Month: August 2011

The root of the matter

This week’s phrase is from Job 19:28:

But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

The core of something.

Psalm 89:1-4

A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant, ‘I will establish your line forever
and make your throne firm through all generations.'”

By the skin of your teeth

This week’s phrase is from Job 19:20:

My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

To narrowly escape something.

Old as the hills

This week’s phrase is from Job 15:7:

Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

Really old! Ancient!

The apple of my eye

This week’s phrase is from Deuteronomy 32:10:

In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye

One who is valued above others.