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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EZEKIEL 1:20,21

'BIG WHEEL'

SOMEONE WHO THINKS HE IS SOMEBODY AND CAN ROLL OVER THE LITTLE FOLKS. HE OR SHE THINKS REAL HIGH OF THEMSELVES, LIKE A 'BIG SHOT'.

EZEKIEL 1:24

'LET DOWN THEIR WINGS'

THIS IS WHAT AIRPLANES DO WHEN THEY LAND, THE FLAP IS PART OF THE WING AND TO LOWER IT SLOWS THE LANDING SPEEDS. IF THIS IS STRETCHING A POINT, WHAT ABOUT THE NAVY AIRCRAFT THAT PUTS ITS WINGS UP WHEN IT RESTS AND UNFOLDS THEM WHEN IT IS TIME TO FLY AGAIN ON THE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS BECAUSE OF SPACE CONSTRAINTS.

EZEKIEL 3:1

'EAT YOUR ROLL' OR 'EAT YOUR BISCUIT'

AH BREAKFAST, LUNCH, OR DINNER WITH THE KIDDIES! EAT THIS KID, IT'S GOOD FOR YOU. (THEY HARDLY EVER LISTEN.) TELL THEM IT IS GOOD FOR THEM TO EAT IT BECAUSE THIS WILL KEEP THEM FROM MEETING THE BACKSIDE OF YOUR HAND UPSIDE THEIR HEAD. THAT WOULD BE A GOOD REASON TO EAT IT, RIGHT? NOW! NOW! DON'T HURT THE LITTLE DEARS. THEY JUST DON'T LIKE SPINACH AND WE DON'T WANT TO GIVE THEM A COMPLEX. A WARM HINEY MAKES A GOOD APPETITE. COME TO THINK OF IT ADULTS DON'T CARE MUCH FOR MEDICINE WHEN THEY NEED IT EITHER DO THEY? KIND OF LIKE WHEN GOD GIVES THEM A VERSE THAT IS HARD TO SWALLOW (HE DOES ALL THINGS FOR YOUR GOOD), BUT THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT IT ANYHOW.

EZEKIEL 3:2

'ROLL'

DINNER ROLL? CROISSANT ROLL? PASTRY ROLL?

EZEKIEL 3:9

'HARDHEADED' OR 'HARDHEAD'

I.E., STUBBORN.

EZEKIEL 3:14

'I'M HOT'

I.E., I AM VERY MAD AT THIS TIME.

EZEKIEL 4:11

'FROM TIME TO TIME'

IF YOU DO SOMETHING NOW AND THEN DO IT AGAIN LATER, YOU HAVE DONE IT FROM TIME TO TIME. NOT VERY OFTEN OR BETTER SAID SELDOM. PRETTY WELL SELF EXPLANATORY. SEE ALSO I CHRONICLES 9:25.

EZEKIEL 5:1

'BARBER'S RAZOR'

THANK THE LORD FOR TELLING US WHAT A BARBER DOES AND WHAT THE NAME OF ONE OF HIS TOOLS IS AND WHAT ITS PURPOSE IS. EVEN THOUGH MANY MODERN DAY BOYS AND YOUNG MEN AND SOME OLDER HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE (BARBER) IS FOR BY THEIR OWN ADMISSION OF APPEARANCE.

EZEKIEL 5:10

'SCATTER TO THE WIND'

WHAT THEY DO WITH THE REMAINS OF A CREMATED BODY IF IT IS NOT ON THEIR MANTLE PIECE IN A FANCY URN.

EZEKIEL 7:16

'MOURNING DOVE'

NOT A MORNING DOVE BUT A SORROWFUL (MOURNING) DOVE.

EZEKIEL 7:17

'WEAK-KNEED'

OUR KNEES GET THIS WAY WHEN FEAR OF SOMETHING SETS IN. (REAL FEAR FOR YOUR SAFETY OR SOMEONE ELSE NEAR YOU.)

EZEKIEL 10:2

'LOCOMOTIVE'

SOMETHING THAT HAS WHEELS AND HOT COALS RIGHT? THIS ONE IS FOR FUN. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO COUNT IF YOU DON'T WANT IT TO.

EZEKIEL 11:19

'HARD HEARTED' OR 'SOFT HEARTED'

BOTH OF THESE COME FROM THIS VERSE. WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE WHO FIT THESE TWO EXPRESSIONS, BUT THIS VERSE SEEMS TO TYPIFY THE NEW HEART OF A BELIEVER.

EZEKIEL 12:4

'STUFF'

THE WORD WE USE TO DESIGNATE OUR POSSESSIONS. (IN MOST CASES OUR JUNK).

EZEKIEL 12:14

'BANDS'

THIS WORD IS USED IN THE SENSE OF SMALL GROUPS OF MEN, MOSTLY FIGHTING MEN. THIS TYPE OF FIGHTING MAN IS USED IN GUERRILLA TYPE COMBAT WHERE A SMALL GROUP SNEAKS IN AND DOES ITS DAMAGE AND THEN QUICKLY RETREATS (VERY EFFECTIVE).

EZEKIEL 16:44

'LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER'

BOY, IS THERE A WORLD OF TRUTH IN THIS VERSE. YOU LOOK AT A WOMAN'S MOTHER AND NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN YOU WILL BE MARRYING THE SAME PERSON ONLY YOUNGER. THE DAUGHTER HAS LEARNED FROM THE MOTHER AND SHE WILL GENERALLY PICK UP ALL HER HABITS AND IDIOSYNCRASIES FROM THE MAMMA. WE KNOW THAT A SAVED WOMAN WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM A LOST MAMMA, BUT THAT IS TRUE OF ANYONE THAT IS SAVED AND IS IN THEIR BIBLE. THEY WILL BE A RUGGED INDIVIDUAL. THE BIBLE DOESN'T PRODUCE CLONES, THE HOLY SPIRIT NURTURES FOLKS DIFFERENTLY. ****************A GOOD WITNESS VERSE BECAUSE OF ITS UNIVERSALITY*********

EZEKIEL 18:2

'SOUR GRAPES'

WHEN SOMEONE IS TRYING TO RUIN SOMETHING THEY CAN'T CONTROL WE SAY THEY ARE PUTTING IN SOUR GRAPES. I.E., THEIR INPUT IS SOUR GRAPES BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE HOW THINGS ARE GOING. (IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THEIR IDEA.) SEE ISAIAH 18:5.

EZEKIEL 18:25

'EQUAL RIGHTS' OR 'HIS RIGHTS'

THIS IS CERTAINLY A WORN OUT EXPRESSION NOW THAT WE ARE IN THE END OF THE CENTURY. THE NEWS MEDIA DETERMINES WHO GETS EQUAL RIGHTS AND A BIBLE BELIEVER DOES NOT WIN, PLACE, OR SHOW WHEN IT COMES TO EQUAL ANYTHING. REAL SOON NOW THE LORD IS GOING TO RETURN AND EVERYONE IS GOING TO GET THEIR "EQUAL RIGHTS" AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT. SEE ALSO MALACHI 3:5 FOR ANOTHER CASE OF RIGHTS.

EZEKIEL 19:9

'WARDEN' OR 'WARD'

THE OVERSEER OF A PRISON IS THE WARDEN. THE WORD WARD MEANS KEEP WATCH OVER OR TO GUARD SOMETHING OR SOMEONE. THE OLD ARCHAIC BOOK NEVER SEEMS TO MISS A LICK AND YOU CERTAINLY CAN'T GET IN FRONT OF IT. (HEBREWS 4:12.)

EZEKIEL 20:6

'HAND UP WHEN SWEARING AN OATH'

THIS IS MORE OF A DO THAN A SAY VERSE, BUT WE DO SPEAK THE OATH WHEN WE HOLD UP THE HAND SO I HAVE INCLUDED IT HERE ANYWAY. JOINING THE SERVICE, TESTIFYING IN COURT, BEING SWORN IN AT THE POLICE ACADEMY, BOY SCOUTS, ALL OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND MANY MORE ALL USE THE UPRAISED HAND TO SHOW THEIR ALLEGIANCE WHILE SWEARING OR AFFIRMING AN OATH OF SOME KIND.

EZEKIEL 21:2

'DROP ME A LINE'

USED TO TELL SOMEONE TO WRITE YOU A LETTER OR NOTE. I GUESS BECAUSE THEY DROP THE LETTER IN A POST BOX AND IT IS MADE UP OF LINES OF WRITING. WHATEVER THE RATIONALE PEOPLE STILL USE THIS TODAY AFTER THE LORD COMMANDED EZEKIEL TO DO IT CENTURIES BEFORE.

EZEKIEL 21:7

'HEART MELTING' OR 'HEART MELTS'

NOT LITERAL OF COURSE, OR YOU WOULD DIE, BUT USED WHEN LOVE IS INVOLVED AND THE SIGHT OF THE PERSON CAUSES SUCH FEELINGS OF JOY THAT YOU SAY YOUR HEART MELTS AT THE SIGHT OF HIM OR HER. IN THE SCRIPTURE CASE IT IS A FEAR RESPONSE, THAT ALSO CAUSES WEAK KNEES AND FEEBLE HANDS AT THE SIGHT OF THE SWORD OF THE LORD. WHEN THE LORD UNSHEATHS HIS SWORD WE WILL BE IN FEAR AND AWE OURSELVES AND HE IS NOT GOING TO USE IT ON US (SAVED PEOPLE). THE RESPONSE IS LIKE WHEN YOU SEE THE BLUE LIGHT AND SIREN BEHIND YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING THE PULSE STILL RACES AND THE MIND IS IN GEAR.

EZEKIEL 21:13

'TRIAL'

A TRIAL IS SOMETHING YOU MUST GO THROUGH TO BE PROVEN. THEY HAVE DOG TRIALS AND HORSE TRIALS, THE INDIANS PUT THEIR BRAVES THROUGH TRIALS. A COURT TRIAL IS THE SAME, IT PUTS YOU THROUGH SOMETHING TO PROVE YOUR GUILT OR INNOCENCE.

EZEKIEL 21:15

'ITS ALL WRAPPED UP' OR 'WRAP IT UP'

AT THE END OF SOMETHING OR THE COMPLETION OF SOMETHING YOU WILL HEAR THESE PHRASES. I.E., THE END OF A NEWS CAST, A BALL GAME, THE PERSIAN GULF WAR HAD THIS PHRASE COMING FROM SOME OF THE MILITARY MEN. YOU CAN HEAR THIS IN MEAT PACKING HOUSES ALSO, AND THEY LITERALLY WRAP UP WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED.

EZEKIEL 21:16

'ONE WAY OR ANOTHER'

WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO GET SOMEWHERE OR ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING, WE GENERALLY DO IT 'ONE WAY OR ANOTHER'. I KINGS 18:21. SOMETIMES THE PERSON DOESN'T REALLY CARE WHICH WAY YOU GO JUST GO AND MAKE UP YOUR MIND.

EZEKIEL 21:21

'PARTING OF THE WAY'

THIS IS THE SAYING USED TO SHOW OUR PATHS AND SOMEONE ELSE'S HAVE NOW BEGUN TO TAKE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS,SO THE PARTING OF THE WAY. LIKE A FORK IN THE ROAD.

EZEKIEL 21:21

'THE PARTING OF THE WAY'

USUALLY SOME DISAGREEMENT HAS SET IN AND THEY ARE GOING OFF IN TWO DIRECTIONS. NOT ALWAYS THOUGH, GOD CAN CALL CLOSE FRIENDS IN TWO DIRECTIONS AND THEN OF COURSE YOU WILL HAVE AN AUTOMATIC PARTING OF THE WAY. YOUR CHILDREN GROWING UP WILL CAUSE A PARTING OF THE WAY. TWO STREETS GOING DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS ARE THE PARTING OF THE WAY.

EZEKIEL 21:22

'FORT'

MILITARY INSTALLATIONS HAVE BEEN CALLED FORTS FOR AS LONG AS ANYONE CAN REMEMBER AND THIS IS THE REASON WHY. A PLACE THAT CAN BE DEFENDED MILITARILY. ALL YOUNG BOYS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER BUILD A FORT OF SOME KIND TO PLAY COWBOYS AND INDIANS, WAR, OR SOMETIMES JUST TO KEEP THE GIRLS OUT.

EZEKIEL 21:32

'FUEL TO THE FIRE'

WE SAY THIS WHEN SOMEONE IS TRYING TO ADD SOME TROUBLE TO AN ALREADY HOT SITUATION AND TRYING TO GET IT TO BLOW UP EVEN WORSE THAN IT IS. THE BIBLE INSTANCE SAYS THAT SOMEONE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE BURNT BY GOD'S WRATH AND WILL LITERALLY BE MORE FUEL FOR THE FIRE TO MAKE IT BIGGER.

EZEKIEL 22:12

'EXTORTION'

UNLAWFUL, IMMORAL MEANS BY WHICH YOU STEAL ANOTHER MAN'S GOODS OR PROPERTY.

EZEKIEL 22:19-21

'TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE'

THIS IS SAID WHEN A PERSON HAS TOO MUCH WORK FOR HIM TO ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH OR DO WELL. THE LORD HAS PLENTY OF IRONS IN THE FIRE AND HE CAN HANDLE ALL OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME AND DO IT VERY WELL ALSO.

EZEKIEL 22:28

'DAUB', 'DAUBED', OR 'TO DAUB'

TO PUT ON A LITTLE OF SOMETHING. I.E., PAINT, MAKEUP, MORTAR, STUCCO, ETC.

EZEKIEL 22:30

'STEP INTO THE BREECH'

WE SAY THIS WHEN SOMEONE FILLS SOMEONE ELSE'S SPOT OR NICHE.

EZEKIEL 23:17

'ALIENATION OF AFFECTION'

LEGAL TERM THAT SUPPOSEDLY JUSTIFIES A DIVORCE.

