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When the devil cannot come, he will send

This page is about the saying "When the devil cannot come, he will send".

Possible interpretation: The implication is that the devil is very persistent. He will always find a way to tempt us. If the devil cannot bring temptation to us himself, he will find someone else to bring it.

Note: devil (noun) = (in Jewish and Christian belief, usually "the Devil") the chief evil spirit or Satan | send (verb) = cause (someone or something) to go (somewhere)

Quick Quiz:

In the saying "When the devil cannot come, he will send", what does "he will send" mean? He will

a. get someone to do his work for him

b. order a take-away

c. wait until he can come

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Contributor: Josef Essberger