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Common Bible Misquotes: - "Spare the rod, spoil the child." This is a saying derived from Proverbs 13:24, "Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them." The verse speaks more about the importance of disciplining than punishment and should not be interpreted to justify hitting or abusing a child. - "Money is the root of all evil." In 1 Timothy 6:10 it actually states that the love of money is the root of all evil... a subtle but real difference. - "God works in mysterious ways." Although the Bible does talk about God's thoughts being unfathomable and beyond our understanding, this phrase is not actually in the Bible. - "Hate the sin, love the sinner." A commonly quoted phrase that is not found in the Bible. It actually comes from a paraphrase of St. Augustine that Ghandi used in his autobiography in 1929. St. Augustine originally said, "With love for mankind and hatred of sins," and Ghandi paraphrased with, "Hate the sin and not the sinner." - "Pride comes before a fall." Close: "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18 - "The Lord helps those who help themselves." This is not in the Bible. It is apparently an ancient proverb. - "God won't give us more than we can bear." This is actually a misquote of 1 Corinthians 10:13, which states that God won't let us be tempted beyond what we can bear, and that when we are tempted, He will provide a way out. - "All things work together for good." This is from the Bible but it's taken out of context. The entire verse in Romans 8:28 states, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." The broader chapter is discussing how we are presently suffering but awaiting Jesus' return and our future in Heaven. Therefore the "things working for good" may be in the next life, not in this one.