Tuesday 16 January 2018

Word to the pure

• Mark Lawler's letter (Letters, October 24) prompts me to write. By coincidence, I recently had a conversation with a learned friend of mine on the exact same topic. The title of David Norris's book is a direct quote from the Bible!

Ploughs have sharp edges. To kick against one of these would be self-injurious. When the Bible was translated in King James's time, these sharp protrusions were called "pricks".

Still don't believe me? Look up Acts, ch9, v4-5, which tells the story of Saul's conversion on the road to Damascus -- "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks."

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