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* The theme for ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac: Rebirth'' is titled Genesis 22:10, which reads "Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son." Fitting considering the game's [[MeaningfulName name]] and [[OffingTheOffspring premise]], of course.
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*In ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'', when the kids tune in to God's station, he recites fictional Bible passages reflecting the symbolism and using the name of the girl who will be possessed. In the true ending, the Devil speaks instead.
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* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s [[https://youtu.be/Rix1VZOYfSU "Counterstrike"]] compares the Israeli performance in the UsefulNotes/SixDayWar to the Genesis account with the chorus line, "Six days of fire / One day of rest".
28th Jun '17 7:52:38 AM erforce
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* Parodied in WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and WebVideo/DiamandaHagan's review of ''Myra Breckinridge''. (Apparently it was a case of ThrowItIn by Creator/BradJones.)

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* Parodied in WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and WebVideo/DiamandaHagan's review of ''Myra Breckinridge''.''Film/MyraBreckinridge''. (Apparently it was a case of ThrowItIn by Creator/BradJones.)
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* In ''[[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]]'':
** The eponymous protagonist once knew a pub-keeper who had a Bible quotation for any occasion and when he flogged brawlers with a knout always used to say: ''"He that spareth his rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes - [[SophisticatedAsHell I'll teach you to fight in my pub]]!"''
** Also his fellow soldier, one-year volunteer Marek (otherwise completely non-religious), is revealed to be fond of (mis)quoting the Scripture when playing cards, e.g.:
-->''When he bought a knave he called out: "Lord, let me have this knave this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it; that he bear me fruit."''



* Literature/TheBible: The entirety of the New Testament is the UrExample of this trope, having numerous quotations from the Old Testament.

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* Literature/TheBible: ''Literature/TheBible'': The entirety of the New Testament is the UrExample of this trope, having numerous quotations from the Old Testament.



* In [[Creator/StephenLeacock Stephen Leacock's]] parody of a [[ClicheStorm stock]] [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas story]] (one of The Nonsense Novels) ''Caroline's Christmas: or, The Inexplicable Infant'' a slightly confused farmer (he's also [[DrunkOnMilk drunk on buttermilk]]) is prone to quoting the Good Book - only in his case it seems to be {{Euclid}}'s Elements:
-->''"Ah, my sons," said John Enderby, "henceforth let us stick to the narrow path. What is it that the Good Book says: 'A straight line is that which lies evenly between its extreme points.'"''



* Commissar ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' normally has a great deal of disdain for what he terms "Emperor-botherers," but he does have a some fondness for ''The Precepts of Saint Emelia''. At one point in ''Duty Calls'' he gets a little grumpy when an inquisitor [[QuoteMine takes half a line out of context]], namely "The path of duty is often a stony one." Amberley Vail's footnote explains that the full line is "The path of duty is often a stony one, but made easier by thought for others."
* In ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', Silas arrives at the fake location of the Keystone given to him by the seneschals and finds a tablet simply reading "Job 38:11". He realizes he's been duped once he looks it up: "Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.”
* In ''Literature/DarknessAtNoon'', the porter Wassilij keeps a Bible hidden in a hole in his mattress until his daughter finds it and throws it away. He can still quote passages from it by heart.




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* The clerical brawl between Friar Tuck and Prior Aymer in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' is mostly conducted in [[AltumVidetur bad Latin]] and Bible quotes.
-->'''Friar Tuck''': ''Ossa ejus perfringam'', I shall break your bones, as the Vulgate hath it. (Referring to the Vulgate Bible, the translation used by the Church in those days).
* Reading ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (or any other Bronte writing) without either an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible or an edition with good footnotes means you miss a significant proportion of the characters' allusions and epigrams. Makes sense, as their father was an Irish Anglican clergyman.
* ''Literature/KnowledgeOfAngels'': Used by the religious side of the main debates between Beneditx and Palinor, along with 'As [[WordOfDante Thomas Aquinas]] Says'.
* The ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series have the main characters use Scripture verses throughout all its books, mostly in reference to events that are taking place within the seven-year Tribulation period.



* Played with in Joan Hess's ''Maggody'' mysteries, in which bungling preacher Brother Verber regularly ''mis''quotes the Bible. (He was ordained through a mail-order seminary.)
* In the Creator/FrederickForsyth novel ''The Negotiator'', the British Prime Minister tries to comfort the U.S. President with a relevant bible verse, after [[spoiler: his kidnapped son has been killed: "2 Samuel 18:33" ("And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom! My son Absalom! Would God had I died for thee, O Absalom my son my son!")]].




* Each chapter of ''Literature/{{Wyrm}}'' opens with a quote from the Literature/BookOfRevelation.
* Minor Creator/JTEdson character Deputy Marshal Solomon Wisdom 'Solly' Cole is fond of quoting Bible verses. Some of them are made up out of the whole cloth, with Solly relying on the fact that rebrobates he is lecturing will not have the biblical knowledge necessary to contradict him.
* Reading ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (or any other Bronte writing) without either an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible or an edition with good footnotes means you miss a significant proportion of the characters' allusions and epigrams. Makes sense, as their father was an Irish Anglican clergyman.
* The clerical brawl between Friar Tuck and Prior Aymer in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' is mostly conducted in [[AltumVidetur bad Latin]] and Bible quotes.
-->'''Friar Tuck''': ''Ossa ejus perfringam'', I shall break your bones, as the Vulgate hath it. (Referring to the Vulgate Bible, the translation used by the Church in those days).
* Characters in Creator/ManlyWadeWellman stories, being backwoods folk, have a tendency to quote "the Book". One of the most interesting cases is when a character in the Literature/SilverJohn story "Shiver in the Pines", asked where he's from, answers, "From going to and fro in the world, and from walking up and down in it". This is how {{Satan}} introduces himself in the book of Job, and his smiling at the stunned reaction of the other characters establishes [[SmugSnake what sort of person he is]].
* Played with in Joan Hess's Maggody mysteries, in which bungling preacher Brother Verber regularly ''mis''quotes the Bible. (He was ordained through a mail-order seminary.)
* In ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', Silas arrives at the fake location of the Keystone given to him by the seneschals and finds a tablet simply reading "Job 38:11". He realizes he's been duped once he looks it up: "Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.”
* In ''Literature/DarknessAtNoon'', the porter Wassilij keeps a Bible hidden in a hole in his mattress until his daughter finds it and throws it away. He can still quote passages from it by heart.
* In the Creator/FrederickForsyth novel ''The Negotiator'', the British Prime Minister tries to comfort the U.S. President with a relevant bible verse, after [[spoiler: his kidnapped son has been killed: "2 Samuel 18:33" ("And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom! My son Absalom! Would God had I died for thee, O Absalom my son my son!")]].
* Commissar Literature/CiaphasCain normally has a great deal of disdain for what he terms "Emperor-botherers," but he does have a some fondness for ''The Precepts of Saint Emelia''. At one point in ''Duty Calls'' he gets a little grumpy when an inquisitor [[QuoteMine takes half a line out of context]], namely "The path of duty is often a stony one." Amberley Vail's footnote explains that the full line is "The path of duty is often a stony one, but made easier by thought for others."



* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] in Creator/PGWodehouse's novels is prone to quoting the Bible, often reminding the reader that he won the prize for Scripture Knowledge at school.
* In the novels by Creator/SvenHassel, a RunningGag is [[DumbMuscle Tiny]] constantly misquoting his Sunday school lessons.
-->"And as Jesus, Saul's son said: Give me what's mine, and slip a coin or two into the Emperor's palm."
* In ''[[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]]'':
** The eponymous protagonist once knew a pub-keeper who had a Bible quotation for any occasion and when he flogged brawlers with a knout always used to say: ''"He that spareth his rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes - [[SophisticatedAsHell I'll teach you to fight in my pub]]!"''
** Also his fellow soldier, one-year volunteer Marek (otherwise completely non-religious), is revealed to be fond of (mis)quoting the Scripture when playing cards, e.g.:
-->''When he bought a knave he called out: "Lord, let me have this knave this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it; that he bear me fruit."''
* In [[Creator/StephenLeacock Stephen Leacock's]] parody of a [[ClicheStorm stock]] [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas story]] (one of The Nonsense Novels) ''Caroline's Christmas: or, The Inexplicable Infant'' a slightly confused farmer (he's also [[DrunkOnMilk drunk on buttermilk]]) is prone to quoting the Good Book - only in his case it seems to be {{Euclid}}'s Elements:
-->''"Ah, my sons," said John Enderby, "henceforth let us stick to the narrow path. What is it that the Good Book says: 'A straight line is that which lies evenly between its extreme points.'"''
* The ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series have the main characters use Scripture verses throughout all its books, mostly in reference to events that are taking place within the seven-year Tribulation period.
* ''Literature/KnowledgeOfAngels'': Used by the religious side of the main debates between Beneditx and Palinor, along with 'As [[WordOfDante Thomas Aquinas]] Says'.






