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“Trust me, I’m a vegetarian.” Michael Brewer, Smyrna, Tennessee

It’s one of the most popular sayings from the Bible—the lion lying down with the lamb—but it’s a misquotation. It’s the wolf who will lie down with the lamb; the lion and the calf will be together (Isaiah 11:6).

As for the mouse who removed the thorn from the lion’s paw—that’s not in the Bible at all.

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our November/December cartoon. We are pleased to congratulate Michael Brewer of Smyrna, Tennessee, who wrote the winning caption.


“I hate to correct you, but the true reading of the DSS Isaiah Scroll is, ‘and the lamb shall lie down inside the lion.’” Bob Nudelman, Chester, Virginia
“Yes, but the mouse removed the thorn.” Lauretta Aragon, Clay Springs, Arizona

Honorable Mention

“You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” Doug Morrison, Springfield, Missouri
“You got me—that wasn’t my picture on eHarmony.” Troup Miller, Austin, Texas
“It’s okay, don’t worry. I gave up meat for Lent.” Cleopatra Elferis, Kew Garden Hills, New York
“Suddenly I’m feeling rather sheepish.” Wirt Cain, Strongsville, Ohio
“Come closer. I love ewe!” Arthur B. Fiske, York, Maine
“ how do you feel about mixed marriages?” Scott Williams, St. Louis, Missouri
“Which week of March do you want this year?” Dennis Newquist, Abilene, Texas
“I don’t know that I can take another sheepless night!” Larry Roberts, Pasadena, California
“I’m pretty sure it was meant metaphorically.” Craig Beard, Chelsea, Alabama
“Don’t worry, I’ve been preying for ewe.” Armond Erickson, Martinez, California
“I don’t know where you got your information, but I don’t lie down with anyone on the first date!” Sandra Coopersmith, Culver City, California
“No worries, turns out I’m allergic to wool.” Dawn Colt, Columbia, Maryland
“You were perhaps expecting the wolf?” John Beck, Rush City, Minnesota
“Hey, little buddy, how about you and I get in some practice for the messianic age?” Rev. Edward B. Connolly, Girardville, Pennsylvania
“This is the worst blind date ever!” Taylor James Breshears, Santa Barbara, California
“I used to work the Colosseum, but I got my fill of it.” John Raz, Ovilla, Texas