It was employed in a speech by Abraham Lincoln before he became the 16th president: “It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: ‘And this, too, shall pass away.
-Strength for Today- “And This Too Shall Pass ” 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18.
The phrase “this too shall pass” does not appear to originate in ancient Jewish scripture. It first appears in Jewish literature in the nineteenth century. The phrase was first attributed to King Solomon , in non-Jewish sources, with variations of the following story that appear have emerged in the mid-19th century†.
“This too shall pass ” is a great mantra that teaches us the power of impermanence. The essential idea is that no matter what you are currently going through in life, it’s ultimately temporary and will change.
‘— “when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD , if the thing does NOT happen or come to pass , that is the thing which the LORD has NOT spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him” (Deuteronomy 18:20 – 22).
This too [pause] shall pass . It depends what you’re trying to communicate. With the commas, it puts the spoken emphasis on the ” too ,” which is what’s intended in the original phrase. Otherwise, you read it all in one breath: “This too shall pass .” All words are spoken evenly.
Ecclesiastes 3 :1-8, ‘A Time for Everything,’ is a cherished Bible passage often quoted at funerals and memorial services.
· In addition to its sense of obligation, shall can also convey high moral seriousness that derives in part from its extensive use in the King James Bible , as in “Righteousness shall go before him and shall set us in the way of his steps” (Ps 85:13) and “He that shall humble himself shall be exalted” (Mt 23:12).
to take place. After a lengthy process the adoption finally came to pass .
‘And it came to Pass’ – occurs in the English translation of the Book of Mormon 1,381 times .
: to be acceptable The work isn’t perfect, but it will pass .
In it, a sultan requests of King Solomon a sentence that would always be true in good times or bad; Solomon responds, “This too will pass away”.