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Flesh and Blood : Phrases



Meaning:

One's flesh and blood may refer to one's family, or may denote all mankind. It is also used to denote the living material of which people are composed.


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Origin:

The earliest usage of this phrase relates to the general 'mankind' usage. This comes from an Old English translation of the Bible - the Ags. Gospel, Matthew XVI 17, circa 1000: "Hit ye ne onwreah flaesc ne blod."

The later King James version lists this passage as:

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.







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