOR THE THIRTEENS, AND IN THIS VERSE, IT IS DESCRIBING THE DEVIL. IF SOMEONE SAYS YOU ARE AS BAD (CROOKED) AS THE DEVIL. IF IT IS TRUE, YOU NEED SOME DRASTIC CHARACTER ADJUSTMENT.CHAPTER 26 (2 TIMES 13 AND THE 13TH VERSE, 3 THIRTEEN'S IN ONE VERSE)

JOB 28:24

'THE ENDS OF THE EARTH'

THERE IS REALLY NO END OF THE EARTH BECAUSE IT IS A CIRCLE AND YOU WILL KEEP COMING BACK TO WHERE YOU HAVE STARTED FROM, BUT THE SAYING IS USED IN THE SENSE THAT YOU HAVE WENT TO ONE OF THE 'FAR CORNERS' OF THE PLANET.

JOB 29:8

'ALL RISE' OR 'ALL STAND'

IN THE PRESENCE OF ROYALTY, DIGNITARIES, HIGH RANKING MILITARY, OR CIVILIANS, OR EVEN IN THE COURT SYSTEM WITH JUDGES, WE ARE TOLD TO RISE AS A SHOW OF RESPECT TO THESE INDIVIDUALS. IN JOB'S CASE, THE OLD MEN KNEW JOB AND WERE NOT ASHAMED TO SHOW THEIR RESPECT TO HIM.

JOB 30:1

'I WOULDN'T TRUST HIM TO WATCH MY DOG'

SIMPLY SAID THE PEOPLE THAT THIS IS AIMED AT ARE NOT WORTHY TO EVEN BE CARETAKERS OF DOGS, MUCH LESS SOMEONE'S CHILDREN. A TOTAL LACK OF CHARACTER GENERALLY WITH A REPUTATION TO MATCH. READING A MODERN NEWS PAPER AND SEEING MOTHERS THAT PUT THEIR BABIES IN OVENS FOR PUNISHMENT OR LOCK 3 YEAR OLD BABIES IN CLOSETS WITH NO FOOD OR WATER FOR DAYS AT A TIME SO THEY CAN RUN THE STREET AND 'DO THEIR THING' WOULD BE THE TYPE OF PEOPLE THAT JOB IS TALKING ABOUT. WITH OUT NATURAL AFFECTION IS THE FIRST THING THAT WILL COME TO THE BIBLE BELIEVER'S MIND HERE.

JOB 31:11

'CRIME'

AN ACT COMMITTED AGAINST SOME LAW. CAN ALSO ANY SERIOUS WRONGDOING EXACTLY AS WHAT IS DESCRIBED IN THIS VERSE.

JOB 31:22

'SHOULDER BLADE'

THE PEOPLE TERMINOLOGY FOR SCAPULA.

JOB 33:28

'IT'S THE PITS'

SORT OF LIKE JOSEPH IN THE PIT, BUT IN THIS CASE MORE OF AN EMOTIONAL THING. KIND OF LIKE SITTING AND BEING DEPRESSED BUT NOT PHYSICALLY IN A PIT.

JOB 33:28

'HE SAW THE LIGHT', 'I SAW THE LIGHT', OR 'HE SHALL SEE THE LIGHT'

USED IN THE SENSE THAT THE PERSON HAS COME TO SOME KIND OF UNDERSTANDING. IN THE BIBLE CASE WITH JOB, WHEN A MAN REALIZES THAT HE IS A SINNER, HE HAS COME TO A GREAT UNDERSTANDING AND HE WILL DELIVER HIS SOUL FROM THE PIT. THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS JESUS AND IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN HIM YOU ARE STILL BLIND AND IN SPIRITUAL DARKNESS. HE IS THE ONLY LIGHT WORTH SEEING BUT IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL THE ANGEL OF LIGHT WILL BLIND YOU FROM SEEING THE TRUE LIGHT WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SEEING THE LIGHT LIKE THE OLD HANK WILLIAMS SONG SAID, IT IS IN ALL PROBABILITY THE WRONG LITE. (SPELLED WRONG ON PURPOSE SO AS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE TRUE LIGHT.)

JOB 34:2

'GIVE EAR TO'

PAY ATTENTION TO, LISTEN UP PLEASE.

JOB 37:22

'FAIR WEATHER'

SEAMAN'S TERM TO DESCRIBE GOOD WEATHER FOR SAILING, FISHING, ETC.

JOB 38:1

'REAP A WHIRLWIND' OR 'REAP A WINDFALL'

THE WORLD SEES THESE SAYINGS AS A KIND OF MANNA, LIKE WINNING THE LOTTERY OR A RICH UNCLE DYING AND LEAVING YOU A BUNCH OF MONEY. SOMETHING VALUABLE THAT YOU DIDN'T DESERVE, LIKE ALL THESE SAYINGS TO PUT TOGETHER IN A BOOK ( A RICH UNDESERVED BLESSING). JOB WAS SMARTER THAN THE WORLD HE KNEW THAT THE VOICE OR WORDS OF GOD WERE MUCH MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD AND TO HAVE GOD SPEAK OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND WAS TREASURE BEYOND COMPARE. SEE PSALMS 119-72 AND YOU WILL NOTICE WHAT DAVID THINKS OF GOD'S WORD.

JOB 38:18

'KNOW-IT-ALL'S' OR 'HE'S A KNOW-IT-ALL'

THESE PEOPLE ARE STILL WITH US TODAY AND FOR THE MOST PART, THEY ARE STILL MISERABLE COMFORTERS; GENERALLY A DEROGATORY TERM POINTED AT SOMEONE'S ATTITUDE. IN GOD'S CASE, HE IS THE SUPREME KNOW-IT-ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

JOB 38:30

'TILL HELL FREEZES OVER'

PEOPLE SAY THIS TO TRY TO ILLUSTRATE A VERY LONG TIME, KNOWING IN THEIR HEARTS HELL WILL NOT EVER FREEZE OVER. WHAT IS INTERESTING IS WHY WOULD THEY WANT IT TO FREEZE OVER IN THE FIRST PLACE? IF YOU ARE A BIBLE STUDENT (II TIMOTHY 2:15) YOU ALREADY KNOW THE FACE OF THE DEEP WHERE GOD IS SITTING IS A SEA OF FROZEN WATER AND IT IS LIKE A MIRROR. COULD THIS SAYING ORIGINATE FROM THE DEVIL WANTING TO BE IN GOD'S SEAT WHERE THE FACE OF THE DEEP IS FROZEN? IF HELL WERE FROZEN OVER, WOULD IT BE A COUNTERFEIT HEAVEN? THE DEVIL IS THE MASTER COUNTERFEITER ISN'T HE? A GOOD STUDY VERSE.

