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Wolf in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15)

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Picture copyright:V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers
Bible Verse:
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)
This expression has become a popular saying for any hidden danger under the disguise of friendship.
Origin and Application:
In his famous sermon on Mount Beatitudes, Jesus cautioned the crowds to beware of false prophets. A true prophet is one who preaches truth according to the Bible and is faithful to Jesus’ teachings. A false prophet may come under the guise of a godly man whose sayings may sway from Christian doctrine. Some Christians thought that Jesus borrowed this expression from one of Aesop’s fables (620-560 BC), where a wolf wore a sheep’s fleece in hopes of making for food easier. In the end, it was killed by the shepherd who mistook it for hunting a sheep.
The president of this company is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
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