* Each chapter of ''Literature/{{Wyrm}}'' opens with a quote from the Literature/BookOfRevelation.
* Minor Creator/JTEdson character Deputy Marshal Solomon Wisdom 'Solly' Cole is fond of quoting Bible verses. Some of them are made up out of the whole cloth, with Solly relying on the fact that rebrobates he is lecturing will not have the biblical knowledge necessary to contradict him.
* In the novels by Creator/SvenHassel, a RunningGag is [[DumbMuscle Tiny]] constantly misquoting his Sunday school lessons.
-->"And as Jesus, Saul's son said: Give me what's mine, and slip a coin or two into the Emperor's palm."
* Characters in Creator/ManlyWadeWellman stories, being backwoods folk, have a tendency to quote "the Book". One of the most interesting cases is when a character in the Literature/SilverJohn story "Shiver in the Pines", asked where he's from, answers, "From going to and fro in the world, and from walking up and down in it". This is how {{Satan}} introduces himself in the book of Job, and his smiling at the stunned reaction of the other characters establishes [[SmugSnake what sort of person he is]].
* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] in Creator/PGWodehouse's novels is prone to quoting the Bible, often reminding the reader that he won the prize for Scripture Knowledge at school.



* Creator/RowanAtkinson's sketch wherein he, as the Devil, welcomes the audience to Hell. When asked where the bathrooms were in Hell, he said, "if you'd read your Bible you'd have seen that it was damnation WITHOUT relief."



* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Mendez quotes the Bible directly to Trisha, (Proverbs 22:7) when she is further stuck into the former's drug running schemes.
* Spoofed on ''Series/MADtv'' with Bible Dude, who would recite verses that had absolutely nothing to do with the situation, but people would arrive at AnAesop regardless.
* Happens on ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. Hershel quotes a passage to Merle and Merle not only finishes the quote but gives the reference numbers: "Woodbury had a good library, the only thing I miss".
** The verse in question is Matthew 5:30: "And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." (Both Merle and Hershel had made a LifeOrLimbDecision in the past.)
* Mr. Eko quotes the Bible frequently on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. At first this lets us know he's deeply religious. Then it provides irony because [[spoiler:he's not really a priest, as he claims.]] Finally, one Bible quote becomes a plot point: [[spoiler:the sun shines on his scripture stick illuminating the quote, "Lift up your eyes and look north. John 3:05." John Locke takes this as a sign to go north on heading 305, which takes him right to the Flame station.]]

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* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Mendez quotes the Bible directly ''Series/TheBionicWoman'': Jaime races against time (and enemy agents) to Trisha, (Proverbs 22:7) when she is further stuck break into a super-secure bunker said to contain a superweapon capable of destroying the former's drug running schemes.
* Spoofed on ''Series/MADtv'' with Bible Dude, who would recite verses that had absolutely nothing to do with
world. The room where the situation, but people would arrive at AnAesop regardless.
* Happens on ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. Hershel quotes a passage
DoomsdayDevice is thought to Merle be contains a plaque quoting Isaiah 2:4--"They will beat their swords into plowshares and Merle their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not only finishes take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
-->'''[[Creator/BrianBlessed Richard IV:]]''' As
the quote but gives the reference numbers: "Woodbury had a good library, the only thing I miss".
** The verse in question is Matthew 5:30: "And if
Lord said: 'Love thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." (Both Merle and Hershel had made a LifeOrLimbDecision in the past.)
* Mr. Eko quotes the Bible frequently on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. At first this lets us know
neighbour as thyself'. Unless he's deeply religious. Then it provides irony because [[spoiler:he's not really a priest, as he claims.]] Finally, one Bible quote becomes a plot point: [[spoiler:the sun shines on his scripture stick illuminating the quote, "Lift up your eyes and look north. John 3:05." John Locke takes this as a sign to go north on heading 305, Turkish, in which takes him right to the Flame station.]]case, '''[[NoIndoorVoice KILL THE BASTARD!]]'''



* Parodied in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', where a completely irrelevant Shakespeare quote appears on the screen for several seconds for no apparent reason.
* Chuck Noblet in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'' likes to read from the Bible before dinner with his family. We only see this once: when his friend (''not'' his secret gay lover) is visiting, and the verse he picks at random happens to be Leviticus 20:13.
* Creator/RowanAtkinson's sketch wherein he, as the Devil, welcomes the audience to Hell. When asked where the bathrooms were in Hell, he said, "if you'd read your Bible you'd have seen that it was damnation WITHOUT relief."

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* Parodied in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', where a completely irrelevant Shakespeare quote appears The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Revelations" has an interesting play on the screen for several seconds for no apparent reason.
* Chuck Noblet in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'' likes to read from
Literature/BookOfRevelation, where [[spoiler:Reid's kidnapper, Tobias Hankel, switches between three personalities--himself, his father, and an angel called Raphael.]] Although the Bible before dinner is quoted multiple times, Reid once [[spoiler:quotes it incorrectly, alerting the team to his location, as they know he'd never mess it up because of his eidetic memory]].
** Reid also tried to use biblical quotes to dissuade some cult members from blowing themselves up as their leader'd instructed. The leader catches him at it, and belts him one when Reid tries to argue similarly
with his family. We only see this once: when his friend (''not'' his secret gay lover) is visiting, him.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[FamousLastWords last words]] of [[TheNthDoctor The Eighth Doctor]] are to quote Luke 4:23.
-->"Physician, heal thyself."
* Dot Cottom on ''Series/EastEnders'' frequently quoted Bible verses.
* One episode of ''Series/FawltyTowers'', "The Builders", featured an Irish builder named O'Reilly, who kept starting sentences with, "as the good book says," "as the good Lord says,"
and the verse he picks at random happens to be Leviticus 20:13.
* Creator/RowanAtkinson's sketch wherein he, as the Devil, welcomes the audience to Hell. When asked where the bathrooms were in Hell, he said,
"if you'd read your Bible you'd have seen that it was damnation WITHOUT relief."the good Lord had meant". Finally, sick of the builder's pious excuses for laziness, Fawlty responds in epic fashion:
-->'''O'Reilly''': If the good Lord --\\
'''Fawlty''': -- is mentioned once more, I shall move you closer to him!



'''Book:''' Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of [[KneeCapping kneecaps.]]
* Dot Cottom on ''Series/EastEnders'' frequently quoted Bible verses.

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'''Book:''' Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of [[KneeCapping kneecaps.]]
kneecaps]].
* Dot Cottom Parodied in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', where a completely irrelevant Shakespeare quote appears on ''Series/EastEnders'' frequently quoted Bible verses.the screen for several seconds for no apparent reason.



* President Bartlett on ''Series/TheWestWing'' is a devout Catholic (as is his actor, Martin Sheen) and occasionally whips out his thorough and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment encyclopedic]] knowledge of the Bible. For example, in one episode a Christian fundamentalist quotes the Bible, particularly laws-heavy Leviticus, to support her stance against homosexuality. Bartlett [[QuoteToQuoteCombat matches her quote for quote]] with yet more lines from Leviticus to show how outdated it is.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
-->'''[[Creator/BrianBlessed Richard IV:]]''' As the good Lord said: 'Love thy neighbour as thyself'. Unless he's Turkish, in which case, '''[[NoIndoorVoice KILL THE BASTARD!]]'''
* One episode of ''Series/FawltyTowers'', "The Builders", featured an Irish builder named O'Reilly, who kept starting sentences with, "as the good book says," "as the good Lord says," and "if the good Lord had meant". Finally, sick of the builder's pious excuses for laziness, Fawlty responds in epic fashion:
-->'''O'Reilly''': If the good Lord --\\
'''Fawlty''': -- is mentioned once more, I shall move you closer to him!
* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Revelations" has an interesting play on the Literature/BookOfRevelation, where [[spoiler:Reid's kidnapper, Tobias Hankel, switches between three personalities--himself, his father, and an angel called Raphael.]] Although the Bible is quoted multiple times, Reid once [[spoiler:quotes it incorrectly, alerting the team to his location, as they know he'd never mess it up because of his eidetic memory.]]
** Reid also tried to use biblical quotes to dissuade some cult members from blowing themselves up as their leader'd instructed. The leader catches him at it, and belts him one when Reid tries to argue similarly with him.
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman'': Jaime races against time (and enemy agents) to break into a super-secure bunker said to contain a superweapon capable of destroying the world. The room where the DoomsdayDevice is thought to be contains a plaque quoting Isaiah 2:4--"They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** "The First Commandment" took its title from the Bible, and had as its Villain of the Week an insane SGC officer who spouted lines from it, convinced he was a god. At the episode's end, Carter quotes the commandment in question verbatim:
---> "I am the Lord your God, and you shall have no other gods before me."
** Seasons nine and ten introduce as the new BigBad the Ori, a group of ascended beings who act as gods. Their minions love to spout lines from their Bible-equivalent, the Book of Origin, and often out of context. Daniel Jackson, who read it cover-to-cover to learn more about the Ori, [[QuoteToQuoteCombat loves to counter with yet more quotes from the same document]]. Meanwhile Cam Mitchell once responds to a Prior giving a sermon by mockingly quoting from the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Ecclesiastes]] (his grandma was a Bible-thumper).
* In the fifth season of ''Series/TheWire'', Proposition Joe sends flowers to [[spoiler: Butchie's]] funeral with a note quoting the first part of Isaiah 5:20 ("Woe to them who call evil good and good evil").
* In ''Series/{{Survivor}} Philippines'', at one point Lisa Welchel (yes, [[Series/TheFactsOfLife that one]]) refers to the "do not throw pearls before swine" passage (Matthew 7:6) when discussing Abi-Maria. "Not that I'm calling Abi a pig, but..." She's referring to the idea that you're trying to help someone (giving "pearls") but they're openly dismissive and not listening ("swine" trampling the wisdom underfoot), you should quit wasting your time.
* In the ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' series, the second episode of the Four Horseman arc, is fittingly named Revelation 6:8, fitting because [[spoiler: Methos was Death]]

