"God helps those who help themselves." This phrase is commonly cited as a biblical principle, suggesting that divine assistance comes only to those who make an effort.
"Money is the root of all evil." The actual biblical text from 1 Timothy 6:10 says, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil," which conveys a significantly different meaning
"Cleanliness is next to godliness." This saying, which emphasizes the virtue of cleanliness, does not appear in the Bible
"Spare the rod, spoil the child." This phrase is often thought to be a direct biblical quote advocating for corporal punishment in child-rearing
"This too shall pass." Although this phrase is used to offer comfort during difficult times, suggesting that all hardship is temporary, it does not appear anywhere in the Bible.
"To thine own self be true." This phrase comes from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" and is often mistakenly cited as a biblical command to maintain personal integrity.
"Charity begins at home." While the Bible discusses the importance of charity and caring for one's family, this specific phrase is not found in the Scriptures.
"The eye is the window to the soul." This poetic phrase is sometimes thought to reflect a biblical view of the soul's visibility through the eyes, but it is not found in the Bible.
"The lion shall lay down with the lamb." A common misquote of Isaiah 11:6, which actually says, "The wolf shall dwell with the lamb," and does not mention a lion laying down with a lamb.
"The Seven Deadly Sins." While the Bible warns against various sins, the specific list known as the Seven Deadly Sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth) is not found in the Bible.
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