Sufficient unto the Day

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KJV Bible English

Q: I’m learning English and came across the phrase, “sufficient unto the day” in a book I was studying. A friend says it is from the Bible, is that true, and if so, what does it mean?

Is the Best English

A: Sufficient unto the day is a common phrase used as an aphorism (a succinct basic truism) in modern colloquial English; for example when there’s discussion of an intractable problem that creates further difficulties; a forest fire, an oil-spill, earthquake, and so on.

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