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* President Bartlett on ''Series/TheWestWing'' is a devout Catholic (as is his actor, Martin Sheen) and occasionally whips out his thorough and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment encyclopedic]] knowledge of the Bible. For example, in one episode a Christian ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The fundamentalist quotes the Bible, particularly laws-heavy Leviticus, to support her stance against homosexuality. Bartlett [[QuoteToQuoteCombat matches her quote for quote]] with yet more lines from Leviticus to show how outdated it is.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
-->'''[[Creator/BrianBlessed Richard IV:]]''' As the good Lord said: 'Love thy neighbour
regime naturally is very fond of doing this (though as thyself'. Unless he's Turkish, in which case, '''[[NoIndoorVoice KILL THE BASTARD!]]'''
* One episode of ''Series/FawltyTowers'', "The Builders", featured an Irish builder named O'Reilly, who kept starting sentences with, "as the good book says," "as the good Lord says," and "if the good Lord had meant". Finally, sick of the builder's pious excuses for laziness, Fawlty responds in epic fashion:
-->'''O'Reilly''': If the good Lord --\\
'''Fawlty''': -- is mentioned once more, I shall move you closer to him!
* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Revelations" has an interesting play on the Literature/BookOfRevelation, where [[spoiler:Reid's kidnapper, Tobias Hankel, switches between three personalities--himself, his father, and an angel called Raphael.]] Although the Bible is quoted multiple times, Reid once [[spoiler:quotes it incorrectly, alerting the team to his location, as
Offred recognizes, they know he'd never mess do it up because of his eidetic memory.]]
** Reid also tried to use biblical quotes to dissuade some cult members from blowing themselves up as their leader'd instructed. The leader catches him at it, and belts him one when Reid tries to argue similarly with him.
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman'': Jaime races against time (and enemy agents) to break into a super-secure bunker said to contain a superweapon capable of destroying the world. The room where the DoomsdayDevice is thought to be contains a plaque quoting Isaiah 2:4--"They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** "The First Commandment" took its title from the Bible, and had as its Villain of the Week an insane SGC officer who spouted lines from it, convinced he was a god. At the episode's end, Carter quotes the commandment in question verbatim:
---> "I am the Lord your God, and you shall have no other gods before me."
** Seasons nine and ten introduce as the new BigBad the Ori, a group of ascended beings who act as gods. Their minions love to spout lines from their Bible-equivalent, the Book of Origin, and often out of context. Daniel Jackson, who read it cover-to-cover to learn more about the Ori, [[QuoteToQuoteCombat loves to counter with yet more quotes from the same document]]. Meanwhile Cam Mitchell once responds to a Prior giving a sermon by mockingly quoting from the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Ecclesiastes]] (his grandma was a Bible-thumper).
* In the fifth season of ''Series/TheWire'', Proposition Joe sends flowers to [[spoiler: Butchie's]] funeral with a note quoting the first part of Isaiah 5:20 ("Woe to them who call evil good and good evil").
* In ''Series/{{Survivor}} Philippines'', at one point Lisa Welchel (yes, [[Series/TheFactsOfLife that one]]) refers to the "do not throw pearls before swine" passage (Matthew 7:6) when discussing Abi-Maria. "Not that I'm calling Abi a pig, but..." She's referring to the idea that you're trying to help someone (giving "pearls") but they're openly dismissive and not listening ("swine" trampling the wisdom underfoot), you should quit wasting your time.
[[QuoteMine quite selectively]]).
* In the ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' series, the second episode of the Four Horseman arc, is fittingly named Revelation 6:8, fitting because [[spoiler: Methos was Death]] Death]].



* In the VH-1 basketball soap ''Hit the Floor,'' new teammate Zero frequently spouts off Bible verses to people to help his image. In his first episode, cheerleader Jelena catches on when he bungles Proverbs 8:20. He quoted it as "I follow life in the way of salvation, in the midst of the paths of righteousness." She quickly corrects him with, "I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment," and quickly calls him out as being a fraud. Definite Foreshadowing that Zero wasn't what he appeared.
* Vicar Oddie and the Undead Prophet from ''Series/InTheFlesh'' are both fond of quoting Bible verses to justify their fundamentalist views.
* Mr. Eko quotes the Bible frequently on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. At first this lets us know he's deeply religious. Then it provides irony because [[spoiler:he's not really a priest, as he claims]]. Finally, one Bible quote becomes a plot point: [[spoiler:the sun shines on his scripture stick illuminating the quote, "Lift up your eyes and look north. John 3:05." John Locke takes this as a sign to go north on heading 305, which takes him right to the Flame station]].
* Spoofed on ''Series/MADtv'' with Bible Dude, who would recite verses that had absolutely nothing to do with the situation, but people would arrive at AnAesop regardless.



* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/{{Reba}}''. Van goes through a crisis of faith after an injury derails his lifelong goal of being a pro-football player, and he says outright he no longer believes in God. This horrifies his very-conservative family, especially Barbara Jean. She brings the Bible to him, saying she found a passage that might help him.
-->'''Barbara Jean''': If you look her at Matthew 12 Verse 3 "And Jesus says unto his disciples..." (''Closes the book and starts beating him with it.'') What is wrong with you boy?! Do you want to spend eternity in a fiery damnation?!
* Vicar Oddie and the Undead Prophet from ''Series/InTheFlesh'' are both fond of quoting Bible verses to justify their fundamentalist views.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/{{Reba}}''. Van goes through a crisis of faith after an injury derails his lifelong goal of being a pro-football player, and he says outright he no longer believes in God. This horrifies his very-conservative family, especially Barbara Jean. She brings ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Mendez quotes the Bible directly to him, saying Trisha, (Proverbs 22:7) when she found a passage that might help him.
-->'''Barbara Jean''': If you look her at Matthew 12 Verse 3 "And Jesus says unto his disciples..." (''Closes
is further stuck into the book and starts beating him with it.'') What is wrong with you boy?! Do you want to spend eternity in a fiery damnation?!
* Vicar Oddie and the Undead Prophet from ''Series/InTheFlesh'' are both fond of quoting Bible verses to justify their fundamentalist views.
former's drug running schemes.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[FamousLastWords last words]] of [[TheNthDoctor The Eighth Doctor]] are to quote Luke 4:23.
-->"Physician, heal thyself".
* {{Played with}} on {{Series/Pramface}} when Mike, on a religious bent, gives us the following: "Thou shalt not feel up a godmother in the house of the Lord."
* In the VH-1 basketball soap ''Hit the Floor,'' new teammate Zero frequently spouts off Bible verses to people to help his image. In his first episode, cheerleader Jelena catches on when he bungles Proverbs 8:20. He quoted it as "I follow life in the way of salvation, in the midst of the paths of righteousness." She quickly corrects him with, "I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment," and quickly calls him out as being a fraud. Definite Foreshadowing that Zero wasn't what he appeared.



** In ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', [[spoiler:after Poirot exposes the entire Armstrong family as murderers and delivers a speech on the importance of the rule of law, Greta Ohlsson tells him that Ratchett's/Casetti's escape is what is wrong with Catholicism and claims that she took the part in killing on God's orders, even quoting Jesus' words in John 8:7 ("Let those without sin throw the first stone").]]
* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The fundamentalist regime naturally is very fond of doing this (though as Offred recognizes, they do it [[QuoteMine quite selectively]]).

