Posted by ESC on March 03, 2005
In Reply to: Origin of 2 phrases posted by joyce on March 03, 2005
: Would like to know origin of/who said, God gives and God takes away; cry at a birth, laugh at a death.
: Thanks for the help.
Both are Biblical concepts. I couldn't find the exact passage for the second.
Job 1:21 (King James Version)
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.