Now that Book 6 is transcribed into the magical computer box, I can no longer ignore the square brackets around the part of the book that refer to Reverend Joseph’s sermons.
He has two sermons that Portia witnesses, and they don’t need to be detailed, but should be as accurate as they can be to the Christian Bible. Not being a Christian (I’m a Hindu who is as fond of Jesus as I am of Krishna) I am left with the internet as my source of scripture.. and surprisingly, its not great for finding the passages I am looking to quote.
I’ve been using the Bartleby site here http://www.bartleby.com/108/ and it’s pretty good, but requires that you are more familiar with the text than <ahem> am.
What I need is a sermon that quotes a biblical passage on prostitution, and so far all I’ve found is Leviticus 19: 29
“Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; Deut. 23.17 lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.”
And Isaiah 57: 3
“But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue?”
Does anyone have a better suggestion?
And the second sermon I seek to quote is about violence, and I found Psalms 58:
“Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.”
Again, anyone have a better suggestion?