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** In ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', [[spoiler:after Poirot exposes the entire Armstrong family as murderers and delivers a speech on the importance of the rule of law, Greta Ohlsson tells him that Ratchett's/Casetti's escape is what is wrong with Catholicism and claims that she took the part in killing on God's orders, even quoting Jesus' words in John 8:7 ("Let those without sin throw the first stone").]]
stone")]].
* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': {{Played with}} on ''{{Series/Pramface}}'' when Mike, on a religious bent, gives us the following: "Thou shalt not feel up a godmother in the house of the Lord."
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/{{Reba}}''. Van goes through a crisis of faith after an injury derails his lifelong goal of being a pro-football player, and he says outright he no longer believes in God. This horrifies his very-conservative family, especially Barbara Jean. She brings the Bible to him, saying she found a passage that might help him.
-->'''Barbara Jean''': If you look her at Matthew 12 Verse 3 "And Jesus says unto his disciples..." (''Closes the book and starts beating him with it.'') What is wrong with you boy?! Do you want to spend eternity in a fiery damnation?!
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** "The First Commandment" took its title from the Bible, and had as its Villain of the Week an insane SGC officer who spouted lines from it, convinced he was a god. At the episode's end, Carter quotes the commandment in question verbatim:
---> "I am the Lord your God, and you shall have no other gods before me."
** Seasons nine and ten introduce as the new BigBad the Ori, a group of ascended beings who act as gods. Their minions love to spout lines from their Bible-equivalent, the Book of Origin, and often out of context. Daniel Jackson, who read it cover-to-cover to learn more about the Ori, [[QuoteToQuoteCombat loves to counter with yet more quotes from the same document]]. Meanwhile Cam Mitchell once responds to a Prior giving a sermon by mockingly quoting from the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Ecclesiastes]] (his grandma was a Bible-thumper).
* Chuck Noblet in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'' likes to read from the Bible before dinner with his family. We only see this once: when his friend (''not'' his secret gay lover) is visiting, and the verse he picks at random happens to be Leviticus 20:13.
* In ''Series/{{Survivor}} Philippines'', at one point Lisa Welchel (yes, [[Series/TheFactsOfLife that one]]) refers to the "do not throw pearls before swine" passage (Matthew 7:6) when discussing Abi-Maria. "Not that I'm calling Abi a pig, but..." She's referring to the idea that you're trying to help someone (giving "pearls") but they're openly dismissive and not listening ("swine" trampling the wisdom underfoot), you should quit wasting your time.
* Happens on ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. Hershel quotes a passage to Merle and Merle not only finishes the quote but gives the reference numbers: "Woodbury had a good library, the only thing I miss."
**
The verse in question is Matthew 5:30: "And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." (Both Merle and Hershel had made a LifeOrLimbDecision in the past.)
* President Bartlett on ''Series/TheWestWing'' is a devout Catholic (as is his actor, Martin Sheen) and occasionally whips out his thorough and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment encyclopedic]] knowledge of the Bible. For example, in one episode a Christian
fundamentalist regime naturally is very fond quotes the Bible, particularly laws-heavy Leviticus, to support her stance against homosexuality. Bartlett [[QuoteToQuoteCombat matches her quote for quote]] with yet more lines from Leviticus to show how outdated it is.
* In the fifth season
of doing this (though as Offred recognizes, they do it [[QuoteMine quite selectively]]).''Series/TheWire'', Proposition Joe sends flowers to [[spoiler: Butchie's]] funeral with a note quoting the first part of Isaiah 5:20 ("Woe to them who call evil good and good evil").



* Music/SimonAndGarfunkel conclude their song "Sparrow" with a slightly paraphrased Genesis 3:19 -- "From dust were ye made; and dust ye shall be."



* In ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'', Willie can find a line from the Book of Psalms to fit almost any situation, as he once spent a year in an Indian prison with nothing else to read.



* In ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'', Willie can find a line from the Book of Psalms to fit almost any situation, as he once spent a year in an Indian prison with nothing else to read.



* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'': The Swamp Fever campaign has Ellis asking Coach if he has any words to say before they enter the swamp.
-->'''Coach:''' As I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil.\\
'''Ellis:''' Okay. I was hopin' y'all wouldn't go all Fire and Brimstone on me.
* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' quotes the Bible at various points, usually as part of the description of some new civilization-changing secret project. It quotes plenty of other literary works, too, including several written by characters in the game.
** In particular, the game's opening cutscene begins with a quote from Genesis. The Universal Translator's quotation of the Bible comes across as very creepy, given the project's cutscene.
** So do ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' and ''V'', for which the Bible is the single most common source of quotes, particularly for early-game techs.
*** The Biblical quote for the tech "Priesthood" in ''IV'' is a particularly [[GeniusBonus elaborate]] ShoutOut to the narrator, Creator/LeonardNimoy: it's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_Blessing Priestly Blessing]].



** The ending of the game leaves out subtlety and just quotes Bible verses outright. [[spoiler:During the scene with Altaïr looking at the holographic map of the Earth, a voice in the background directly quotes a verse from the book of Ecclesiastes. Additionally, once ''Deus Ex Machina'' graciously gives Desmond the ability to use his Assassin's vision just as he learns he will soon be executed, you can see quotes from various religious books and legends on the wall above his bed, including one from the book of Revelation.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' begins by quoting Revelation of John 22:13:
-->''I am the Alpha and the Omega\\
the beginning and the end\\
the first and the last.''
* The first teaser for ''Videogame/OutlastII'' has an ominous old man quoting a verse from the Bible.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' uses the very similar Revelation 21:6 (KJV) -- "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely." It's the favorite quote of the protagonist's mother and "Waters of Life" forms the ArcWords of the game. [[spoiler: It also provides the passcode needed for final moment HeroicSacrifice.]]
** Another, more subtle example from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' can be seen with the birthdate of the main character (7/13/2258). Micah 7:13 reads, "And the earth will become desolate because of her inhabitants, on account of the fruit of their deeds." It aptly describes the ''Fallout'' series as a whole.
* Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', although it is generally more inclined to quote Nietzsche, does borrow a quotation from the Bible: "Ye shall be as gods". This gets a lot more ominous if you happen to recall just who said the original words!
** Also present in Xenogears, as a message that is repeated endlessly, covering all computer screens on the opening cinematic.
** In ''Episode 1'', Albedo quotes John 12:24 - "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone." - to describe his immortality and and the fear of living forever while his loved ones die.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' falls into this trope, albeit surprisingly tastefully (considering the rest of the game's dialogue), with Dracula quoting Matthew 16:26 upon his final defeat.
-->''"For what profit is it to man if he gains the world, and loses his own soul?"''

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** The ending of the game leaves out subtlety and just quotes Bible verses outright. [[spoiler:During the scene with Altaïr looking at the holographic map of the Earth, a voice in the background directly quotes a verse from the book of Ecclesiastes. Additionally, once ''Deus Ex Machina'' graciously gives Desmond the ability to use his Assassin's vision just as he learns he will soon be executed, you can see quotes from various religious books and legends on the wall above his bed, including one from the book of Revelation.]]
Revelation]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' begins by quoting Revelation of John 22:13:
-->''I am the Alpha and the Omega\\
the beginning and the end\\
the first and the last.''
* The first teaser for ''Videogame/OutlastII'' has an ominous old man quoting a verse
In ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' [[HidingBehindReligion Friar Remus]], if called out on his willingness to accept seemingly unChristian mob violence, quote multiple bloody passages from the Bible.
Bible, old and new Testament.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' uses ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'':
** In
the very similar Revelation 21:6 (KJV) -- "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst original, one of the fountain of Arkham Chronicles mentions Poison Ivy being brought in by someone. Amadeus Arkham quotes Exodus 22:18 in this one:
-->''"I watched in silence as he brought in
the water of life freely." It's woman. Her skin now a venomous green, the favorite quote of the protagonist's mother and "Waters of Life" forms the ArcWords of the game. [[spoiler: It also provides the passcode needed for final moment HeroicSacrifice.]]
** Another, more subtle example from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' can be seen
wanton creature no longer looked like a human being, much less a woman. The Bible says, 'Suffer not a witch to live,' yet he has once again delivered this female atrocity to our care. Once I have dealt with the birthdate of the main character (7/13/2258). Micah 7:13 reads, "And the earth monster, I think it will become desolate because of her inhabitants, on account of be time to see if green wood does, in fact, burn."''
** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', during
the fruit of their deeds." It aptly describes Predator Challenge aboard the ''Fallout'' series as a whole.
* Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'',
Final Offer, Alberto Falcone's bodyguard quotes Matthew 5:5 in saying, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" - insinuating that although it is generally more inclined to quote Nietzsche, does borrow a quotation from the Bible: "Ye shall be as gods". This gets a lot more ominous if you happen to recall just who said the original words!
** Also present in Xenogears, as a message that
family is repeated endlessly, covering all computer screens on the opening cinematic.
** In ''Episode 1'', Albedo quotes John 12:24 - "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone." - to describe his immortality and and the fear of living forever while his loved ones die.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' falls into this trope, albeit surprisingly tastefully (considering the rest of the game's dialogue),
currently struggling with Dracula quoting Matthew 16:26 upon his final defeat.
-->''"For what profit is it to man if he gains
running their crime empire, they will arise as the world, victor in the ongoing turf wars. One of Penguin's goons, not familiar with the proverb, mishears the word "meek" as "weak" and loses his own soul?"''instead thinks he's insulting him.



