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Why Do People Think This Is In The Bible?

Jay Carney, spokesperson for the President, made what is apparently a common mistake: attributing the phrase "The Lord helps those who help themselves" to the Bible.

It always boggles my mind that people think this is a Biblical phrase. I cannot think of a less Biblical sentiment. The closest I can think to this is: "It is not in Heaven that you shall say: 'who will go up to Heaven and bring the Word to us?' . . . it is near you, in your hearts and in your mouths that you may do it." But that does not convey the same sentiment.
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