phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Eye for an eye

Posted by Anders on November 30, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Eye for an eye posted by Ruth Fagan on November 30, 2003

: : Who said "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" and what does it mean

Of the origin I know nothing, but the meaning is easy. It means the exact same thing as "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." So, since Jesus meant it, he could have said it. However, it's a far remove from his style, being slightly humorous in its absurdity. If Jesus was ever tongue-in-cheek, I wanna know.
Anders