** A much straighter example is found in ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood'', where William constantly cites the Bible to that very Ray, trying to prevent him from falling to TheDarkSide. [[spoiler:His words fail but [[HeroicSacrifice his actions]] don't.]]

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** A much straighter example is found in ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood'', where William constantly cites the Bible to that very Ray, trying to prevent him from falling to TheDarkSide. [[spoiler:His words fail but [[HeroicSacrifice his actions]] don't.]]don't]].
* ''VideoGame/CaptainBibleInDomeOfDarkness'' practically breathes this trope. The goal of the game is to find bible verses to defeat robots who are telling anti-Christian lies to the citizens of a city.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' falls into this trope, albeit surprisingly tastefully (considering the rest of the game's dialogue), with Dracula quoting Matthew 16:26 upon his final defeat.
-->''"For what profit is it to man if he gains the world, and loses his own soul?"''
* Ex-Belltower merc Michael Zelazny in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is quite fond of quoting Literature/TheBible. When Jensen sarcastically asks if he decided to become a priest, he just says that he finds Scripture to be quite "evocative."
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}: The fourth episode of ''Ultimate Doom'' is entitled "Thy Flesh Consumed", which comes from Proverbs 5:11 (KJV). Every level title in that episode (Hell Beneath, Perfect Hatred, Sever The Wicked, Unruly Evil, They Will Repent, Against Thee Wickedly, And Hell Followed, and Unto The Cruel) come from the King James Version of the Bible, mostly completely and utterly out of context. But they sure do sound cool!
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' uses the very similar Revelation 21:6 (KJV) -- "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely." It's the favorite quote of the protagonist's mother and "Waters of Life" forms the ArcWords of the game. [[spoiler: It also provides the passcode needed for final moment HeroicSacrifice.]]
** Another, more subtle example from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' can be seen with the birthdate of the main character (7/13/2258). Micah 7:13 reads, "And the earth will become desolate because of her inhabitants, on account of the fruit of their deeds." It aptly describes the ''Fallout'' series as a whole.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC Honest Hearts features Mormon missionary, BadassPreacher and [[TheAtoner ex-legatus]] of Caesar's Legion, Joshua Graham (the Burned Man), who uses several aphorisms and occasional quotes from the Bible during the DLC. Especially his use of Psalm 137:1 + 7-9 to express his belief that one should PayEvilUntoEvil to the White Legs.
** His unique sidearm has John 1:5 ("And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness [hath] comprehended it not"; KJV) engraved in the slide in Greek.



* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'': Used for a moment of comic relief during a pitched airel battle:
-->'''[[ReligiousBruiser Dutch]]:''' As The Good Book says, "Payback's a bitch!"\\
'''[[AcePilot Mickey]]''': I don't think it actually says that, Dutch.\\
'''Dutch:''' I'm paraphrasing, ya' heathen!
* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'': The Swamp Fever campaign has Ellis asking Coach if he has any words to say before they enter the swamp.
-->'''Coach:''' As I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil.\\
'''Ellis:''' Okay. I was hopin' y'all wouldn't go all Fire and Brimstone on me.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', EDI quotes ''"[[IAmLegion My name is Legion, for we are many]]"'' when Shepard is trying to come up with a name for [[spoiler:the captured Geth platform]]. Legion then comes up with the proper source: ''"Christian Bible, gospel of Mark, verse five."''
* The first teaser for ''Videogame/OutlastII'' has an ominous old man quoting a verse from the Bible.



* The fourth episode of ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Ultimate Doom]]'' is entitled "Thy Flesh Consumed", which comes from Proverbs 5:11 (KJV). Every level title in that episode (Hell Beneath, Perfect Hatred, Sever The Wicked, Unruly Evil, They Will Repent, Against Thee Wickedly, And Hell Followed, and Unto The Cruel) come from the King James Version of the Bible, mostly completely and utterly out of context. But they sure do sound cool!
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', EDI quotes ''"[[IAmLegion My name is Legion, for we are many]]"'' when Shepard is trying to come up with a name for [[spoiler:the captured Geth platform]]. Legion then comes up with the proper source: ''"Christian Bible, gospel of Mark, verse five."''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainBibleInDomeOfDarkness'' practically breathes this trope. The goal of the game is to find bible verses to defeat robots who are telling anti-Christian lies to the citizens of a city.
* Used for a moment of comic relief during a pitched airel battle in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'':
-->'''[[ReligiousBruiser Dutch]]:''' As The Good Book says, "Payback's a bitch!"\\
'''[[AcePilot Mickey]]''': I don't think it actually says that, Dutch.\\
'''Dutch:''' I'm paraphrasing, ya' heathen!
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC Honest Hearts features Mormon missionary, BadassPreacher and [[TheAtoner ex-legatus]] of Caesar's Legion, Joshua Graham (the Burned Man), who uses several aphorisms and occasional quotes from the Bible during the DLC. Especially his use of Psalm 137:1 + 7-9 to express his belief that one should PayEvilUntoEvil to the White Legs.
** His unique sidearm has John 1:5 ("And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness [hath] comprehended it not"; KJV) engraved in the slide in Greek.
* Ex-Belltower merc Michael Zelazny in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is quite fond of quoting Literature/TheBible. When Jensen sarcastically asks if he decided to become a priest, he just says that he finds Scripture to be quite "evocative".
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'':
** In the original, one of the Arkham Chronicles mentions Poison Ivy being brought in by someone. Amadeus Arkham quotes Exodus 22:18 in this one:
-->''"I watched in silence as he brought in the woman. Her skin now a venomous green, the wanton creature no longer looked like a human being, much less a woman. The Bible says, 'Suffer not a witch to live,' yet he has once again delivered this female atrocity to our care. Once I have dealt with the monster, I think it will be time to see if green wood does, in fact, burn."''
** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', during the Predator Challenge aboard the Final Offer, Alberto Falcone's bodyguard quotes Matthew 5:5 in saying, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" - insinuating that although the family is currently struggling with running their crime empire, they will arise as the victor in the ongoing turf wars. One of Penguin's goons, not familiar with the proverb, mishears the word "meek" as "weak" and instead thinks he's insulting him.
* In ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' [[HidingBehindReligion Friar Remus]], if called out on his willingness to accept seemingly unChristian mob violence, quote multiple bloody passages from the Bible, old and new Testament.

to:

* The fourth episode of ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Ultimate Doom]]'' is entitled "Thy Flesh Consumed", which comes from Proverbs 5:11 (KJV). Every level title in that episode (Hell Beneath, Perfect Hatred, Sever The Wicked, Unruly Evil, They Will Repent, Against Thee Wickedly, And Hell Followed, and Unto The Cruel) come from the King James Version of the Bible, mostly completely and utterly out of context. But they sure do sound cool!
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', EDI
''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' quotes ''"[[IAmLegion My name is Legion, for we are many]]"'' when Shepard is trying to come up with a name for [[spoiler:the captured Geth platform]]. Legion then comes up with the proper source: ''"Christian Bible, gospel of Mark, verse five."''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainBibleInDomeOfDarkness'' practically breathes this trope. The goal of the game is to find bible verses to defeat robots who are telling anti-Christian lies to the citizens of a city.
* Used for a moment of comic relief during a pitched airel battle in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'':
-->'''[[ReligiousBruiser Dutch]]:''' As The Good Book says, "Payback's a bitch!"\\
'''[[AcePilot Mickey]]''': I don't think it actually says that, Dutch.\\
'''Dutch:''' I'm paraphrasing, ya' heathen!
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC Honest Hearts features Mormon missionary, BadassPreacher and [[TheAtoner ex-legatus]] of Caesar's Legion, Joshua Graham (the Burned Man), who uses several aphorisms and occasional quotes from
the Bible during at various points, usually as part of the DLC. Especially his use description of Psalm 137:1 + 7-9 to express his belief that one should PayEvilUntoEvil some new civilization-changing secret project. It quotes plenty of other literary works, too, including several written by characters in the game.
** In particular, the game's opening cutscene begins with a quote from Genesis. The Universal Translator's quotation of the Bible comes across as very creepy, given the project's cutscene.
** So do ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' and ''V'', for which the Bible is the single most common source of quotes, particularly for early-game techs.
*** The Biblical quote for the tech "Priesthood" in ''IV'' is a particularly [[GeniusBonus elaborate]] ShoutOut
to the White Legs.
** His unique sidearm has
narrator, Creator/LeonardNimoy: it's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_Blessing Priestly Blessing]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' begins by quoting Revelation of
John 1:5 ("And 22:13:
-->''I am
the light shineth in darkness, Alpha and the darkness [hath] comprehended it not"; KJV) engraved in Omega\\
the slide in Greek.
* Ex-Belltower merc Michael Zelazny in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is quite fond of quoting Literature/TheBible. When Jensen sarcastically asks if he decided to become a priest, he just says that he finds Scripture to be quite "evocative".
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'':
** In
beginning and the original, one of end\\
the Arkham Chronicles mentions Poison Ivy being brought in by someone. Amadeus Arkham quotes Exodus 22:18 in this one:
-->''"I watched in silence as he brought in
first and the woman. Her skin now a venomous green, the wanton creature no longer looked like a human being, much less a woman. The Bible says, 'Suffer not a witch to live,' yet he has once again delivered this female atrocity to our care. Once I have dealt with the monster, I think it will be time to see if green wood does, in fact, burn."''
** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', during the Predator Challenge aboard the Final Offer, Alberto Falcone's bodyguard quotes Matthew 5:5 in saying, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" - insinuating that
last''.
* Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'',
although the family it is currently struggling with running their crime empire, they will arise as the victor in the ongoing turf wars. One of Penguin's goons, not familiar with the proverb, mishears the word "meek" as "weak" and instead thinks he's insulting him.
* In ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' [[HidingBehindReligion Friar Remus]], if called out on his willingness
generally more inclined to accept seemingly unChristian mob violence, quote multiple bloody passages Nietzsche, does borrow a quotation from the Bible, old Bible: "Ye shall be as gods". This gets a lot more ominous if you happen to recall just who said the original words!
** Also present in Xenogears, as a message that is repeated endlessly, covering all computer screens on the opening cinematic.
** In ''Episode 1'', Albedo quotes John 12:24 - "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground
and new Testament.die, it abideth alone." - to describe his immortality and and the fear of living forever while his loved ones die.



* ''Treading Ground'' lampshades this when [[http://www.treadingground.com/?p=200 Nate and Steve confront Derek after watching a fansubbed yaoi anime in his possession.]]
* In ''Webcomic/MenInHats'', being able to quote Literature/TheBible chapter and verse [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20020906.html saves Sam the trouble of thinking.]]
* In Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}, Rosechu brings up the story of Joseph, saying that they should forgive Jason Kendrick Howell. However, [[{{Hypocrite}} she forgets this moments later]] after Jason throws a pickle at her and she [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution proceeds to facerape him]].]]



* ''Webcomic/{{Reverie}}'' features an example of this in the srtip [[http://reverie.heavensentgaming.com/comic/something-technologic/ "Something Technologic"]]. Two of the main characters, Bronjay and Hoopes, are yrying to understand the meaning the phrase "Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh", which is a reference to the Hebrew languages version of the Book of Exodus where God says "I am what I am".

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* In ''Webcomic/MenInHats'', being able to quote Literature/TheBible chapter and verse [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20020906.html saves Sam the trouble of thinking]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Reverie}}'' features an example of this in the srtip [[http://reverie.heavensentgaming.com/comic/something-technologic/ "Something Technologic"]]. Two of the main characters, Bronjay and Hoopes, are yrying to understand the meaning the phrase "Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh", which is a reference to the Hebrew languages version of the Book of Exodus where God says "I am what I am".am."
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', Rosechu brings up the story of Joseph, saying that they should forgive Jason Kendrick Howell. However, [[{{Hypocrite}} she forgets this moments later]] after Jason throws a pickle at her and she [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution proceeds to facerape him]]]].
* ''Treading Ground'' lampshades this when [[http://www.treadingground.com/?p=200 Nate and Steve confront Derek after watching a fansubbed yaoi anime in his possession]].



--> '''Nerd:''' Heh heh. [[ImGoingToHellForThis I'm going to hell.]]

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--> '''Nerd:''' Heh heh. [[ImGoingToHellForThis I'm going to hell.]]hell]].



* Spoofed in the ''Blog/WhatIf'' entry [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/90/ "Great Tree, Great Axe."]] Randall butchers part of [[Literature/BookOfRevelation Revelation Chapter 6]] in the sixth image.

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* Spoofed in the ''Blog/WhatIf'' entry [[http://what-if."[[http://what-if.xkcd.com/90/ "Great Great Tree, Great Axe."]] Axe]]." Randall butchers part of [[Literature/BookOfRevelation Revelation Chapter 6]] in the sixth image.



* Referenced in [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL201F1C36731623D0 this Battletoads race:]]

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* Referenced in [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL201F1C36731623D0 this Battletoads race:]]race]]:



* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington".
-->'''Chris:''' Look what I made for the game! ''(holding a "John 3:16" sign)''
-->'''Meg:''' What does that mean, anyway?
-->'''Brian:''' ''(reading from a Bible)'' "And the Lord said, `Go Sox'"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Epilogue", we find that Amanda Waller has turned to the bible for comfort in her twilight years...
-->'''Waller:''' Like the good book says, He moves in mysterious ways. His plan is a mystery. But here's what isn't: He gave us free will, we choose our own fate. For good, or ill.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Epilogue", we find that Amanda Waller has turned to the bible for comfort in her twilight years...
-->'''Waller:''' Like the good book says, He moves in mysterious ways. His plan is a mystery. But here's what isn't: He gave us free will, we choose our own fate. For good, or ill.
* In ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', Bob and Larry consult [[MeaningfulName QWERTY]] the computer at the end of every episode to support the show's {{Aesop}} with a quote from the Good Book.



* In ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', Bob and Larry consult [[MeaningfulName QWERTY]] the computer at the end of every episode to support the show's {{Aesop}} with a quote from the Good Book.



* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington".
-->'''Chris:''' Look what I made for the game! ''(holding a "John 3:16" sign)''
-->'''Meg:''' What does that mean, anyway?
-->'''Brian:''' ''(reading from a Bible)'' "And the Lord said, `Go Sox'"
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Having a character quote from Literature/TheBible lets us know they're either [[GentlemanAndAScholar a scholar]], [[GoodShepherd a priest]], [[RealMenLoveJesus a deeply religious person]], a bonafide supernatural being [[TheScourgeOfGod or a psychopath.]]

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Having a character quote from Literature/TheBible lets us know they're either [[GentlemanAndAScholar a scholar]], [[GoodShepherd a priest]], [[RealMenLoveJesus a deeply religious person]], a bonafide supernatural being [[TheScourgeOfGod or a psychopath.]]
psychopath]].



* ''Anime/LeChevalierDeon'' focuses mostly in the Book of Psalms, especially Psalm 95.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' makes extensive use of this in the first movie (possibly in an attempt to distance itself from the more comic OVA series), using the quote: "And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. Therefore is the name of it called Babel... -- Genesis 11
** The first two movies use biblical quotes to set the plot, the reason is MamoruOshii directed both of them. The man loves his quotes (usually biblical, but not always).



* Parodied in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', in which Eda paraphrases Luke 11 [[SophisticatedAsHell as a sophisticated way of saying]] "get the *** off my porch" to someone trying to seek sanctuary in the CorruptChurch.
* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist:'' certain bible verses can banish certain demons. One character doesn't know a certain demon's specific verse, so he recites the entire Book of John at it. From ''memory''.
* Surprisingly, for a story about a nun that hunts demons, the manga of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' doesn't do this once. However, Gonzo's anime adaption gleefully adds it back in, having both Joshua and Aion quote the Bible in an attempt to portray Aion as some sort of antichrist. [[spoiler:Aion even quotes the Bible as his FamousLastWords]].
* One chapter of ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' has Veratos quote the first half of John 3:16 to explain to another character how she became a vampire voluntarily by offering her blood to Mina's mother.



* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' starts with a quote from Literature/{{Revelation}} on the coming of TheAntichrist, an appropriate comparison with Johan Liebert.
* Surprisingly, for a story about a nun that hunts demons, the manga of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' doesn't do this once. However, Gonzo's anime adaption gleefully adds it back in, having both Joshua and Aion quote the Bible in an attempt to portray Aion as some sort of antichrist. [[spoiler:Aion even quotes the Bible as his FamousLastWords.]]
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s [[ChurchMilitant Alexander Anderson]] quotes the Bible every other sentence. Since he's a thoroughly insane priest and monster hunter, it doesn't really mean anything.
--> [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Eef aaanyone does not rove tha Lowd Jeesus Chwise, ret him be ac-cused. O Lowd, come, AAAmennn.]]
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'': Although Aya doesn't specifically ''quote'' the Bible, a point is made of the fact that he ''reads'' it regularly; the RadioDrama "Fight Fire With Fire" includes a scene in which he returns a Bible that he had borrowed from a church. The nun to whom he returns the Bible comments on its worn-out condition, and Aya explains that he reads it every night before going to sleep.
* Parodied in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', in which Eda paraphrases Luke 11 [[SophisticatedAsHell as a sophisticated way of saying]] "get the *** off my porch" to someone trying to seek sanctuary in the CorruptChurch.
* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', the blood seals have passages from Psalms in them, and the ''CreepyChild'' gives the exact location in Bible.
* In ''Anime/PsychoPass'', [[BigBad Makishima]] quotes the bible as he prepares to [[spoiler: destroy Japan's food supply]].
-->'''Makishima''': Jesus told them another parable: The kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.



** Oshii again.

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** Oshii again.An example of MamoruOshii as director.



* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist:'' certain bible verses can banish certain demons. One character doesn't know a certain demon's specific verse, so he recites the entire Book of John at it. From ''memory''.
* One chapter of ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' has Veratos quote the first half of John 3:16 to explain to another character how she became a vampire voluntarily by offering her blood to Mina's mother.

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* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist:'' certain bible verses can banish certain demons. One character ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s [[ChurchMilitant Alexander Anderson]] quotes the Bible every other sentence. Since he's a thoroughly insane priest and monster hunter, it doesn't know a certain demon's specific verse, so he recites really mean anything.
--> [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Eef aaanyone does not rove tha Lowd Jeesus Chwise, ret him be ac-cused. O Lowd, come, AAAmennn]].
* ''Anime/LeChevalierDeon'' focuses mostly in
the entire Book of John at it. From ''memory''.
Psalms, especially Psalm 95.
* One chapter of ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' has Veratos ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' starts with a quote from Literature/{{Revelation}} on the coming of TheAntichrist, an appropriate comparison with Johan Liebert.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' makes extensive use of this in
the first half movie (possibly in an attempt to distance itself from the more comic OVA series), using the quote: "And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of John 3:16 men builded. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. Therefore is the name of it called Babel... -- Genesis 11
** The first two movies use biblical quotes
to explain set the plot, the reason is MamoruOshii directed both of them. The man loves his quotes (usually biblical, but not always).
* In ''Anime/PsychoPass'', [[BigBad Makishima]] quotes the bible as he prepares
to [[spoiler: destroy Japan's food supply]].
-->'''Makishima''': Jesus told them
another character how she became parable: The kingdom of Heaven is like a vampire voluntarily by offering her blood to Mina's mother.man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.



* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', the blood seals have passages from Psalms in them, and the ''CreepyChild'' gives the exact location in Bible.
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'': Although Aya doesn't specifically ''quote'' the Bible, a point is made of the fact that he ''reads'' it regularly; the RadioDrama "Fight Fire With Fire" includes a scene in which he returns a Bible that he had borrowed from a church. The nun to whom he returns the Bible comments on its worn-out condition, and Aya explains that he reads it every night before going to sleep.



* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' -- Would the Judge of All the Earth not do Right? (Doctor Manhattan = God).
** Shortly after he is transformed, Dr. Manhattan is asked what he says to the people comparing him to God: he replies that he doesn't think there is a God, and if there is, it's certainly not him. He later ruminates over this, and (in a GeniusBonus reference to 'The Blind Watchmaker') wonders if a watch can occur without a watchmaker.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' -- Would ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': ''Streets of Gotham'' had Abuse/Colin Wilkes musing on the Judge story of All the Earth not do Right? (Doctor Manhattan = God).
** Shortly
Cain's fate after killing Abel and how he is transformed, Dr. Manhattan is asked what applies it to his crime fighting. It makes some sense, as he says to lives in an orphanage run by nuns.
* ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' use this all
the time, usually ripped right out of context.
* The ''Comicbook/CloakAndDagger'' comics paraphrase Psalm 139:12-14.
-->'''"The darkness and light are both alike... I am fearfully and wonderfully made." '''
* In ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', Kai used Bible quote about looking at
people comparing him to God: with lust as an explanation why he replies cut his eyes out. In his case however it was because he can see everything that he doesn't think there is a God, and if there is, it's certainly not him. He later ruminates over this, and (in a GeniusBonus reference to 'The Blind Watchmaker') wonders if a watch can occur without a watchmaker.anybody did in his life by just looking at them, so [[IJustWantToBeNormal he's cutting his eyes but they still grow in again]].



* Used to terrible effect in ''[[Comicbook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' #423 and #424, as a nonsensical plot is unveiled to the religious Nightcrawler's constant quoting of Bible passages that Chuck Austen didn't bother reading beforehand.
** Reading? He didn't even bother to get the citations right, and in one example, he made a quote up to fit the story.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', Kai used Bible quote about looking at people with lust as an explanation why he cut his eyes out. In his case however it was because he can see everything that anybody did in his life by just looking at them, so [[IJustWantToBeNormal he's cutting his eyes but they still grow in again]].
* Marvel books often have had Bible allusions. Particularly where ComicBook/TheVision is concerned, as in the episode titles "Where There Is No Vision..." and "Your Young Men Shall Slay Visions" .. a play on the original verse where it is "SEE visions".
** An issue of Iron Man where he must fight the giant, alien dragon Fin Fang Foom which, at the same time, is battling the spirit of the young man whose body he co-opted: "Your young men shall slay dragons".
* The ''Comicbook/CloakAndDagger'' comics paraphrase Psalm 139:12-14.
-->'''"The darkness and light are both alike... I am fearfully and wonderfully made." '''
* ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' use this all the time, usually ripped right out of context.



* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Streets of Gotham]] had Abuse/Colin Wilkes musing on the story of Cain's fate after killing Abel and how he applies it to his crime fighting. It makes some sense, as he lives in an orphanage run by nuns.



* Used to terrible effect in ''[[Comicbook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' #423 and #424, as a nonsensical plot is unveiled to the religious Nightcrawler's constant quoting of Bible passages that Chuck Austen didn't bother reading beforehand. (Reading? He didn't even bother to get the citations right, and in one example, he made a quote up to fit the story.)
* {{Marvel}} books often have had Bible allusions. Particularly where ''ComicBook/TheVision'' is concerned, as in the episode titles "Where There Is No Vision..." and "Your Young Men Shall Slay Visions" .. a play on the original verse where it is "SEE visions".
** An issue of Iron Man where he must fight the giant, alien dragon Fin Fang Foom which, at the same time, is battling the spirit of the young man whose body he co-opted: "Your young men shall slay dragons."
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' -- Would the Judge of All the Earth not do Right? (Doctor Manhattan = God).
** Shortly after he is transformed, Dr. Manhattan is asked what he says to the people comparing him to God: he replies that he doesn't think there is a God, and if there is, it's certainly not him. He later ruminates over this, and (in a GeniusBonus reference to 'The Blind Watchmaker') wonders if a watch can occur without a watchmaker.



* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Chapter 10 quotes a passage of the Book of Revelations right after [[spoiler:Gendo's death.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the devoutly religious Ezekiel prepares for a dangerous cliff dive by reciting Psalms 23:4 to himself: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me."
* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', the resident village [[TheBartender bartender]] Tapper will occasionally throw in a Bible verse where appropriate for the situation.
* ''Fanfic/WingsToFly'' makes a somewhat nonstandard use, in that the characters usually do not directly quote the Bible. They will instead usually give a citation of book, chapter, and verse. Whether other characters in the conversation can translate that into an actual quotation is up to them.
* In ''Fanfic/HogwartsSchoolOfPrayerAndMiracles'', characters actually cite Biblical verses in their dialogue.
-->"You tried to corrupt me; but it did not work. But I forgive you, Aunt Petunia; because of Luke 23:34."



* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', the resident village [[TheBartender bartender]] Tapper will occasionally throw in a Bible verse where appropriate for the situation.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Chapter 10 quotes a passage of the Book of Revelations right after [[spoiler:Gendo's death]].
* In ''Fanfic/HogwartsSchoolOfPrayerAndMiracles'', characters actually cite Biblical verses in their dialogue.
-->"You tried to corrupt me; but it did not work. But I forgive you, Aunt Petunia; because of Luke 23:34."
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the devoutly religious Ezekiel prepares for a dangerous cliff dive by reciting Psalms 23:4 to himself: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me."



