The saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" is not from the Bible. It is an old Chinese proverb.
There are several other well-known and oft-quoted "Bible" verses that did not originate from that holy book. Some examples are, “This too shall pass,” “God helps those who help themselves,” “Spare the rod, spoil the child” and “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
Also, many people mistake certain Biblical details. Satan never tempted Eve with an apple in the Garden of Eden; the specific fruit was never mentioned. The Bible never named a whale as the creature that swallowed Jonah. In addition, the specific number of wise men who visited the infant Jesus was never identified as "three."Learn More
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther is 8:9. Depending on the translation, it is between 70 and 90 words in length. The verse describes the dictation and distribution of the kings order to rescind an earlier decree to annihilate the Jewish people. .Full Answer >
There is no verse in the Bible that says "love conquers all." However, there are verses and chapters in the Bible that come close in terms of meaning, including Romans 8:37, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 Peter 4:8 and Matthew 22:36-40.Full Answer >
The Bible provides several ambiguous reasons for the creation of man, which include love, glory, to have something that loves Him as He loves, and as part of a grand plan. Interpretation of the meaning of these theories is not unanimous.Full Answer >
It is not clear in the Bible how long Job suffered, but it was at least a period of months and may have been as long as one year according to some Jewish traditions. No matter the length of time, Job never cursed God for his suffering.Full Answer >