EZEKIEL 24:6

'SCUM'

STREET WORD USED FOR A LOW FORM OF INDIVIDUAL. DEROGATORY TERM USED BY POLICE TO INDICATE THEIR UTTER DISREGARD FOR THIS CLASS OF INDIVIDUAL. ALSO USED TO INDICATE THE FOUL RESIDUE LEFT IN A CONTAINER AFTER THE GOOD STUFF HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT.

EZEKIEL 24:16

'STROKE'

CAN BE A PHYSICALLY APPLIED BLOW OR AN ILLNESS CAUSED BY A BLOOD CLOT THAT CAN CAUSE BLINDNESS AND PARALYSIS. IN THE WORLD'S SENSE OF THE WORD IT CAN ALSO BE A STROKE IN THE SENSE OF A PAT ON THE BACK OR A STROKE LIKE RUBBING A CAT. A GOOD STROKE. THIS ONE IN THE VERSE IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BAD ONE FOR AFTER IT HAPPENS IT LOOKS LIKE THE MAN IS PARALYZED. AS IS THE CASE WITH STROKE VICTIMS MOST OF THE TIME.

EZEKIEL 24:27

'SIGN LANGUAGE'

THE DEAF AND DUMB COMMUNICATE WITH THIS AND OF COURSE NOW MORE ELABORATE ELECTRONIC MEANS. ISN'T IT INTERESTING THOUGH THAT GOD SAID THEY WOULD BE A 'SIGN' TO SOMEONE AND THEN THEIR LANGUAGE WAS CALLED 'SIGN' LANGUAGE. YOU CAN'T GET OVER THIS BOOK.

EZEKIEL 25:3

'AHA!'

JUST THE WORD FOR A LAUGH, SOMETIMES CALLED A HORSE LAUGH. IN THE VERSE GOD IS GOING TO LAUGH LAST AT THE AMMONITES. OF COURSE HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS BEST.

EZEKIEL 25:9

'FRONTIERS'

WHEN THE WEST WAS WILD IT WAS CALLED THIS. MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA CALL THE PART OF THEIR COUNTRIES AWAY FROM THE CITIES THE "FRONTIER" (IT IS WILD AND DESOLATE) WITH LITTLE OR NO POPULATION ANYWHERE NEAR THE AREA.

EZEKIEL 26:7

'COMPANIES'

THE TERM USED FOR A PARTICULAR SIZED GROUP OF MEN IN THE ARMY EXACTLY AS THE BIBLE HAS SHOWN THEM HOW TO NAME THEM.

EZEKIEL 26:9

'ENGINES'

THIS VERSE PROVES HENRY FORD DID NOT HAVE THE FIRST ENGINE. THIS IS A JOKE, RELAX. (MOST PEOPLE WILL LAUGH AT THESE FUNNY ONES BUT WITH SO MANY THIN SKINNED SISSIES WE HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT FOR THEM CAREFULLY SO THEY WON'T GET THEIR FEELINGS HURT.)

EZEKIEL 26:17

'SEAFARING MEN'

MEN THAT STILL MAKE THEIR LIVING FROM THE SEA IN SOME WAY.

EZEKIEL 26:17

'HAUNT'

PEOPLE USE THIS TODAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH HALLOWEEN AND/OR OTHER SITUATIONS WHERE GHOSTS AND UNCLEAN SPIRITS TROUBLE PEOPLE. THE WORD JUST MEANS VISIT AS IT DID IN THIS VERSE AND IF A GHOST IS HAUNTING YOU DOESN'T HE HAVE TO VISIT FIRST?

EZEKIEL 27:8

'PILOTS'

THEY STILL DRIVE OR STEER THE SHIP, AND YOU MUST HAVE A SPECIAL PILOT FOR EACH PORT YOU PLAN TO STOP IN IF YOU ARE ANY SIZE BOAT. HE IS CALLED THE LOCAL PILOT, AND HE IS FAMILIAR WITH ALL THE NAVIGATION NEEDED TO GET INTO HIS HOME PORT.

EZEKIEL 27:9

'CAULKERS'

A DYING ART TO BE SURE BUT STILL A NOBLE PROFESSION, THE MAN THAT SEALS THE BOAT HULL IS THE MAN YOU TRUST TO KEEP IT FROM SINKING OR SPRINGING AN UNEXPECTED LEAK.

EZEKIEL 27:13

'SLAVES'

THE SLAVE TRADE WAS FORMED LONG BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT STARTING IT AS SHOWN IN THIS VERSE.

EZEKIEL 27:15

'EBONY AND IVORY'

NOT REALLY A SAYING BUT IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT A GOD DENYING REPROBATE LIKE PAUL MCCARTNEY HAS TO STEAL GOD'S WORD FOR HIS OWN SONGS. CAN'T HE COME UP WITH HIS OWN TITLES FROM BUDDHA OR WHOEVER HE WORSHIPS NOW? HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EZEKIEL 27:17

'MERCHANT'

WALMART, KROGERS, K-MART, SEARS, PENNEYS, ETC. ALL ARE IN THE SAME BUYING AND SELLING AS THE 'MERCHANTS' OF THE BIBLE. A MAN WHO TRADES, BARTERS, OR BUYS AND SELLS IS A MERCHANT. GOD NAMED THEM AND THEY HAVE STAYED NAMED UP UNTIL TODAY.

EZEKIEL 27:24

'CEDAR CHEST'

WHAT WOMAN DOES NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE FOR HER GARMENTS TO KEEP THE MOTHS FROM EATING THEM. ALSO USED AS A HOPE CHEST TO GATHER THINGS BEFORE MARRIAGE LIKE DISHES, SILVERWARE, LINEN, ETC.

EZEKIEL 27:28

'SUBURBS'

THIS WORD POPS UP A NUMBER OF TIMES. WE USE IT FOR THE AREA OUTSIDE OF THE CITY.

EZEKIEL 28:13

'DON'T FOLLOW THE PIED PIPER' OR 'DON'T GET CAUGHT OWING THE PIPER'

THE FAIRY TALE OF THE PIED PIPER HAD A TRAGIC END WHEN THE PIPER WASN'T PAID PROPERLY, AND IT COST THE TOWN THEIR CHILDREN. THE RATS THAT FOLLOW THE PIPER DROWNED ONE AND ALL. THE PIPER IN THIS VERSE IS THE DEVIL AND DEATH AND HELL FOLLOW HIM. ADAM DIED SPIRITUALLY BY FOLLOWING HIM, AND ALL WHO ARE LOST AND SERVE HIM GET THEIR WAGES PAID IN FULL IN HELL. CHRISTIAN STAY AWAY FROM THE PIPER!!!!!!!!!!!

EZEKIEL 28:13,14

'PAY THE PIPER'

THE WORLD SAYS IF YOU PLAY YOU HAVE TO PAY AND WHEN YOU ARE CAUGHT IT IS TIME TO PAY. I.E., WHAT YOU PLAY WITH DETERMINES THE TYPE OF PAYMENT, QUEERS WILL GET YOU AIDS, OTHER MENS' WIVES WILL GET YOU SHOT, DOPE WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN, STEALING WILL GET YOU NEW CLOTHES AND A NEW ROOM WITH BARS, AND ON AND ON. ALL OF THESE THINGS TO PLAY ARE THE DEVIL'S PLEASURES FOR A SEASON AND BECAUSE HE IS THE PIPER (READ THE VERSES) HIS PAYMENT IS AN ETERNITY IN HELL. ROUGH PAYMENT! TAKE THE FREE GIFT OF GOD (HE ALREADY PAID FOR IT) WHICH IS HIS SON JESUS CHRIST AND GO TO HEAVEN*****GOOD PLACE TO WITNESS**********************

EZEKIEL 28:18

'TRAFFIC'

THIS IS OUR WORD FOR AUTOMOBILES TRAVELING THE HIGHWAYS AND THE BYWAYS. THEY DO USE THE TERM FOR DRUG 'TRAFFIC' WHICH IS MUCH CLOSER TO THE WORD IN SCRIPTURE MEANING TRADE OF SOME SORT.

EZEKIEL 31:17

'MY RIGHT ARM' OR 'MY ARM'

USED IN THE SENSE OF THE MAN THAT HELPS YOU DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING. IN THE CASE OF THE DEVIL'S RIGHT ARM THEY WOUND UP IN HELL WITH HIM.

EZEKIEL 32:6

'RED TIDE'

WHAT SOUTHERN FISHERMAN DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THESE ARE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE BOUNTIFUL SUPPLY OF SEAFOOD THAT SWIMS UP TO THE BEACH FOR THE TAKING.

EZEKIEL 32:8

'SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE CITY' OR 'SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS'

SAID WHEN DRIVING THE INTERSTATES AND COMING CLOSE TO BIG CITIES AT DARK TIME, ALSO WHEN FLYING OVER THEM IN AIRPLANES. THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF HEAVEN AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN IN REAL DARK AREAS (NO CITY LIGHTS) HAVE BEEN ABLE TO NOTICE HOW BRIGHT THE SKY REALLY IS WITH ALL ITS STARS AND NEBULAS. CAN ALSO BE SEEN WHEN FAR OFF AT SEA ON CALM, CLOUDLESS NIGHTS.

EZEKIEL 32:10

'EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF'

JIG IT, IT'S THE COPS. ONCE SPOKEN THE RESPONSIBILITY IS ON YOUR HEAD FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. FEND FOR YOURSELF IS SIMILAR WITHOUT THE URGENCY.

EZEKIEL 33:2

'WATCHMAN'

THE PERSON YOU HIRE OR MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH TO KEEP AND EYE ON YOUR GOODS OR PROPERTY.

EZEKIEL 33:22

'DUMB'

DEAF AND DUMB WERE FOR CENTURIES THE NAMES WE GAVE FOLKS THAT COULDN'T HEAR OR SPEAK, BUT OUR MODERN NEWS MEDIA COULDN'T STAND FOR FOLKS TO THINK MAYBE DUMB WAS AN INSULT TO DO WITH A PERSONS INTELLIGENCE, WHEN ALL GOD MEANT IT TO MEAN WAS THE INABILITY TO SPEAK. WHAT A BLESSING IT WOULD BE IF SOME OF OUR 'STUPID' POLITICIANS WOULD BE STRUCK DUMB AS WELL AS THEIR INNATE STUPIDITY.

EZEKIEL 33:26

'STAND'

NOT A DEER STAND BUT A POSITION THAT A PERSON TAKES AND THEN STAYS PUT. I.E., WHAT IS YOUR STAND ON SUCH AND SUCH AN ISSUE?

EZEKIEL 33:26,27

'THEY THAT LIVE BY THE SWORD SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD'

APPLIES TO ALMOST ANY KIND OF SITUATION, AND FULFILLS GALATIANS 6:7 RATHER COMPLETELY. SEE ALSO MATTHEW 26:52.

EZEKIEL 33:30

'TALKING BEHIND SOMEONE'S BACK'

THIS NEEDS AN EXPLANATION?

EZEKIEL 33:33

'WHEN IT COMES TO PASS'

WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT WAS FORETOLD TO HAPPEN WE SAY 'COME TO PASS'.

EZEKIEL 34:26

'SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS'

TITLE OF A REAL GOOD SONG THAT ALL CHRISTIANS CAN SING REGARDLESS OF THEIR LOT IN THIS LIFE. WE DO NOT GET WHAT WE DESERVE!! THANK THE LORD FOR THAT.

EZEKIEL 35:9

'GHOST TOWN'

THIS VERSE LOOKS LIKE WHERE THE EXPRESSION CAME FROM. ABANDONED CITIES OR DESOLATE CITIES IN THE OLD WEST WERE CALLED GHOST TOWNS AND FOR THE MOST PART UNLESS A TOURIST TRAP WAS BUILT ON THE LOCATION, THEY WERE NEVER REBUILT OR RETURNED TO.

EZEKIEL 36:12-14

'THEY'LL EAT YOU UP' OR 'HE WILL EAT YOU UP'

ANYTIME YOU PLAY ANOTHER MAN'S GAME YOU ARE MOST LIKELY GOING TO LOSE WHATEVER YOU WAGER OR WHATEVER YOU HAVE PLACED A VALUE ON. I.E., A USED CAR SALESMAN IS GOING TO GET YOU TO BUY WHAT HE WANTS TO SELL AT HIS PRICE MOST OF THE TIME. YOU DON'T WAGER YOUR LAND ON A GAME OF HORSESHOES WITH THE STATE CHAMP WHEN YOU ARE JUST LEARNING HOW TO HOLD THE SHOES.

EZEKIEL 37:3

'GOD ONLY KNOWS' OR 'ONLY GOD KNOWS'

IT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT MANY THINGS OF COURSE BUT THE UNSAVED WORLD HAS A FLIPPANT WAY OF SAYING THIS TO HIDE SOMETHING THEY HAVE DONE FROM SOMEONE ELSE.

EZEKIEL 37:4

'ITS AS DRY AS A BONE' OR 'I'M AS DRY AS A BONE'

PRETTY DRY. AN EXPRESSION WE USE TO SHOW THIRST, AS WELL AS A LACK OF RAIN WHEN THE GROUND IS AS DRY AS A BONE.

EZEKIEL 38:9

'STORM TROOPERS'

LO AND BEHOLD EVEN THE FUHRER HAD TO GET HIS TROOPS NAME FROM THE BIBLE

EZEKIEL 38:20

'HE HAS THE WHOLE PLACE SHOOK UP'

SOME PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO DO THIS WITH JUST THEIR PRESENCE, OTHERS USE THEIR TONGUE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. WHEN GOD SHAKES A PLACE HE ALSO DOES IT LITERALLY. I.E., THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN.

EZEKIEL 39:3

'BOW AND ARROWS'

GOD NAMED THEM AND THE NAME STICKS EVEN UP TILL TODAY.

