2 3 live&learn&rejoice: 400th anniversary celebratory project

February 20, 2011

400th anniversary celebratory project

  • a law unto themselves
  • a man after his own heart
  • a stumbling block
  • a thief in the night
  • a thorn in the flesh
  • all these things must come to pass
  • all things to all men
  • and the word was made flesh
  • at their wit's end
  • be fruitful and multiply
  • born again
  • bottomless pit
  • by their fruits ye shall know them
  • charity shall cover the multitude of sins
  • crumbs which fall from ... table
  • death, where is thy sting
  • den of thieves
  • dreamer of dreams
  • eat, drink and be merry
  • eye for an eye
  • fallen from grace
  • fatted calf
  • fell by the way side
  • fell flat on his face
  • fell on stony ground
  • fight the good fight . . .
all these phrases (and more!) stem from king james version of the bible, celebratings its 400th year in 2011 . . .  (http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/feb/18/phrases-king-james-bible)

 if you want to add to the list, email the phrase(s) to books@guardian.co.uk