Most of us know some everyday phrases that come from the Bible like “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” or the idea of a scapegoat. But there are many more. The Bible has had a profound impact on language the world over. Here are a few of my favourites phrases whose Biblical origins may be less well known.
The straight and narrow
Generally thought to be from Matthew 7:14 as Jesus brings his Sermon on the Mount to a conclusion: ” Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it”.
… well those are my Top‐10 favourites. What about you? Do you have favourite phrases with a Biblical root? If you want to trawl some more try these websites: