What pearls and what swine are we talking about here? The pearls are your pearls of wisdom, of course – whether it’s a brilliant joke or a sage piece of advice falling from your lips. And the swine, the pigs, are the ungrateful and unappreciative people you’re offering them to. The people who don’t laugh at your jokes or who yawn as you’re offering your great thoughts to them.
Jesus was the master of sayings that were colourful and shocking, and this blunt saying of his has caught people’s imaginations for centuries. This is how he said it (in the old King James version of the Bible)...
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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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