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

"Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1611

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded"

— James of Jerusalem or James the Just (d. c. 62)

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

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear."

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

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, / And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: 1611

"Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour."

— John the Evangelist (d. 101)

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

"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul."

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

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

"For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."

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

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