A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: All my worldly goods


Technically refers to everything that someone possesses of calculable value; often used to imply that one is destitute (i.e., having no worldly goods).


Earlier promises in the marriage service vow loyalty and love between the couple; in this promise they pledge to share all they possess in the world. 'With this ring I thee wed ... and with all my worldly goods I thee endow' (Taken from the book of Common Prayer, 1662, Marriage service). 'I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage ' and all that I have I share with you' (Taken from the Common Worship, Marriage service).
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