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"crown of thorns"

Posted by R. Berg on June 26, 2001

In Reply to: "crown of thorns" posted by ESC on June 25, 2001

: : : I use this phrase occasionally. Someone out there, please tell me what this means to you. Thanks, sls

: : "Crown of thorns" refers to Christ's crowning prior to the crucifiction.

: Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews.

If you said it about yourself, I'd think you meant "I'm my own worst enemy" or "I tend to make a martyr of myself"--something in that ball park.