If sweating is a sign of hard work, then sweating blood is colossally hard work. “I’ve sweated blood to finish that job!” is a way of talking about how much something has cost you to do.
The saying comes from a scene near the end of Jesus’ life, just before he was arrested and then put to death. Jesus knew what was coming, and he prayed on his own, in a state of extreme anguish, in a place called the Garden of Gethsemane. Here’s how his experience is described…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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