the salt of the earth


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the salt of the earth

the best people Farmers were described as the best, the salt of the earth, particularly when their products were needed to feed the army.
Etymology: based on the high value salt had in the past, and used in the Bible
See also: earth, of, salt
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Jesus' message, on the other hand, goes out to people who have hope, people who have not turned their backs on God, people who have not lost their saltiness but instead are the salt of the earth.
I am a local lad and I am fond of the people of this area - they are the salt of the earth.
Because you're the salt of the earth and are always willing to shell out hard cash to aid a community in need.
But Elizabeth Fawcett, 75, who moved a year ago to work for a Christian body, said: "People here are the salt of the earth.
The Holy Father has called us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world and he taught us what he means by it.
But the idea of the University itself, of scholarly corporations and their collective nature, the conviction that this scientific body has the right to judge and to criticize the actions of the powers that be, the conviction that, as the keepers of the law and knowledge, they are the salt of the earth - all these maxims of our current intellectual life would have been impossible without the sixteenth-century "conservators.
The people, the characters, were the salt of the earth.
Tell the kids to ask their parents about the 70s and 80s - what happened to the salt of the earth (the miners).
The Salt of the Earth charity says their Social Change and Development (SCAD) partners in India can plant one new sapling for every 50p donation.
The majority of youngsters are the salt of the earth - we should praise them more and condemn them less.