Matthew 5:41, Go the Extra Mile

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

//It’s amazing how many figures of speech come from the Bible. Today’s verse is one of many examples provided by Rev. Anne Robertson in her book, What is the Bible? Here are a few more:

Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom [and] honour. –Ecclesiastes 10:1 (Fly in the ointment)

Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills? –Job 15:7 (As old as the hills)

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. –Isaiah 40:15 (Drop in the bucket)

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. –Genesis 3:3 (Forbidden fruit)

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: –Matthew 12:25 (A house divided against itself cannot stand)

 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. –Matthew 15:14 (The blind leading the blind)

 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. –Job 19:20 (By the skin of your teeth)

1 Comment

  1. Name*chandan

    Comment go one mile ahead

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