The Bible is often misquoted. I ran into a common misquote recently from a fellow who experienced a motorcycle mishap that demonstrated the wisdom of wearing “all the gear all the time,” as we responsible motorcyclists say. He ended his misadventure with
Pride goeth before the fall.
The actual verse is
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Leaving out that part in the middle is called ellipsis. Ellipsis isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I recommend you be careful with it.
And that reminds me of one of my dad’s favorite Biblical misquotes, also an ellipsis. The verse is
For the love of money is the root of all evil:
My dad says
Money is the root of all evil, and a man needs roots!
Do you have a favorite Biblical misquote? Share in the comments.