IS it in the Bible? 

We often read, hear or use phrases that we THINK are from the Bible. But are they ? Here are a few quotations and their correct source.


“Jesus wept.” – John 11:35


“God helps those who help themselves” – Aesop’s Fables

In the last days, you will not be able to know the seasons except by the changing of the leaves.”    —  from the “3 Days of Darkness” prophecy of Padre Pio, a Roman Catholic priest. The exact quote appears to be, “You will know when that time is approaching because the seasons will change so the only way you will know the seasons is by the leaves on the trees.”


“See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand !” – Galatians 6:11


“Not all those who wander are lost” – JRR Tolkien


“ But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine ! ‘Let us eat and drink’, you say,’for tomorrow we die!’ Isaiah 22:13


“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold and settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11


“Spare the rod, spoil the child” Hudibras by Samuel Butler


“Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.” Proverbs 25:24

“ Love is a temple, love a higher law.” – One (U2)


“ God moves (works) in mysterious ways” – Unknown


“ The lion will lay down with the lamb”

Misquote of Isaiah 11:6 – “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them”


“His judgment cometh and that right soon.” –   Shawshank Redemption


“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” Proverbs 16:27a


“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.”- I Peter 4:8


“ Cleanliness is next to godliness”-  John Wesley


“God will not give you more than you can handle” – Misquote of 1 Corinthians 10:13 “ God is faithful and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength …”


“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will …” – Pulp Fiction (1994 Film)

“ Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” Psalm 84:10

“ In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.” – The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck


“ I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” –

Matthew 25:40

Hate the sin, love the sinner.”  -Mahatma Gandhi wrote in 1929

This too shall pass.” – “The Lament of Doer,” an Old English poem

In the last days, you will not be able to know the seasons except by the changing of the leaves.” -Unknow 

It is better to cast your seed in the belly of a whore than to spill it out on the ground.” -misinterpretation of the story of Onan in Genesis 38:6-10