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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ECCLESIASTES 1:9

'NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN'

THE WORLD AND IT'S ADVERTISING MEDIA IS ALWAYS STRIVING TO CONVINCE YOU THAT YOU NEED THIS LATEST AND NEWEST WHATEVER (SO YOU WILL BUY IT AND MAKE THEM WEALTHY) BUT THE BIBLE TELLS YOU THERE IS REALLY NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.PEOPLE WILL SAY WHAT'S NEW? OR HAVE YOU HEARD WHAT'S NEW? THE OLD TIME SOUTHERNERS WOULD JUST SAY WELL (AND THEN SPIT FOR EMPHASIS) I DON'T RECKON THERE IS NOTHING NEW. GERMANS SAY WHAT'S NEW ISN'T GOOD AND WHAT IS GOOD ISN'T NEW.

ECCLESIASTES 7:10

'THE GOOD OLD DAYS' OR 'REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS?'

IT SEEMS THAT IN THIS SIN RIDDEN BODY WE HAVE A TENDENCY TO ALWAYS LOOK BACK AND FORGET THE BAD AND EMPHASIZE THE GOOD SO WE HAVE THIS SAYING.THERE IS TRUTH IN THE FACT THAT IN TIMES PAST SIN DIDN'T SEEM TO BE SO BLATANTLY OPEN FOR ALL TO SEE OR THE QUANTITY WE SEE BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS,BUT WHO DOESN'T LIKE ICE IN THEIR DRINK OR AIR CONDITIONING ON A HOT DAY.CARS ARE CERTAINLY FASTER AND MORE COMFORTABLE THEN HORSES,ESPECIALLY ON RAINY COLD DAYS.LET US PRESS FORWARD TO THE HIGH MARK!

ECCLESIASTES 8:4

'WHAT ARE YOU DOING?' OR 'WHATCHA DOIN?'

THE BIBLE PHRASES THIS SAYING A LITTLE DIFFERENT BUT YOU HAVE NO DOUBT WHAT IS BEING ASKED. WE ASK THIS QUESTION MANY TIMES WHEN WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL IS DOING.

ECCLESIASTES 8:15

'EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY'

MOST LOST PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL JUST DIE AND WIND UP IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND,AND THAT'S IT. HENCE, THEY WANT TO GO FOR ALL THE GUSTO THAT THEY CAN FIND AS FAST AS THEY CAN GET IT.SAVED PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MAN ONCE TO DIE AND THEN COMES JUDGMENT. LOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT A FUTURE JUDGMENT FOR THEIR PAST SINS SO THEY PRETEND IT WON'T HAPPEN. SORRY!!! IF YOU REFUSE TO GET SAVED YOU MAY AS WELL EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY FOR THIS IS ALL OF HEAVEN YOU WILL GET TO SEE. OF COURSE CHRISTIANS KNOW THAT THIS EARTH IS ALL OF HELL THEY WILL SEE.

ECCLESIASTES 9:4

'AS LONG AS THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE'

ONLY ONE LIFE,TWILL SOON BE PAST, ONLY WHAT'S DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.IF A PERSON IS LOST THEY HAVE NO HOPE,THEY JUST FIGURE IF THE LOVED ONE IS STILL BREATHING THAT SOME RESCUE WORKER OR DOCTOR WILL PERFORM SOME GREAT MIRACLE AND THEY WILL LIVE SOME MORE.THE ONLY REAL HOPE THERE IS, LIES IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE HIM YOUR HOPE IS IN VAIN. YES IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE THERE IS HOPE YOU WILL GET SAVED BUT QUIT MESSING AROUND, NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME.

ECCLESIASTES 9:5

'DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES'

UNFORTUNATELY TOO MANY MODERN DAY PUNKS AND PERVERTS THAT ROB AND HURT FOLKS BELIEVE THIS IMPLICITLY.ANY CROOK BEHIND BARS THAT HAS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH KILLING OR TRYING TO KILL SOMEONE USUALLY DID IT BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT ANY ONE AROUND TO TELL ON THEM.IN THE SCRIPTURE VERSE IT IS BASICALLY TELLING YOU DO WHAT YOU WILL NOW,YOU WILL BE FORGOTTEN SOON AFTER YOUR DEATH ANYWAY. WHEN YOU ARE IN THE EARTH 6 FOOT UNDER WHAT WILL YOU DO THEN? EITHER BAD OR GOOD YOU ARE DONE.THE SAVED PERSON HAS THE GLORIOUS KNOWLEDGE THAT HE (HIS SOUL) IS NOT GOING IN THE EARTH AT ALL.

ECCLESIASTES 9:11

'ACCIDENTS HAPPEN'

WHEN WE SAY THIS WE MEAN THAT THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT SOME ACCIDENTS,THEY ARE JUST A 'HAPPENING' AND ARE PURELY BY CHANCE. THERE IS NO WORD IN THE SCRIPTURE (ACCIDENT) BUT IN II SAMUEL 1:6 AND 1 SAMUEL 6:9 THE WORD HAPPENED IS USED JUST LIKE THE WORD ACCIDENT. IN THIS SCRIPTURE IN ECCLESIASTES WE FIND THAT TIME AND CHANCE HAPPENS TO ALL MEN EVERYWHERE SO THE WORLD TAKES THIS SCRIPTURE AND COMES UP WITH A SAYING 'ACCIDENTS HAPPEN' AND JUST THROW UP THEIR HANDS. WE AS CHRISTIANS HAVE THE BLESSED ASSURANCE THAT NOTHING HAPPENS TO US WITHOUT GOD'S HAND BEHIND IT.

ECCLESIASTES 9:11

'RAT RACE'

THIS IS THE PHRASE THAT PEOPLE PUT ON THEMSELVES AS A WHOLE GROUP. THEY ARE LIKENING THE WHOLE MESS AS A RACE AND THEY USE THE VILE RODENT TO NAME PEOPLE. BASICALLY MOST FOLKS WOULD LIKE TO GET OUT OF IT IF THEY COULD HENCE, THE DEROGATORY NAME. THE WORD RAT IS NOT IN THE BIBLE, BUT THE FACT THAT LIFE IS LIKENED TO A RACE CAN EASILY BE FOUND IN THE SCRIPTURE. PSALMS 19:5, 1 COR. 9:24, HEBREWS 12:1 AND THE VERSE ABOVE.

ECCLESIASTES 10:1

'THERE IS A FLY IN THE OINTMENT'

THIS IS USED ANYWHERE SOMETHING GOES WRONG OR NOT EXACTLY TO PLAN SPECIFICATIONS. I SMELL A RAT IS A SIMILAR THING, WHERE THE PERSON INVOLVED REALIZES TOO LATE SOMETHING HAS GONE AWRY.IN THE VERSE THE DRUGGIST HAS HIS PREPARATION RUINED BECAUSE OF A FLY IN IT,THE SMELL OF RUINED OINTMENT GIVES THE FLY AWAY.

ECCLESIASTES 10:14

'YOU CAN'T TELL HIM NOTHING' OR 'YOU CAN'T TELL A FOOL NOTHING'

MANY PEOPLE ARE LIKE THIS AND WE ALL KNOW ONE OR A BUNCH WHETHER THEY ARE FOOLS OR HARD HEADS WHO CAN FIGURE? WHY THESE PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN THE HARD WAY IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL, BUT NOT AS HARD AS TRYING TO TELL THEM.

ECCLESIASTES 10:19

'MONEY TALKS'

YES AND IT USUALLY SAYS BYE,BYE. THE STREET VERSION OF THIS HAS AN ENDING ON IT, IT GOES LIKE THIS MONEY TALKS,AND BULL___T WALKS. THIS IS A ROUGH ONE, BUT A GOOD SOUL WINNER OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO USE IT AND GET SOME LOST MANS FILTHY MOUTH CLEANED UP A BIT,IF NOT GET HIM SAVED. FOR THE BRETHREN THAT GET OFFENDED BY THE HARD STREET SAYINGS PLEASE JUST SKIP OVER THEM AND FORGIVE ME.

ECCLESIASTES 10:19

'PUT UP OR SHUT UP 'OR 'PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS'

A LITTLE DIFFERENT FLAVOR THAN THE OTHER ONE IN ECCLESIASTES BUT SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO IT. ALTHOUGH YOU HEAR THIS OFTEN MOST PEOPLE WOULD NOT THINK TO USE IT TO START A SOUL WINING CONVERSATION, BUT YOU CAN QUITE EASILY.TRY IT!!! PEOPLE FIGURE IF YOU WILL BACK YOUR MOUTH WITH YOUR MONEY,THEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING.I GUESS IT WOULD GO ALONG WITH THE SAYING TALK IS CHEAP!

ECCLESIASTES 10:20

'A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME'

NOT WANTING TO REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF THE GOSSIPER WE SAY A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME (AND IT MIGHT HAVE IF YOUR NOT CAREFUL.) IT IS AMAZING AS A CHRISTIAN TO SEE THIS ACTUALLY WORK.YOU NO SOONER SAY SOMETHING (THAT PROBABLY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SAID ANYWAY) AND THE PHONE RINGS AND YOU HEAR YOUR MESSAGE PLAYED BACK BY A PERSON THAT SHOULD NOT KNOW IT). WATCH YOUR TONGUE BRETHREN!!!*******GOOD VERSE FOR WITNESSING***********

ECCLESIASTES 12:11

'ASSEMBLY LINE'

WHERE THINGS ARE ASSEMBLED.

