9 misquoted Bible phrases

Published: Wednesday, July 11 2012 11:05 a.m. MDT

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This particular phrase is not found anywhere in the Bible, although it is often misquoted as being a Bible verse. There are several ideas about where this saying grew from, one being a hymn written by William Cowper in the 19th century that says, "God moves in a mysterious ways; His wonders to perform; He plans His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm." There are several verses that may seem to allude to this idea as well, including Romans 11:33: "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" (KJV)
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Tucson, AZ

You might want to add, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it."

Lane Myer
Salt Lake City, UT

Here is another:

"Love the sinner, hate the sin."

Ghandi actually said this.

Marilyn Wouden

I am so greatful for the BOOK OF MORMON and the Prophets of today and the past. They hold the keys to unlocking the truths of the gospel. I know they are true. One can know for themselves by reading and personal prayer.

Ivins, UT

I agree with Arizona1 wholeheartedly. In fact in Matt. 11:28 - 30 The Lord says to take his yoke upon us "for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Many times when life seemed very hard, I realized I was trying to do things the way I thought best without counseling with the Lord. Not surprisingly, as soon as I accepted doing things His way even if they didn't seem the most logical or "right" way, everything became easier and 'clicked into place'. So He did say it would be easy, once we trust in Him and that may be the part we refer to as "hard". Sometimes God's ways are a mystery to us, at first, until we have acted in faith and learn wisdom. The are many scriptures referring to the mysteries of God, of Christ, of the Kingdom, etc. I like Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.

American Fork, UT

Being raised in the religion that teaches this I understand what they are saying. These things are considered to be unforgivable in the eyes of God and therefore and spiritually deadly. This is just one of many things taught by that church that lead me to the fullness of the gospel. I was truly relieved and rejoiced when hearing about the atonement and that all can be forgiven if we but humble ourselves and ask.

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