the wages of sin is death
/ðə wˈeɪdʒᵻz ʌv sˈɪn ɪz dˈɛθ/
used to imply that engaging in immoral or sinful behavior leads to negative consequences, which may be fatal or result in spiritual death or separation from God
begin to weave and God will give the thread
/bɪɡˈɪn tə wˈiːv ænd ɡˈɑːd wɪl ɡˈɪv ðə θɹˈɛd/
used to suggest that taking action and starting a project or pursuing a goal is the most important step, and that the necessary resources and support will come as one goes along
the danger past, and God forgotten
/ðə dˈeɪndʒɚ pˈæst ænd ɡˈɑːd fɚɡˈɑːʔn̩/
used to criticize people who only seek divine help during times of crisis but do not maintain a consistent practice of faith or spirituality
faith can / will move mountains
/fˈeɪθ kæn wɪl mˈuːv mˈaʊntɪnz/
used to emphasize the power of strong faith and belief in oneself, as it can overcome seemingly impossible challenges and enable individuals to accomplish difficult tasks
family that prays together stays together
/fˈæmɪli ðæt pɹˈeɪz təɡˌɛðɚ stˈeɪz təɡˈɛðɚ/
used to suggest that shared faith and spirituality can strengthen family bonds and promote a sense of togetherness and support
the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction
/ðə fˈɪɹ ʌvðə lˈɔːɹd ɪz ðə bɪɡˈɪnɪŋ ʌv nˈɑːlɪdʒ bˌʌt fˈuːlz dɪspˈaɪz wˈɪsdəm ænd ɪnstɹˈʌkʃən/
used to imply that being open to instruction and willing to learn leads to gaining knowledge and understanding, while rejecting wisdom and being closed-minded is foolish and hinders growth
put your trust in god, and keep your powder dry
/pˌʊt jʊɹ tɹˈʌst ɪn ɡˈɑːd ænd kˈiːp jʊɹ pˈaʊdɚ dɹˈaɪ/
used to highlight the importance of balance between relying on higher powers and taking responsible action
there but for the grace of God go I
/ðɛɹ bˌʌt fɚðə ɡɹˈeɪs ʌv ɡˈɑːd ɡˌoʊ ˈaɪ/
used to express a sense of humility and gratitude, acknowledging that one's circumstances could have been different if not for the benevolence or favor of a higher power
thou shalt not kill
/ðˈaʊ ʃˌælt nˌɑːt kˈɪl/
used to promote the value of human life and the importance of non-violence
whom the gods love, shall / must die young
/hˈuːm ðə ɡˈɑːdz lˈʌv ʃˌæl ɔːɹ mˈʌst ɔːɹ dˈaɪ jˈʌŋ/
used to suggest that individuals who are highly favored or blessed by the gods are often taken away from the world at a young age
God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb
/ɡˈɑːd tˈɛmpɚz ðə wˈɪnd tə ðə ʃˈɔːɹn lˈæm/
used to suggest that even in difficult circumstances, those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged will be provided with the necessary strength and protection to overcome adversity
all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds
/ˈɔːl ɪz fɚðə bˈɛst ɪnðə bˈɛst ʌv ˈɔːl pˈɑːsəbəl wˈɜːldz/
used to imply that everything happens for a good reason and the world is as good as it can be, emphasizing the idea of optimism and the belief that everything works out for the best
confession is good for the soul
/kənfˈɛʃən ɪz ɡˈʊd fɚðə sˈoʊl/
used for saying that admitting one's mistakes, sins, or wrongdoings can bring spiritual and emotional healing and relief
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