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Six “Bible” Quotes That Aren’t Actually In the Bible

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My mom has always told me, “this to shall pass”. I was almost positive this quote came from the Bible.

CNN put together this list of quotes that always seem to be attributed to the Bible but aren’t actually in there.  But, ya know, feel free to keep on quoting them as Biblical wisdom.  No one’s REALLY going to fact check you.

#1.)  “God helps those who help themselves.” This one actually comes from BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.

#2.)  “This, too, shall pass.” The Bible occasionally says “and it came to pass” and over time this got confused with the proverb “This, too, shall pass.”

#3.)  “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” There’s a line in the Bible that goes, “The one who withholds the rod is one who hates his son” . . . so this quote is a version of that.

#4.)  “Satan tempted Eve to eat the forbidden apple.” Satan wasn’t in the Garden of Eden, which predates Satan by at least 500 years.

#5.)  “God works in mysterious ways.” This was by a poet in England named William Cowper.

#6.)  “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” This was said by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Come on…did you really think this was in the Bible?

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