EZEKIEL 39:4

'CHICKEN FEED'

THIS IS A SAYING THAT IS USED TO SHOW HOW LITTLE VALUE SOMETHING HAS. IT'S WORTH IS SO MINIMAL WE SEE THAT THE EXPENSE OF IT IS BUT 'CHICKEN FEED'. THE VALUE OF A DEAD BODY IS NIL, AS A MATTER OF FACT A DEAD BODY TODAY IS A VERY COSTLY ITEM, THE EMBALMING AND THE COSTS OF CASKETS AND BURIAL PLOTS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. IN THIS VERSE AND GEN. 40:19 AND II SAM. 21:10 WE FIND THAT BIRDS EAT THESE VALUELESS BODIES, SO WE GET THE PHRASE CHICKEN FEED.

EZEKIEL 39:14

'PASSENGERS'

WHO KNEW WE WERE ON THE GOOD SHIP EARTH THIS MANY THOUSAND YEARS AGO? BIBLE BELIEVERS. PASSENGERS STILL RIDE ON THINGS THAT TRAVEL.

EZEKIEL 39:17-19

'BLOOD THIRSTY'

IN THE BIBLE IT WAS A LITERAL THIRST FOR BLOOD. IN MODERN DAY USAGE IT JUST MEANS SOMEONE GOING FOR THE JUGULAR TO GET ALL FROM YOU IN ANY KIND OF DEALING HE HAS WITH YOU. WHETHER A BUSINESS DEAL OR SPORTS CONTEST THIS PERSON IS GOING TO GET ALL HE CAN GET. (IN THE PHYSICAL REALM HE MAY INFLICT ENOUGH DAMAGE TO YOU TO DRAW BLOOD, HE JUST WON'T DRINK IT) THERE IS A PARTICULAR RELIGION THAT GETS BLOOD THIRSTY EVERY SUNDAY, BUT UNTIL THE TRIBULATION THEY HAVE TO SETTLE FOR FERMENTED WINE. THE REAL BLOOD IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

EZEKIEL 41:25

'PLANKS'

OUR WORD FOR BOARDS. I.E., PIECES OF WOOD.

EZEKIEL 42:3

'GALLERY'

OUR WORD FOR THE BUILDINGS THAT HOLD ART AND OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GATHERED TOGETHER.

EZEKIEL 44:30

'DOUGH'

THIS IS THE SLANG WORD WE USE FOR MONEY ON THE STREET. INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE PRIEST GETS THE FIRST PART OF THIS DOUGH (READ MONEY). CAN ANY OF YOU BIBLE BELIEVERS THINK OF A CHURCH THAT DOES THIS LITERALLY?

EZEKIEL 47:12

'MEDICINAL LEAVES'

THIS IS A BASIC TRUTH THAT MANY PEOPLE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT. THE VAST MAJORITY OF MEDICINES, HERBS, AND VITAMINS ARE ALL NATURAL. THAT IS THEY COME FROM READILY OBTAINABLE PLANTS AND ROOTS THAT ARE GROWING SOMEWHERE, THEN ARE PICKED AND PROCESSED INTO THE NICE LITTLE PILLS YOU EAT. BEFORE THE PILL MAKERS, GOD HAD ALREADY PROVIDED HEALING IN HIS OWN CREATION. WE HAVE JUST LOST THAT FINE ART OF NATURAL HEALING FOR THE MOST PART. IN THE 70'S THERE BEGAN A RETURN TO NATURAL HEALTH AND NOW IN THE 90'S IT IS A VERY BIG BUSINESS, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THEY SELL ARE NATURAL LEAVES FOR HEALING TEAS AND SOUPS.

DANIEL 1:20

'TEN TIMES BETTER'

PEOPLE USE THIS IN THE SENSE OF BRAGGING (I.E., MY DAD IS TEN TIMES STRONGER THAN YOUR DAD, MY BIKE IS, MY CAR, ETC., ETC.). IN THIS VERSE, DANIEL IS TEN TIMES BETTER THAN THE FALSE PROPHETS.

DANIEL 2:33

'HE HAD FEET OF CLAY' OR 'HE HAD COLD FEET'

WHEN REFERRING TO SOMEONE THIS WAY, IT USUALLY MEANS THAT HE IS STANDING STILL, THAT IS, NOT GOING ANYWHERE. COLD FEET CAN ALSO BE SHOWING FEAR OF SOMETHING OR FEAR OF MOVING FORWARD. BOTH OF THESE HAVE THE SENSE OF NOT BEING ABLE TO WALK ANY FURTHER OR MOVE AT ALL TO THE PERSON THEY ARE POINTED AT.

DANIEL 3:2-7

'IT WAS A SET UP'

DANIEL WAS SURE ENOUGH SET UP AND THE WORLD USES THIS TERM IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY TODAY. AN ADVANCE PREPARATION WHEREBY YOU CATCH SOMEONE IN AN ACTION YOU HAD ALREADY PLANNED ON CATCHING HIM IN (FRAMED).

DANIEL 3:5-6

'DANCE TO THE MUSIC', OR 'YOU HAVE TO PAY THE PIPER'

BEING FORCED TO DO SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT TO DO, BUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT DOING IT ARE WORSE THAN THE ACT ITSELF. I.E., WHEN IT COMES TO (SPIRITUAL OR ANY OTHER KIND) COMPROMISE: MOST PEOPLE DANCE.

DANIEL 3:10

'SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO STAND AND FACE THE MUSIC'

LITERAL IN THIS VERSE, BUT USED TODAY WHEN YOU HAVE TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS OR LACK OF ACTION. MOSTLY IT HAS A BAD CONNOTATION IN THE SENSE THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE A PAYMENT WITH THE FACING.

DANIEL 3:13-25

'ALL BARK AND NO BITE'

PEOPLE SAY THIS WHEN A PERSON IS ALWAYS THREATENING TO DO SOMETHING AND JUST NEVER DOES IT. IT IS A CASE WHERE SOME GUY (USUALLY MALE) IS BRAGGING ABOUT HIS FIGHTING PROWESS AND THEN NEVER SEEMS TO ACTUALLY GET IN A SCUFFLE OR THE DADDY THAT SAYS HE IS GOING TO WHIP THE KIDS BUT NEVER GETS AROUND TO IT. OLD NEBUCHADNEZZAR MADE A NUMBER OF RASH STATEMENTS THAT HE NEVER MADE GOOD BECAUSE THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAW TO IT THERE WAS NO BITE IN HIS BARK.

DANIEL 3:22

'THEY COULDN'T TAKE THE HEAT' OR 'THE HEATS ON'

TODAY'S STANDARD IS YOU CAN'T TAKE SOME KIND OF PRESSURE. YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO 'CUT THE MUSTARD'. IN DANIEL'S DAY, THESE MEN COULDN'T 'TAKE THE HEAT.'

DANIEL 3:22-27

'WHEN YOUR HOT YOUR HOT'

THIS IS A FAIRLY MODERN SAYING MEANING THAT EVERY THING IS GOING YOUR WAY, A CASE WHERE EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH WORKS. IT APPEARS YOU CAN DO NO WRONG WHEN THIS SAYING IS APPLIED TO YOU. THE THREE HEBREW CHILDREN WERE IN THIS SITUATION FOR SURE. THE HEAT WAS AS HOT AS THE KING COULD MAKE IT BUT IT COULD NOT HURT THESE THREE, THEY WERE INVINCIBLE. WHATEVER WRONG THE KING ASCRIBED TO THESE MEN COULD NOT BE BORN OUT BY THIS FIRE, BECAUSE THEY CAME OUT UNHURT. I.E., WHEN YOUR HOT YOUR HOT!

DANIEL 3:25

'A CLOSE SHAVE' OR 'ESCAPED BY A HAIR'

BOTH SAYINGS INFER THAT A PERSON HAS HAD A VERY NARROW ESCAPE FROM A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION, AS IS THE CASE IN THIS SCRIPTURAL REFERENCE. ACTS 21:24 LITERALLY IS A CLOSE SHAVE BUT WHEN WE USE THE EXPRESSION IT IS USUALLY ABOUT THE NARROW ESCAPE FROM CERTAIN DEVASTATION AND NOT THE LITERAL SHAVING OF A FACE OR HEAD.

DANIEL 3:26

'THEY CAME THROUGH WITH FLYING COLORS'

JUST THE WORLD'S WAY OF SAYING THAT SOMEONE HAS ACCOMPLISHED THEIR TASK VERY WELL. I GUESS THE HEBREW CHILDREN CAME THROUGH WITH THE FIERY COLORS OF A FLAME. THIS FLAME WAS SAID TO BE SEVEN TIMES HOTTER THAN NORMAL SO IT IS SAFE TO ASSUME THAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN A ROARING FLAME AND ITS HEIGHT MUST HAVE BEEN REACHING FOR THE SKY. HENCE WE GET FLYING COLORS.

DANIEL 3:27

'THEY COULD TAKE THE HEAT'

SELF EXPLANATORY, BUT THESE MEN, THROUGH JESUS, DID JUST THAT. CAN YOU TAKE THE HEAT OF THE FRONT LINE BATTLE? CHRISTIANITY IS A WAR. ARE YOU RETREATING FROM THE ENEMY OR ADVANCING ON THE LOST?

DANIEL 4:10-18

'I'M STUMPED'

COMMON SAYING WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THE ANSWER FOR A PROBLEM. IN THE BIBLE VERSE IT WAS A DREAM THAT HAD THE MAN PUZZLED, BUT DO YOU NOTICE ALL THE REFERENCES TO A TREE AND THEN A STUMP IN VERSE 15. FINALLY IN VERSE 18 NEBUCHADNEZZAR GIVES UP ON THE INTERPRETATION. I.E., HE IS 'STUMPED.'

DANIEL 4:32-33

'HE WAS PUT OUT TO PASTURE'

TODAY IT MEANS THE MAN OR WOMAN WAS RETIRED BUT OLD NEB'S RETIREMENT WAS LITERAL GRASS, NOT A GOLD WATCH. NEBUCHADNEZZER MADE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING HE WAS GOD (LIKE MANY POLITICIANS OF TODAY) AND IT COST HIM HIS KINGDOM, NOT TO MENTION GETTING PUT ON A VEGETARIAN DIET. I.E., HE WAS PUT OUT TO PASTURE. THIS CASE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT BECAUSE HE WAS "PUT" OUT TO PASTURE. THE NEXT ONE HAS THE SENSE OF JUST WINDING UP IN THE PASTURE OVER THE COURSE OF TIME AS THE LOGICAL PLACE TO BE.

DANIEL 4:33

'OUT TO PASTURE'

THIS IS WHERE THE OLD FOLKS AND OLD ANIMALS ARE PUT TO LIVE OUT THEIR REMAINING DAYS BECAUSE THEY ARE THOUGHT NOT TO BE USEFUL ANYMORE. THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. THE OLDER FOLKS HAVE THE WISDOM EVEN IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH ANYMORE. IF INFIRMITIES KEEP YOU OUT OF THE BATTLE OKAY BUT THE OLDER FOLKS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED FOR GUIDANCE IN THIS DAY AND AGE. GOD PUT THIS MAN IN THE VERSE OUT TO PASTURE TO SHOW HIM WHO WAS IN CHARGE AND HOW LITTLE HE REALLY MEANT IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS. IT WAS A GOOD LESSON AND WELL LEARNED ALSO.

DANIEL 5:1-4

'PARTY ANIMAL'

ONE WHO SPENDS MUCH OF HIS LIFE IN OR AT PARTIES. BELSHAZZAR IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PARTY BOYS. HEROD WOULD PROBABLY ALSO QUALIFY FOR THIS TITLE. THE WORLD THINKS WE CAME FROM MONKEYS AND ARE PRESENTLY STILL EVOLVING, SO YOU HAVE TO HOLD THE DEVIL (GOD OF THIS WORLD) RESPONSIBLE FOR CALLING YOU AN ANIMAL.

DANIEL 5:6

'HE WAS SHAKING IN HIS BOOTS'

PEOPLE SAY THIS WHEN SOMEONE IS FRIGHTENED ABOUT SOMETHING AND THEY DO NOT EVEN HAVE ANY BOOTS ON. IT IS JUST ONE OF THOSE SAYINGS THAT MEAN A PARTICULAR THING REGARDLESS OF THE STRICT INTERPRETATION OF THE PHRASE. THE PEOPLE ARE SHAKING IN THEIR REEBOKS IS NOT FAMILIAR EVEN IF THEY ARE. IT'S BOOTS PERIOD.

DANIEL 5:6

'THEIR KNEES WERE KNOCKING' OR 'HIS KNEES WERE KNOCKING'

YOURS HAVE TOO AND PROBABLY FOR A LOT LESS!!!

DANIEL 5:24-28

'HE COULD SEE THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL' OR 'CAN YOU READ THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL?'

TODAY IT MEANS YOU CAN SEE THE FUTURE BY WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND YOU. THIS VERSE HAS THE MAN LITERALLY SEEING GOD'S HAND WRITING HIS FATE BEFORE HIS VERY EYES.*****REAL GOOD CONVERSATION OPENER.*****

DANIEL 5:26

'HIS NUMBER WAS UP'

THIS USUALLY MEANS YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT AT WHATEVER IT WAS YOU WERE DOING. IN THE BIBLE CASE IT MEANT HE WAS FIXING TO LOSE IT ALL BECAUSE OF HIS SIN. I.E., HIS NUMBER WAS UP.

DANIEL 7:25

'WEAR OUT', 'WEAR DOWN', OR 'WORN OUT'

ALL OF US, AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, HAS BEEN ANY OR ALL THREE OF THESE BY SOMETHING. (GALATIANS 6:9; GET THE PICTURE?)

DANIEL 7:28

'COGITATIONS'

JUST THINKING ABOUT HAVING TO THINK WEARS OUT THE AVERAGE PERSON, MUCH LESS THE ACT ITSELF.

DANIEL 8:25

'FOREIGN POLICY'

AS IS THE CASE TODAY, THIS KIND OF POLICY IS JUST A POLITE TERM FOR LET'S KEEP THE PEACE UNTIL I HAVE THE UPPER HAND AND CAN MAKE YOU DO WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO OR KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T. THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN. (LOOK IT UP! YOU NEED THE PRACTICE!)