ECCLESIASTES 12:14

'IT ALWAYS COMES OUT IN THE WASH'

GENERALLY WE MEAN AFTER EVERYONE HAS THEIR SAY ABOUT THE MATTER, A LITTLE TIME WILL TRANSPIRE AND THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT, SORT OF LIKE THE TRUTH WILL WIN IN THE END, OR THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS COME OUT. WHEN GOD IS DONE JUDGING EVERYONE IT WILL ALL COME OUT IN THE WASH, OR IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN WASHED IN THE BLOOD YOU WILL COME OUT OF HEAVEN (IN TRUTH YOU WOULD NEVER GET THERE) FOR SURE. WHEN CLOTHES ARE WASHED IN AN AUTOMATIC WASHER ALL THE THINGS IN YOUR POCKETS USUALLY WILL COME OUT, ASK MOTHERS WHO WASH CLOTHES.

SONG OF SOLOMON 1:8

'MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL WHO IS THE FAIREST ONE OF ALL'

THIS IS ASKED BY A WITCH IN A WALT DISNEY MOVIE, AS IF A WITCH COULD BE ANYTHING BUT CURSED ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD. THE ONLY MIRROR IS IN JOB 37:18, AND IT IS NOT TALKING ABOUT ANYONE IN PARTICULAR. HOWEVER, IN SONG OF SOLOMON WHERE HE IS DESCRIBING HIS BRIDE WE FIND THAT SHE IS ACCORDING TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST THE FAIREST ONE OF ALL. (TALKING ABOUT THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, THE ONE THAT WILL BE PRESENTED TO HER BRIDEGROOM WITHOUT SPOT OR BLEMISH.)

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:1

'TAKE TIME TO (OR STOP AND) SMELL THE ROSES'

THIS IS NOT A LITERAL TYPE OF EXPRESSION ON THE STREETS ALTHOUGH IT CAN COMPROMISE PART OF IT. THIS MEANS TO SLOW DOWN IN LIFE, TAKE TIME OUT TO SEE WHERE YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING. HUG YOUR KIDS BEFORE THEY ARE GROWN UP, YES YOU CAN LITERALLY GO OUT AND SMELL SOME ROSES IF THAT WILL GET YOU TO SLOW DOWN AND LIVE. THE WORD 'ROSE' USED AS A FLOWER IS IN THE BIBLE ONLY ONCE, AND IT IS IN THIS VERSE TALKING ABOUT JESUS. THE LESSON HERE IS IF YOU ARE GOING TO STOP AND CHECK OUT THE ROSES YOU BETTER LOOK INTO JESUS, BECAUSE UNTIL YOU KNOW HIM LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING ANYWAY.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:1-2

'COME OUT SMELLING LIKE A ROSE'

THIS IS SAID OF THE PERSON WHO SEEMS TO BE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE BUT WHEN THE DUST SETTLES HE MANAGES TO COME OUT SMELLING LIKE A ROSE. I.E., NO TROUBLE AT ALL, IN FACT HE IS IN A BETTER POSITION THAN WHEN HE STARTED. THIS VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND ALTHOUGH THE WORLD CRUCIFIED HIM ON A RUGGED CROSS WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE HE HAS COME FORTH AS A ROSE.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:5

'LOVE SICK'

WHAT TEENAGER DOESN'T RECOGNIZE THIS TERM OR WHAT ADULT HAVING LIVED THROUGH THIS PERIOD CAN REMEMBER BACK WITHOUT A SMILE? THE BODY IN FACT WILL MANIFEST PHYSICAL DISORDERS TO ACCOMPANY THIS MENTAL ILLNESS TO MAKE IT MORE REAL AND URGENT. THANK THE LORD PUBERTY DOESN'T LAST FOREVER, EVEN THOUGH OLDER FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH ONE-SIDED DIVORCES GO THROUGH SIMILAR PROBLEMS, THEY HAVE SOME AGE AND EXPERIENCE TO GO WITH THEM AND IT 'USUALLY' IS NOT THE SAME 'END OF THE WORLD' SCENARIO THAT IT IS WHEN THEY WERE ONLY TEENAGERS. THE VERSE IS DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVERCOME IN LOVE WITH JESUS.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:5

'AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY'

EVERYONE HAS HEARD THIS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, AND JUST RECENTLY THE MODERN DAY DOCTORS HAVE FOUND THAT THERE IS MUCH TRUTH IN THE HEALING POWERS OF THE COMMON APPLE. GOD HAS THE JUMP ON ALL OF THEM AGAIN BY THOUSANDS OF YEARS. IT IS LIKE CHICKEN SOUP YOUR MOTHER GIVES YOU WHEN YOU HAVE A COLD, DOCTORS TODAY BELIEVE THAT THE BROTH OF CHICKEN HAS DECONGESTIVE POWERS FOR THE CHEST. THE WORLD WILL JUST NEVER CATCH UP TO THE BIBLE.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:11-12

'APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS'

SPRING ALWAYS BRINGS NEW LIFE BACK TO THIS OLD WORLD, THE AIR SMELLS BETTER THE GRASS BEGINS TO GROW, PEOPLE USE THIS OLD PHRASE AT THAT TIME (SPRING TIME) OF THE YEAR. IT IS SIMILIAR TO, IN LIKE A LION OUT LIKE A LAMB DESCRIBING THE WEATHER IN MARCH.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:11-13

'PUSHING UP DAISIES'

WE SAY THIS WHEN A PERSON IS DEAD AND IN THE GRAVE, KIND OF AN IRREVERENCE OF THE DEAD, BECAUSE WE ARE INFERRING HE IS NOTHING BUT FERTILIZER FOR THE FLOWERS. (TRUE BUT THE WORLD DOES NOT LIKE TO HEAR IT PUT THAT WAY.) THE SCRIPTURE REFERENCE SHOWS THE RAPTURE WHEN JESUS CALLS THE DEAD BODIES OUT OF THE GRAVE AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE THEY WILL PUSH UP DAISIES AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS ON TOP OF THE GRAVE TREES, MONUMENTS, DIRT, STONE, WATER, ANYTHING IN THE WAY WHEN JESUS COMES WILL BE LIFTED OUT OF THE WAY.

SONG OF SOLOMON 3:5

'TILL YOU PLEASE' OR 'TILL HE PLEASE'

DEFERING TO SOMEONE ELSE'S PLEASURE.

 

SONG OF SOLOMON 3:8

'I'M AFRAID OF THE DARK' OR 'THEY WERE AFRAID OF THE DARK'

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE UNIVERSAL SAYINGS, UTTERED BY ALL AND NOT JUST CHILDREN HIDING UNDER THE COVERS AT NIGHT. MEN FEAR THE DARK, ANIMALS ARE MORE NERVOUS AT NIGHT, BAD GUYS DO MOST OF THEIR WORK AT DARK. (VERSE ON MEN LIKED DARKNESS HERE) THE OCEANS ARE MORE MENACING AT DARK TIME, IN THE MORNING THEY ALWAYS LOOK MORE MANAGEABLE. WAR IS MORE SCARY IN THE DARK, EVERY BUSH IS THE ENEMY. MEN WILL GENERALLY NOT ADMIT THIS FEAR BUT THEY HAVE IT NONE THE LESS, LOOK AT THE VERSE. WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE WHEN WE ARE WITH THE SON AND THERE WILL BE NO DARKNESS.

SONG OF SOLOMON 4:6

'DAYBREAK'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN WE SEE THE SUN JUST COMING ON THE HORIZON. THE DAY DOESN'T REALLY BREAK IN THE SENSE OF NEEDING REPAIR FOR DAMAGE BUT WHEN THE BIBLE FIXES A THING INTO OUR SPEECH IT IS THERE FOR ETERNITY. SO DAYBREAK IS THAT FEW SECONDS AS THE SUN PEEKS IT'S HEAD OVER THE HORIZON.

SONG OF SOLOMON 4:8

'AMANA'

ISN'T THIS A NEAT COINCIDENCE THAT IN THE BIBLE AT THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN WHERE IT IS COLD AND FROZEN, THAT THE MOUNTAIN IS NAMED AMANA? SO IN THE U.S.A. WE HAVE A REFRIGERATION COMPANY THAT PRODUCES MACHINES THAT MAKE COLD THEY CALL THEMSELVES 'AMANA', THE BIBLE NEVER LETS UP. YOU WILL FOLLOW IT TO YOUR GRAVE, EITHER IN EMULATION (UNINTENTIONALLY) OR GET IN LINE WITH IT AND AGREE WITH IT OPENLY AND WILLINGLY. ONE WAY OR THE OTHER IT WILL DICTATE YOUR LIFE, NOW AND IN ETERNITY.

SONG OF SOLOMON 4:9

'YOU STOLE MY HEART' OR 'HE OR SHE STOLE MY HEART'

NOT LITERAL OR YOU WOULD BE DEAD, IT IS A SPIRITUAL THING WHERE EITHER BEAUTY OR SOME ACTION HAS ENDEARED YOU TO A PERSON TO SUCH A DEGREE THAT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THEM. (OR SO IT SEEMS) THIS IS ONE OF THE ATTRIBUTES OF LOVE, (HEART SICK). OF COURSE REAL LOVE WILL ALWAYS MANIFEST ITSELF IN SACRIFICE TO THE LOVED ONE OR FOR THE LOVED ONE. (JOHN 3:16)

SONG OF SOLOMON 5:5

'UP AND AT EM'

PUT IT IN GEAR, ROLL OUT, LETS GET WITH IT, ALL USED TO SHOW SOME KIND OF ENERGETIC MOVEMENT TOWARDS GETTING THE JOB AT HAND DONE AFTER YOU GET UP.

