Let the dead bury the dead

Let the dead bury the dead.

Prov. Do not try to revive old grievances.; Forget about past conflicts. (Biblical.) The Nelson family and the Hopkins family had been feuding for decades, but when Andrew Nelson and Louise Hopkins declared that they wanted to get married, their families decided to let the dead bury the dead.
See also: bury, dead, let
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Watch the mournful scene and grasp the meaning of Jesus' injunction to let the dead bury the dead.
bad seed) the sword to slay, dogs to tear, beasts of the field to devour and destroy, and let the dead bury the dead, for it is written: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth, famine and plague, generations of vipers, locusts and scorpions, fathers shall eat their sons, sons shall eat their fathers, bad seed, strike them, destroy them utterly, carcasses falling like dung on the field, all these things the Lord has spoken: fear the Lord and obey, for it is written.
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