JOB 39:8

'MOUNTAIN RANGE'

A NUMBER OF MOUNTAINS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY WAS NAMED THIS BY GOD IN THE OLDEST BOOK KNOWN TO MAN, AND WE STILL USE IT TODAY.

JOB 39:25

'HORSE-LAUGH'

A LOUD, BOISTEROUS LAUGH, USUALLY DERISIVE. EXACTLY AS IT IS HERE IN THE BIBLE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK THAT THESE PHRASES AND SAYINGS ARE STRETCHED, PLEASE LOOK IN VERSE 19 AND TELL ME THE NAME OF THE FOUR-LEGGED CRITTER YOU FIND. HORSE LAUGH IT IS!!!

JOB 41:8-10

'DARE-DEVIL'

A PERSON WHO TAKES UNNECESSARY RISKS FOR NO GOOD REASON. IN THE VERSES HERE, THE MAN SHOULD 'DARE' NOT STIR THE DEVIL UP, AND OF COURSE, IT IS VERY GOOD ADVICE FOR ANYONE. TO DARE THE DEVIL IS TO COURT SELF DESTRUCTION. HE IS AS A ROARING LION WHO IS LOOKING TO DEVOUR SOMEONE AND IF YOU AREN'T CAREFUL IT WILL BE YOU.

JOB 41:24

'HE HAS A HEART OF STONE' OR 'HARD-HEARTED'

THIS IS A DESCRIPTION OF SOMEONE THAT CAN'T BE MOVED BY EMOTIONS, PAIN, OR KINDNESS. IT IS TRUE OF SOME PEOPLE, BUT IF YOU LOOK CLOSE ENOUGH, YOU CAN USUALLY FIND A SOFT SPOT SOMEWHERE IN MOST PEOPLE. THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DEVIL IS ABSOLUTE AND HE WON'T BE MOVED BY YOU OR ANYONE. HE CAN LAUGH AT YOUR CHILDREN BURNING IN A HOUSE FIRE, HIS LAUGHTER IS HEIGHTENED BY YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE'S PAIN AND ANGUISH. A TRUE STONE HEART.

PSALMS 2:4

'HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS BEST'

THIS IS THE EXPRESSION THAT SHOWS THE LAST LAUGHTER IS COMING AND THE ONE IN PROVERBS 1:26 SHOWS THE LAST LAUGHTER AS IT IS HAPPENING. SEE COMMENTS ON THE EXPRESSION IN PROVERBS 1:26.

PSALMS 4:4

'AWESOME' OR 'AWESTRUCK'

TEENAGERS ARE USING THIS TERM HEAVILY NOW, (1992-1993) THINKING THEY HAVE COINED A NEW WORD. GENERALLY, A SITUATION WHERE YOUR MOUTH FALLS OPEN AT THE MAGNITUDE OF THE THING, ALTHOUGH IN THE WORLD WHEN THE KIDS USE THIS WORD IT IS USUALLY NOT A BIG THING AT ALL. THE WORLD SYSTEM FOR A SAINT OF GOD HAS VERY LITTLE THAT COULD BE CALLED AWESOME, BUT THE WORD OF GOD HAS TOLD STORIES THAT ARE AWESOME TO THINK ABOUT AND MORE THINGS COMING UP IN THE NEAR FUTURE THAT WILL SURELY BRING THIS WORD TO THE LIPS OF THE PEOPLE.

PSALMS 8:2

'OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES.'

WHEN WE HEAR A CHILD SAY SOMETHING RIGHT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE BEYOND THEIR YEARS OR COMPREHENSION, WE SAY TO THE PERSONS HEARING THE CHILD 'WELL I'LL BE, OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES(OR BABIES)'. THE WORLD SAYS IN THE SENSE OF SURPRISE THAT A CHILD COULD UTTER SOMETHING SO PROFOUND, BUT GOD TAKES IT FOR GRANTED THAT THE CHILD IS NOT AS FULL OF SIN OR GUILE AS AN ADULT AND IS MORE APT TO TELL THE SIMPLE TRUTH. THE CHILD MOST OF THE TIME HAS NO ULTERIOR MOTIVE WHEN HE OR SHE SPEAKS AND THE ADULTS ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE SOME HIDDEN AGENDA.

PSALMS 10:2

'DEVICES'

THE INVENTIONS OR PLANS DEVISED BY SOMEONE.

PSALMS 10:8

'LURKING'

AN ATTRIBUTE USUALLY ACQUAINTED WITH EVIL DEEDS OF SOME KIND.

PSALMS 11:2

'PRIVY'

TERM USED TO DENOTE AN OUTHOUSE. I.E., OUTDOOR TOILET. PRIVILY IS THE TERM USED IN SCRIPTURE TO SHOW THESE ARROWS ARE SHOT IN SECRET, AWAY FROM PUBLIC SCRUTINY. THE OUTHOUSE IS GENERALLY PLACED AWAY FROM THE MAIN HOUSE WAY 'OUT' BACK FOR THE SAME REASON.

