from the "Archaic KJV"
Common, everyday sayings
found in the King James Bible ...
made me do it." Genesis
3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave
me of the tree, and I did eat.
devil made me do it." Genesis 3:13 ...And the woman
said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
the process of time..." Genesis
4:3 And in process of time it came to pass...
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
Genesis 4:9 ...Am I my brother's keeper?
can't get blood out of a turnip." Genesis 4:3-4 ...Cain
brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
"Stand back!" Genesis 19:9
And they said, Stand back...
out of my sight!" "Out of sight, out of mind."
Genesis 23:4 ...that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
Money is called "currency" Genesis
23:16 ...four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
"I've learned by experience."
Genesis 30:27 ...I have learned by experience...
"in good health" Genesis
43:28 ...our father is in good health...
a "falling out" Genesis 45:24 ...See that ye fall not
out by the way.
"by the way"
Genesis 45:24 ...See that ye fall not out by the way.
"Come on" Exodus
1:10 Come on...
is written in stone " Exodus 31:18 ...two tables
of testimony, tables of stone...
more than enough" Exodus 36:5 ...The people bring
much more than enough...
"on all four"
Leviticus 11:27 ...that go on all four...
A "kitchen range"
Leviticus 11:35 ...whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken
A city having "suburbs"
Leviticus 25:34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may
not be sold...
Leviticus 26:39 And they that are left of you shall pine
Numbers 3:36 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari...
"In the first place..."
Numbers 10:14 In the first place went the standard of the camp
of the children of Judah...
fell" Numbers 11:9 And when the dew fell upon the
camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
gotten out of hand" Numbers 11:15 And if thou
deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand...
stir him up" Numbers 24:9 ...who shall stir him up?...
"Digging up all the dirt " on him
Judges 3:20 And Ehud came unto him (Eglon); and he was sitting in a
summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message
from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. 21 And Ehud put forth
his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his
belly: 22 And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed
upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the
dirt came out.
"To the day of his
death" Judges 13:7 ...from the womb to the day of
"You don't love me or
you'd ..." Judges 14:16 ...Thou dost but hate
me, and lovest me not: thou hast put forth a riddle unto the children of my people,
and hast not told it me...
a woman a heifer. Judges 14:18 ...If ye had not plowed
with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
was a 'one man army' ..." Judges 15:15 And he
found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a
thousand men therewith.
a rock and a hard place" 1 Samuel 14:4 And between
the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison,
there was a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side...
"His eyes lit up"
1 Samuel 14:27 ...and his eyes were enlightened.
"I need to get away." 1Samuel
20:29 ...let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren...
"No one feels sorry for me."
1 Samuel 22:8 ...and there is none of you that is sorry for me...
Samuel 22:23 ...but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
"Our old haunts" 1 Samuel 23:22
...and see his place where his haunt is...
places" 1 Samuel 23:23 ...all the lurking
"now a days"
1 Samuel 25:10 ...there be many servants now a days that break
away every man from his master.
can't even talk to him." 1 Samuel 25:17 ...for
he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
"He had an audience with the President"
and "Give me a hearing" 1 Samuel 25:24 ...and let thine
handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.
"He went to the other side."
1 Samuel 26:13 Then David went over to the other side...
"He played the fool" 1
Samuel 26:21 ...behold, I have played the fool...
expect great things of you, my boy." 1 Samuel 26:25
...Blessed be thou, my son David: thou shalt both do great things...
[Note: Here's another good reason
to turn away from this kind of flattery. They're quoting King Saul and he
didn't mean a word of it.]
2 Samuel 3:36 And all the people took notice
"such and such"
2 Samuel 12:8 ...I would moreover have given unto thee such
and such things.
"Take it to heart"
2 Samuel 13:33 Now therefore let not my lord
the king take the thing to his heart... (Also, 2 Samuel 19:19)
"Don't put words in my mouth!"
2 Samuel 14:3 ...So Joab put the words in her mouth.
"It's good for what ails you"
2 Samuel 14:5 ...What aileth thee?...
the crown of his head to the soles of his feet" 2
Samuel 14:25 ...from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there
was no blemish in him.
to file suit" (as in a case for court) 2
Samuel 15:4 ...that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me...
"He stole their hearts"
2 Samuel 15:6 ...so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
2 Samuel 22:25 ...according to my cleanness in his eye sight.
"the vestry" and "vestments"
2 Kings 10:22 And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth
vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.
"Get up!" 1 Kings 18:41
And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of
abundance of rain.
"The sky is black
with clouds" 1 Kings 18:45 And it came to pass in the mean
while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.
And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
a letter "in someone's name" 1Kings 21:8 So
she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal...
"Every able bodied man..."
1 Chronicles 9:13 ...very able men for the work of the service of the house
"He's as fierce as a lion"
1 Chronicles 11:22 ...he slew two lionlike
men of Moab...
"You know what you
ought to do." 1 Chronicles 12:32 ...to
know what Israel ought to do...
two-time you" 1 Chronicles 12:33
...they were not of double heart.
went well" 2 Chronicles 12:12 ...and also in
Judah things went well.
"No one was
sorry to see him go" 2 Chronicles 21:20 ...and
departed without being desired...
a country boy at heart" 2 Chronicles 26:10 Also he
built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both
in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers
in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
was the ruin of him" 2 Chronicles 28:23 ...But they
were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
her back on him" 2 Chronicles 29:6 ...and turned their
"They laid the foundation"
Ezra 3:10 And when the builders laid the foundation...
"They stopped them by sheer force"
Ezra 4:23 ...and made them to cease by force and power.
"That went over my head" Ezra
9:6 ...for our iniquities are increased over our head...
"grown up" Ezra 9:6
...and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
didn't get what you had coming" Ezra 9:13 ...seeing
that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve...
"working the day shift"
Nehemiah 4:22 ...that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on
"He looks down on himself"
Nehemiah 6:16 ...they were much cast down in
their own eyes...
"That woman is outlandish!"
Nehemiah 13:26 ...nevertheless even him did outlandish
women cause to sin.
"He has a hot
temper" Esther 1:12 ...and his anger
burned in him.
"Get here - post haste!!"
Esther 3:15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment...
"Give a man enough rope and he'll hang
himself." Esther 5:14 ...And the thing pleased Haman;
and he caused the gallows to be made.
for a day ..." Esther 6:8 Let the royal apparel
be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth
upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:
untimely birth" Job 3:16 Or as an hidden
untimely birth I had not been...
is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward." Job
5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
"Leave me alone!" Job 7:16
...let me alone...
"Bring it to light"
Job 12:22 ...and bringeth out to light...
"Come what will"
Job 13:13 ...and let come on me what will.
was shaken to pieces" Job 16:12 ...and shaken
me to pieces...
"Drove him to his
feet" Job 18:11 ...and shall drive him to his feet.
"rooted it out"
Job 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out...
"You made it by the skin of your teeth" Job
19:20 ...and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
head is in the clouds" Job 20:6 ...and his head reach
unto the clouds...
"You really popped
your cork" Job 32:18-20 For I am full
of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. 19 Behold, my belly is as wine
which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles. 20 I will speak, that
I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
"horselaugh" Job 39:19 Hast thou given the horse strength?...25...
He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha...
your "lines" (as in a play) Psalms 19:4 Their
line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world...
"You're buttering me up"
Psalms 55:21 ...The words of his mouth were smoother than butter,
but war was in his heart...
a deaf ear" Psalm 58:4 ...they are like the
deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; 5 Which will not hearken to the voice
"more than your heart's desire"
Psalms 73:7 ...they have more than
heart could wish.
"Toot your own horn ..."
Psalms 75:4-5 ...and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
"I'm at my wits end!"
Psalm 107:27 ...and are at their wits' end.
was eaten alive by mosquitos" Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow
them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
"If you play with fire, you'll get burnt!"
Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes
not be burned?
"A little bird told me ..."
Ecclesiastes 10:20 ...for a bird of the air
shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
"You're sick in the head"
Isaiah 1:5 ...the whole head is sick...
as proud as the Lucifer" - Isaiah 14:13-14 For thou hast said in
thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars
of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the
north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most
High. Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up
because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness...
"Like a drop in a bucket ..."
Isaiah 40:15 ...Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket...
Peter to pay Paul ..." Isaiah 61:8 ...For I
the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering...
grapes" Jeremiah 31:29-30 In those days they
shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth
are set on edge. 30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that
eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
flash of lightening" Ezekiel 1:14 And the living creatures
ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
you teeth on edge" Jeremiah 31:29-30 In
those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the
children's teeth are set on edge. 30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity:
every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
"You got your just deserts" - Ezekiel 7:27
...I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I
"Like mother, like daughter."
Ezekiel 16:44 ...saying, As is the mother, so
is her daughter.
"You are your mother's
daughter." Ezekiel 16:45 Thou art thy
"Engines of war"
Ezekiel 26:9 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and
with his axes he shall break down thy towers.
really eats that up." (in sense of enjoying something)
Hosea 4:8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart
on their iniquity.
Hosea 7:8 ...Ephraim is a cake not turned.
wrap it up" Micah 7:3 ...so they wrap it up.
"The thief rifled through the drawers ..."
Zechariah 14:2 ...and the houses rifled...
"foxhole" Matthew 8:20 ...And Jesus saith
unto him, The foxes have holes...
"Throw it back
in your face ..." Matthew 27:44 ...cast the
same in his teeth.
"Chewing the fat"
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat,
and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared:.....
for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
the midnight oil" Matthew 25:4 But the wise
took oil in their vessels with their lamps...6 And at midnight there was a cry
made...7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Proverbs 31:18 ...her candle goeth not out by night.
"He outfoxed us" Luke 13:32 And
he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox (Herod), Behold, I cast out
devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
"safe and sound" Luke
15:27 ...because he hath received him safe and sound.
father, like son ..." John 8:39 They answered
and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's
children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Ezekiel 16:44 ...saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
Hosea 4:9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them
for their ways,.....
"He had the face of an
angel" - Acts 6:15 ...saw his face as it had been the face of an
"They raised no small stir"
Acts 12:18 ...there was no small stir among the soldiers...
Calling a ship "her" Acts
27:15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind,
we let her drive. Acts 27:32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes
of the boat, and let her fall off.
hope" Romans 4:18 Who against hope
believed in hope...
"All right, cut it short!"
Romans 9:28 For he will finish the work, and
cut it short in righteousness...
made short work of that!" Romans 9:28 ...because a
short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
really sticking your neck out" Romans 16:4 Who
have for my life laid down their own necks...
better think again!" 2 Corinthians 10:7 ...let him
of himself think this again...
"It's a dog eat
dog world" Galatians 5:15 But if ye bite
and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
"Beware of the dog" Philippians
3:2 Beware of dogs...
"You're a busybody!"
2 Thessalonians 3:11 ...but are busybodies.
Timothy 1:10 ...for perjured persons...
as good as dead" Hebrews 11:12 ...and him as
good as dead...
"Bite your tongue ..."
Revelation 16:10 ...and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
"Go jump in a lake" Revelation
20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the
lake of fire.
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