SONG OF SOLOMON 5:8-9

'IF YOU HAPPEN TO SEE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WHOLE WORLD'

POPULAR SONG FOR MANY YEARS. THE VERSES ARE DEALING WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR AND HIS BRIDE (WHO WOULD BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ALSO). I.E., THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IS GOING TO MARRY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAN.

SONG OF SOLOMON 7:12

'EARLY TO RISE'

MAKES A MAN HEALTHY WEALTHY AND WISE. LOT OF TRUTH IN THIS OLD SAYING. LIKE THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM!!!

SONG OF SOLOMON 8:7

'MONEY CAN'T BUY LOVE'

TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN. MONEY CAN BUY SATISFACTION FOR YOUR LUST BUT IT IS FLEETING AT THE VERY BEST AND VERY EXPENSIVE. MONEY CAN'T BUY HEALTH, JOY, REAL HAPPINESS, OR ANY THING IN THIS LIFE THAT REALLY COUNTS. IT CERTAINLY CAN'T BUY SALVATION. SUMMED UP, MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT BECAUSE THAT IS ALL IT IS GOOD FOR, YOU CAN'T EAT IT; WEAR IT, SLEEP ON IT OR TAKE IT WITH YOU (YOU CAN SEND IT AHEAD THROUGH MISSIONARIES THOUGH, OR OTHER WAYS) SO IT IS BEST SPENT AND GOTTEN RID OF QUICKLY BEFORE IT MESSES UP YOUR MIND.

ISAIAH 1:13

'NEW MOON'

INDIAN, FISHERMAN, AND WEATHERMAN TALK. THE PHASE OF THE MOON WHERE IT APPEARS INVISIBLE TO US, CAN SOMETIMES BE SEEN AS A SMALL CRESCENT IN THIS PHASE.

ISAIAH 1:18

'WASHES WHITE AS SNOW' OR 'IVORY SNOW'

THIS IS USED IN SOAP COMMERCIALS AND LAUNDRY DETERGENT ADS. ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE THE ONLY REAL THING THAT WILL WASH WHITE AS SNOW IS THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

ISAIAH 1:18

'DYED IN THE WOOL'

THIS SOMEONE STUCK ON THE WAY THEY ARE DOING WHATEVER IT IS THEY DO. A REAL STUBBORN PERSON. PICTURE A BLOOD STAIN IN SNOW WHITE WOOL (HEBREWS 9:19) AND THEN BLOOD USED TO WASH IT WHITE AS SNOW. PAST FIGURING HOW WOOL DYED RED CAN BE WHIT FROM RED BLOOD CLEANSING IT.

ISAIAH 2:2

'COME OUT ON TOP' OR 'IT WILL COME OUT ON TOP'

THIS IS USED TO SHOW THAT THE ULTIMATE WINNER WILL COME OUT ON TOP, LIKE THE BEST MAN WINS SORT OF THING. OF COURSE IN SCRIPTURE WE KNOW WHO THE BEST MAN IS AND WHO WINS (OR COMES OUT ON TOP) IN THE END. SEE ALSO MICAH 4:1.

ISAIAH 2:4

'I AIN'T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE'

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MOTTO OF THE UNITED NATIONS. HA! THIS WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE WHEN JESUS RETURNS NO MATTER HOW MUCH FOLKS SING IT OR SAY IT OR PROMISE IT OR HOPE FOR IT. THE WAR STOPS WHEN JESUS STOPS IT AND NOT A MOMENT SOONER.

ISAIAH 3:9

'IT SHOWS ON YOUR FACE'

HAS YOUR FATHER EVER SAID THIS TO YOU WHEN YOU CAME HOME TOO LATE, OR PERHAPS A HUSBAND OR WIFE SAID THIS WHEN YOU RETURNED FROM SOMEWHERE YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN. YOUR FACE IS A MIRROR AND MOST OF THE TIME WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING WILL SHOW UP ON YOUR MUG. GOD SAW YOU WHEN YOU WERE DOING WHATEVER YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DOING, BUT YOUR LOVED ONES SEE THE RESULT AFTER IT IS WRITTEN ON YOUR FACE. BE CAREFUL! SIN WILL MARK YOU FOR LIFE AND ONE OF THE FIRST PLACES IT SHOWS UP IS IN YOUR FACE.

ISAIAH 3:18-23

'APPAREL'

THE NAME GIVEN TO PEOPLE'S CLOTHES. IN THIS CASE IT IS WOMEN'S CLOTHES AND IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THESE CLOTHES HAVE STRIKINGLY SIMILAR NAMES TO AUTOMOBILE PARTS. I.E., MUFFLERS, CHAINS, BONNETS, ETC.

ISAIAH 3:22

'HOT ROLLERS'

THIS IS WHAT THE WOMEN PUT IN THEIR HAIR TO GET A FASTER TIGHTER 'SET' . READ THE VERSE CLOSE AND YOU WILL SEE THEY ARE 'CRISPING' PINS. CRISP THINGS GET THAT WAY FROM HEAT, AND ALL THE VERSES AROUND THIS ARE DEALING WITH CLOTHES AND JEWELS AS WELL AS OTHER PERSONAL THINGS FOR OUTWARD LOOKS. WOMAN HAVE USED SOME KIND OF CURLERS AS FAR BACK AS YOU CAN TRACE O IF THEY ARE NOT HOT ROLLERS WHAT ARE THEY? AS CHRISTIANS WE CAN STILL ENJOY HUMOR CAN'T WE?

ISAIAH 3:24

'SET HAIR' OR 'PUT IT UP'

WOMEN PUT ROLLERS IN THEIR HAIR AS WELL AS CURLERS, HOT IRONS, OR MOUSSE, ETC. ALL IN THE NAME OF TRYING TO GET THEIR HAIR TO TAKE A 'SET'. USUALLY THIS MEANS SOME KIND OF CURLS OR CURLINESS. IN TIMES PAST THEY USED TO IRON THEIR HAIR TO GET IT TO BE STRAIGHT. WHATEVER THE FAD OF THE MOMENT I SUPPOSE IS WHAT THEY WILL BE DOING TO THEIR HAIR. THE SCRIPTURE DOESN'T SAY WHETHER IT IS CURLY HAIR OR NOT JUST THAT IT IS WELL SET, SO IT MUST BE SOMEWHAT PERMANENT IN NATURE. THE OPERATION THAT SETS THE HAIR IS CALLED A "PERMANENT".

ISAIAH 6:5

'WOE IS ME'

THIS IS USED IN THE WORLD FOR THE START OF SOME KIND OF PITY PARTY FOR THE PERSON THAT IS SAYING IT. IN THIS BIBLE VERSE IT IS PROBABLY SINCERE AND HEART FELT, AND NOT MEANT FOR SOME BIG REQUEST FOR SYMPATHY. BEST SAID AS AN EXPRESSION OF RECOGNITION OF TRUTH.

ISAIAH 8:21

'FRET'

I.E., UNEASINESS, WORRY, OR IRRITATION.

ISAIAH 10:14

'NOT A PEEP OUT OF ANYBODY'

TOLD TO YOUR CHILDREN IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR ABOUT A THOUSAND TIMES PER MILE OF DRIVING. THE BANK ROBBER TELLS THE CASHIER THIS. THERE ARE VARIOUS OTHER APPLICATIONS ALSO. (USE YOUR IMAGINATION.) THE SCRIPTURE IS DEALING WITH GOD AND HIS PEOPLE AND WHEN HE IS WORKING ON THEM ABOUT SOMETHING AS A NATION THEY DON'T MAKE A SOUND (PEEP).

ISAIAH 10:16

'HIS FAT IS IN THE FIRE NOW'

THIS EXPRESSION MEANS THAT THE PERSON THAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT IS IN SOME KIND OF TROUBLE AND IT IS NOW GOING TO GET SERIOUS. READ FROM VERSE 10 TO ABOUT 20 AND SEE IF THE BIBLE MEANING IS NOT THE SAME SITUATION.

ISAIAH 10:23

'CONSUMPTION'

IN THE OLD DAYS A DISEASE. TODAY WHAT WE DO TO FOOD AND OTHER LUXURY ITEMS. WHAT THE LORD DID TO HIS PEOPLE THAT SEVERELY REDUCED THEIR RANKS.

ISAIAH 10:24

'STAFF'

A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT DOES CERTAIN WORK IN YOUR STEAD, OR CARRIES OUT YOUR ORDERS.

ISAIAH 10:33

'LOP' OR 'LOP IT OFF'

TO CUT SOMETHING OR SEVER IT FROM ITS ORIGINAL POSITION. THE VERSE SAYS THE SAME THING.

ISAIAH 13:2

'SHAKE THE HAND'

WHAT BAPTIST PREACHER DOESN'T KNOW THIS PHRASE? IN CHINA THEY BOW, IN MEXICO THEY HUG, IN THE EAST THEY KISS THE CHEEK, IN AMERICA THEY SHAKE THE HAND.

ISAIAH 13:4

'MUSTERETH'

AN ARMY WORD FOR GATHERING THE TROOPS TOGETHER, EXACTLY AS YOU FIND IT IN THE WORD OF GOD.

