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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. "

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 61-63?, trans. 1611

Vanity of mind darkens the understanding and blinds the heart

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 61-63?, trans. 1611

"Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 64 [perhaps much later], 1611

"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ"

— Simon Peter or Saint Peter (d. c. 64)

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Date: 1611

"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?"

— Luke the Evangelist (d. c. 84)

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Date: 1611

"When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them."

— Luke the Evangelist (d. c. 84)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1737

"You see 'tis with weak heads as with weak stomachs, they immediately throw out what they received last; and what they read floats upon the surface of their mind, like oil upon water, without incorporating."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.