PSALMS 16:2

'OH MY SOUL!' OR 'MY SOUL'

THE WORLD IS NOT CRYING IN ANGUISH ABOUT THEIR SOUL'S CONDITION AS IT WILL BE IN THE SCRIPTURES, BUT JUST TRYING TO EMPHASIZE THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT THEY HAVE JUST HEARD OR SAID THEMSELVES. THE LOST WORLD LIKES TO USE THE BIBLE AS IT ADDS POWER TO THEIR SPEECH. SIMILAR TO ADDING THE LORDS NAME TO SOME STATEMENT OR CURSE THE PERSON HAS JUST UTTERED. THEY KNOW THERE IS POWER IN THE BOOK BUT THEY JUST DON'T WANT THAT POWER AND AUTHORITY OVER THEM.

PSALMS 17:2

'SENTENCE'

SENTENCE IS THE TERM FOR THE AMOUNT OF PUNISHMENT YOU RECEIVE FROM THE JUDGE. IN THIS SCRIPTURAL CASE, THE JUDGE IS THE LORD, AND WE KNOW IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MAN ONCE TO DIE AND AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT. (HEBREWS 9:27) THE JUDGE MAKES THE JUDGMENT AND PRONOUNCES THE SENTENCE BASED ON IT.

PSALMS 17:8

'THE APPLE OF HIS EYE' OR 'THE APPLE OF MY EYE'

AN EXPRESSION SHOWING THAT THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO YOU. THEY ARE SOMETHING SPECIAL. IN THE SCRIPTURE VERSE DAVID IS ASKING TO BE FAVORED IN GOD'S EYE, HE WANTS TO BE REMEMBERED AS A SPECIAL OR FAVORED PERSON IN GOD'S EYE. SEE ALSO DEUTERONOMY AND PROVERBS. JESUS SHOULD BE THE APPLE OF A CHRISTIAN'S EYE AND HIS WORD SHOULD BE EVER PRESENT BEFORE OUR EYE..

PSALMS 17:14

'HE IS A MAN OF THE WORLD.'

THIS IS GENERALLY SOME CHARACTER THAT HAS DONE A BUNCH OF FILTHY, UNGODLY THINGS IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND THE WORLD THINKS HE IS SOMEBODY. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND SEE WHAT GOD THINKS OF THIS KIND OF MAN.

PSALMS 18:10

'THE WINGS OF THE WIND'

AN IMPARTING OF ANIMAL APPENDAGES TO THE PHENOMENON OF THE MOVING AIR TO SHOW THAT ITS MOVEMENTS CAN BE FAST. I.E., IT FLIES. IN TRUTH STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE VIRTUALLY ANY OBJECT LITERALLY FLY THROUGH THE WIND. HURRICANES AND TORNADOES ACTUALLY MAKE HOUSES AND BUILDINGS FLY.

PSALMS 18:42

'HIT THE DIRT'

THIS IS WHAT THE D.I. TELLS YOU IN THE SERVICE WHEN HE IS TRAINING YOU TO LIVE THROUGH ENEMY FIRE. WHEN YOU HEAR THIS YOU DON'T ASK DUMB QUESTIONS YOU JUST GET PRONE QUICK. THE BIBLE USES THE SAYING A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN THAT GOD SAYS HE IS THROWING OUT HIS ENEMIES AND THEY WIND UP 'AS' THE DIRT IN THE STREETS. WELL IF THEY ARE DOWN, AND 'AS' DIRT IN THE STREETS THEY HAVE HIT THE DIRT HAVEN'T THEY?

PSALMS 19:1

'I DECLARE!'

SOUTHERN EXPRESSION FOR THE DECLARATION OF A THING TO BE EXCLAIMED TO SOME AUDIENCE. 'WELL, I DECLARE' USED AS AN EXPRESSION OF SURPRISE FOR SOME TRUTH JUST RECOGNIZED AND OR UNDERSTOOD.

PSALMS 19:3-4

'HE GAVE THEM A LINE' OR 'FED HIM A LINE.'

IT IS A FORM OF SPEECH THAT ENDS IN SOME KIND OF HUSTLE. USUALLY, A LINE IS GIVEN TO SOMEONE YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. LOST MEN HAVE A 'LINE' THEY USE WHEN THEY WANT TO IMPRESS A WOMAN, A BOSS, OR LIE TO A WIFE. IN THE SCRIPTURE, IT IS A TRUE LINE THAT GOES OUT AS A WITNESS TO GOD'S GREATNESS. TYPICALLY, THE WORLD PERVERTS SOMETHING THAT GOD INTENDS FOR GOOD.

PSALMS 22:6

'BOOKWORM' OR 'YOU WORM'

WHAT WE CALL A PERSON THAT SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN BOOKS. JESUS IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, AND HE IS CALLED A WORM IN THIS VERSE. JESUS IS THE WORD AND HIS WORDS ARE IN A BOOK THAT RULES THE UNIVERSE SO IF YOU WERE A BOOKWORM IN THE RIGHT BOOK YOU WOULD BE REAL SAFE FROM THE STORMS COMING BY. SEE ALSO JOB 17:14.

PSALMS 22:7

'POUTING'

WHAT WE TELL THE CHILDREN THEY ARE DOING WHEN THEY STICK OUT THEIR LOWER LIP.

PSALMS 22:15

'TONGUE-TIED'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN WE CAN'T SPEAK OR THE WORDS JUST WON'T COME OUT. THE VERSE DESCRIBES JESUS WHEN HE IS HANGING ON THE CROSS DEHYDRATED, TONGUE PROBABLY SWOLLEN TWICE ITS SIZE, SPEECH IS PROBABLY VERY DIFFICULT AT BEST. INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT EVEN IN THIS PHYSICAL PAIN WHEN MOST FOLKS COULD NOT SPEAK HE USES HIS LAST STRENGTH TO ASK FORGIVENESS FOR THOSE THAT HAVE CRUCIFIED HIM. HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOR! SEE ALSO A MAN HEALED OF HIS INFIRMITY (LOOSED HIS TONGUE) IN MARK 7:35, WHERE IT APPEARS THAT THE MAN ACTUALLY HAD HIS TONGUE UNTIED.

