“Filthy Lucre”: God forbid…!!!

For those who don’t know, 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.

Aside from a number of pretty tedious articles about it, I was surprised to find out in an article on the BBC website that the phrase “filthy lucre” was coined by the Bible’s translators (1 Timothy 3:3).

In the same article, I also found out that the King James Bible was also the first to use “God Forbid” (Romans 3:4).

Who would have thought that when the Sex Pistols reformed for the ‘Filthy Lucre’ tour in 1996 they would have used the King James Bible to come up with the name…???

God forbid…!


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