DANIEL 11:21

'FLATTERY WILL GET YOU ANYWHERE!'

TRUE 90% OF THE TIME WITH MOST FOLKS ABOUT MOST ANYTHING. PEOPLE WANT THEIR EARS TICKLED AND WHEN THEY GET IT, THEY WILL GIVE UP ALMOST ANYTHING. LOOK AT PRESIDENT CLINTON'S RECORD, LIE AFTER LIE, BUT WHEN HE WANTS SOMETHING HONEY WON'T MELT IN HIS MOUTH SO PEOPLE BUY HIS GARBAGE. THE ANTICHRIST OBTAINS WHAT HE WANTS THE SAME WAY. SEE ALSO PROVERBS 2:16-19.

DANIEL 11:30

'INTELLIGENCE'

SOMETHING GENERALLY USED TO GET AROUND WHAT GOD SAID OR WANTED AS IS THE CASE HERE. WATCH YOUR BRAINS: THEY COULD BE USED TO DAMN YOURSELF OR IF ALREADY SAVED, FOUL YOU UP ON SOME RABBIT TRAIL OR ANOTHER. REMEMBER, IF ALL YOUR BRAINS WERE PUT IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME, THEY WOULDN'T FILL A GOOD SIZE SALAD BOWL!! (GOOD THOUGHT FOR THE DAY; IT WILL KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE.)

DANIEL 12:3

'THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS'

THIS IS JUST AN OFFHAND REMARK THAT THE WORLD USES WHEN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES WORK OUT FOR YOUR GOOD INSTEAD OF BAD. IN THE BIBLE STARS ARE LIKENED UNTO ANGELS AND ANGELS FIGHT IN JUDGES 5:20. THEY ALSO MINISTER TO PEOPLES NEEDS AND DO MANY OTHER THINGS. IN THIS VERSE WE HAVE SOUL WINNERS LIKENED UNTO STARS (ANGELS) AND IF SOMEONE HAS WON YOU TO THE LORD THROUGH PERSONAL WORK IN A "ONE ON ONE SITUATION" YOU CAN CERTAINLY THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS. WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO GIVE THANKS FOR SALVATION.

DANIEL 12:13

'THE END'

PRETTY COMMON SAYING, EASY TO UNDERSTAND IN ANY CONTEXT.

HOSEA 1:2

'WHORE', 'WHORING', OR 'WHOREDOMS'

SAME WORD, SAME SIN, NEEDS NO EXPLANATION. UNLIKE PROSTITUTES THAT CHARGE MONEY THESE WOMAN OR MEN ARE FREE.

HOSEA 2:2

'ADULTERY', 'ADULTERIES', OR 'ADULTERER'

MORE SIN THAT HAS KEPT ITS SAME NAME.

HOSEA 2:6

'RUNNING INTO A BRICK WALL'

NOT LITERALLY, BUT THE EFFECT IS THE SAME BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE AGAINST A BRICK WALL OR GOING AGAINST GOD'S WALL AS HE STATES IN THE VERSE.

HOSEA 2:13

'ALL DECKED OUT'

AGAIN AND AGAIN WE SEE THAT YOU CAN TAKE THIS OLD BOOK AND LISTEN TO TODAY'S SPEECH AND BE RIGHT 'UP TO SNUFF'. THIS SAYING MEANS TODAY WHAT IT MEANT YEARS AGO, YOU ARE DRESSED TO THE MAX, ALL YOUR BEST SUNDAY GO TO MEETING CLOTHES, ALL KINDS OF SAYINGS IN THIS ONE VERSE. SOMEONE TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEONE ELSE BY THEIR OUTWARD APPEARANCE.******* USE IT TO WITNESS, IT IS CERTAINLY NONE OFFENSIVE.*********************************

HOSEA 4:9

'REWARD AND PUNISHMENT'

THIS IS HOW WE RAISE OUR CHILDREN. DO RIGHT AND BE REWARDED, DO WRONG AND BE PUNISHED.

HOSEA 4:13

'OAKS, POPLARS, ELMS, CEDARS, ETC.'

OUR TREES WERE NAMED BY GOD AND MAN HASN'T CHANGED IT YET, THOUGH HE HAS TAKEN GOD OUT OF EVERYTHING ELSE HE CAN.

HOSEA 5:7

'BEGOTTEN'

STILL USED TO SHOW A GENEALOGICAL LINEAGE THROUGH THE AGES.

HOSEA 6:4

'WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH YOU?'

AN EXASPERATED PARENT GETS HERE REAL QUICK WITH HIS CHILDREN AND THOUGH HE IS NOT GOING TO DO MUCH THE QUESTION IS USUALLY ASKED ANYWAY. THE VERSE IS JUST ABOUT THE SAME SITUATION.

HOSEA 6:9

'TROOPS' OR 'COMPANY'

MILITARY TERMS FOR FIGHTING MEN. READING THE VERSE IT IS REAL INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE THAT GOD USES THESE NAMES ON.

HOSEA 7:1

'FALSEHOOD'

OUR SUGARCOATED WORD FOR 'LIE'.

HOSEA 7:8

'HE IS HALF BAKED' OR 'YOUR HALF BAKED'

KIND OF LIKE ONE BRICK SHY OF A LOAD, ONE OAR IN THE WATER, OR HIS PILOT LIGHT IS BLOWN OUT, OR THE ELEVATOR DOESN'T GO TO THE TOP, ETC. NOT ALL THERE, SOMETHING IS MISSING.

HOSEA 7:9

'HE JUST DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON'

WHO BUT A 'BIBLE BELIEVER' TODAY REALLY DOES? THE WORLD IS LOST ON A STEEP DECLINE FOR HELL AND THE PACE IS PICKING UP EVERYDAY THE AVERAGE CHURCH GOING 'CHRISTIAN' DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING. THE WORLD JUST DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE.

HOSEA 7:12

'CHASTISE'

A NICE WORD FOR A WHIPPING OR IF YOU ARE DOWN SOUTH A WHUPPING.

HOSEA 8:8

'PLEASURE VESSEL'

THIS WOULD BE THE OPPOSITE OF A WORK BOAT. THE PLEASURE VESSEL CAN GO OUT JUST FOR FUN AND A FEW FISH, WHEREAS THE WORK BOAT MUST PRODUCE LARGE QUANTITIES NO MATTER THE SEASON OR THE WEATHER CONDITIONS. (THIS ONE WAS JUST FOR FUN FOLKS RELAX.)

HOSEA 8:9

'PROSTITUTE'

THIS WOMAN WORKS FOR HIRE AND A WHORE WORKS FOR FREE. THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF DIFFERENCE EVEN IF THE WORK IS THE SAME.

HOSEA 9:3

'GOD'S COUNTRY'

WHAT YANKEE, REBEL, TEXAN, ALASKAN, ANYWHERE FOR THAT MATTER DOESN'T THINK HIS PART OF THE WORLD ISN'T GOD'S COUNTRY. YOU HAVE HEARD THIS EXPRESSION A THOUSAND TIMES. GOD'S COUNTRY IS WHERE HIS SON IS I SUSPECT!

HOSEA 9:6-7

'WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND'

EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY IS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE THAT THE WORLD USES TO SHOW THAT A PERSON GETS WHAT IS COMING TO HIM EVENTUALLY. GALATIANS 6:7 SAYS IT BEST.

HOSEA 9:12

'BRING UP'

WE SAY BRING UP OUR CHILDREN ALL THE TIME. IT MUST MEAN TO BRING THEM FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD AND THE PROGRESSION IS UP. JUST ANOTHER EVERYDAY SAYING GOD HAS GIVEN TO US TO EXPRESS SOMETHING WITH SO FEW WORDS AND YET SAY IT ALL.

HOSEA 10:11

'CLOD OR CLODS'

STILL THE FARMERS TERM FOR BUNCHED UP DIRT IN THE FIELD.

HOSEA 12:2

'RECOMPENSE'

YOUR JUST DESSERT FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, KIND OF LIKE YOU WILL GET WHAT IS COMING TO YOU. (GOOD OR BAD)

HOSEA 13:2

'CRAFTSMAN'

THE SEARS COMPANY HAS HAD THIS NAME ON ITS FINE TOOLS FOR YEARS. I.E., THE TOOLS ARE SO GOOD THEY ARE GUARANTEED FOREVER. A CRAFTSMAN DOES REPUTABLE WORK WITH WHATEVER MEDIUM HE CHOOSES TO USE. (WOOD, METAL, STONE, ETC.) THEY PRODUCE QUALITY THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME, THAT IS, WHAT A REAL CRAFTSMAN WILL DO.

HOSEA 13:3

'CHIMNEY'

WHAT SMOKE FROM AN INDOOR FIRE USUALLY COMES OUT OF.

JOEL 1:7

'BARK A TREE'

USED BY ALL WOODSMEN TO 'BLAZE' A TRAIL TO FOLLOW ON THEIR RETURN TRIP THROUGH THE WOODED AREA THEY HAVE JUST BEEN THROUGH.

JOEL 1:12

'FIG', 'POMEGRANATE', 'PALM', OR 'APPLE TREES'

NAMES OF TREES GIVEN BY GOD THROUGH ADAM ARE STILL WHAT WE CALL THEM TODAY. EVEN THOUGH THE WORLD HATES THE BIBLE AND THE GOD OF THE BIBLE, THEY HAVE YET TO CALL A PECAN TREE A PEACH TREE OR FOR THAT MATTER, ANY ORIGINAL NAME FOR ANYTHING. CURIOUS, HUH? IF THE WORLD IS SO SMART WHY CAN'T THEY COME UP WITH SOMETHING ORIGINAL?

JOEL 1:18

'PASTURE'

THIS TERM IS USED BY RANCHERS AND FARMERS WORLD WIDE TO DENOTE THE AREA THAT THEIR LIVESTOCK ARE PLACED IN TO GRAZE.

JOEL 2:3

'EDEN'

THIS IS AN INTERESTING PHENOMENON BECAUSE EVERY BEAUTIFUL RESORT, HOTEL, OR A SPA IN THIS COUNTRY IS NAMED AFTER OUR ORIGINAL HOME. THEY WILL EVEN NAME A BAR OR A COCKTAIL LOUNGE 'EDEN' HOPING TO FOOL THE SUCKER INTO THINKING HE HAS RETURNED TO A PLACE OF HAPPINESS. THAT WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL CHRIST COMES BACK AND ANY REAL HAPPINESS (EDEN) YOU FIND WILL BE DIRECTLY CONNECTED WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST SOME WAY.

JOEL 2:6

'A PAINED LOOK', 'A PAINED FACE', OR 'HIS FACE WENT BLACK'

IF YOU HAVE DONE ANY STREET WORK AND YOU TALK TO SOMEONE WHO HAS RECENTLY BEEN DEALT WITH ABOUT THEIR SOUL, YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THIS LOOK IS ALL ABOUT. OF COURSE, BAD NEWS WILL SOMETIMES SHOW UP ON THE FACE THE SAME WAY AND A PERSON THAT HAS AN INFIRMITY CAN AND WILL LOOK THIS WAY. THE SAD THING ABOUT PEOPLE TODAY IS THAT REAL BAD NEWS OR A GOSPEL TRACT WILL PRODUCE THE SAME LOOK ON THEIR FACE. WE ARE IN THE VERY LAST MINUTES OF THE LAST DAYS BRETHREN, TIME IS ALMOST OVER. *********PEOPLE ON THE STREET WITH THIS LOOK, THAT ARE OFF TO THEMSELVES ARE USUALLY IN GREAT NEED OF THE GOSPEL. THEY WILL NOT NEED TO KNOW WHERE THE 'LOOK' IS IN THE BIBLE. THEY JUST NEED WHAT YOU CAN GIVE. SOMETIMES THAT IS JUST COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEM THEY ARE PRESENTLY GOING THROUGH. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU HAVE TO BEFRIEND A PERSON BEFORE YOU CAN WITNESS TO THEM. DON'T SHIRK YOUR DUTY CHRISTIAN.*********

JOEL 2:9

'CAT BURGLARS' OR 'SECOND STORY MEN'

TYPICALLY MEN THAT 'BREAK AND ENTER' OR BURGLARIZE HOUSES DO IT IN THE CITY (DWELLINGS WITH MORE THAN ONE STORY) WHERE THE PICKINGS ARE EASY. THE COUNTRY FOLK ARE USUALLY AT HOME OR HAVE A DOG, THE CITY IS WHERE CRIME IS BRED. IN GENESIS 4:17, CAIN BUILT THE FIRST CITY; THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH SAID ABOUT CITIES.

JOEL 2:10

'EARTHQUAKE'

IF YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA, SHOW THEM THAT QUAKES DIDN'T START THERE, EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY END THERE. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO GET A CALIFORNIAN INTO THE BIBLE IS GOOD.

JOEL 2:13

'BROKEN HEART'

IN THIS INSTANCE, IT IS A SELF-INFLICTED REPENTANCE TO GET GOD TO OVERLOOK SOME SIN. IN THE WORLD, MANY RELATIONSHIPS HAVE BEEN RESTORED WHEN SOMEONE HAS A BROKEN HEART ABOUT THEIR EVIL OR WRONG DOING. IT CAN BE THE KEY TO RESTORING THE RELATIONSHIP. MANY JUDGES HAVE LOOKED FOR THIS KIND OF EVIDENCE TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE A PARDON OR SOME LENIENCY TO A CONVICTED MAN.

JOEL 2:20

'ARMY'

THIS IS THE TERM USED TO NAME A GROUP OF FIGHTING MEN.