PSALMS 22:17

'TELLER'

USED TODAY IN BANKS FOR THE PERSON THAT 'COUNTS' MONEY. I.E., A COUNTER OF MONEY IS A TELLER BECAUSE HE "TELLS" HOW MUCH MONEY THERE IS. IN THIS VERSE THE MAN (JESUS) IS COUNTING HIS BONES BECAUSE THE PROPHECY WAS TOLD NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN AND THEY WEREN'T.

PSALMS 22:18

'CRAP GAME'

THIS IS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE GAME PLAYED WITH TWO DICE, GENERALLY FOR MONEY. THE SCRIPTURAL GAME WAS FOR JESUS'S CLOTHES SO HE WOULD HANG ON THE TREE (CROSS) NAKED, IN UTTER SHAME FOR OUR SINS. NOW, FOR THE SINLESS SON OF GOD TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS AFTER HE HAS CREATED THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS A BUNCH OF 'CRAP', SO HENCE THE DICE GAME IS A GAME OF 'CRAP'. YOU CAN NOT GET AWAY FROM GOD EVEN AT A DICE TABLE OR IN A BACK ALLEY PLAYING 'CRAPS'.

PSALM 22:19-20

'CALL OFF THE DOGS'

THIS IS NOT A LITERAL REFERENCE TO DOGS WHEN IT IS USED IN THE WORLD, BUT THE SENSE OF ANYBODY THAT IS ATTACKING YOU. SOMETIMES WHEN THE CREDITORS GET SO BAD LOOKING FOR THEIR MONEY WE SAY CALL OFF THE DOGS. WHEN JESUS IS SAYING THIS IT MOST LIKELY IS REFERRING TO PILATE AN UNSAVED MAN (DOG) WHO IS GOING TO ALLOW HIM TO BE CRUCIFIED.

PSALMS 22:20

'MY DARLING.'

A RESERVED TERM FOR OUR CLOSEST LOVED ONES.

PSALMS 25:2

'OH MY GOD'

THE MOST OFT REPEATED PHRASE IN ANY LANGUAGE FOR THE LOST AND SAVED PEOPLE TOGETHER. AN ETERNAL GLOBAL PHRASE THAT ALL MEN, ATHEISTS INCLUDED UTTER DAILY IN ALL KINDS OF SITUATIONS.

PSALMS 25:7

'JUST FORGET IT'

WHEN WE GET WEARY OF TELLING SOMETHING TO SOMEONE OR THEY JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE POINT WE ARE MAKING WE SAY THIS. IN THIS VERSE WE SEE DAVID ASKING THE LORD TO JUST FORGET IT CONCERNING HIS SINS. SMART REQUEST FOR ANYONE TO ASK OF GOD.

PSALMS 25:7

'FOR GOODNESS SAKE!'

AN EXPRESSION OF EXASPERATION USED BY EVERYONE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. OF COURSE WE HAVE NO GOODNESS ONLY GOD DOES SO IT IS ANOTHER CASE OF HOPING TO INVOKE SOME BLESSING OR POWER FROM USING THE ATTRIBUTE OR NAME OF GOD WHEN SAYING SOMETHING. IN DAVID'S CASE HE IS ASKING THE LORD TO DO SOMETHING FOR HIM BECAUSE OF HIS (GOD'S) SAKE, WHICH OF COURSE IS SMART THINKING.

PSALMS 25:17

'ENLARGED HEART' OR 'HEART TROUBLE'

COMMON AILMENT OF MODERN TIMES.

PSALMS 32:9

'DUMB-ASS'

THIS SAYING SHOULD REALLY NEED NO COMMENT, BUT SOME REAL SPIRITUAL, SEPARATED SAINT IS GOING TO SEE IT AND HAVE A FIT! IF YOU HAVE EVER WORKED ANYWHERE, YOU HAVE HEARD IT. YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS IN THE BIBLE, BUT SO IS SMART-ASS. (NUM:22) NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND, MAYBE YOU COULD GIRD YOUR LOINS AND USE IT FOR AN OPENING TO WITNESS. SEE ALSO II PETER 2:16. WHEN YOU HEAR THAT HORSES HAVE SENSE YOU CAN TURN TO THIS VERSE.*********************GOOD STREET WITNESSING VERSE*******************

PSALMS 33:8

'AWE' OR 'AWESOME'

ONE OF THE CATCH WORDS OF THE YOUTH TODAY IS THE WORD AWESOME, AND THEY USE IT FOR EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING. THE BIBLE SHOWS WHAT AND WHO IS AWESOME AND THAT COVERS IT, WITH THE WORLD'S JUNK NOT EVEN COMING CLOSE TO THE REAL MEANING. SEE ALSO PSALMS 119:161.

PSALMS 33:10-12

'THE PEOPLE'

THIS IS USED IN THE UNITED STATES DECLARATION, THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, AND ALL KINDS OF OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT FOUNDED THIS COUNTRY. "WE THE PEOPLE". 'A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE', ETC. OUR GREAT COUNTRY HAS FALLEN FAR FROM ITS ROOTS (GOD AND THE BIBLE) BUT IT JUST TELLS THE CHILDREN OF GOD TO LOOK UP, YOUR REDEMPTION IS SOONER THAN WHEN YOU FIRST BELIEVED.

PSALMS 33:18

'I GOT MY EYE ON YOU'

MOMMA'S EVERYWHERE, TELL THEIR LITTLE DARLINGS THIS TO KEEP THEM DOING WHAT THEY ARE TOLD WHEN NO ONE IS ACTUALLY WATCHING THEM. WHEN THE LORD SAYS IT HE HAS HIS EYE ON EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME. UNLIKE THE WORLD'S PAGAN SANTA CLAUS THAT CANNOT SEE YOU WHEN YOUR SLEEPING, THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE CAN AND DOES.

PSALMS 35:21

'AHA!'

THIS WORD IS USED UNIVERSALLY AS AN EXCLAMATION OF DISCOVERY.

PSALMS 35:25

'AH! SO!'

