Biblical Quotes that are actually not in the Bible

“Adam & Eve ate an apple”

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It actually doesn’t name the forbidden fruit, just says fruit– Gen. 3:1-6

“The 3 Wise Men”

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The bible does not give a number; it just says wise men-Matt. 2:1

“The Lion shall lay down with the Lamb”

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The bible says that the lion and the wolf shall lay down together, not the lamb

– Isa 11:6, 65:25

“Money is the root of all evil”

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Scripture says the love of money is the root of all evil, because it will become your God, you will do anything for it, and you will put it above the almighty.

– 1 Tim 6:10

“Spare the rod, spoil the child”

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I know I know…this is definitely in the bible…right!?
No. The bible says that if you spare the rod you hate the child, not spoil him. The spoil part came from a 17th century poem and has been quoted as a biblical verse ever since.

“The 7 Deadly Sins”

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Loosely based on Prov. 6:16-19, there is no such thing as the seven deadly sins. You will not find this in the bible.

“God has many names”

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Everyone like to quote this in defense of their religion, but its not in the bible that “God has many names”. It does however say that there’s only one name under the heavens given among men by which we may be saved- Acts 4:12

“The messiah was born on December 25th”

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Yea, sorry to cancel Christmas but it’s true. It’s no where in the bible that the messiah was born on December 25th. He was actually at least 2 years old when the Magi visited and King Herod ordered his execution and his parents were commanded to hide him in Egypt.

– Matt. 2:11-13

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”

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There is always a reason to be clean, but this quote is not in the bible. It’s always about a man’s heart first, not his outer appearance.

These are just a few of the many biblical quotes we can be heard repeating on an everyday basis that are actually not in the bible.

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