JOEL 3:13

'SICKLE'

THE TERM STILL GIVEN FOR AN INSTRUMENT OR TOOL USED IN GATHERING OF WHEAT, RYE, ALFALFA, ETC. AN INSTRUMENT OF HARVEST. EVERYONE HAS SEEN THE PICTURE OF THE GRIM REAPER WITH HIS BIG SICKLE FOR THE HARVESTING OF THE DEAD.

AMOS 1:14

'KINDLING'

THIS IS THE NAME FOR THE SMALL STICKS THAT WE USE TO START FIRES. IN THE SOUTH, THEY CALL THESE PIECES LIGHTER-KNOT. THEY ARE USED TO "LIGHT" THE FIRE.

AMOS 2:9

'CEDARS AND OAKS'

MORE TREE NAMES THAT REMAIN THE SAME TODAY. WHY IS A CEDAR TREE A CEDAR TREE? NO REASON EXCEPT THAT GOD SAID IT WAS!

AMOS 3:3

'THE WAGON WON'T GO ANYWHERE WHEN ONE MULE WANTS TO GO ONE WAY AND THE OTHER MULE WANTS TO GO THE OPPOSITE WAY'

ON A WAGON THE HORSES OR MULES HAVE TO BE IN AGREEMENT SO THE WAGON CAN GO FORWARD. MARRIAGES ARE A LOT LIKE THIS AS WELL AS THE MINISTRY. SOMEWHERE THERE MUST BE AGREEMENT TO GET SOME FORWARD MOVEMENT.

AMOS 5:16

'STREETS AND HIGHWAYS'

THESE ARE TWO OF THE NAMES WE USE TO DESIGNATE THE ROADS AND THOROUGHFARES WE TRAVEL ON. SOMETIMES OUR 'HIGHWAYS' ARE ANYTHING BUT HIGH. IN FACT, THEY ARE SOMETIMES SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

AMOS 6:1-7

'COUCH' OR 'COUCH POTATO'

MODERN DAY TERM GIVEN TO A LAZY BUM SITTING IN FRONT OF THE BOOB TUBE EATING, DRINKING, AND DOING LITTLE ELSE. COUCHES ARE ALSO GIVEN THEIR NAME HERE AS A PIECE OF FURNITURE THAT YOU LIE UPON. AS A MAN IS GIVEN TO RUIN THAT DOES THIS PARTICULAR ACTIVITY, SO IN THE BIBLE THE SAME THING COMES TO PASS. THIS BOOK IS STILL MORE UP TO DATE IN 1994, AFTER BEING WRITTEN CENTURIES AGO THAN ANY THING ELSE THAT HAS EVER COME DOWN THE PIKE. NAME ME TEN BOOKS THAT ARE ANYWHERE NEAR AS OLD AS AMOS AND CAN STILL SPEAK TO 20TH CENTURY MAN.

AMOS 6:10

'HOLD YOUR TONGUE'

BASICALLY IT MEANS SHUTUP! HOLD IT MEANS TO STOP WHAT IS COMING OFF OF IT. SEE ALSO ESTHER 7:4 AND PROVERBS 21:23 FOR 'HELD' YOUR TONGUE.

AMOS 7:1,2

'LAWNMOWERS' OR 'GRASS CUTTERS'

SNAPPER, TROYBUILT, CRAFTSMAN, TORO, HONDA, ETC. ARE ALL 2800 YEARS LATE ON THE NAMING OF THEIR PRODUCT. GRASSHOPPERS DID THE JOB MANY YEARS AGO, BUT MOWING THE GRASS IS STILL MOWING THE GRASS NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT OR ACCOMPLISH IT. SEE ALSO PSALMS 129:7.

AMOS 7:7

'PLUMBLINE' OR 'PLUMBOB'

THE INSTRUMENT THAT GOD USED TO MAKE A STRAIGHT LINE FOR A WALL IS STILL THE SAME INSTRUMENT THAT A MODERN DAY CARPENTER USES.

AMOS 7:17

'PROPERTY LINES'

THIS TERM IS GIVEN TO THE IMAGINARY LINES THAT DIVIDE ONE PERSON'S PROPERTY FROM ANOTHER'S. FENCES ARE MANY TIMES ERECTED ON THE LINES SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY "SEE" A PROPERTY LINE.

AMOS 9:1

'LINTEL'

STILL THE TERM FOR THE HORIZONTAL PIECE OF WOOD ABOVE THE DOOR.

OBADIAH 1:1

'RUMOR' OR 'RUMORS'

THEY ARE STILL HEARD TODAY (RUMORS). IN THE WORLD'S SENSE OF THE WORD IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS A LIE OR FALSE RUMOR. THE WAY IT IS USED IS MOSTLY A NEGATIVE SENSE ON THE STREETS. I.E., I HEARD A RUMOR ABOUT BOB THAT HE WAS IN DEEP FINANCIAL TROUBLE. THE STORY OR RUMOR MAY NOT HAVE ANY TRUTH TO IT AT ALL. IN THE BIBLE THIS WORD IS USED AS A REPORT AND IT IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE JUST A FACTUAL EARLY ARRIVAL OF SOMETHING COMING. I HEARD A RUMOR THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON. TRUE, VERY TRUE!!!!

OBADIAH 1:1

'AMBASSADOR'

THE MAN SENT OUT TO REPRESENT US TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE OR NATIONS. WE AS CHRISTIANS ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST (II COR 5:20) AND SHOULD REPRESENT HIM AND HIS WORD (AV 1611). A MAN THAT REPRESENTS THE INTERESTS OF ANOTHER WITHOUT HIS OWN INTEREST BEING CONSIDERED.

OBADIAH 1:7

'CONFEDERACY'

A SMALL BAND OF MEN; WHAT THE NORTH CALLED THE SOUTH IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES.

OBADIAH 1:7

'BORDER' OR 'BORDERS'

AN INVISIBLE LINE (MOST TIMES) OR EVEN A SIGN OR FENCE THAT DENOTES A CHANGE IN PROPERTY OR OWNERSHIP OF SAME.

OBADIAH 1:11

'FORCES'

LIKE WE SAY ARMED FORCES. (I.E., NAVY, ARMY, MARINES, AIR FORCE, COAST GUARD, ETC.)

OBADIAH 1:13

'HE IS A MAN OF SUBSTANCE'

JUST A NICE WAY OF SAYING THAT HE HAS A LOT OF JUNK OR MONEY. 'SUBSTANCE' BEING WHAT HE HAS. NOT WHAT HE IS MADE OUT OF (AS IN PHYSICAL COMPOSITION).

JONAH 1:2-4

'SAILING UNDER FALSE COLORS'

THE OLD TIME PIRATES DID THIS WHEN SAILING, THEY WOULD FLY A FALSE FLAG UNTIL THEY GOT CLOSE TO YOUR SHIP AND THEN THEY WOULD FLY THE JOLLY ROGER. THEY FOOL PEOPLE INTO THINKING THEY WERE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THEY WERE. CATHOLICS, MORMONS, CAMBELLITES, JEHOVAH WITNESS, ETC. JONAH WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE AN INNOCENT TRAVELER NOT A GOD CALLED PREACHER RUNNING THE WRONG WAY. HE BROUGHT THE WRATH OF GOD DOWN ON THE ENTIRE SHIP BECAUSE HE WAS NOT WHO HE PRESENTED HIMSELF TO BE.

JONAH 1:3

'FARE'

I.E., THE TICKET OR PASSAGE PRICE TO TRAVEL.

JONAH 1:4

'IT'S LIKELY', 'IT'S LIKE TO BE', OR 'IT'S LIKELY TO BE'

THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT SOMETHING IS GOING TO COME TO PASS. USED DOWN SOUTH A LOT IN EVERYDAY SPEECH.

JONAH 1:5

'MARINERS'

SEAFARING MEN WHO IN SOME WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM DERIVE THEIR LIVING FROM THE SEA AND THE BOATS OR SHIPS THAT PLY THEM.

JONAH 1:5

'LIGHTEN THE SHIP'

HEARD BY MANY A MAN ON A SINKING OR FLOUNDERING SHIP. ALSO USED IN HOT AIR BALLOONS AND AIRPLANES IN TIME OF NEED. THE IDEA IS THE SAME AS HERE IN THE BIBLE, THAT IS, IF YOU LIGHTEN THE SHIP YOU MAY BE ABLE TO KEEP IT FLOATING AND SAVE THE PEOPLE (INSTEAD OF THE JUNK YOU THREW OVERBOARD TO LIGHTEN THE SHIP).

JONAH 1:5

'FAST ASLEEP'

AFTER A HARD DAY AT WORK WHAT WE LIKE TO SEE OUR CHILDREN "BE" EARLY IN THE EVENING. JONAH MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE COMFORTABLE REGARDLESS OF THE STORM, OR HE WOULD HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FALL SO "FAST ASLEEP".

JONAH 1:6

'SLEEPER'

THE HORSE THAT COMES FROM BEHIND TO WIN UNEXPECTEDLY, OR ANY OTHER KIND OF CONTEST THAT THE LEAST EXPECTED ONE TO WIN DOES. THE SCRIPTURE HERE IS TALKING ABOUT JONAH ON THE BOAT SLEEPING AND AT FIRST GLANCE IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO FIT THE WORLDS USAGE OF THE WORD, BUT IF ANY MAN CAME FROM BEHIND TO WIN IT HAD TO BE JONAH. LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, HE IS RUNNING FROM THE WILL OF GOD, HE GETS CAUGHT, HE GETS SWALLOWED, HE GETS VOMITED OUT ALIVE, HE PREACHES ONE OF THE LARGEST REVIVALS EVER KNOWN, HE EVEN HAS THE ANIMALS REPENTING, HE HAS IT MADE IN THE SHADE, AND HIS STORY IS RECORDED FOR ALL TIME. NOW IF ANY MAN CAN CLAIM TO HAVE COME FROM BEHIND AND WON THE EVENT SURELY IT WOULD BE JONAH.

JONAH 1:7

'JONAH'

THIS IS THE WORD USED TO SHOW THE PERSON OR OBJECT IS BAD LUCK. MOSTLY USED ON BOATS BUT THERE IS SOME CARRY OVER TO DRY LAND SHOWING THE SAME BAD LUCK SITUATION. JONAH IN THE VERSE IS LIVING UP TO HIS NAME AND HIS DETRIMENT.

JONAH 1:15

'MAN OVERBOARD' OR 'HE WENT A LITTLE OVERBOARD'

JONAH DIDN'T HAVE THE OPTION OF FALLING OVERBOARD, HE WAS HEAVED OVER. THE WORLD SAYS THIS OF CHRISTIANS ALL THE TIME WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO BE ZEALOUS FOR THE LORD AND WITNESS AT EVERY AVAILABLE CHANCE. THE WORLD DOES THIS ALL THE TIME AND NO ONE COMPLAINS AT ALL. A GOOD EXAMPLE IS TO WATCH SOME FOOTBALL GAMES LATE IN THE SEASON AND UP NORTH. WHAT YOU WILL SEE IS ADULTS (?) IN BELOW FREEZING WEATHER WITH SNOW FALLING ON THEM FOR FOUR HOURS ON A CONCRETE SEAT ROOTING FOR SOME STUPID TEAM DOWN ON A SLIPPERY FIELD CARRYING A DUMB BALL. I SAY THAT IS A LITTLE OVERBOARD IN MY OPINION.

JONAH 1:17

'HE WAS DOWN IN THE MOUTH'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN SOMEONE HAS A SULLEN LOOK ON HIS FACE OR A POOCHED OUT LIP. JONAH HOWEVER HAD THE REAL MCCOY, HE WAS LITERALLY IN THE MOUTH AS WELL AS GOING DOWN IT ALL THE WAY TO THE BELLY. NOW IF YOU WERE JONAH YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THIS WAS A LONG JOURNEY (AS YOU SLIPPED DOWN IN WHALE MUCUS) TO BE GOING DOWN IN THE MOUTH OF A WHALE. TALK ABOUT YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE COMING TRUE. IF THE WORLD ONLY KNEW WHY THEY SAY WHAT THEY SAY.**ALL CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE ABLE TO START A CONVERSATION USING THIS PHRASE AND NOT OFFEND ANYONE IN THE SLIGHTEST.********************

JONAH 1:17

'HE IS AS LOW AS A WHALE'S BELLY' OR 'HE IS LOWER THAN A WHALE'S BELLY'

JUST A SAYING USED BY FOLKS WHEN REFERRING TO SOMEONE THAT HAS DONE SOMETHING DESPICABLE OR BEEN GUILTY OF MANY THINGS THAT MAKE HIM REPUGNANT IN DECENT FOLKS EYES. JONAH, I GUESS, IS THE ONLY MAN TO HAVE THIS DISTINCTION LITERALLY.

JONAH 1:17

'SUBMARINE' OR 'SUBMARINER'

THIS IS THE FIRST SUBMARINE RIDE IN RECORDED HISTORY AND THE WORLD DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THAT GOD WROTE IT IN HIS BOOK. FOR THOSE WHO THINK THAT THIS IS A STRETCH CONSIDER THE WORD "SUBMARINE". JONAH WAS IN A MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND HE WAS BELOW THE WATER (SUB). IF HE WAS NOT THE FIRST SUBMARINE PASSENGER OR "SUB-MARINER" WHO WAS?

JONAH 2:2

'TO HELL AND BACK'

THE WORLD SAYS THIS WHEN A PERSON HAS BEEN THROUGH SOME HARD PHYSICAL TRIAL AND HAS COME THROUGH IN ONE PIECE. JONAH CERTAINLY WENT TO HELL AND MADE IT BACK, BUT IN HIS CASE HIS SOUL WENT TO HELL LITERALLY AS DID THE LORD JESUS CHRIST'S SOUL IN ACTS 2. SO JONAH SUFFERED SOME PHYSICAL HARDSHIP AND YET RETURNED IN ONE PIECE. HE DID HAVE THE SUPERNATURAL HAND OF GOD ON HIM SO WE (CHRISTIANS IN THE 20TH CENTURY) WOULD HAVE A 'SIGN' THAT WOULD FORETELL JESUS CHRIST'S DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION BEFORE THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS WRITTEN.

