1、A little bird told me.一只小鸟告诉我。
From: The Book of Ecclesiastes《传道书》
Do not curse the king, even in your thoughts; do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; for a bird of the air may carry your voice, and a bird in flight may tell the matter
Example: --How do you know this information?
--A little bird told me.
2、The leopard won't change its spots.豹子不会改变身上的斑点。
From: The Book of Jeremiah《邱利亚书》
Can the Ethiopion change its skin, or the leopard its spots? Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil. Therefore I will scatter them like stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.
Example: I think Jim will reform himself, but Tom won't, as a leopard won't change its spots.
3、Balaam's donkey 巴兰的驴
From: The Book of Numbers《民数记》
So the donkey said to Balaam,"Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours,to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?"
Example: I don't think Jim is Balaam's donkey.
4、a lion in the road 道上有狮子
From: The Book of Proverbs《箴言》
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. The lazy man says,"There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets!"
Example: A lion in the road, so he did't pass the examination.
5、Sheep that have no shepherd 没有牧人的羊群
From: The First Book of Kings 《列王记（上）》
I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, like sheep that have no shepherd. And the lord said:"These have no master. Let each of them return to his house in peace."
Example: Our group is like sheep having no shepherd in this match.
1、Adam and Eve 亚当和夏娃
From: The Book of Genesis 《创世记》
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man He made into a woman and brought her to the man.
Example: Tom's grandma lived to be over a hundred,lived to be Adam and Eve, as they say.
2、Lot's wife 罗德的妻子
From: The Book of Genesis《创世纪》
When the Lord began to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, he sent two angels to urge the goodman Lot and his family to flee and warned them not to turn their head in flight.
But too curious to see what was happening to her home city, his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.（其中Sodom和Gomorrah均是因居民罪孽深重而被上帝焚毁的古城）
Example: Curious as Lot's wife, Helen can't get along well with her classmates'
From: The Book of Exadus《出埃及记》
Moses led the Jews out of Egypt.
Example: In this war, you are our Moses.
From: The Gospel According to Luke《路加福音》
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was,and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine,and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Example: this poor man begged,"you good Samaritan, have pity on me!"
5、Saul and David 扫罗和大卫
From: The Book of Samuel 《撒母耳记》
In the battle with the philistines, David killed many with stones, on his triumphant return, women sang,”Saul has slained his thousands and David his ten thousands," which made Saul the king very jealous.
Example: Compared with John, I did very little indeed. Saul has slained his thousands and David his ten thousands.