What is the origin of the aying "God helps whose who help themselves"?

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God helps those who help themselves is a phrase originally attributed to Benjamin Franklin. In this, he states the idea that God wants people to put some energy into improving their own situation. In other words, God would rather a hungry person go out and try to find a job, rather than simply stay home to pray about it. He does not simply hand things to those in need, He wants those in need to attempt to find a solution for themselves before He intervenes with help.
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how will you know that God is helping you if at some point you do not accept the bestowal of Gods help in the form of being capable of resolving the issue. In other words, if God
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I believe the phrase originated from Benjamin Franklin. It's accurate and corresponds perfectly with Scripture that says "Faith without works is dead" Yes, it still applies
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The Bible's book of Hezekiah chapter 6 verse
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It doesn't. It is another one of those saying that people think are in the Bible but it is not.
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