phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms at

Home button Home | Search the website Search | Phrase Dictionary | Far be it from me

The meaning and origin of the expression: Far be it from me

Browse phrases beginning with:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T UV W XYZ Full List

Far be it from me

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Far be it from me'?

A disassociation from something - 'God forbid that I should... ' [do that thing].

What's the origin of the phrase 'Far be it from me'?

From the Wycliffe's Bible, 1382, Genesis 44:17:

Josephe answerde, Fer be it fro me, that Y thus do.

The expression also appears in the later King James Version, 1611, Samuel 20:20:

And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

Comment Form is loading comments...
Contact | Copyright © Gary Martin