Wearing a crown is normally a sign of great honour and prestige – unless it’s a crown of thorns, of course. This phrase is normally used to talk about someone who has inherited undeserved suffering and shame.
When Jesus was arrested and put on trial, one of the charges against him was that he claimed to be the king of the Jewish people. The Roman governor who tried him, Pontius Pilate, had him crowned with thorns as a sick joke…
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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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