JONAH 2:10

'HE WAS ALL WASHED UP'

THIS IS USUALLY SAID WHEN A MAN IS FINISHED, OR WHIPPED, AND HE IS THROUGH WITH WHATEVER HE WAS DOING. IN JONAH'S CASE HE WAS "WASHED UP ON THE BEACH". BEING WASHED UP DID NOT MAKE HIM CLEAN (THINK OF ALL THE WHALE VOMIT AND DEAD FISH THAT MUST ALSO HAVE COME UP) BUT HE WAS "CLEAN OUT" OF THE WHALE'S BELLY. I.E., TOTALLY REMOVED FROM.

JONAH 2:10

'YOU MAKE ME SO SICK I WANT TO THROW UP' OR 'YOU MAKE ME PUKE'

SOME FOLKS CAN ILLICIT THIS RESPONSE FROM US, BUT IN JONAH'S CASE GOD WORKED OUT THE THROWING UP AT THE PROPER TIME. REVELATION HAS A GOOD VERSE ON THIS ALSO BUT IT IS A SHAME FOR A CHRISTIAN TO BE IN THIS POSITION SO MOST WILL NOT READ OR HEED THE VERSE. REVELATION 3:16.

JONAH 3:2

'CALLED TO PREACH'

THIS SAYING HAS TO BE FOR THE BIBLE BELIEVER ONLY, AS HE IS SURELY THE ONLY ONE 'CALLED TO PREACH' BY GOD ALMIGHTY. IT IS TRUE THAT MANY PREACHERS ARE DADDY AND MOMMY CALLED OR FOR THAT MATTER MONEY CALLED, BUT THE ONLY TRUE CALLING MUST BE FROM GOD.

JONAH 4:2

'QUICK TO HEAR BUT SLOW TO ANGER'

GOOD SAYING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, IF THEY WOULD HEED IT. WITH TWO EARS AND ONE MOUTH YOU SHOULD BE TWICE AS APT TO HEAR AS TO TALK ANYWAY.

JONAH 4:5

'HE WAS HIDING IN THE SHADOWS'

BAD GUYS DO THIS TO TAKE YOU UNAWARES. THEY KNOW BUY WATCHING THEIR VICTIM FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME THEY WILL KNOW MUCH BETTER HOW AND WHAT TO DO TO GAIN THEIR WICKED OBJECTIVE. JONAH NOT BEING A BAD GUY IN THE WORLD'S SENSE WANTED TO SEE WHAT THE CITY WAS GOING TO DO WITH THE MESSAGE HE PREACHED, SO WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO GET OUT OF SIGHT AND JUST WATCH THE ACTION.

JONAH 4:6

'HE HAD IT MADE IN THE SHADE' OR 'HE HAS IT MADE IN THE SHADE'

SAID TO ALL THOSE FOLKS THAT SEEM TO HAVE THEIR LIFE IN ORDER, THEY HAVE ALL THE MONEY AND MATERIAL THINGS THAT MONEY CAN BUY. IT APPEARS THAT THEY HAVEN'T A CARE IN THE WORLD (NOT NECESSARILY TRUE THOUGH). SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST RICH AND FAMOUS PEOPLE DIE OF DRUG ABUSE, SUICIDE, BOOZE, ETC. JONAH DIDN'T FEEL THAT HE HAD IT MADE EITHER, BUT LOOK HOW MANY SOULS HE TURNED TO GOD, AND HE WAS RESTING IN THE SHADE UNDER THE GOURD LEAVES.

JONAH 4:6,7

'HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW'

BOY, HAVEN'T WE ALL HEARD THIS. FITS ALL KIND OF SITUATIONS, ONE MINUTE YOU HAVE MONEY TO BURN AND THE NEXT YOU ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PAY THE RENT. JONAH SHOULD NOT HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LEAVES PROVIDING HIM WITH SHADE, FOR WHEN HE DID "THEY WERE HERE TODAY AND GONE THE NEXT".

JONAH 4:7

'THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM'

THE STREET SENSE OF THIS EXPRESSION IS THE MAN THAT GETS GOING EARLY IS GOING TO GET THE PRIZE. YOU CAN'T LAY IN BED ALL DAY AND EXPECT TO AMOUNT TO ANYTHING. THE EARLIER THE DAY STARTS THE MORE YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH. THIS WORM WAS PROVIDED TO KILL JONAH'S SHADE AND THE ONLY WAY THE BIRD IS GOING TO CATCH HIM IS BE EARLY BECAUSE HE STARTED AT SUNUP.

JONAH 4:8

'THAT WILL TEACH YOU TO COMPLAIN'

IT SEEMS THAT IN THE WORLD, NO SOONER DO YOU START TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SOMETHING NOT BEING JUST RIGHT, AND LO AND BEHOLD IT GETS TEN TIMES WORSE. IT PAYS TO JUST THANK GOD FOR WHATEVER STATE YOU ARE IN AND KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT. POOR JONAH AFTER HAVING THE FIRST EVER RECORDED SUBMARINE RIDE DID NOT LEARN TO SHUT HIS MOUTH YET AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.

JONAH 4:8

'THE SUN BEAT DOWN'

NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT THE SUN DOESN'T HAVE A DRUM TO BEAT ON OR MAKE A SOUND LIKE A DRUM BEAT, NOR IS IT IN A RACE TO BEAT SOMETHING ELSE, BUT IT DOES NOT STOP MODERN MAN FROM COPYING THE WORD OF GOD AND USING THE SAME EXPRESSION.

JONAH 4:10,11

'CAN'T YOU TELL YOUR LEFT FROM YOUR RIGHT'

ALL PARENTS HAVE HAD THIS PLEASURE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS TIME TO TEACH THEM WHICH SHOE WENT ON WHICH FOOT. IN THE MILITARY THE D.I.'S HAD A WAY OF TALKING ABOUT YOUR LEFT AND RIGHT AND THEY ALSO HAD WAYS OF FIXING IT SO YOU DID NOT GET CONFUSED TOO MANY TIMES ABOUT WHICH WAS WHICH, BUT YOU CAN'T REPEAT WHAT THEY SAID AND DID HERE IN THIS BOOK.

MICAH 1:8

'STRIPPED HIM BARE'

IN THE WORLD THIS USUALLY JUST MEANS THAT THE PERSON TOOK ALL THAT HE HAD IN THE WAY OF VALUABLES (MONEY, CAR, HOUSE, ETC.) NOT LITERALLY NAKED. IN THE VERSE WE FIND THEY WERE STRIPPED NAKED WITH NOTHING LEFT IN THE WAY OF CLOTHES OR VALUABLES. SEE ALSO I CHRONICLES 10:9

MICAH 1:16

'BALD AS AN EAGLE'

IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE BALD EAGLE IS NOT REALLY BALD AT ALL BUT JUST HAS WHITE FEATHERS ON ITS HEAD. HOWEVER, IF GOD SAID IT IS BALD THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL FOLLOW SUIT. THIS IS INTERESTING BECAUSE THIS IS THE PROFESSED SYMBOL FOR THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROUD AND FREE FLYING AS THIS EAGLE AND YET IT BEGINS TO LOOK LIKE OUR NEW SYMBOL SHOULD BE A CHICKEN OR SEX PERVERT. DON'T GET MAD AT ME, I STILL BELIEVE THIS IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND I LOVE IT ALSO, BUT WE ARE LETTING THE NEWS MEDIA AND THE POLITICIANS RUIN THIS GOVERNMENT AND THE COUNTRY IN THE OFFING. WE LOSE FREEDOMS EVERY DAY THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE OUR RIGHT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION (THE RIGHT TO OWN GUNS AND HOME SCHOOLING ARE TWO GOOD ONES). THE BIBLE NAMES THIS BIRD (EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT "BALD", (JUST HAS WHITE FEATHERS ON TOP) IN OUR SENSE OF THE WORD. I.E., BARE-HEADED. ONCE GOD NAMES SOMETHING AS IN THE MANY ILLUSTRATIONS I HAVE ALREADY SHOWN, THE THING STAYS NAMED EXACTLY AS GOD HAS INTENDED.

MICAH 4:7

'HER'

THE FEMININE PRONOUN ATTACHED TO A NATION WAS STARTED WITH GOD AND CARRIED UP UNTIL TODAY.

MICAH 7:3

'THAT WRAPS IT UP' OR 'THAT ABOUT WRAPS IT UP'

A NEWS CASTERS STATEMENT AT THE END OF A BROADCAST, ALSO USED BY SPORTSCASTERS AND OTHER MEDIA TYPES.

MICAH 7:17

'THEY BIT THE DUST' OR 'HE BIT THE DUST'

GENERALLY SPOKEN OF ABOUT THE LOSER IN SOME CONTEST OR OTHER. ALSO USED TO DENOTE DEATH IN SOME CASES. GOD USES IT TO TELL ABOUT THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.

NAHUM 1:2

'FURIOUS', 'WRATH', OR 'REVENGE'

THESE WORDS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS FOUND TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY PRODUCE EACH OTHER. HERE THEY ARE IN THE SAME VERSE TOGETHER AND WOE BE UNTO THE MAN WHO HAS THESE POINTED AT HIM.

NAHUM 1:5

'I JUST MELT WHEN HE IS AROUND'

A FEMALE EMOTIONAL RESPONSE AGAIN. AS FOR THE REFERENCE DON'T BE ONE OF THE MELTEE'S BE ON THE MELTER'S SIDE.

NAHUM 1:5

'HE JUST BURNS ME UP'

SOMEONE THAT MAKES YOU MAD WILL ELICIT THIS RESPONSE AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME. IN THE SCRIPTURAL CASE DON'T GET IN THE WAY OF THIS FIRE. YOU BETTER BE ON THE BACKSIDE WATCHING RATHER THAN THE BURNING SIDE.

NAHUM 1:11

'THINK BAD THOUGHTS' OR 'THINK EVIL THOUGHTS'

ONLY SINNERS EVER HAVE HAD BAD THOUGHTS ABOUT ANYONE OR DEVISED MISCHIEVOUSNESS AGAINST SOMEONE IN THEIR MIND. RIGHT? SURELY YOU CHRISTIANS HAVE NEVER GIVEN PLACE TO A THOUGHT THAT COULD BE CONSTRUED AS EVIL?

NAHUM 2:1

'DASHED TO PIECES'

WHEN ONE FALLS OFF OF A CLIFF OR IN THE RIVER RAPIDS PLOWS THEIR RAFT IN THE ROCKS, WE SAY THEY WERE DASHED TO PIECES. THE GOD WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE FINAL DASHING TO PIECES IS ABOUT TO SHOW HIMSELF IN THIS VERSE AS WELL AS IN THIS DAY AND AGE (1994). EVERYONE IS GOING TO "MEET THEIR MAKER" VERY SOON NOW.

NAHUM 2:1

'MUNITIONS' OR 'AMMUNITION'

OUR WORD FOR BULLETS OR ARROWS OR BB'S OR WHATEVER YOU ARE USING IN YOUR WEAPON.

THE WEAPON MOVES THE AMMUNITION IN SOME WAY OR FASHION. YOU MUST HAVE BOTH FOR EITHER TO BE EFFECTIVE.

NAHUM 2:4

'AUTOMOBILES'

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THAT IS JUST FOR FUN, BUT IT SHOULDN'T BE TOO HARD TO SEE THE CARS IN THIS VERSE. THE CARS EXHAUST IS BASICALLY A TORCH OR FIRE, THEY DO RUN UP AND DOWN THE BROAD WAYS OR HIGHWAYS THEY DO RUN INTO ONE ANOTHER, MANY ARE VERY FAST, SOME ARE NAMED 'FIREBIRD','THUNDERBIRD', 'BLAZERS', 'GEO-STORMS', 'OLDSMOBILE ROCKETS'(JET EXHAUST FOR SURE), ETC. IT ALL SOUNDS LIKE MODERN DAY CITY TRAFFIC.

NAHUM 2:4

'BROADWAY'

THE NAME GIVEN TO THE PLACE IN NEW YORK THAT ASPIRING ACTORS BEGAN THEIR CAREERS ON. SEE ALSO MATTHEW 7:13.

NAHUM 2:9

'FURNITURE'

THE NAME WE GIVE FOR HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS SUCH AS COUCHES, TABLES, CHAIRS, DRESSERS, BEDS, ETC.

NAHUM 2:10

'HIS KNEES WERE KNOCKING'

HAPPENS TO ALL OF US AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER WHEN WE ARE UNDER GREAT STRESS OR SOME HEALTH PROBLEM. IN MANY CASES A TIME OF GREAT FEAR WILL ALSO PRODUCE THIS RESPONSE.

NAHUM 2:10

'I JUST FEEL SO EMPTY' OR 'MY HEART JUST MELTED'

USUALLY A FEMALE EMOTIONAL PHRASE USED IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES.

NAHUM 3:3

'CORPSES'

ARE STILL DEAD BODIES.

NAHUM 3:5

'A SKIRT ON THE FACE'

I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS A SAYING OR NOT BUT IT IS A INTERESTING COINCIDENCE THAT THE MOST FAMOUS PICTURE OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR WAS WITH HER SKIRT BLOWING UP ON HER FACE (MARILYN MONROE).

NAHUM 3:6

'MUDSLINGING'

WHAT POLITICIANS DO ON A REGULAR BASIS AND SOME CHRISTIANS LOOKING FOR ATTENTION DO ALSO.

NAHUM 3:12

'STRONGHOLD'

WHAT THEY CALLED SADDAM HUSSAIN'S HIDEOUT IN THE GULF WAR. THE BIBLE MEANING IS THE SAME THING. I.E., A PLACE OF FORTIFICATION,"A STRONG HOLD ON A PIECE OF PROPERTY".

