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Date: 1611

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

— Anonymous

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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: 1611

"Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. "

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."

— Author Unknown

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