Proverbs from the Bible
In the period that the bulk of English proverbs were coined, the Bible was the primary source of teaching, advice and instruction for the general populace. No surprise then that many proverbs, which are phrases and sayings that convey such wisdom, derive from the Bible. Here's a list of many of them, some with details of the derivation:
A soft answer turns away wrath
KJV, Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Go the extra mile
KJV, Matthew 5:41 - And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword
KJV, Matthew 26:52 - Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Nothing new under the sun
KJV, Ecclesiastes 1:9 - The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.