ISAIAH 14:8

'FELLER' OR 'HEY FELLER'

A NAME WE USE WHEN WE DON'T KNOW THE PERSON'S NAME. IN THE CASE OF A STRANGER OR WHEN WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE PERSONS NAME WE ALSO USE THIS TERM. MOSTLY USED BY MEN FOR MEN. MUST BE A CHAUVINIST TERM?

ISAIAH 18:5

'SOUR GRAPES'

IN THE BIBLE IT IS A LITERAL SOUR GRAPE, BUT IF YOU LOOK REAL CLOSE THE MEANING OF THE STREET PHRASE IS THERE TOO. YOU SEE THAT RIGHT BEFORE YOU CAN PICK AND EAT THIS FRUIT OR SEE THE BEAUTY IN THE BLOOM THE LORD COMES AND TAKES IT AWAY SO YOU CANNOT ENJOY IT. IT IS LIKE YOU ARE JUST GETTING READY TO GET SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED AND YOU ALMOST HAVE YOUR HAND ON IT AND IT DISAPPEARS. YOU BUY A BIG MELON IN THE SUMMER, PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE PLANNING TO EAT IT WHEN IT IS JUST COLD ENOUGH AND WHEN YOU OPEN IT UP TO ENJOY IT IS ROTTEN INSIDE. GET THE PICTURE?

ISAIAH 19:8

'CASTING-ANGLER'

THE TERM WE USE FOR A PERSON THAT FISHES. THE WORLD USUALLY TERMS A MAN THUSLY IF HE USES A ROD AND REEL TO LAND HIS CATCH. THE BIBLE HOWEVER, MAKES AN ANGLER ANYONE WHO CATCHES FISH EVEN IF HE USES A NET. I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THE INDIVIDUAL IS ANGLED TOWARD THE FISH AND WHATEVER IT TAKES HE WILL CATCH THEM. IF A CHRISTIAN IS ANGLED TOWARDS SOULS HE WILL ALSO CATCH THEM. SIMILAR TO HABAKKUK BUT NOT QUITE THE SAME. ONE SEEMS TO BE CATCHING HIS FISH WITH A CASTING ROD AND THE OTHERS MORE WITH THE NET.

ISAIAH 21:9

'CHARIOT'

OUR WORD TRANSLATES TO CAR. THIS VERSE IS INTERESTING IN THAT IT MENTIONS THE PASSENGERS BUT DOESN'T MENTION THE MODE OF POWER. OF COURSE IT IS JUST A COINCIDENCE THAT OUR CARS HAVE HORSEPOWER! WHY NOT GAS POWER OR ENGINE POWER? WHY HORSEPOWER? THEY MUST STILL BE CHARIOTS! (LOOK AT THESE COUPLE OF VERSES IN NAHUM 2:3&4 AND SEE IF THIS DOESN'T BEGIN TO LOOK LIKE OUR MODERN CARS ON THE STREET, OR 'BROADWAY'.)

ISAIAH 21:9

'A COUPLE OF'

WHAT WE SAY INSTEAD OF TWO. REAL COMMON.

ISAIAH 21:9

'HERE COMES' OR 'HERE IT COMES'

SOUTHERN EXPRESSION THAT IS USED AS AN EXCLAMATION OF ARRIVAL.

ISAIAH 22:4

'LOOK AWAY'

LOOK AWAY DIXIELAND. PUN INTENDED!!!!

ISAIAH 22:7-12

'LAST DITCH EFFORT'

WHEN YOU HAVE DONE ALL THAT YOU COULD DO AND SUDDENLY COME UP WITH WHAT YOU THINK IS ONE MORE PLAN THAT MAY WORK, YOU SAY THIS IS THE LAST DITCH EFFORT! SOMETIMES IT IS. I AM AMAZED AS I PUT THIS BOOK TOGETHER TO SEE HOW GOD WORKS HIS WORD IN EVERYMAN'S SPEECH EVEN FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE AN OBSCURE PASSAGE. GOD IS ABLE TO PUT THE VERSES TOGETHER SO EVEN A DUMMY LIKE ME WILL FIND THE SAYING AND THE MEANING. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE MEANING GOD PUTS ON THE SAYING STAYS THE SAME EVEN WHEN THE WORLD TRIES SO DESPERATELY TO CHANGE IT OR AT LEAST HIDE IT.

ISAIAH 22:13

'EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY'

SEE ECCLESIASTES 8:15 ALSO LUKE 12:19. THIS IS IN HERE TWICE FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD SYSTEM AND HOW IT LIVES AND BELIEVES. IT GIVES YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE AMMO TO PROVE THE POINT.

ISAIAH 22:17,18

'ON THE BALL'

THE WORLD SAYS THIS WHEN SOMEONE IS QUICK AND UNUSUALLY BRIGHT, THEN THEY GIVE THEM THE ATTRIBUTE OF BEING ON THE BALL. ONE OF THOSE ENERGETIC YOUNG FOLKS THAT SEEM TO HAVE EVERYTHING GOING FOR THEM, AND IT APPEARS THEY CAN DO LITTLE WRONG. IN THIS VERSE OF SCRIPTURE THE PEOPLE BEING TALKED ABOUT HERE ARE EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF THE WORLD'S DEFINITION. AS A MATTER OF FACT WHEN GOD PUTS THEM ON THE BALL THEY ARE GOING TO DIE. I WOULD SAY FROM GOD'S PERSPECTIVE THAT BEING ON THE BALL IS A BAD THING FOR SURE.

ISAIAH 22:18

'TURN AND TOSS THEE LIKE A BALL'

BASKET BALL, FOOTBALL, SOCCER, PINBALL MACHINES, ETC. ALL TURNED AND TOSSED BALLS OF SOME KIND.

ISAIAH 22:19

'STATION IN LIFE'

JUST A PERSON'S PLACE, HIS ASSIGNMENT IN LIFE, IF YOU WILL, WHERE HE IS OCCUPYING HIS NICHE.

ISAIAH 23:3

'A MART', 'K-MART', 'WALMART'

THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF 'MART' IS TRADING PLACE OR CENTER FOR TRADE. NOW WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT IN 1993 WE WOULD HAVE K-MART, WALMART, EYEMART, ETC. AND THE AVERAGE PERSON WALKING AROUND HAS NO EARTHLY IDEA WHAT THE WORD MEANS MUCH LESS WHERE IT COMES FROM. YET THE WORLD COPIES THE BIBLE UNKNOWINGLY FOR THEIR OWN DEVICES AND THEN TURNS AROUND AND TRIES TO DENY GOD'S EXISTENCE AND THE BIBLE'S INERRANCE, WHILE MANIFESTING ITS POWER OVER THEIR OWN LIFE AND SPEECH UNWITTINGLY.

ISAIAH 24:11

'CRYING IN YOUR BEER'

THE WORLD'S SARCASTIC WAY OF SAYING QUIT FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF. THIS REFERENCE IS DEALING WITH WINE AND CRYING AND THE ONE IN NUMBERS 21:16,17 IS DEALING WITH BEER AND SO IS JUDGES 9:21-24. WITH THE BLOODSHED GOING ON HERE SOMEONE IS BOUND TO BE CRYING IN 'BEER'.

ISAIAH 27:1

'CROOKED AS A SNAKE'

SURELY THIS AS A WITNESSING VERSE SHOULD BE AS INOFFENSIVE AS YOU CAN GET. WHO AMONG YOU HASN'T HEARD OR USED THIS PARTICULAR PHRASE?

ISAIAH 28:9-25

'PLAIN AS THE NOSE ON YOUR FACE'

THIS IS JUST A SAYING THAT IMPLIES THAT THE UNDERSTANDING OF A THING IS VERY SIMPLE, OR VERY PLAIN TO THE EYE. THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A DIRECT REFERENCE OF NOSE AND PLAIN IN THE BIBLE, SO JUST LOOKING AT THE SENSE OF THE SAYING YOU WILL FIND IN THESE VERSES LISTED THAT GOD IS MAKING A THING SIMPLE SO AS TO BE UNDERSTOOD BY THE HEARER AND THE LAST VERSE HAS THE PLAIN FACE. THIS IS A STRETCH I'M SURE SO I'LL TAKE SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO MAKE IT BETTER.

ISAIAH 28:10

'HERE A LITTLE, THERE A LITTLE'

GOD WAS DEALING WITH THE TEACHING OF KNOWLEDGE, AND HE SAID HE WOULD TEACH A LITTLE HERE AND A LITTLE THERE. IT IS USED THE SAME WAY IN THE WORLD.

ISAIAH 28:20

'SHORT SHEET THE BED'

ANYONE WHO HAS SPENT TIME IN THE MILITARY KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT THIS MEANS. YOUTH CAMPS HAVE HAD FUN WITH IT OVER THE YEARS AS WELL. THE BIBLE EXPLANATION SUMS IT UP.

ISAIAH 28:27

'CARTWHEEL'

WHAT THE KIDS DO IN GYM CLASS OR WHAT IS STILL DOWN IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES INSTEAD OF A RADIAL TIRE ON THEIR DONKEY PULLED TRANSPORTATION.

ISAIAH 29:15,16

'TURNED THINGS UPSIDE DOWN'

WOMEN DO THIS WHEN THEY ARE CLEANING FOR THE SPRINGTIME. WE ALSO DO THIS WHEN WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING WE HAVE LOST. THE BIBLE HAS A SIMILIAR MEANING IN THESE VERSES.

