Do You Know What Is In Your Bible?

Psalm XVI:
“… and didst thou lie among us, saying,
‘Thy trousers, they burn with a fire as though from Heaven,
thy nose lengthened as though
Lucifer hath pulled it through the eye of a needle…'” (
LIE version)

This verse was given as the source for the expression “Liar, Liar, pants on fire”  and also for the idea behind the story of Pinocchio.

See any problem?

How about that isn’t a verse from the Bible!

This would be more humorous if so many people didn’t fall for it.

Now surely most people would recognize that as not from the Bible, but what if some well respected pastor told you it was?

Would you actually check it?  What if just one or two words were changed?

When Paul was preaching in Berea, the people “received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11)


2 thoughts on “Do You Know What Is In Your Bible?

  1. I’m always surprised by the things credited to the Bible:

    “Cleanliness is next to godlinesss.”

    “God helps those who help themselves.”

    That stuff doesn’t even sound like its in the Bible! But people believe it is.

    It’s as you say. We need to be like the people of Berea. I am learning this lesson more and more each day.

    Berean Wife Reply:


    Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richard’s Almanac gets lots of credit for Scripture according to some people. 🙁 It is a shame the things I’ve heard attributed to Scripture. Or even worse, I’ve heard folks say “It’s not in the Bible, but it should be.” Can you imagine? There is plenty in the Bible to keep us all busy enough.

    Berean Wife

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