''A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand' | Definition, Origin, & Examples
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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand


When you use the expression ‘A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand’ you
literally mean that success comes from sticking together and to do anything
else is to invoke disaster.

Example of use: “I wish Ben and Jerry would learn to get along. After all, a house divided against itself cannot stand.”

Interesting fact

The origin of the phrase ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand’ comes from the Bible. In the King James Version, the quote is found in Matthew, 12:25: “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”