BUT- Elevator of our Emotions
But- Introduces something in contrast or unexpected; on the contrary.
And- used to indicate that the following thing is also included.
BUT- Conjures up positive or negative scenarios.
It was a hard test BUT he passed it.
It was an easy test BUT he flunked it.
There wasn’t much traffic BUT she had a wreck or flat tire or got lost.
There was heavy traffic BUT she made good time, she arrived safely.
It was a routine checkup BUT they found something serious.
He was concerned about his health BUT everything was ok.
Substitute AND for BUT
The conjunction “and” paves the way for the expected
The conjunction “but” paves the way for the unexpected
It was an easy test AND he passed it.
There wasn’t much traffic AND she made good time, she arrived safely.
It was a routine checkup AND everything was ok.
2 Kings 5:1 (KJV)
Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.
Romans 6:23 (KJV)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Proverbs 10:5 (KJV)
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
Proverbs 15:1 (KJV)
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Psalm 37:4 (KJV)
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: