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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

what does "come to pass" mean?

not sure what this means exactly, anybody know?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    to happen; occur.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=come+to+p...

    1. To happen; to occur.

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    * 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1], Genesis 4:8

    And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/come_to_pass

    Idiom: come about

    1. Also, come to pass. Happen, take place, as in How did this quarrel come about? or When did this new development come to pass? Shakespeare used the first term, first recorded in 1315, in Hamlet (5:2): "How these things came about." The variant, dating from the late 1400s, appears often in the Bible, as in, "And it came to pass ... that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus" (Luke 2:1).

    2. Also, go about. In sailing, to change tack (direction), as in It's important to duck under the boom when we come about. [Mid-1500s]

    happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, take place

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  • froman
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    4 years ago

    Come To Pass Meaning

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  • 1 decade ago

    It means that it has "happened". It is an idiomatic expression and may not have a direct translation into other languages.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It simply means that something will happen.

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  • 1 decade ago

    To happen, to occur

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