get thee behind me

get thee behind me

A phrase used to rebuke temptation. The full Biblical phrase is "Get thee behind me, Satan." You know I'm on a diet, and you're offering me ice cream? Get thee behind me!
See also: behind, get, thee
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The truly satanic can, through grace, be confronted with Jesus' words: "Get thee behind me." Like danger, violence and death, it can be overcome.
When our Lord was tempted, He said, "Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written..." (Luke 4:8), then He went on to quote the Scripture that covered His need.
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