Wall Street, tax offices, Enron and other corrupt businesses have all been called dens of thieves. It’s not flattering, of course, to have your business compared to a hangout for criminals and thugs.
The phrase owes its popularity to a colourful attack by Jesus on the street-sellers who crowded the streets close to the temple in Jerusalem. Expecting to find the temple a place of prayer, Jesus was scandalised to see hucksters ripping off the pilgrims with over-priced goods. He made some powerful enemies when he overturned the sellers’ tables and told them…
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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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