WHAT THE JAPANESE SAY WHEN THEY WANT TO COPY THE BIBLE WAY OF SPEAKING. RELAX FOLKS IT IS A JOKE BUT IT IS TRUE IN THE SENSE THAT THE KING JAMES LANGUAGE IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE FOR THE END TIMES AND THE CLOSING OUT OF HISTORY.

PSALMS 36:4

'IF YOU MAKE YOUR BED YOU HAVE TO LIE IN IT.'

THIS SAYING SORT OF GOES ALONG WITH 'YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW' (GAL 6:7). IF YOU MAKE TROUBLE YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH TROUBLE, IF YOU STRIVE FOR HAPPINESS AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE YOU WILL SLEEP WITH THE SAME.

PSALMS 37:1

'DON'T FRET YOURSELF' OR 'DON'T FRET NOW CHIL/CHILE'

SOUTHERN EXPRESSION AS WELL AS A NEGRO EXPRESSION USED TO QUIET DOWN SOMEONE. (NOT NECESSARILY A YOUNG PERSON)

PSALMS 37:13

'HIS DAY IS COMING', 'HE HAS GOT IT COMING', 'EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY', OR 'HIS TIME IS COMING'

USUALLY USED TO EXPRESS THAT SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET IT IN THE NECK SOON. MOSTLY USED IN THE NEGATIVE SENSE. THE POSITIVE SENSE IS SOMETHING LIKE, BE PATIENT YOUR TURN WILL COME, OR JUST WAIT YOUR TURN.

PSALMS 38:12

'ALL THE DAY LONG'

SELF EXPLANATORY.

PSALMS 39:4

'WHAT IT IS!'

THIS STATEMENT IS USUALLY SPOKEN BY BLACK PEOPLE ON THE STREET IN CONVERSATIONS WITH ONE ANOTHER, BUT MORE AND MORE YOU HEAR TEENAGERS OF ALL COLORS USING IT AS AN EXCLAMATION. THIS IS SURELY A BIBLICAL PHRASE WHEN LOOKING AT THE VERSE BUT IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT THE WORLD DOES NOT USE IT AS THE BIBLE DOES.

PSALMS 39:10

'BLOW'

LIKE IN BOXING. I.E., HE STUCK HIM A BLOW TO THE HEAD. THIS SEEMS TO BE IN THE SENSE OF AN INDIVIDUAL BLOW AND THE ONE IN JEREMIAH SEEMS TO BE A NATIONAL OR COLLECTIVE (LARGER) BLOW.

PSALMS 39:13

'SPARE ME'

THIS IS SAID WHEN SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SOMETHING. IN DAVID'S CASE HE IS LITERALLY ASKING FOR MERCY IN A PARTICULAR CASE AND DOESN'T WANT TO BE WHIPPED, TAKEN AWAY, OR SUFFER SOME PUNISHMENT HE THINKS MAY BE COMING. A REAL GOOD PRAYER FOR TODAY'S TIMES AND EVENTS IN OUR OWN LIVES. A SARCASTIC WAY OF SAYING PLEASE DON'T TELL ME SOMETHING OR I REALLY DON'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING ANYWAY. TEENAGERS WEAR THIS ONE OUT.

PSALMS 41:3

'MAKE HIS BED'

THIS IS WHAT THE CHILDREN ARE SUPPOSED TO DO IN THE MORNING AFTER THEY WAKE UP.

PSALMS 46:5

'RIGHT EARLY'

SOUTHERN EXPRESSION USED TO EMPHASIZE REAL EARLY.

PSALMS 48:1-2

'KING OF THE HILL' OR 'KING OF THE MOUNTAIN'

CHILDREN'S GAME PLAYED IN EVERY BACKYARD SAND LOT THAT HAS ANY SEMBLANCE OF A HILL; OR, EVEN A DUMP TRUCK LOAD OF DIRT WILL SUFFICE TO PLAY THIS GAME. WHEN THE SCRIPTURE IS FULFILLED IT WON'T BE A GAME.

PSALMS 48:12

'WALK-ABOUT'

AUSTRALIAN EXPRESSION FOR A CAMP OUT, HUNT, OR SAFARI.

PSALMS 49:17

'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.'

FROM THE LOST MAN'S PERSPECTIVE, ALL HE CAN DO IS BE BURIED WITH HIS WEALTH, BUT IT WILL PROFIT HIM NOTHING. A CHRISTIAN, HOWEVER, CAN SEND IT ON AHEAD AND MEET IT AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, PROVIDING HE GAVE WITH THE RIGHT MOTIVE. YOUR POWER TO DO RIGHT OR WRONG STOPS AT THE GRAVE, AND THEN IT IS JUDGED BY JESUS CHRIST. *******THIS IS A EASY SAYING AND VERSE TO WITNESS WITH.*******

PSALMS 57:8

'WAKE UP!'

THE ETERNAL MORNING CRY TO ROLL OUT OF BED USED BY THE ENTIRE WORLD DAILY IN THEIR LIVES. A HATED CRY BY THE FOLKS THAT AREN'T 'MORNING PEOPLE', BUT TO CHILDREN WHO LIKE SCHOOL AND ARE LOOKING FOR WHATEVER THE DAY MAY BRING IT IS ONLY SPOKEN ONCE AND THEY COME BOUNDING OUT OF BED (AS YOU GET OLDER THE BOUNDING GETS HARDER).

PSALMS 58:8

'PASS AWAY' OR 'SOMEONE PASSED AWAY'

JUST A SEEMINGLY MORE PLEASANT WAY TO DESCRIBE DEATH. AMERICANS SEE DEATH DAILY ON THEIR BOOB TUBE BUT BECAUSE THEY KNOW IT IS JUST ACTING THEY TEND TO PRETEND THEY THEMSELVES WILL NEVER DIE. SO WHEN A PREACHER TALKS ABOUT DEATH, HELL, AND A FUTURE JUDGMENT, THEY GET REAL NERVOUS AND COMPLAIN THAT THE PREACHING IS AGAINST THEIR RIGHTS. HA! THEY REALLY DO NOT WANT TO FACE DEATH REALISTICALLY, BECAUSE IN TRUTH THEY ARE NOT PREPARED TO DIE.