NAHUM 3:14

'SIEGE'

MILITARY TERM FOR AN ACTION THAT IS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE CONTROL OF A POSITION OR LOCATION EXACTLY AS THE BIBLE USES IT HERE.

HABAKKUK 1:5

'I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!'

REAL COMMON SAYING THAT NEEDS LITTLE OR NO EXPLANATION.

HABAKKUK 1:6

'BREADTH'

THE OPPOSITE OF LENGTH WHEN USED IN MEASUREMENT. IT IS INTERCHANGEABLE WITH WIDTH.

HABAKKUK 1:8

'AS SWIFT AS OR FAST AS AN EAGLE'

WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE QUICK THIS SAYING IS USED TO ILLUSTRATE THE RAPIDITY YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. THE BIBLE LISTS A NUMBER OF SWIFT LAND ANIMALS AND AT THE END OF THE LIST IT PLACES THE EAGLE SHOWING YOU THAT THE FASTEST MODE OF TRANSPORTATION IS STILL FLIGHT. LET'S FACE IT BRETHREN WHEN IT COMES TIME TO LEAVE IN THE RAPTURE WE ARE NOT TAKING A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA ARE WE? THE FLIGHT OF THE RAPTURE WILL MAKE THE FASTEST ROCKET SHIP TRAVEL LOOK LIKE THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE RACE.

HABAKKUK 1:11

'HE CHANGED HIS MIND'

SOMETHING WE ARE HAPPY TO SEE WHEN IT IS IN OUR FAVOR AND DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT GOES AGAINST US. IN THIS VERSE IT IS A HAPPY TIME FOR WHEN THE HEATHEN CHANGE THEIR MIND AND PASS OVER MANY LIVES WILL BE SPARED.

HABAKKUK 1:15

'ANGLER'

THIS TERM IS GIVEN THE TO WEEKEND FISHERMAN AND OF COURSE, HE (THE ANGLER) DOESN'T HAVE THE FOGGIEST NOTION WHY. LOOK CLOSE AT THE VERSE AND YOU WILL SEE THE THREE MAIN TYPES OF CATCHING FISH. HOOK AND LINE, DRAG NET (SHRIMP, SCALLOPS, ETC.), GILL NET, OR CIRCLE NET. IF YOU CATCH FISH, THIS IS GENERALLY HOW IT IS DONE. SEE ALSO ISAIAH 19:8

HABAKKUK 1:15

'DRAGNET'

POPULAR DETECTIVE SHOW SOME YEARS AGO WHEN THE TV HAD NOT REACHED THE LEVEL OF FILTH IT HAS REACHED TODAY. ALL SHRIMPERS (WHO ARE FISHERMEN) DRAG THEIR NETS ON THE BOTTOM FOR THEIR CATCH. SCALLOP FISHERMAN, COD AND POLLACK ALL ALSO USE THE DRAG NET METHOD OF FISHING. READ THIS VERSE REAL CLOSE AND YOU WILL SEE THE MASTER ANGLER OF ALL TIME AND IT IS NOT THE LIKES OF A ROLAND MARTIN.

HABAKKUK 1:16

'THE BLESSING OF THE FISHING FLEET'

COMMON ROMAN CATHOLIC PRACTICE ON THE GULF COAST AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. THIS WAY IF THE FISHING IS GOOD THE POOR SAP HAS TO BRING IN MORE MONEY TO THE ROMAN WHORE AND IF THE FISHING IS BAD HE IS VILIFIED FOR HAVING NO FAITH OR TOO MUCH SIN UNCONFESSED. THE POOR FISHERMAN UNDER THIS KIND OF RULE CANNOT WIN. PART OF THE FLEET BLESSING IS THE INCENSE YOU SEE HERE IN THE VERSE, SO IF YOU THOUGHT IT WAS A STRETCH GO TO THE GULF COAST AND WATCH ONE IN PROGRESS AND SEE IF THE VERSE IS WRONG.

HABAKKUK 2:1

'STAND A WATCH'

MILITARY TERM FOR KEEPING A LOOKOUT IN A PARTICULAR PLACE FOR A CERTAIN SET PERIOD OF TIME. ONE OF THE JOKES IN THE BIBLE IS THIS VERSE. WHO IS THE SMALLEST MAN IN THE BIBLE? THE ANSWER IS BILDAD THE SHUHITE AND THE RETORT IS 'NO' THE MAN THAT COULD STAND ON HIS WATCH WAS SMALLER THAN SOMEONE THE HEIGHT OF A SHOE. LAUGH BRETHREN , LIFE IS CERTAINLY TOO SHORT TO WORRY ABOUT BEING UPTIGHT.

HABAKKUK 2:2,3

'TABLE TALK'

USUALLY SMALL TALK THAT IS DONE AT TABLES, LIKE FAKE PEACE TREATIES AND CONCORDANTS WITH PARTICULAR CHURCHES. HOWEVER, IF THE TALK IS COMING FROM GOD, AT HIS TABLE YOU BETTER TAKE HEED.

HABAKKUK 2:7

'BOOTIE'

ILL GOTTEN GAINS, LIKE IN PIRATE TREASURE, OR SOMETHING EQUALLY STOLEN. SOME POSSESSION NOT EARNED OR WORKED FOR IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE.

HABAKKUK 2:11

'THE WALLS HAVE EARS' OR 'IF ONLY THE WALLS COULD TALK'

THIS IS SAID EITHER TO SHUT SOMEONE UP IN THE CASE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEONE LISTENING, OR IN THE CASE OF NEEDING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT AN EVENT. IF THEY COULD TALK, YOU COULD JUST ASK THE QUESTION OF A WALL (THEY HEAR ALL THINGS SAID IN THE ROOM). WHAT THE WORLD WISHES FOR WITH THESE SAYINGS, GOD HAS ALREADY SAID IS A FACT, AND NOT ONLY THAT IT APPEARS THAT THEY INTERCOMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER. THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL AN INTERESTING STUDY IF YOU CARE TO LOOK AT IT.

HABAKKUK 2:15

'PUT HER THERE'

COMMON EXPRESSION OVER A DRINK IN THE BAR BETWEEN TWO 'BUDDIES' AS THEY MAKE A TOAST OR SHARE SOME OTHER FOOLISHNESS. ALSO USED BEFORE SHAKING ONE'S HAND, IN SORT OF A GESTURE OF TREATY. I WOULD GUESS THAT THE DRUNKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT ACTED AND TALKED JUST LIKE OUR DRUNKS DO TODAY.

HABAKKUK 3:16

'SICK AT HIS STOMACH'

ANY MILITARY MAN THAT HAS ACTUALLY FACED AN ENEMY KNOWS OF MEN THAT GET SICK EXACTLY LIKE THIS. OF COURSE GREAT FEAR IN ANY SITUATION CAN BRING THIS ON FOR MAN, WOMAN, BOY OR GIRL. IT IS NOT AN ISOLATED EXPERIENCE.

HABAKKUK 3:17

'STALLS'

WHERE WE PUT LIVESTOCK TO CONTAIN THEM IN SMALL AREAS.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18

'GOOD RIDDANCE'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN WE ARE GLAD TO SEE SOMEONE LEAVE THAT WE WANTED TO SEE GONE LONG AGO. WHEN THE LORD'S ENEMIES ARE PURGED FROM THE LAND WE WILL BE SAYING THIS SAME SORT OF THING.

ZEPHANIAH 2:5

'INHABITANTS'

ARE THE PEOPLE THAT OCCUPY THE LAND.

ZEPHANIAH 2:11

'I'M FAMISHED'

SURELY THE PARENTS OUT THERE READING THIS DO NOT NEED AN EXPLANATION. PERHAPS OTHERS OF YOU HAVE EVEN UTTERED THESE VERY SAME WORDS. SEE ALSO PROVERBS 10:3.

ZEPHANIAH 3:1

'POLLUTED'

WHAT MANY OF OUR RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES, AND BIG PARCELS OF LAND ARE ALREADY. CITIES PRODUCE POLLUTION IN AN ABUNDANCE AND THEY CANNOT CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES. GOD IS TALKING ABOUT A PEOPLE HERE BUT THE WORD STILL APPLIES. WHEN YOU PUT A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE WHERE IT DOES NOT BELONG YOU POLLUTE WHAT YOU PUT IT IN.

ZEPHANIAH 3:8

'U.N. ASSEMBLY'

WELL THIS TAKES CARE OF THE FOLKS THAT THOUGHT THAT THEY HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH PUTTING THE U.N. TOGETHER. GOD HAS ALREADY SAID HE DID IT AND FOR HIS OWN REASONS NOT WHAT THE WORLD THINKS THAT THIS GROUP WAS PUT TOGETHER FOR. THEY THINK THEY ARE TOGETHER FOR PEACEMAKING AND GOD IS PUTTING THEM TOGETHER FOR UTTER DESTRUCTION.

ZEPHANIAH 3:9

'CONSENT'

WHEN WE ARE OF ONE MIND OR GIVE OUR AGREEMENT TO THE SITUATION.

ZEPHANIAH 3:16

'A SLACKER'

A LAZY PERSON. I.E., SOMEONE WHO HOLDS BACK AND DOES LESS THAN HIS BEST OR THE LEAST AMOUNT TO GET BY WITH TO TRY AND FOOL THE BOSS INTO THINKING HE IS WORKING.

ZEPHANIAH 3:19

'FAME'

THIS COUPLED WITH FORTUNE IS WHAT MANY PEOPLE THINK GIVES MEANING TO LIFE. NOT SO! FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD THEIR LIFE EXAMINED CLOSELY ARE ALL TOO OFTEN MISERABLE AND UNHAPPY. SEEK YE THE LORD FIRST!!!!

ZEPHANIAH 3:19

'PUT TO SHAME'

SOMEONE BRINGING REPROACH ON A PERSON WHETHER DESERVED OR NOT FOR SOME THING HE OR SHE MAY NOT HAVE EVEN DONE BUT ARE GETTING THE BLAME (SHAME) FOR. COULD ALSO BE A SITUATION WHERE THE SHAME IS DESERVED. THE LORD INFERS THAT HIS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VINDICATED WHETHER THEY DESERVED THE SHAME OR NOT.

HAGGAI 1:2

'IT'S NOT TIME YET'

DREADED WORDS TO COME TO A YOUNGSTER'S EARS WHEN WAITING FOR ALL OF FIVE MINUTES TO GET WHATEVER HE IS WAITING FOR. BAD NEWS FOR THE WOMAN WHO IS TIRED OF A PROLONGED LABOR. GOOD NEWS WHEN YOU GO TO YOUR LANDLORD TO PAY YOUR RENT. THE LORD WAS JUST SAYING THAT IT WAS NOT TIME YET TO BUILD HIS HOUSE. THERE IS TIME TO WORK AND A TIME TO PLAY, ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR PROPER TIME AND SEASON.

HAGGAI 1:4

'IS IT TIME YET?'

SIMILAR TO 1:2 BUT THIS IS MORE OF A QUESTION THAN A STATEMENT. BOTH SAYINGS ARE USED WITH DAILY FREQUENCY, AND RECOGNITION OF THE DIFFERENCES BY THE USERS AND RECIPIENTS IS QUITE EASY.

HAGGAI 1:6

'YOU MUST HAVE A HOLE IN YOUR POCKET'

SAID TO THE PERSON WHO CAN NEVER SEEM TO GET AHEAD OR EVER HAS TWO NICKELS TO RUB TOGETHER. IN THE VERSE THE LORD IS REBUKING HIS CHILDREN AND SHOWING THEM WITHOUT HIS BLESSINGS IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MUCH YOU DO IT WILL COME TO NOUGHT.

HAGGAI 2:3

'COMPARISON'

WHAT WE DO WHEN WE WANT TO SEE THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ITEMS IN QUESTION. FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN WE HOLD UP ANY BIBLE TO THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND BEGIN TO COMPARE THEM HONESTLY, WE FIND THE SATANIC INFLUENCE THAT HAS CREPT INTO "ALL" OTHER SO CALLED BIBLES. GOD'S WORD FOR PEOPLE TODAY IS THE AUTHORIZED VERSION, ALL OTHERS FALL SATANICALLY SHORT IN A BIG HURRY. IT IS INTERESTING THAT MANY OF THESE COMMON SAYINGS THAT WE ALL SPEAK ARE NOT IN THE NEW BIBLES. THERE MUST BE A VERY GOOD REASON FOR THIS WOULDN'T YOU THINK? II TIMOTHY 2:15 IS A GOOD VERSE TO MEMORIZE.

HAGGAI 2:17

'BLASTING'

MINERS TERM FOR THE EXPLOSIONS HE USES TO MOVE THE EARTH LOOKING FOR ORE OF SOME KIND. THE LORD'S PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO ENDURE THIS BLASTING AND MORE WITHOUT RETURNING TO HIM.

ZECHARIAH 1:8

'BOTTOM LAND'

THE BEST LAND IN THE WORLD FOR GROWING ANYTHING. IT ADJOINS A RIVER THAT SPILLS OVER EVERY SO OFTEN AND REPLENISHES THE NUTRIENTS AND MINERALS WHEN IT DOES. NICE RICH BLACK DIRT. THE MYRTLE TREES GROWING HERE IN THE BOTTOM LAND WERE SEEKING THE WATER FROM THE NEARBY RIVER.

ZECHARIAH 1:10

'GO TAKE A WALK!' OR 'GO TAKE A HIKE!'

IT MEANS SCRAM! SKEDADDLE! GET LOST! OUT OF MY FACE! THIS LOOKS VERY CLOSE TO THE ONE IN JOB WHERE THE DEVIL IS WALKING TO AND FRO. I SUSPECT THAT GOD'S FEELINGS ARE VERY CLOSE TO THESE SAYINGS EVERY TIME THE DEVIL AND HIS CREW COME TO HIS THRONE TO ACCUSE THE BRETHREN.