ISAIAH 30:11

'GET..OUT..OF..THE..WAY..' OR 'GET OUT OF MY WAY'

SURELY THIS NEEDS NO EXPLANATION.

ISAIAH 32:17

'PEACE AND QUIET'

WHAT WE ARE ALWAYS ASKING FOR AND THEN WHEN WE GET IT, WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PITTER PAT OF FEET TO LIVEN UP THE QUIET. THE SINNER IS NEVER SATISFIED.

ISAIAH 33:16

'MUNITIONS'

THE MODERN MILITARY TERM FOR AMMO OR BULLETS IF YOU PREFER. WHATEVER YOU USE TO ACTUALLY INFLICT THE PAIN AND DEATH ON THE ENEMY, WHETHER IT IS ROCKS OR HOT OIL, BB'S, OR BULLETS.

ISAIAH 33:23

'TACKLINGS' OR 'TACKLEINGS'

THE NFL PLAYERS CAN TEACH A THING OR TWO ABOUT TACKLING (AND HOLDING). IN THE BIBLE IT IS A BINDING OR A HOLDING WHERE YOU ARE IN PLACE FIRMLY WITH LITTLE CHANCE OF MOVEMENT.

ISAIAH 37:29

'UP YOUR NOSE', 'LED BY THE NOSE', OR 'NOSE OUT OF JOINT'

STREET TALK FOR A SARCASTIC RETORT TO SOMETHING YOU HAVE SAID OR DONE. I.E., UP YOUR NOSE STUPID. NOT AS BAD AS SOME THINGS SAID ON THE STREET I'M SURE. THE SCRIPTURE IS SHOWING THAT A REAL HOOK WILL GO UP A REAL PERSON'S NOSE AND THIS PERSON WILL ACTUALLY BE LED BY THE NOSE. SOME HUSBANDS ARE LED BY THE NOSE BY THEIR WIVES BUT IT DOESN'T INVOLVE A LITERAL HOOK, IT USUALLY IS SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL THING OR EVEN A KIND OF FLESHY CONTROL OF THE MAN. YOU COULD SAY THAT THE MAN LED THIS WAY HAS HIS NOSE OUT OF JOINT, IF PULLED BY A HOOK I'M SURE THIS WOULD TAKE PLACE.

ISAIAH 40:15

'A DROP IN THE BUCKET'

AN INSIGNIFICANT OR VERY SMALL AMOUNT WHEN HELD IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE WHOLE. WE SAY THIS IN EVERY DAY SPEECH FOR EXACTLY THE SAME REASON.

ISAIAH 41:19

'SET'

THIS IS THE WORD WE USE WHEN WE PLANT THINGS EARLY IN THE SPRING. I.E., WE PUT OUT "SETS" OF WHATEVER VEGETABLE WE PLAN TO HARVEST.

ISAIAH 42:7

'PRISON', 'PRISON HOUSE', OR 'PRISONERS'

NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE UPDATED THESE QUAINT DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR WHAT THEY PORTRAY AND AS A MATTER OF FACT THEY ARE EVERYWHERE TODAY BECAUSE OF THE UNBELIEF OF THE BIBLE. KEEP A MAN IN THE BIBLE AND YOU WON'T NEED A PRISON. TAKE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OUT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL AND START BUILDING PRISONS AND ABORTION HOUSES, DETOX FOR DRUG REHAB. BACK TO THE BIBLE OR BACK TO THE JUNGLE, AND THE U.S. OF A. IS ON A DOWNWARD SLIDE TO THE JUNGLE AS FAST AS THE NEWS MEDIA CAN TAKE IT.

ISAIAH 44:7

'CALL! DECLARE'

SOUNDS LIKE A POKER GAME. TELEPHONE CALL PERHAPS? IN POKER YOU CALL THE MAN AND THEN DECLARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO WIN (OR LOSE). WHEN THE PHONE CALL COMES IN YOU ARE SOMETIMES SURPRISED AND SAY 'I DECLARE'.

ISAIAH 44:11

'FELLOWS'

MALE FRIEND AND/OR CO-WORKERS. I.E., HE IS A RATHER NICE FELLOW, OR HE IS A GOOD FELLOW.

ISAIAH 47:6

'SHEW THEM NO MERCY'

WHAT ADOLPH HITLER DID WITH THE JEWS AND OUR CALVARY DID MANY TIMES WITH THE AMERICAN INDIANS. THROUGH OUT HISTORY WHAT ONE ENEMY DID TO THE OTHER.

ISAIAH 47:8

'NOW HEAR THIS'

A FAVORITE PHRASE ABOARD NAVY SHIPS. ALSO USED IN ALL KINDS OF APPLICATIONS TO GET THE LISTENERS ATTENTION BEFORE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.

ISAIAH 47:11

'PUT IT OFF'

WHO OUT THERE HAS NOT DONE THIS AND NEEDS AN EXPLANATION FOR IT?

ISAIAH 48:7

'I KNEW THEM' OR 'I KNEW THAT'

THESE TERMS ARE USED TO SHOW OR EXPRESS FOREKNOWLEDGE OF A PARTICULAR PERSON PLACE OR THING. THE BIBLE USES THE TERM EXACTLY THE SAME WAY, WHICH CAME FIRST THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG. THE BIBLE CAME FIRST.

ISAIAH 48:16

'HEAR YE!'

WHAT YOU HEAR IN THE COURTROOM BEFORE THE JUDGE ENTERS. PERHAPS MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION THEN NOW HEAR THIS.

ISAIAH 50:7

'HE IS STONE FACED', 'SET LIKE A FLINT', 'HE LOOKS HARD', OR 'HE HAS HARD LOOKS'

THIS EXPRESSION HAS A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO BE PUT TOGETHER, MOST ALL OF THEM MEANING HE HAS HARD FEATURES, OR HE HAS HARDENED HIMSELF TO A PARTICULAR POSITION OR IDEALOGY AND WILL NOT BE SOFTENED OR MOVED OF HIS OWN ACCORD. LOOKING AT AN AMERICAN INDIAN IN HIS 50S OR 60S AND YOU CAN SEE THIS PHYSICAL HARDNESS. (YOU CAN'T READ HIS EXPRESSION EITHER.) FOR THE MAN WHO HAS SET HIS FACE HARD LOOK AT THE MARATHON RUNNER IN HIS LAST COUPLE OF MILES. (STERN EXPRESSION OF SELF DETERMINATION.)

ISAIAH 51:23

'YOU LET HIM WALK RIGHT OVER YOU' OR 'HE OR SHE HAS WALKED RIGHT OVER YOU'

SPOKEN IN THE TERMS OF A PERSON HAS USED YOU FOR THEIR OWN GAINS OR HAS SAID OR DONE SOMETHING THAT HAS ALLOWED THEM TO ADVANCE IN THE WORK PLACE AHEAD OF YOU AT YOUR EXPENSE. USUALLY NOT THE PHYSICAL THING YOU FIND HERE IN SCRIPTURE, BUT USED ALL THE TIME ANYWAY AS A FORM OF SPEECH COMMON TO OUR TONGUE AND EAR.

ISAIAH 52:5

'WHAT HAVE WE HERE?'

GOOD QUESTION, BUT USUALLY ASKED UNDER EMBARRASSING OR DIFFICULT SITUATIONS. CAN BE VERY HARD TO ANSWER WHEN YOUR HAND IS IN THE COOKIE JAR, TITHE PLATE, OR ON ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE, ETC.

ISAIAH 52:8

'EYE TO EYE'

A PHRASE USED TO SHOW AGREEMENT ABOUT SOMETHING BETWEEN TWO PARTIES. OF COURSE SOMETIMES WE DON'T SEE EYE TO EYE ON SOMETHING AND THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY.

ISAIAH 53:7

'LIKE A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER'

THIS PICTURES INNOCENCE BEING LED TO ITS DEATH WITH ABSOLUTELY NO DEFENSE. A LAMB IS DEFENSELESS, IT JUST STANDS AND DIES. THIS IS SAID WHEN THE LITTLE GUY GOES TO BATTLE WITH THE BIG UGLY MEAN GUY. SOMETIMES THE OUTCOME IS NOT ALWAYS AS IT LOOKS HOWEVER. JESUS WAS THE LAMB THAT TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD AND HE WAS LED AS A LAMB, BUT HE LAID DOWN HIS OWN LIFE FOR US WILLINGLY AND WHEN HE COMES BACK TO TAKE OVER HIS KINGDOM THE WORLD WILL SEE THE LION SIDE OF THIS LAMB. BETTER WATCH OUT, HE CAN AND WILL BITE THE SECOND TIME HE COMES.

ISAIAH 54:16

'BLACKSMITH'

IN THE OLD DAYS THIS WAS THE MAN THAT KEPT THE HORSES AND BUGGIES ROLLING AND NOW HE IS THE ONE THAT DOES THE ORNAMENTAL WORK WITH 'BLACK' IRON. THE JOB INVOLVES HEATING UP THE COALS THAT MAKE THE IRON GLOW CHERRY RED AND BECOME PLIABLE ENOUGH TO FASHION IN THE FORMS WANTED. THE BIBLE NEVER GETS OUT OF DATE, EVEN WHEN THE WORLD THINKS IT IS ANTIQUATED.

ISAIAH 56:10

'LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE!'

