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According to English idiom, when you describe people as the salt of the earth, which quality are you stressing: their indestructibility or their simplicity?






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Answer: their indestructibility

Salt never spoils thus in the ancient world it became a symbol of indestructibility.

Numbers 18:19 - All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, as a due for ever; it is an everlasting covenant of salt before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee.' .


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