“By the skin of my teeth!” Conversation Kicker!

What’s the origin to the saying, “By the skin of my teeth!”?  Find out so you can use it later!
There are so many pithy (concise and forcefully expressive) sayings that are used in everyday conversation.  Most of us use them, but most of us have no idea of the source from where they originate.  It’s interesting that many of these sayings are found in the words of the Bible, long pre-dating the time when the sayings came into use.  This proves that the Bible has always had great influence on man’s life and relationships…and still does, even in our day.  The fact that so many of these saying are still in use underscores the timeless relevance of God’s Word.
We thought we’d share some of them with you so that the next time you hear one of these sayings you can point them to the source!  That’s why we’re calling them a, “conversation kicker”!  Use them to turn a conversation to something important.  God bless and Stay Bold!
 
“Beat your swords into plowshares” are words of prophecy spoken by Isaiah.
Beat your swords into plowshares indicates putting an end to killing and war, and turning to peaceful pursuits.

In the garden of the United Nations in New York City is a 1959 gift from the old Soviet Union. The sculpture bears the words of Isaiah 2:4 and depicts a man holding a sword and beating it into a plow with a hammer. The sculpture expresses man’s desire to bring about world peace.
Isaiah 2:4  And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
 
“Blood money” was spoken of by Matthew.
Money paid to someone for providing evidence that will convict another; money paid to next of kin to buy-off his right to seek blood for blood; money paid to someone to betray another, as Judas was paid blood-money.
Matthew 27:6  And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
“By the skin of my teeth” comes from the words of the Job.
Usually used in reference to a narrow escape from a disaster.

Job 19:20  My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
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