THE WORLD SAYS THIS WHEN THINGS ARE RUNNING SMOOTH IN A PERSON'S LIFE, DON'T MESS WITH THINGS. IT IS LIKE DON'T ROCK THE BOAT, OR IF IT DOESN'T STINK DON'T STIR IT. IF EVERYTHING IS FINE AND YOU WALK PAST A BIG UGLY SLEEPY DOG LET HIM LIE HE MAY GET UP AND BITE YOU (COULD BE LITERAL). LET'S FACE IT IF YOU ARE CATCHING FISH WHY CHANGE THE BAIT? READ THE VERSE AND YOU WILL SEE THE ORIGINAL SLEEPING DOG. BETTER READ II TIMOTHY 2:15 IF YOU THINK THESE ARE ORDINARY CANINES.

ISAIAH 56:11

'QUARTER'

A MILITARY TERM USED FOR PROVISIONS.

ISAIAH 58:8

'IT DAWNED ON ME', 'IT JUST DAWNED ON ME', OR 'THE LIGHT JUST CAME ON'

THE CARTOONS DRAW A LIGHT BULB ON THE CHARACTER'S HEAD WHEN HE FINALLY GETS AN IDEA, OR HE SUDDENLY REALIZES WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND HIM. WE SAY THIS WHEN THE THING 'HITS' US AND WE HAVE GRASPED THE MEANING OF IT. DAWN OF COURSE IS THE BREAKING OF LIGHT ON A NEW DAY AND THE START OF SOMETHING NEW. IT ALSO GIVES US A FRESH START FROM THE RIGORS OF YESTERDAY.

ISAIAH 60:1

'RISE AND SHINE'

POPULAR WAKE UP GREETING FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD. THE SUN OF COURSE DOES THIS AND IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE TRUE 'SON' YOU SHOULD BE DOING THIS ALSO. JOB 11:7 AND MATTHEW 13:43 ARE GOOD VERSES FOR THE CHILD OF GOD TO LET HIS LIGHT SHINE. (YOU DO HAVE TO RISE TO BE ABLE TO SHINE.) I SUGGEST RISING IN PRAYER WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO MAKE THE DAY SHINE.

ISAIAH 64:8

'POTTER'

POTTERS STILL WORK WITH CLAY EVEN THOUGH IT IS MORE DECORATIVE IN THE UNITED STATES THEN UTILITARIAN, IT IS STILL THE SAME PROFESSION.

ISAIAH 65:5

'HOLIER THEN THOU'

WHAT STREET WORKER OR PERSONAL WITNESS HAS NOT HEARD THIS USED AGAINST THEM ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS, USUALLY IN A DEROGATORY FASHION? DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION YOU COULD TURN IT AROUND ON THEM AND TELL THEM YOU ARE HOLIER THAN THEY BUT BE SURE YOU GIVE THEM THE GOSPEL AND LET THEM KNOW WHY YOU ARE. PERHAPS YOU COULD CONVINCE THEM TO TRUST JESUS AND BEGAN TO BE HOLIER THAN THEY ARE AT THE PRESENT TIME!*************USE THESE, THEY WORK******* CAN'T CATCH FISH IF YOU ARE NOT FISHING******BE YE FISHERS OF MEN********

ISAIAH 66:8

'HAVE YOU EVER HEARD SUCH A THING?'

SOME STORY THAT SEEMS TO BE HARD TO BELIEVE OR AT BEST FAR OUT IN LEFT FIELD WILL ELICIT THIS RESPONSE. THE LORD IS ASKING THIS QUESTION IN RELATION TO THE BIRTH OF HIS NATION AND BECAUSE OF THE IMPROBABILITY OF AN EVENT LIKE THIS, THE SAYING IS FORMED INTO A QUESTION.

ISAIAH 66:20

'LITTERS'

THIS IS THE STILL THE WORD THAT IS USED TODAY FOR THE STRETCHERS THAT CARRY THE SICK AND WOUNDED WHETHER IN THE SERVICES OR ON THE HIGHWAY OR IN THE HOSPITALS.

JEREMIAH 2:13

'THAT WON'T HOLD WATER'

AN EXPRESSION THAT CONVEYS WITH IT THE MEANING THAT THE OBJECT IS NO GOOD. USED TO SHOW AN IDEA YOU HAVE IS VALUELESS. A THEORY YOU PROPOSE TO SOMEONE THAT HAS TRIED IT ALREADY AND IT FAILED IS LIKELY TO TELL YOU THAT IT WON'T HOLD WATER INSTEAD OF IT WON'T WORK, THIS IS ACTUALLY THE ROOT DEFINITION OF THE SAYING.

JEREMIAH 2:36

'GAD ABOUT'

A PERSON RUNNING ABOUT LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINMENT OR EXCITEMENT. FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE WITH NO EXPRESSED GOAL OR DIRECTION IN MIND OTHER THAN SATISFYING THE FLESH.

JEREMIAH 2:37

'HANDS ON THE HEAD'

THIS IS REALLY NOT A VERBAL EXPRESSION BUT MORE OF A PHYSICAL ONE THAT IS DESCRIBING GRIEF OVER SOMETHING YOU HAVE JUST DONE. IT IS HOWEVER, ACCOMPANIED WITH THE VERBAL EXPRESSION 'OH MY GOD!'.

JEREMIAH 3:8

'SHUT OUT' OR 'SHUT UP'

WHO AMONG YOU HAVE NEVER UTTERED THE WORDS SHUT UP?WHAT PARENT OUT THERE HAS NOT TRIED TO SHUT OUT HIS CHILDREN'S COMMOTION AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.

JEREMIAH 4:22

'SOTTISH' OR 'SOTT'

WE CALL A DRUNK A SOT DRUNK. THOROUGHLY DRUNK.

JEREMIAH 5:13

'WINDBAG' OR 'WINDBAGS'

SOMEONE WHO IS FULL OF HOT AIR. I.E., A LOT OF TALK (WHICH OF COURSE IS JUST WIND). SOMETIMES CALLED A GAS BAG.

JEREMIAH 6:11

'CAN'T HOLD IT IN ANY LONGER'

AFTER PEOPLE REACH A CERTAIN SPOT CONCERNING A THING THEY ARE SAID TO BE 'FULL UP' AND WHEN THEY REACH THIS POINT THEY ARE GOING TO EXPLODE . HENCE WE SAY THEY CAN'T HOLD IT IN ANY LONGER, JUST AS THE LORD WAS SAYING IN THIS VERSE.

JEREMIAH 10:1-4

'CHRISTMAS TREES'

THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD CALLS THEIR EVERGREEN TREE THAT THEY DECORATE SOMETIME IN DECEMBER TO CELEBRATE THE 25 DAY OF DECEMBER. SOMETIMES CALLED X-MASS, BUT MORE OFTEN CHRIST'S-MASS OR CHRISTMAS. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THAT IS GOING TO DRAW SOME COMMENTS FROM THE BRETHREN AS SURE AS THE WORLD. A 'BIBLE-BELIEVER' KNOWS WHAT THE 25TH DAY OF DECEMBER AND IT IS NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST'S BIRTHDAY. YOU MAY CELEBRATE IT IF YOU WISH IT IS STILL A PARTIALLY FREE COUNTRY BUT DON'T CONFUSE A PAGAN HOLIDAY FOR SOMETHING SPIRITUAL. THIS DATE IS BASICALLY A WAY FOR RETAILERS TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE BUSINESS YEAR. LOOK AT THE VERSES CLOSE NOW AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IT IS THE PAGANS THAT CUT DOWN A TREE AND DECORATE IT NOT THE CHILDREN OF GOD. SANTA CLAUS IS THE WORLD'S FALSE GOD TO REPLACE JESUS, THE SIMILITUDE'S BETWEEN THE TWO ARE INCREDIBLE BUT NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR AN IN DEPTH STUDY ON SANTA CLAUS.

JEREMIAH 10:17

'WARES' OR 'HOUSEWARES'

THE GOODS THAT THE OLD TIME TRAVELING PEDDLER USED TO BRING TO THE DOOR. POTS, PANS, FLOUR, GENERAL BRIC-A-BRAC FOR RUNNING THE HOME.

JEREMIAH 11:5

'SO BE IT'

THIS IS USED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE PERSON SAYING IT IS ACTUALLY LENDING HIS AGREEMENT WITH WHAT IS BEING DONE OR SAID. NO ONE IS ACTUALLY ASKING PERMISSION TO DO SOMETHING BUT IT IS IMPLIED YOU ARE ASKING FOR AGREEMENT AND/OR A BLESSING ON THE ACTION. SOMETIMES JUST LEAVE IT ALONE IS THE MEANING IMPLIED.

JEREMIAH 13:10

'GOOD FOR NOTHING'

EVERYDAY SAYING THAT IS ALMOST ALWAYS SLANDEROUS IN USAGE. NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WANTS TO BE THOUGHT OF AS USELESS LEAST OF ALL CALLED THIS BY THEIR CREATOR. THE WORLD IS REAL FLIPPANT TO USE THIS SAYING WHEN IN REALITY MOST THINGS AND OR PEOPLE ARE GOOD FOR SOMETHING SOMEWHERE. TO BE TOTALLY USELESS WOULD SEEM TO BE QUITE A FEAT. THIS SCRIPTURE SEEMS TO BE A STATEMENT OF FACT AND WHEN YOU SEE THE ONE IN MATTHEW IT SEEMS TO BE OPEN ENDED QUESTION. MATTHEW 5:13

JEREMIAH 13:23

'CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE HIS SPOTS'

A QUESTION ASKED WITH TONGUE IN CHEEK ABOUT SOMEONE'S BEHAVIOR, KNOWING FULL WELL HE OR SHE CANNOT OR WILL NOT CHANGE. THE LEOPARD IS NOT IN CHARGE OF CHANGING HIS SPOTS, ONLY GOD CONTROLS THIS.