PSALMS 59:7

'BELCH'

THE WORD WE STILL USE TO EXPRESS A BURP!

PSALMS 62:8

'POUR OUT YOUR HEART'

THIS IS NOT A LITERAL POUR THE BLOOD OUT OF YOUR HEART THING BUT TO TELL ALL YOU ARE BURDENED ABOUT AND 'GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST'. GOOD MEDICINE FOR A CHRISTIAN TO DO WITH GOD ON A REGULAR BASIS.

PSALMS 64:1-4

'SHOOT OFF YOUR MOUTH'

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THAT ANYONE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO GET A CONVERSATION GOING WITH. IT MEANS TALKING A LOT ABOUT THINGS THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. IT DOES NOT MEAN TO LOAD YOUR MOUTH WITH POWDER AND SHOT AND LIGHT IT OFF OR 'SHOOT IT'. THE BIBLE PROBABLY USES SHOOT IN DESCRIBING THE MOUTH AND WORDS BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL DAMAGE YOUR MOUTH AND WORDS CAN DO. THE TONGUE CAN RUIN FOLKS FOR LIFE, IT CAN STIR PEOPLE UP TO DO UNTOLD DAMAGE BY USING WORDS THAT INCITE OTHERS TO DESTRUCTION. LOOK AT WHAT HITLER DID WITH HIS TONGUE. BETTER TO USE YOURS FOR A WITNESS FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

PSALMS 68:2

'WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS' OR 'WHEN THE DUST IS CLEARED'

USUALLY TOLD TO SOMEONE SO THEY WILL WAIT FOR THE FINAL OUTCOME OF A THING. SORT OF LIKE 'IT AIN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS'. WELL IT AIN'T OVER WITH GOD TILL THE SMOKE CLEARS AND WHEN IT DOES HE WILL BE THE VICTOR. THE LORD AND HIS PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS COME OUT ON TOP.

PSALMS 69:9

'BOY, THAT EATS ME UP!'

AN EXPRESSION OF AGGRAVATION OR AN IRRITATION OF SOME KIND THAT YOU CAN'T STAND.

PSALMS 69:22

'WELFARE'

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS BANKRUPTING AMERICA.

PSALMS 72:9

'LICK THE DUST' OR 'EAT DIRT'

AN EXPRESSION THAT IS USED BY THE GOOD GUY TELLING THE BAD GUY HE IS GOING TO BE ON THE GROUND IN FRONT OF HIM AT THE END OF THIS BATTLE, GUN FIGHT, OR WHATEVER. THE MAN STANDING IS USUALLY THE VICTOR IN MOST CONFRONTATIONS. HENCE IN THE SCRIPTURE PASSAGE. THE ENEMY IS THE ONE THAT LOSES AND EATS DIRT. SEE ALSO GENESIS 3:14.

PSALMS 73:7

'THEIR EYES ARE BIGGER THAN THEIR STOMACHS.'

THEY TAKE MORE OR WANT MORE THAN IS GOOD FOR THEM OR WHAT THEY CAN REALLY CONSUME COMFORTABLY.

PSALMS 73:10

'ALL WRUNG OUT'

THIS IS THE SAYING PEOPLE USE WHEN THEY ARE DEAD TIRED AND CAN'T GO ANY MORE. I.E., USED UP, SQUEEZED THE LAST DROP OF ENERGY FROM, EXHAUSTED, EMPTIED, ETC.

PSALMS 73:16

'HEADACHE'

THIS IS WHEN YOUR HEAD HURTS. SURELY EVERYONE KNOWS OR HAS HAD ONE OF THESE IN TIMES PAST. READ THE VERSE VERY CAREFULLY AND YOU WILL SEE THE KIND OF HEADACHE YOU HAVE HAD WHEN YOU PUT TO MUCH 'THOUGHT' ON A SUBJECT. AMERICANS DON'T LIKE TO THINK PERHAPS THAT IS WHY THE ASPIRIN COMPANIES ARE RICH.

PSALMS 74:13-14

'ANGEL FOOD CAKE'

MANY REFERENCES TO MANNA IN THE BIBLE AND THIS IS JUST ONE TELLING ABOUT THE ROUND WHITE CAKE THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LIVED ON IN THE WILDERNESS. PSALMS 78:25 EXPLAINS THAT ALTHOUGH MEN ATE THIS FOOD IT REALLY WAS ANGEL'S FOOD. TODAY WHEN WOMEN BAKE A ROUND CAKE THAT IS SOFT AND SPONGY (AND USUALLY DOESN'T LAST FOR THE DAY IF THE PERSON IS A GOOD COOK) SHE CALLS IT ANGEL FOOD CAKE. YOU CAN NOT GET AWAY FROM GOD'S BOOK.********GOOD VERSE TO WITNESS TO A WOMAN.*****************************

PSALMS 74:19

'MY TURTLE DOVE'

A MAN TO WOMAN KIND OF THING, WHERE HE IS USING A PET EXPRESSION AS A TERM OF ENDEARMENT. AN AFFECTIONATE TERM USUALLY BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE IN PRIVATE.

PSALMS 75:5

'HE IS A STIFF NECK.'

USUALLY RESERVED FOR SOMEONE THAT IS NOT HAVING FELLOWSHIP WITH YOU. HE IS SAID TO THINK HE IS BETTER THAN THOSE THAT USE THE TERM ON HIM (UPPER CRUST IF YOU WILL, THAT CAN'T SPEAK WITH A PEON, UNLESS IT IS TO GIVE ORDERS.) I.E., CONCEITED.

PSALMS 75:5

'DON'T TOOT OR BLOW YOUR OWN HORN.'

PEOPLE WILL LISTEN HOW GREAT YOU ARE BUT NOT OUT OF YOUR OWN MOUTH. ALL YOU DO BY PATTING YOURSELF ON THE BACK IS GET A SORE ARM. IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING RIGHT, THE LORD WILL TAKE NOTICE. THAT SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT.

