Does The Bible Say What Doesn't Kill You Only Makes You Stronger. If So Where At In The Bible Says That?


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Paul Dolph Profile
Paul Dolph answered
I have never heard that exact statement in the bible, BUT...  The notion of strength through adversity is mentioned more than once. For instance, the apostle Paul in (Romans 5:3) "And not only that, but let us exult while in tribulations, since we know that tribulation produces endurance". The apostle Peter,  in (1 Peter 1:7) "in order that the tested quality of YOUR faith, of much greater value than gold that perishes despite its being proved by fire, may be found a cause for praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
last but not least in (James 1:2-3) "Consider it all joy, my brothers, when YOU meet with various trials, 3 knowing as YOU do that this tested quality of YOUR faith works out endurance." all found in the (NW) translation of the bible.
(I'm sure this will stir -up the masses, but HEY! Isn't that what philosophy is about!  Lol) philosophers have taken "most" of their good ideas or saying from the bible.
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
This saying isn't from the Bible but from the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche had a hard life with both physical and mental problems, but he valued strength above all else and believed that pain and suffering made you stronger.
John Nawrocki Profile
John Nawrocki answered
In German literally "What does not destroy me, makes me stronger." found in "The Twilight of the Idols Friedrich Nietzsche (1899)". It is interesting that this saying might be attributed to the bible since I believe that Nietzsche is the one who proclaimed that "God is dead". Now that's revisionist thinking.
Christina Madera Profile
I am familiar with some of Nietzsche's philosophical ideas and yes-he IS the one who said: "That which does not kill me makes me stronger" and the "God is dead" statement. BTW, I have also heard it said it said-"Nietzsche's dead-GOD!" I have never heard of the first statement being anywhere in the bible though....
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Nor is god blesses those who bless themselves
thar was Benjamin franklin in the 1700s
also a lot of hymns are not from the bible

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