JEREMIAH 14:4

'CHAPT' OR 'CHAPPED'

PARCHED OR DRY LIPS ARE SAID TO BE CHAPPED, EXACTLY AS THIS GROUND IN THE BIBLE IS.

JEREMIAH 14:17

'BLOW'

THIS IS THE BLOW OF THE BOXER, NOT THE BLOW OF THE WIND ON YOUR FACE. I.E., A BLOW TO THE HEAD, STOMACH, SHOULDER, ETC. IN THE SCRIPTURE IT SEEMS THAT THIS BLOW IS MUCH MORE SERIOUS THAN THE ONE IN PSALMS 39:10.

JEREMIAH 15:5

'HOW YOU DOING?','HOW DO YOU DO?' OR 'HOWDY'

COMMON GREETING AROUND THE WORLD. CONVERSATION STARTER OF SORTS.

JEREMIAH 19:3

'ARE YOUR EARS TINGLING' OR 'ARE YOUR EARS BURNING?'

THIS IS THE EXPRESSION WE USE WHEN WE THINK SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT US.

JEREMIAH 22:20

'LOVERS'

WORD THAT IS WIDELY USED TODAY BY THE NEWS MEDIA TO COVER UP THE REAL TERMS THAT DESCRIBE THE ACTION INVOLVED. I.E., FORNICATORS, ADULTERERS, LUST, LASCIVIOUSNESS, PERVERTS, QUEERS, ETC. SAME SEX MARRIAGES ARE DESCRIBED IN THE NEWS MEDIA, AS LIFE UNIONS WITH LOVE PARTNERS, AND OTHER ASSORTED DOUBLESPEAK TERMS. THE BIBLE MEANING IS CLOSE TO THE REALITY OF WHAT THE WORLD IS USING THE TERM FOR.

JEREMIAH 28:5-9

'TURNED UP'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN THE "HEAT" IS GETTING HOTTER. WHEN YOU ARE APPLYING PRESSURE TO SOMEONE AND IT IS NOT QUITE ENOUGH, YOU TURN IT UP.

JEREMIAH 29:13

'WITH ALL YOUR HEART'

USUALLY IN A VOW TAKING SOME SORT OF OATH. USED AT MARRIAGES AND OTHER INITIATIONS.

JEREMIAH 32:10-12

'SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED'

WHATEVER THE PROJECT IS, IT IS FINISHED. I.E., COMPLETED JOB. THE JOB WAS TO PAY FOR A FIELD AND TAKE CARE OF THE PAPERWORK IN THE BIBLE, AND AS THE WORLD SAYS THAT THE JOB IS NOT THROUGH UNTIL THE PAPERWORK IS DONE SO GOES THIS CASE IN THE BIBLE.

JEREMIAH 34:14-17

'IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER'

WHEN YOU TELL YOUR TEENAGE KIDS TO DO SOMETHING THIS IS USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS. GOD TOLD HIS PEOPLE TO SOMETHING AND THEY WOULD NOT INCLINE THEIR "EAR" AND IN VERSE 17 THEY WERE ACTING LIKE THEY NEVER EVEN HEARD HIM. I.E., IN WENT IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER.

JEREMIAH 36:18

'HE TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH'

THIS IS WHEN SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING THAT YOU WERE JUST GOING TO SAY. IN THE SCRIPTURE YOU WILL SEE THAT BARUCH ACTUALLY TOOK THE WORDS OF JEREMIAH AND WROTE THEM DOWN. HE LITERALLY TOOK THEM OUT OF JEREMIAH'S MOUTH.

JEREMIAH 36:21

'FETCH IT' OR 'GO FETCH IT'

ALTHOUGH USED ON YOUR DOG AS A TRAINING COMMAND, THE WORD FETCH IS STILL WIDELY USED IN RURAL AREAS.THE WORD IS JUST A BIBLE WORD FOR RETRIEVE OR GET THE OBJECT OR OBJECTS IN QUESTION.

JEREMIAH 36:23

'PENKNIFE'

EVEN THE COMMON ORDINARY SMALL POCKET KNIFE OR PENKNIFE IF YOU WILL SHOWS UP IN THE BIBLE. THIS VERSE GIVES THE KNIFE A BAD NAME HOWEVER, WHEN YOU GO AFTER THE BIBLE YOU WILL NOT COME AWAY UNSCATHED. BE VERY WARY WHEN MESSING WITH GOD'S BOOK. THIS VERSE ALSO PRESENTS A PROBLEM FOR SOME SCHOLARS, THAT IS IF THESE ORIGINALS ARE GONE AND THEN REPLACED WITH A NEW COPY, WHAT THEN? NO ONE CAN REFER BACK TO THE ORIGINALS!! II TIMOTHY 2:15.

JEREMIAH 38:9

'HE IS LIKE TO DIE'

LIKE IS INTERCHANGED WITH THE WORD LIKELY OR A TENDENCY OR PROPENSITY TO DO SOMETHING, INCLINED TO DO. I.E.,PROBABLY.

JEREMIAH 47:6

'SCABBARD'

THE CONTAINER THAT HOLDS THE DAGGER OR THE SWORD.

JEREMIAH 48:11

'AT EASE'

A MILITARY TERM LIKE PARADE REST. I.E., STAND IN FORMATION BUT NOT AT ATTENTION.

JEREMIAH 48:45

'THE FORCE'

ALL THE MOVIE WATCHERS THAT HAVE SEEN THE STAR WARS FILMS WILL REMEMBER THIS SAYING REAL WELL. THE FORCE IN THIS VERSE IS ALLUDING TO THE POWER OF GOD (THE ONLY REAL "FORCE").

JEREMIAH 50:21

'WASTE HIM'

STREET TALK, GANGSTER TALK, POLICE SPEAK, ALL WITH THE MEANING OF TO KILL SOMEONE. I.E., DEAD.

JEREMIAH 50:25

'ARMORY' OR 'ARMOIRES'

HOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY? THE WORD USED FOR A PLACE TO HOLD WEAPONS.

JEREMIAH 50:27

'SLAUGHTER'

WHAT WE DO TO THE ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED FOR FOOD. ALL THESE ANIMALS IN THIS VERSE SEEM TO BE SLAUGHTERED BUT NOT FOR FOOD.

JEREMIAH 51:17

'BRUTE', 'BRUTISH' OR 'BRUT'

WHAT A MAN IS BY NATURE OF HIS KNOWLEDGE, ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD. THE MAKERS OF THE COLOGNE DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHERE THEIR NAME "BRUT" CAME FROM BUT HERE IT IS ANYWAY.

JEREMIAH 51:20

'BATTLE AXE'

THE OLD WOMAN THAT IS MEAN AS A SNAKE IS USUALLY REFERRED TO AS AN OLD BATTLE AXE. ALSO A WEAPON USED IN BATTLE TO KILL FOLKS AND BREAK THINGS.

JEREMIAH 51:58

'FOLK' OR 'FOLKS

ORDINARY PEOPLE, JUST COMMON FOLK, OTHER THAN SNOBBISH OR UPPITY PEOPLE.

JEREMIAH 52:34

'DIET'

THE MOST HORRIBLE WORD IN THE DICTIONARY TO A FAT PERSON. DIE-TUMMY MUST BE WHAT IT IS ABBREVIATING. IF IT TASTES GOOD, SPIT IT OUT. IN TRUTH THE WORD JUST MEANS PORTION. WHETHER IT IS STEAK OR PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY, SPINACH OR ICE CREAM, WHATEVER THE FOODS THAT YOU EAT IS YOUR DIET OR PORTION.

LAMENTATIONS 1:2

'LOVE SICK'

SHE WAS LOVE SICK SO SHE CRIED ALL NIGHT LONG. THE WORLD'S USAGE IS WHEN A PERSON IS SO IN LOVE THEY CAN'T SLEEP, EAT, OR ANYTHING. THE BIBLE CASE HERE SEEMS TO BE THE REVERSE OF THAT. SHE WAS SICK AND TIRED OF HER LOVERS, NO COMFORT FROM ANY SIDE AND SHE DIDN'T WANT TO EVEN SEE THEM. SEE ALSO SONG OF SOLOMON 2:5. ONE SEEMS TO SAY IN LOVE AND THE OTHER SAYS SICK OF LOVE, BUT THE WORLD USES THESE INTERCHANGEABLY.

LAMENTATIONS 1:9

'MAGNIFIED HIMSELF'

BOXERS DO THIS TRADITIONALLY BEFORE A FIGHT. THEY WILL WALK AROUND WITH THEIR CHEST PUFFED OUT AND THE ARMS BULGED UP TRYING TO PSYCH OUT THE OPPONENT. THE ANIMAL KINGDOM HAS THE PUFFER FISH AND LIZARDS AND SNAKES THAT ALL PUFF UP TO FRIGHTEN OFF AN ATTACKER. TRYING TO LOOK BIGGER OR ACT TOUGHER IS AN AGE OLD WAY OF STAYING OUT OF A FIGHT OR GETTING AN EDGE IF YOU HAVE TO FIGHT.

