The Biblical Origins of Slang, Part 2

….and we’re back! We hope you enjoyed the first installment of “The Biblical Origins of Slang”. We at Lines and Precepts certainly did, so much so that we giggled long after pressing the “publish” button.

Now on to part two. Enjoy!

The Origin of “Bored to Death

Acts 20: And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

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The Origin of “Making Something Out of Nothing

Matt. 15: 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

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The Origin of “Staying Strapped

Neh. 4: 15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work. 17 They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

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 The Origin of “Old Negro Spirituals

Psalm 137: For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

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The Origin of “Choppin’ It Up

Acts 17: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

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The Origin of the “Back Stabber

Psalm 41: Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

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Stay tuned for part three of “The Biblical Origins of Slang”…