PSALMS 77:8

'CLEAN GONE' OR 'CLEAN FORGOTTEN'

USUALLY A SOUTHERN EXPRESSION, MOST OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY SAY 'ALL GONE' OR 'IT'S ALL GONE.'

PSALMS 78:24

'CORNBREAD'

REAL GOOD SOUTHERN FOOD.

PSALMS 78:25

'ANGELS' FOOD'

LO AND BEHOLD A WOMAN OF TODAY COOKS AN 'ANGEL FOOD' CAKE AND SHE HAS CREATED A LIGHT FLUFFY WHITE CAKE, EXACTLY AS WE FIND THE DESCRIPTION OF MANNA IN EXODUS 16. SIMILAR TO PSALMS 74:13.

PSALMS 78:28

'CAMP'

THE TERM MOST OF THE WORLD USES FOR AN OUTDOOR DWELLING PLACE. IT IS ALSO USED BY THE MILITARY IN ITS NAMING OF BASES. GOD'S USAGE HERE IN THIS VERSE FITS BOTH APPLICATIONS.

PSALMS 78:38

'MANY A TIME'

MANY A TIME HAVE I HEARD MY GRANDFATHER BEGIN ONE OF HIS STORIES OF REAL LIFE WITH THIS PHRASE. USED TO EXPLAIN THAT WHATEVER WAS TALKED ABOUT WAS A COMMON OCCURRENCE. IN ISRAEL'S CASE DAILY, WOULD BE THE MANY A TIME HIS PEOPLE GAVE HIM NOT THE GLORY OR IN SOME WAY BROKE GOD'S LAWS AND COVENANTS BUT HIS MERCY SPARED THEM. HOW MANY TIMES HAS GOD SPARED US WHEN WE HAVE FAILED HIM? IF WE GOT JUSTICE INSTEAD OF MERCY WE WOULD BE IN HELL TONIGHT! TRUE, BRETHREN, VERY TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PSALMS 78:48

'THUNDERBOLTS'

A TERM THE WORLD USES IN PLACE OF LIGHTNING. THE LIGHTNING IS THE BOLT (VISIBLE) AND THE THUNDER IS THE (AUDIBLE) PART OF THE NORMAL STORM.

PSALMS 85:6

'REVIVE'

I.E., TO MAKE ALIVE AGAIN. MOUTH-TO-MOUTH RESUSCITATION IS CALLED REVIVING SOMEONE. THE LORD IS GENERALLY TALKING ABOUT SPIRITUAL REVIVING, ALTHOUGH WE KNOW HE REVIVES THE PHYSICALLY DEAD, ALSO.

PSALMS 87:3

'I HAVE HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT YOU!' OR 'HE IS SPOKEN WELL OF AROUND HERE'

YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY USUALLY KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE DOING GOOD OR BAD AND THEY WILL TALK ABOUT IT EITHER WAY.

PSALMS 90:5

'GULLY WASHER'

THIS IS WHAT THE TEXANS CALL THEIR FLASH FLOODS IN THE RAINY SEASON. THE DESTRUCTION IS SWIFT AND EVERYTHING IS CARRIED BEFORE THE WATERS BECAUSE OF ITS SPEED AND POWER. READ THE VERSE YOU WILL GET THE PICTURE.

PSALMS 92:2

'DAY TO DAY'

HOW WE IN AMERICA LIVE, DAY TO DAY, WITH NO THOUGHT OR FEAR FOR ETERNITY AND IT MAY ONLY BE ONE BREATH AWAY.

PSALMS 97:7

'CONFOUNDED'

USED AS A GENTLE CUSS WORD IN THE WORLD'S SYSTEM. ALSO 'CONFOUND IT.'

PSALMS 104:15

'EAT YOUR HEART OUT' OR 'EAT WELL FOR YOUR HEART'S SAKE'

AN EXPRESSION THAT IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE HEARER ENVIOUS OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING OR WHAT YOU HAVE. THE BIBLE LISTS MANY FOODS THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART AND BY EATING THEM YOU WILL STRENGTHEN IT. HEART AILMENTS ARE ON THE TOP TEN LIST OF DEATHS IN AMERICA SO IT IS SAFE TO SAY PEOPLE ARE NOT READING AND FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF THE BIBLE.

PSALMS 104:29

'YOU TOOK AWAY MY BREATH'

WE SAY THIS SOMETIMES IN THE FACE OF SOMETHING SO LARGE OR SO FRIGHTENING. ALSO USED SOMETIMES WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER GREAT BEAUTY. I.E., SHE WAS SO GORGEOUS SHE TOOK AWAY MY BREATH (NOT IN REALITY BUT THIS IS HOW THE EXPRESSION IS USED). PICTURE THE GRAND CANYON (IF YOU HAVE SEEN IT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN), IT WILL LITERALLY TAKE AWAY YOUR BREATH BECAUSE OF THE MAGNITUDE OF A THING. WHEN THE LORD TAKES AWAY YOUR BREATH YOU JUST DIE.

PSALMS 105:22

'SENATORS'

THE TITLE FOR THE RULERS OF THE LAND EXACTLY AS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT USES IT TODAY.

PSALMS 106:29

'INVENTIONS.'

SOMETHING SOMEONE COMES UP WITH ON THEIR OWN, AND/OR CREATES NEW WITH LITTLE OR NO OUTSIDE HELP. CAN BE MORE THAN ONE PERSON, BUT IS NOT USUALLY A COLLECTIVE THING. THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HERE ARE DOING THINGS THAT GOD DID NOT TELL THEM TO DO, THEY INVENTED THINGS TO DO THAT GOD DID NOT TELL THEM TO DO OR SPECIFICALLY TOLD THEM NOT TO DO. (EVERY MAN DID WHAT WAS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES.)

PSALMS 106:32

'WENT ILL WITH' OR 'IT WENT BAD'

DID NOT GO LIKE YOU HAD PLANNED FOR IT TO GO.