LAMENTATIONS 1:19

'GAVE UP THE GHOST' OR 'GIVE UP THE GHOST'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN SOMEONE DIES. SEE ALSO GENESIS 25:8 AND ACTS 5:5.

LAMENTATIONS 2:1

'FOOTSTOOL'

A STOOL TO PUT YOUR FOOT UPON. I.E., TO GET INTO HIGH KITCHEN CABINETS.

LAMENTATIONS 2:8

'RAMPART'

A DEFENSIBLE POSITION THAT THE MILITARY SEEKS TO OCCUPY WHEN IN ARMED CONFLICT.

LAMENTATIONS 2:11

'CAN'T SEE FOR THE TEARS'

HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE SAD OR GLAD. A CONTINUAL FLOW OF TEARS WILL CAUSE YOU TO NOT BE ABLE TO SEE. I.E.,EYES FAIL FOR TEARS.

LAMENTATIONS 2:13

'BREACH'

AN OPENING OR GAP OR EVEN A INTERRUPTION IN SOMETHING. A BREACH OF PROMISE, TRUST, OR FAITH. A BREACH IN THE BODY CAN BE A HERNIA. IN SCRIPTURE THIS ONE SEEMS TO BE A VERY LARGE ONE AS OPPOSED TO THE MULTIPLE LITTLE ONES THAT AFFLICTED JOB.

LAMENTATIONS 3:7

'HEMMED UP' OR 'HEM HIM UP'

WHEN A PERSON FINDS HIMSELF IN AN INESCAPABLE POSITION HE IS SAID TO BE HEMMED UP.

LAMENTATIONS 3:21

'LET ME REMEMBER' OR 'IF I RECALL'

TRYING TO PULL SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR MEMORY WILL ELICIT THESE RESPONSES. AS YOU GET OLDER YOU WILL FIND YOUR RECALL WILL GET A BIT HARDER. (THE COBWEBS HAVE YOUR CASSETTES FOULED OR YOUR HARDRIVE HAS TROUBLE FINDING IT'S MEMORY, IT IS ALL PART OF THE AGING PROCESS.)

LAMENTATIONS 3:34

'LETS STOMP THEM'

WHAT THE WORLD SAYS BEFORE SOME COMPETITION, WHERE TWO SIDES COME TOGETHER TO DETERMINE WHO IS THE BEST. IT IS NOT LITERAL LIKE THIS VERSE IS SHOWING. IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH SOME STREET GANGS THIS SAYING TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING. THAT IS WITH THE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND THE PROLIFERATION OF HEAVY DRUGS BEING USED, WHEN TWO OF THESE FACTIONS COME TOGETHER THERE IS GOING TO BE BLOOD SHED. I.E., SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET STOMPED. THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS NEVER GOING TO STOP UNTIL JESUS GETS BACK, IT IS BEST TO TRY TO STAY OUT OF THE WAY AND WIN THE SOULS YOU CAN.

LAMENTATIONS 3:44

'CAN'T GET A PRAYER ANSWERED' OR 'YOU HAVEN'T GOT A PRAYER'

A LOST MAN WILL ACTUALLY SAY THIS WHEN HIS OUTLOOK ON SUCCESS BEGINS TO LOOK DIM OR UNPROMISING AT BEST. A SAVED MAN SAYS THIS WHEN HE CAN'T GET WHAT HE WANTS WHEN HE WANTS IT.

LAMENTATIONS 3:49

'CAN'T YOU STOP CRYING?' OR 'PLEASE STOP YOUR CRYING'

I KNOW THAT ECCLESIASTES SAYS THERE IS A TIME FOR CRYING, BUT SOMETIMES YOU WOULD LIKE THEM TO STOP JUST SO THEY CAN LISTEN TO YOU AND GET THEIR FEET BACK ON THE GROUND (REAL EMOTIONAL WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS). THESE EXPRESSIONS ARE UNIVERSAL IN NATURE AND REGARDLESS OF THE CULTURE OR LOCATION THESE EMOTIONS ARE GIVEN TO ALL PEOPLE BY GOD.

LAMENTATIONS 3:49

'INTERMISSION'

PLAYS, MOVIES, BALL GAMES, ETC. ALL HAVE INTERMISSIONS TO GIVE YOU A BATHROOM BREAK, OR STRETCH BREAK. I.E., A STOP IN THE ACTION.

LAMENTATIONS 3:51

'HEARTSICK'

NO ONE OVER THE AGE OF 21 SHOULD HAVE NEED OF AN EXPLANATION FOR THIS ONE. YOU COULD ALSO USE THIS VERSE FOR FOLKS WITH REAL PHYSICAL HEART PROBLEMS. GOD'S USAGE HERE IS THE KIND WHERE YOU JUST CRY AND CAN'T FIX THE HURT. (LOSS OF A LOVED ONE IS THE EASIEST TO PICTURE.)

LAMENTATIONS 3:64

'GIVE THEM WHAT THEY HAVE COMING' OR 'THEY WILL GET WHAT IS COMING TO THEM'

YOU ALWAYS REAP WHAT YOU SOW. (GALATIANS.6:7) IT IS A UNIVERSAL TRUTH.

LAMENTATIONS 4:8

'BLACKER THAN COAL'

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SAYINGS THAT WILL MAKE MANY OF THE BRETHREN CRINGE, BUT IT IS IN THE BIBLE AND IT IS ON THE STREETS SO IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT PLEASE SKIP OVER IT. (I ASKED A BROTHER OF MINE WHO HAPPENS TO BE COLORED AND HE JUST LAUGHED AND ACKNOWLEDGED IT WAS TRUE WITHOUT GETTING UPSET AT ALL). THIS SAYING IS USED ON THE COLORED FOLK THAT ARE DARKER THAN WHAT IS THE AMERICAN NORM. HOWEVER THE SKIN DARKNESS IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES IS ALMOST UNIVERSALLY DARKER IN THE WHOLE POPULATION. SEE ALSO LAMENTATIONS 5:10, ALTHOUGH THIS IS A CASE OF YOUR SKIN CHANGING COLOR. SAD TO SAY BUT MANY HEARTS OF CHRISTIANS ARE ABOUT THIS BLACK WHEN IT COMES TO SERVING GOD.

LAMENTATIONS 4:15

'SOJOURN'

SHORT STAY OR VISIT.

LAMENTATIONS 4:18

'TRACKER' OR 'TRACKING YOUR QUARRY'

THIS IS ESSENTIALLY WHAT A GOOD HUNTER MUST DO., HE MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO READ THE STEPS OF HIS PREY TO DETERMINE WHAT IT IS FIRST. HE CAN THEN DETERMINE SIZE, SEX, GENERAL DIRECTIONAL HEADING, AND WHETHER HE IS GOING TO KILL IT OR CAPTURE IT. A GOOD HUNTER LEARNS HIS PREY BEFORE HE EVER SEES IT JUST BY HUNTING IT'S "STEPS" OR TRACKS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO HUNT SOULS IN A CATHOLIC COMMUNITY YOU BETTER KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THEM FIRST BEFORE YOU FACE ONE AND GET BLOODY. IT WOULD ALSO HOLD TRUE FOR ANY OF THE OTHER UMPTEENTH OTHER CULTS ON THEIR WAY TO HELL.

LAMENTATIONS 4:20

'IT WAS THE PITS'

ISRAEL LAMENTING IT'S CAPTIVITY, OR SOMEONE ON THE STREETS COMPLAINING ABOUT THEIR LOT IN LIFE. THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS NEVER OUT OF DATE, AS A MATTER OF FACT IT IS ALWAYS AHEAD OF EVERYONE ELSE. GOD IS THE TREND SETTER AND WHEN THE WORLD WANTS TO MAKE WHAT THEY THINK IS A NEW SAYING OR SLANG PHRASE THEY MUST FIRST COME TO GOD'S WORD TO GET IT.

LAMENTATIONS 4:21

'GET NAKED' OR 'DRUNKS PARTY NAKED'

REAL POPULAR AMERICAN PASTIME (SIN IS ALWAYS POPULAR WITH THE WORLD'S CROWD). DRUNKS USUALLY GET NAKED, IT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY. THIS IS MORE OF A DO THING THAN A SAY THING BUT THE STREET PEOPLE SPEND A LOT OF TIME THIS WAY OR TRYING TO GET SOMEONE ELSE THIS WAY IF THEY CAN. IT IS BEST EXPRESSED AS A BARROOM CLICHE OF SORTS AND THE BIBLE BEARS WITNESS TO THE TRUTH OF IT.

LAMENTATIONS 5:3

'ORPHANS' AND 'WIDOWS'

THESE ARE STILL THE WORDS FOR THE FATHERLESS AND HUSBANDLESS PEOPLE OF TODAY.

LAMENTATIONS 5:17

'FAINT-HEARTED'

THE BIBLE ATTRIBUTES THIS PHRASE TO HAVE AN UNDERLYING CAUSE OF SIN. IN THE WORLD A PERSON IS DESCRIBED AS FAINT-HEARTED WHEN HE WON'T OR CAN'T DO SOMETHING OR OTHER. I BET IF WE CHECKED IT OUT YOU WOULD FIND THAT WHAT THE PERSON WAS GOING TO DO WOULD BE SOME KIND OF SIN AND HIS CONSCIENCE CONVICTS HIM OF IT SO HE DOESN'T COMPLETE THE THING.


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