get thee behind me

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Do not tempt or torment me; I reject you, your statements, or your beliefs.

Etymology:

  • Originally uttered by Christ in the King James Bible, Matthew 16:23: “get thee behind me, Satan”; Latin vāde retrō, Satanā; Ancient Greek ὕπαγε ὀπίσω μου, Σατανᾶ.
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"Jesu Maria!" exclaimed the younger. "Oh, fie, Sister Seraphina! Fie, fie!--VADE RETRO--get thee behind me!"

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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πάρε πίσω μου

mets toi derrière moi

ti tengo dietro di me

ut te post me

te ia în spatele meu

میرے پیچھے ہو جاؤ

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