ZECHARIAH 1:11

'AT REST'

MILITARY TERM FOR A LOOSE BUT STILL FORMATION. WHAT THE WORLD SAYS WHEN SOMEONE HAS DIED AND IS NOW TROUBLE FREE (ESPECIALLY IF THEY DIED OF A LINGERING ILLNESS).

ZECHARIAH 2:4

'TOWNS'

I.E., SMALL CITIES

ZECHARIAH 2:6

'HO, HO, HO!'

SURELY WHEN YOU SEE THIS SAYING IS COMING FROM THE NORTH YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THE WORLD'S SANTA CLAUS. IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE SATANIC FALSE GOD OF THE WORLD CANNOT EVEN CREATE HIS OWN ORIGINAL SAYING, HE HAS TO STEAL IT FROM GOD. SANTA IS A COUNTERFEIT GOD, FROM THE NORTH, WITH CLOTHES DYED RED, WHITE HAIR AND A BEARD, GIVES GIFTS, IS COMING TO TOWN, SEES YOU WHEN YOU ARE SLEEPING, KNOWS WHEN YOU ARE AWAKE, ETC. NOW IS THERE ANY CHRISTIAN THAT CAN'T TAKE THESE THINGS AND SEE THE PARALLELS TO OUR OWN LORD JESUS CHRIST? THE WORLD'S GODS ALWAYS COPY THE ETERNAL GOD OF CREATION.

ZECHARIAH 2:9

'SHAKE HANDS'

WE DO THIS AS A FORM OF GREETING IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT GOD IS DOING IT HERE AS AN ADMONISHMENT AND THAT NOT TOO KINDLY.

ZECHARIAH 3:2

'BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF THE FIRE'

SOMEONE WHO HAS JUST BARELY MADE IT. WHAT THE COWBOYS DO DURING ROUND UP WHEN THEY ARE MARKING THE NEW CATTLE.

ZECHARIAH 4:1

'DAYDREAMER' OR 'DAYDREAMING'

SOMEONE WHO HAS THEIR MIND ON SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT IS GOING ON IN REAL LIFE TIME. SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THEIR THOUGHTS. USUALLY HAS A BAD FLAVOR WHEN USED ON SOMEONE BY THE WORLD. I.E., HE IS REALLY A DAY DREAMER.

ZECHARIAH 5:1,2

'A MAGIC FLYING CARPET' OR 'MAGIC CARPET RIDE'

IN WALT DISNEY MOVIES AND OTHER FAIRY TALES WE SEE MANY INSTANCES OF MAGIC FLYING CARPETS THAT TAKE YOU ANYWHERE IN A MOMENT OF TIME, AT UNREAL SPEEDS BUT SEEMINGLY IN PERFECT SAFETY. IF YOU HAVE WATCHED THESE MOVIES YOU WILL INVARIABLY SEE THE CARPET ROLL ITSELF UP AND DOWN A NUMBER OF TIMES BEFORE ACTUALLY FLYING, AND WHEN FLYING IT WILL ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE THE FRONT END ROLLED UP. THE FLYING ROLL COMES FROM THE FACT THAT CARPET COMES IN A ROLL AND SHOWS HOLLYWOOD CANNOT MAKE A FILM WITHOUT GETTING ITS MATERIAL FROM THE BIBLE.

ZECHARIAH 5:2

'UFO' OR 'BLIMP'

THE DESCRIPTION COULD BE EITHER ONE OF THESE ITEMS, AND YET BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS IT MUST BE AN UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT. I.E., ANYTHING THAT CAN'T BE LABELED OR IDENTIFIED MUST NEEDS BE AN UFO.

ZECHARIAH 5:5

'LOOK UP'

THE BARBER TELLS THIS TO THE LITTLE BOY, THE OPTOMETRIST TELLS THIS TO EVERYONE, THE BIRD WATCHER TELLS IT TO HIS BUDDY, AND GOD TELLS IT TO HIS KIDS BECAUSE THEIR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH.

ZECHARIAH 7:5,6

'FAST'

WE USE THIS WORD TO DENOTE SOME TYPE OF RAPID MOVEMENT, AND YET GOD USES IT TO SHOW NO MOVEMENT AT ALL WHEN IT COMES TO THE MOUTH AND FOOD. PEOPLE NOWADAYS THINK IT IS UNBELIEVABLE FOR SOMEONE TO GO WITHOUT FOOD FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME. IT IS IN TRUTH A GOOD HEALTH RESTORER BOTH SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL.

ZECHARIAH 7:12

'ADAMANT'

HARD AND FAST WE ARE SET ON A POINT, BELIEF, POSITION, OR SOMETHING WHERE WE ARE IMMOVABLE. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE HEART IS AS STONE AND UNLESS SOMEONE MOVES A STONE IT WILL NOT BE MOVED. A GOOD DESCRIPTION FOR SOMEONE THAT IS ADAMANT.

ZECHARIAH 8:5

'BOYS AND GIRLS'

THIS IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE NAMES WE GIVE TO OUR IMMATURE MEN AND WOMEN. GOD HAS GIVEN US THE NAME FOR OUR YOUNG AND OUR OLD AND THOUGH THE WORLD MAY HATE HIM AND HIS BOOK THEY CAN'T REFUSE TO FOLLOW HIS LEAD.

ZECHARIAH 8:10

'NO REST FOR MAN NOR BEAST'

SELF EXPLANATORY UNTIL JESUS COMES BACK. ORDINARY SAYING COMING FROM THE LIPS OF A TIRED MAN AFTER A LONG DAY OR WEEK OF EXTREMELY HARD LABOR.

ZECHARIAH 9:6

'BASTARD'

THE WORD WE HAVE USED FOR AGES TO DENOTE A FATHERLESS CHILD EXACTLY AS GOD USES IT. THE WORLD HAS NOW DEGENERATED IT TO WHERE THE WORD HAS BECOME A CURSE WITH VILE UNDERTONES. IT IS SORT OF SPIT AT A PERSON WITH A VENGEANCE.

ZECHARIAH 9:8

'ENCAMP' OR 'ENCAMPMENT'

MILITARY TERM FOR PLACE TO STAY.

ZECHARIAH 10:8

'HISS'

THE NOISE WE MAKE WHEN WE DON'T LIKE SOMETHING. REPTILES USE IT ALSO.

ZECHARIAH 11:3

'PRIDE'

A COMPANY OF LIONS IS CALLED A PRIDE. YOU KNOW LIKE GEESE ARE A GAGGLE, COWS ARE A HERD, SHEEP ARE IN A FLOCK, ORCA IN A POD, AND WOLVES IN A PACK. THE BIBLE NAMES THE GROUP OF LIONS AND THEN LIKENS HIS PEOPLE UNTO THEM.

ZECHARIAH 11:12

'PAY HIM WHAT HE IS WORTH' OR 'GIVE HIM WHAT IS DUE OR THAT HE HAS COMING'

A LABORER IS WORTHY OF HIS HIRE. A MAN OR WOMAN SHOULD BE PAID WHAT THEY ARE WORTH AND MANY TIMES THEY ARE NOT BUT ALSO MANY TIMES THEY ARE PAID MORE THAN THEY ARE WORTH.

ZECHARIAH 13:2

'PASS OUT'

WHAT PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY ARE SICK OR HURT SOME WAY. ALSO WHEN THEY ARE LOADED UP WITH SOME SUBSTANCE OR BOOZE, DRUGS, ETC.

ZECHARIAH 13:5

'HUSBANDMAN'

A KEEPER OF LIVESTOCK EXACTLY AS IT WAS TOLD TO ZECHARIAH SO MANY YEARS BEFORE THE COLLEGES NAMED THE MAN AND THE COLLEGE COURSES TAUGHT IN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES.

ZECHARIAH 13:6

'FRIENDS CAN HURT YOU MORE THAN ENEMIES'

SO VERY TRUE BECAUSE YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS AND WHAT THEY THINK AND CARE ABOUT. YOU ARE NOT TOO INTERESTED WHAT YOUR ENEMY IS THINKING ABOUT. THIS VERSE IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY. YOU WILL ALLOW YOUR FRIENDS TO GET CLOSE TO YOU WHERE YOU CAN BE HURT AND AN ENEMY IS SUSPECTED FROM THE BEGINNING AND CANNOT GET TOO CLOSE TO YOU.

ZECHARIAH 14:12

'FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED'

SHOULD BE TRUE BUT IT ISN'T ALWAYS. MANY FOLKS HEAR ABOUT A HURRICANE COMING AND THEY STAY PUT ONLY TO REGRET IT LATER ON. NOAH FOREWARNED THE PEOPLE OF HIS TIME AND THEY ALL DIED IN THE FLOOD. MANY TIMES IN THE BIBLE GOD TOLD HIS PEOPLE TO LOOK OUT AND THEY DID NOT AND LATER SUFFERED THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR SIN.

MALACHI 1:3

'HERITAGE'

THAT FAMILY HEIRLOOM OR REAL ESTATE THAT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH YOUR FAMILY AND IS DESIGNATED TO BE YOURS TO PASS TO YOUR CHILDREN AND ON AND ON. ESAU GAVE HIS AWAY FOR A BOWL OF CHILI AND INCURRED GOD'S WRATH IN SO DOING.

MALACHI 1:10

'SHUT THE DOOR'

WHO AMONG YOU HAS NOT UTTERED THIS FAMOUS PHRASE? SEE ALSO GENESIS 7:16. THIS ONE HAS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FLAVOR THAN GENESIS IN THAT GOD SHUT THE DOOR OF THE ARK PURPOSELY AND THIS ONE ASKS FOR REASON TO SHUT THE DOOR OR IF THERE IS A REASON.

MALACHI 1:13

'SNUFFED'

WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU PUT SOMETHING OUT. THE MAFIA TALKS ABOUT "SNUFFING" SOMEONE, THEY MEAN TO KILL THEM. WE ARE USUALLY TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING TAME LIKE PUTTING OUT THE FLAME ON A CANDLE.

MALACHI 2:3

'DUNG-FACED'

THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET DO NOT USE THE WORD DUNG THEY HAVE A MORE UP TO DATE TRANSLATION, BUT THEY USE THIS PHRASE TO SHOW THAT A PERSON IS DRUNK OR DOPED OUT OF HIS MIND. THEY USE THE PHRASE WITH A KIND OF REVERENCE LIKE IT IS AN HONOR TO BE IN THIS KIND OF CONDITION. THE CONDITION OF BEING 'S__T FACED IS NOT ONE TO BE ADMIRED, EITHER ON THE STREETS OR THE BIBLE VERSE INDICATED. HAVING GOD SMEAR YOUR FACE WITH DUNG IS NOT EXACTLY WHAT A CHRISTIAN DESIRES. SEE ALSO II KINGS 9:37.

MALACHI 2:12

'SCHOLAR'

THE WORD WE USE TO SHOW A MAN HAS MASTERY OVER A SUBJECT. INTERESTING THAT THIS VERSE HAS A MASTER FIRST THEN THE SCHOLAR, AS IF TO BE ONE YOU MUST BE THE OTHER FIRST. ALSO INTERESTING THAT SO MANY MEN THINK THEY ARE BIBLE SCHOLARS AND FIRST, DON'T HAVE A BIBLE AND SECONDLY, DON'T BELIEVE THE ONE THEY THINK THEY HAVE. (REAL SCHOLARLY) HOW COULD ANY MAN MASTER THAT WHICH GOD HAS WRITTEN? WOULDN'T HE HAVE TO BE AS SMART AS GOD?

MALACHI 3:2

'FULLER'S SOAP'

I.E., FULLER BRUSH COMPANY. THIS COMPANY HAS BEEN SELLING CLEANING BRUSHES AND SOAPS SINCE THEIR FOUNDING MANY YEARS AGO. SO WE FIND THE INEVITABLE COINCIDENCE THAT GOD DECLARES THAT FULLER SOAP IS SUCH A GOOD CLEANER THAT IT IS LIKENED TO FIRE, AND THEN THE WORLD DECIDES THAT TO HAVE A GOOD COMPANY THAT YOU MUST NAME IT AFTER THE ATTRIBUTE GOD GAVE THE SOAP. ANOTHER COINCIDENCE IS THIS COMPANY KEEPS RIGHT ON PLODDING ALONG IN THE 20TH CENTURY SELLING THEIR LINE OF WARES, KEEPING EMPLOYEES WORKING AND JUST DOING BUSINESS. (PROBABLY NEVER REALLY KNOWING WHERE THEIR NAME CAME FROM OR EVEN WHAT IT MEANS.

MALACHI 3:8

'BUT YOU SAY'

CHRISTIANS HAVE A BAD HABIT OF SAYING 'BUT' IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. I GUESS YOU COULD CALL THEM BILLY GOAT CHRISTIANS. I.E., THE PASTOR IS A NICE MAN BUT! I LIKED THE SERMON THIS WEEK BUT! I COULD DO SO AND SO BUT! NOW IN THE WORLD YOU WILL GET BUTTED ON EVERY SIDE FOR ALL KINDS OF CRAZY REASONS. I.E., YOU CAN HAVE THIS PROMOTION BUT! I WAS GOING TO AWARD THIS CONTRACT TO YOU BUT! I LOVE YOU BUT! THESE ARE A LOT OF BUTS, NO PUN INTENDED.

MALACHI 3:13

'STOUT'

THE WORLD USES THIS WORD TO SHOW THAT A MAN IS STRONG, CAPABLE OF FEATS OF STRENGTH. THE BIBLE HAS ALREADY SET THE PRECEDENT FOR THE DEFINITION IN THIS VERSE, AND THE WORLD TYPICALLY FOLLOWS SUIT.

MALACHI 4:6

'SET YOUR AFFECTIONS STRAIGHT' OR 'GET YOUR HEART RIGHT'

PEOPLE GET OFF ON ALL THESE NEW KICKS AND THEN THEY FORGET WHERE THEY HAVE COME FROM. THIS ADMONISHMENT FROM GOD IS MEANT TO GET YOU BACK IN LINE AND THINKING PROPERLY.


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