PSALMS 107:27

'THEY ARE AT THEIR WIT'S END'

THIS VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT A DRUNK WHO IS ALREADY AT HIS WIT'S END. WHO OF US HAS HAD A TEENAGER, A BROKEN CAR, A PLUGGED TOILET, SICK BABY, OVERDUE BILLS, A PHONE RINGING WHILE WE SMELLED OUR SUPPER BURNING ON THE STOVE? WE CAN ALL TELL YOU ABOUT BEING AT OUR WIT'S END.****EXCELLENT OPENING FOR A WITNESS. WE HAVE ALL HEARD LOST PEOPLE USE THIS PARTICULAR EXPRESSION AT ONE TIME.****

PSALMS 114:5

'WHAT AILS YE?' OR 'WHAT'S AILING YE?'

PERMISSION TO CHECK ON THE STATE OF YOUR HEALTH WHEN YOU LOOK 'UNDER THE WEATHER'. VERY CLOSE TO GENESIS 21:17.

PSALMS 118:12

'THEY HAD ME SURROUNDED.'

STORY TELLING TIME AROUND THE OLD CAMP FIRE, PAST MILITARY SERVICE EXPERIENCES, OR SOME OTHER KIND OF LIFE EPISODE WILL ELICIT THIS PHRASE.

PSALMS 119:70

'FAT AROUND THE HEART'

THE VERSE SAYS GREASE IS THE CAUSE OF THE FAT. MODERN DAY DOCTORS HAVE JUST FOUND THIS OUT IN THE LAST 20 OR SO YEARS. (LITTLE SLOW DON'T YOU THINK? THE BOOK OF PSALMS WAS WRITTEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE THE DOCTORS GREAT FIND.)

PSALMS 121:5

'GOT IT MADE IN THE SHADE'

SEE THE COMMENTS IN THE VERSE ON JONAH.

PSALMS 121:5-6

'OR I GOT IT MADE IN THE SHADE'

AN EXPRESSION FOR A PERSON THAT HAS GOTTEN THE GRAVY OR CUSHY JOB. 'HE HAS ARRIVED.' 'HIS SHIP HAS COME IN.' SEE ALSO JONAH 4:6. WHAT EVER THE PERSON IS DOING THEY THINK THEY ARE EITHER GETTING OVER ABOUT IT OR THEY REALLY ENJOY WHAT THEY ARE DOING SO MUCH THEY WOULD ALMOST DO IT FOR FREE, BUT NOT QUITE BECAUSE THIS IS PART OF HAVING IT MADE (LIKE HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO). WHEN YOU ARE UNDER GOD'S SHADE YOU MOST CERTAINLY HAVE IT MADE.

PSALMS 122:3

'COMPACT'

YOU CAN TAKE YOUR PICK HERE FROM A LADIES MAKE-UP KIT, A SMALL CAR, OR AS IN THE VERSE A CITY.

PSALMS 123:3

'LORD HAVE MERCY'

LOST PEOPLE SAY THIS WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING WHAT THEY ARE SAYING, BUT THE LORD IS NOT SLACK AND MANY TIMES HE HAS MERCY OVER AND OVER AGAIN. GOOD PRAYER FOR A CHRISTIAN IN TROUBLE, WE SURE DON'T WANT JUSTICE, GIVE US MERCY EVERY TIME.

PSALMS 129:1-2

'MANY A TIME...'

FOLKS OLDER THAN YOURSELF (NO MATTER YOUR PRESENT AGE) USUALLY USE THIS EXPRESSION AS THEY BEGIN TO CONVEY ADVICE, OR SOME BIT OF WISDOM THEY HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS. SEE ALSO PSALMS 78:38.

PSALMS 135:5

'I KNOW'

NO EXPLANATION NEEDED.

PSALMS 140:3

'HE OR SHE HAS A SHARP TONGUE.'

WHEN A PERSON MAKES HARSH REMARKS ABOUT EVERYTHING IN NORMAL CONVERSATION, WE SAY THEY HAVE A SHARP TONGUE. DOESN'T MEAN THEY HAVE TAKEN A FILE AND LITERALLY SHARPENED THEIR TONGUE. TO MAKE A "CUTTING" REMARK YOU MUST HAVE A SHARP TONGUE.

PSALMS 141:7

'SPLITTING FIREWOOD' OR 'BUSTING WOOD'

THE WRITER IS REAL FAMILIAR WITH WHAT HAPPENS TO WOOD WHEN YOU GET IT READY FOR A FIRE. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER SPLIT WOOD, YOU WILL FIND IT HAS A TENDENCY TO 'SCATTER' MANY FEET FROM WHERE YOU ARE PERFORMING THE TASK.

PSALMS 141:10

'GIVE A MAN ENOUGH ROPE AND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF'

THIS IS SIMILAR TO HAMAN IN ESTHER 7:10. THE WORLD USES IT IN THE SENSE THAT IF A MAN KEEPS MESSING AROUND, IT USUALLY TURNS BACK AROUND ON HIM AND "HE" GETS IT IN THE NECK. JUST LEAVE A TROUBLE MAKER TO HIMSELF AND HE WILL FIX HIS OWN WAGON.

PSALMS 144:2

'GOODNESS'

WE HAVE NO GOODNESS OF OUR OWN, OUR GOODNESS COMES FROM THE LORD. THE WORLD USES THIS WORD AS AN EXCLAMATION IN ALL KINDS OF SITUATIONS SO AS TO MAKE THE SITUATION SEEM TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THEN IT REALLY IS.

PSALMS 144:14

'BREAKING IN'

WHAT THE BURGLAR OR THE BAD GUY DOES WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT HOME.


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Weak and timid soldier that I was once; frightened by the ruins spread everywhere on the battle-field, I looked around to find a shelter against the impending danger; I thought that the monastery of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate was one of those strong towers, built by my God, where the arrows of the enemy could not reach me, and I threw myself into it.

But, hardly beginning to hope that I was out of danger, behind those dark and high