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    A bible survived 9/11. Matt. 5 and 8.


    An open bible fused into metal was found by a New York firefighter during the recovery phase at Ground Zero post 9/11  (Ira Block)

    Analyzing Biblical texts involved, the scripture in the middle of the page is from Matthew 5, 32-42.  At the bottom of page, the scripture is from Matthew 8, 1-4.

    Concerning Retaliation

    38 ‘You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” 39But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; 40and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; 41and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. 42Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.

    Matthew 8

    Jesus Cleanses a Leper

    When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; 2and there was a leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ 3He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4Then Jesus said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.’

    Anderson, Bernhard W., Bruce Manning Metzger, and Roland E. Murphy. 1991. The new Oxford annotated Bible with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books. New York: Oxford University Press.

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