Religious quotations are often found in newspapers and magazines.
Some of the most popular ones are the quotes from the Bible, the Qur’an, the Bible’s story of Abraham, the Koran and the Quranic verse about the last of the prophets, Muhammad.
The Irish Times looks at how religious quotes have been translated and reinterpreted over the years.
Some of the best known religious quotes are found in the Bible.
They include the famous phrase, ‘God does not forsake his people’.’
I am with you’The word ‘I’ is a favourite of Christians.
It has been used in the Old Testament as well as in the Quran, the story of the Jewish people who lived before Abraham.
However, it has also been used as an adverb.
The word is derived from the verb, ‘to be’, and has a long history.
In the Bible it is used in two places.
The first is in the passage, ‘I will go out to the desert and I will not return until I find a woman of pure blood.’
This was used to describe a woman who had been taken captive by a king.
The next time it appears in the New Testament is in 1 Corinthians 6:3, where it is said: ‘The Lord will give you a daughter whom you shall love and who shall be your wife.”
Be careful not to be a fool’The second quote comes from Romans 13:1-4: ‘But if anyone lies with mankind, both he and his male and female descendants shall be put to death; they shall be cast into the lake of fire.
This lake shall be boiling hot for their blood.”
Do not be afraid of people who are not like you’Another popular quote in the bible is this from 1 Corinthians 13:15: ‘If anyone has a problem, let him seek God.’
The most famous is the one in the Holy Bible.
It is the passage in Genesis where Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit and then God told them to leave the garden.
It also appears in 1 Kings 9:17, 1 Chronicles 7:19 and 1 Kings 10:18.
But some of the Bible quotes have had a more dramatic and enduring impact on the lives of believers.
Some examples include this from Isaiah 51:4:’I have seen the fear of the LORD: but he hath not forsaken his people.”
I will not go out’The last of Abraham’s sons, David, was killed in battle at the hands of the Assyrians.
This is an iconic scene from the story.
In Psalm 118:10, a soldier asks God to forgive the soldiers who were killed, and the Lord says to him: ‘I have no anger against them, but I will forgive them and they shall not harm me.
They are the children of Israel.”
Do what is right’Another famous quote is found in Romans 12:13.
The Apostle Paul says, ‘If there be a God, I have no fear.”
If there is no God, do what is good.”
For I am the way, the truth and the life”In Matthew 13:11-12, Jesus tells the same story of his father’s death.
In this passage, he tells us that the first of his three sons, Lazarus, was found dead in the cellar of his mother’s house.’
The Son of Man will come in his glory, and then he will sit on his glorious throne.
And then he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.’
And the dead in Hades will be raised incorruptible, but the alive will be cast to the earth as rubbish.’
But the Son of man will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and their graves will be filled with new life.
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we hear you a knocking on the door and open it, or saw you a naked person in the street?”‘
Then the Son and the Holy Spirit will come down from heaven with a shout like a trumpet.
And he will send his angel with a cry like a lion.
And they will all be gathered to him, having received his kingdom and power.”
Let the thief go free’In Exodus 21:9, Moses is asked, ‘What is the good of it?’
The answer is clear: to let the thief walk free.’
I say, do not let the one who steals pass, but rather let him who is going to do the doing.”
Whoever breaks this commandment, let the thieves go free.”
It is the will of God’The quote from Revelation 14:1 says that the Lord is ‘the God of Abraham’ and ‘the Creator of heaven and earth’.
It says that God ‘was with