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One of the reasons that many people don't know the meaning of biblical phrases is that the people of the Bible had different verbal mannerisms than we do today. All the thees, thous and arts can be confusing. Still, there are distinct meanings to the parables of the Bible, as well as the individual phrases within those parables. Although words are subject to some interpretation, most experts agree at least on the basic meanings.
Part of the problem with the interpretation of biblical phrases is that there have been numerous translations of the Bible over the centuries. Each translation relies heavily on the translator's ability to interpret the meaning of the words being translated, as well as the translator's point of view. But, let's not blame it all on the translator. Some biblical phrases simply do not translate well into every language. It is thought that the tenth commandment, "Thou shalt not covet..." was originally written as "Thou shalt not take..." Now, most people will agree that there is a distinct difference between covet (to wrongfully desire) and take (to... well... take).
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