* ''Fanfic/WingsToFly'' makes a somewhat nonstandard use, in that the characters usually do not directly quote the Bible. They will instead usually give a citation of book, chapter, and verse. Whether other characters in the conversation can translate that into an actual quotation is up to them.



* ''Film/OneNightWithTheKing'': In this story based on Literature/TheBible, Esther recites older parts of it. This is actually how she wins the King's heart.
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' -- Jules Winfield is fond of (mis)quoting Ezekiel 25:17 (with a bit of his own embellishment, as only the final lines of Jules' speech, the ones about "great vengeance and furious anger," appear in the aforementioned passage) before executing someone. As he explains to another character later, he used to think it was just some "cold blooded shit" that one said to someone before "popping a cap in his ass", but he's begun to question his lifestyle after really thinking about its meaning.
** Jules' speech is based on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LYT4JC2dd4&search=chiba this speech by the legendary Sonny Chiba]] that opens the classic grindhouse action movie ''The Bodyguard'' (not to be confused with the Whitney Houston movie). It should go without saying that Tarantino was a big fan of these kinds of movies.
** He spoofs this trope at the beginning of ''Film/KillBill'', in which he portentously presents the '[[Franchise/StarTrek Old Klingon Proverb]]' "Revenge is a dish best served cold" at the beginning.
* ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' has a final sequence that gives dramatic weight and import to the story of Abraham and Isaac, which is read out in full.
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': And shepherds we shall be, for Thee my Lord, for Thee... ; which is not a actual Biblical prayer, but does fit the trope in that it ''sounds Biblical enough'', and establishes the religious nature of the brothers, in case their huge crosses and tattoos hadn't tipped you off.



* ''Film/TheMatrix'' --
** On the Nebuchadnezzar dedication plate: Mark III, No. 11. Mark 3:11 (KJV) says, "And unclean spirits, when they saw [Jesus], fell down before him and cried, saying, ?Thou art the Son of God!"
** In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', Agent Smith's car license place is [[{{Pun}} IS-5416]]. Isaiah 54:16 (KJV) says "Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire and that bringeth forth an instrument for this work; and I have created the waster, to destroy."
** Also in ''The Matrix Reloaded'' when the Nebuchadnezzar is destroyed, Morpheus says, "I dreamed a dream, and now that dream is gone from me." A quote from King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2:3-5.
* ''Film/TheMiracleWoman'': Florence Fallon, being the daughter of a pastor, knows the scriptures by heart, and Hornsby uses this talent for the creation of The Temple of Happiness; a place where she can con people into believing that she's a healer.
* In ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' the [[SouthernFriedPrivate American]] [[ColdSniper sharpshooter]] was always quoting Psalms from the Bible (King James Version). It's particularly pointed during the opening scene where he quotes Psalm 22 ("Be thou not far from me, O Lord"). The sniper prays as he takes aim at a German gun emplacement. The shot then cuts to another soldier on the beach [[NunsNRosaries praying a rosary in Latin]]. It then cuts to a chaplain giving a dying soldier [[ChristianityIsCatholic the last rites]]. During the final battle he quotes from Psalm 144 ("Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight").

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'' --
** On
Literature/TheBible is used mostly by the Nebuchadnezzar dedication plate: Mark III, No. 11. Mark 3:11 (KJV) says, "And unclean spirits, when they saw [Jesus], fell down before him and cried, saying, ?Thou art the Son of God!"
** In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', Agent Smith's car license place is [[{{Pun}} IS-5416]]. Isaiah 54:16 (KJV) says "Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals
Christian protagonists in the fire and that bringeth forth an instrument for this work; and I have created ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' film series, but it is also used by believers in Franco Maccalusso's ideals in the waster, to destroy."
** Also in ''The Matrix Reloaded'' when the Nebuchadnezzar is destroyed, Morpheus says, "I dreamed a dream, and now that dream is gone from me." A quote from King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2:3-5.
* ''Film/TheMiracleWoman'': Florence Fallon,
movie ''Tribulation'' with their interpretation of Genesis 11:6 being the daughter of a pastor, knows the scriptures by heart, and Hornsby uses this talent for the creation of The Temple of Happiness; a place where she can con people into believing that she's a healer.
* In ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''
[[AssimilationPlot if the [[SouthernFriedPrivate American]] [[ColdSniper sharpshooter]] was always world could unite as one, then they would be able to achieve anything]].
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron:'' Ultron is quite the fan of Biblical references, sometimes
quoting Psalms from the Bible (King James Version). It's particularly pointed during good book directly (“upon [[{{Unobtainium}} this rock]], I shall build my church”) and sometimes alluding to it (when pressed on what will happen to the opening scene where he quotes Psalm 22 ("Be thou not far from me, O Lord"). The sniper prays as he takes aim at a German gun emplacement. The shot then cuts humans who refuse to another soldier on “evolve” in the beach [[NunsNRosaries praying manner he’s aiming for, his response is simply “ask Noah”). Given his fixation on apocalypses, it’s perhaps appropriate.
* ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' has
a rosary in Latin]]. It then cuts to a chaplain giving a dying soldier [[ChristianityIsCatholic the last rites]]. During the final battle he quotes from Psalm 144 ("Blessed be sequence that gives dramatic weight and import to the Lord my strength story of Abraham and Isaac, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight").is read out in full.



* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': And shepherds we shall be, for Thee my Lord, for Thee... ; which is not a actual Biblical prayer, but does fit the trope in that it ''sounds Biblical enough'', and establishes the religious nature of the brothers, in case their huge crosses and tattoos hadn't tipped you off.
* In ''Film/TheCryingGame'', Jody finds out he's about to die and asks Fergus to tell him a story; the only thing Fergus can come up with is quoting 1 Corinthians 13:11 ("When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things").
* In ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', slaves are given daily readings in order to encourage their compliance. Judging from the subject's reaction, it probably isn't very effective at making them loyal.
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'' has a cook nicknamed Preacher for using this a lot. For example, when he locks himself into an oven while cornered by sharks he says "I'm not Daniel when he faced the lion!"
* Played (mostly) for laughs in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' by Brother Gilbert, while sniping from a tree w/ bow & arrow.
-->[[spoiler:''Brother Gilbert fires an arrow to set off a trap, lowering a log to clothesline two knights on horseback'']].
-->'''[[spoiler:Brother Gilbert]]:''' "[[spoiler:Pride goeth before the fall]]."
-->[[spoiler:''He notices a child being chased by another mounted knight, and fires off another arrow, catching the knight squarely in the butt'']].
-->'''[[spoiler:Brother Gilbert]]:''' ''([[spoiler:dryly]])'' "[[spoiler:Turn the other cheek, brother]]."
* In ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', the titular book is the Bible, from which Eli sometimes quotes, even using it as a PreAsskickingOneLiner (and/or monologue). He's had thirty years to memorize it.
* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' opens with this quotation from Ecclesiastes 7:13: "Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked?"
* ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'': Lee's "teaches my fingers to fight" narration is from Psalm 144.



* There's a Creator/ShirleyTemple movie where Shirley takes advice from the Bible... by opening it to a random page and reading the first verse her finger points to.
** This method of [[{{Whatevermancy}} divination]] is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliomancy bibliomancy.]][[note]]The name is derived from Greek ''biblio'' (''books''), not strictly from Literature/TheBible, and is practised with different books in different cultures.[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'': Lee's "teaches my fingers to fight" narration is from Psalm 144.
* Some Creator/FritzLang films written by Thea von Harbou use this trope, the standouts being:
** ''Destiny'' - "For love is as strong as death" (Song of Songs 8:6, KJV), which the nameless MarySue protagonist misquotes ("Love is stronger than death") repeatedly after reading it on a randomly opened Bible page.
** ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' - Revelation 17:4 used to describe the machine woman, and a heavily distorted story of the Tower of Babel told as an example of a classic labor dispute. Plus all the other Biblical shout-outs present.
* In ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', Jonathan thoughtfully provides any necessary Bible quotes about the plagues of Egypt. In ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', he actually ''uses'' the phrase "as it says in the Good Book" only to discover Alex has [[TomeOfEldritchLore a different book]] in mind.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/TheMummyReturns''. After [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Ardeth]] says another of his "It is written..." lines, Jonathan comments, "Where ''is'' all this stuff written?"
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'' has a cook nicknamed Preacher for using this a lot. For example, when he locks himself into an oven while cornered by sharks he says "I'm not Daniel when he faced the lion!"



* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' has this great exchange between Andy Dufresne and Warden Norton, via KJV:
-->'''Norton:''' I'm pleased to see you reading (the KJV Bible). Any favorite passages?\\
'''Andy:''' "Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the master of the house cometh."\\
'''Norton:''' Luke. Chapter 13, verse 35.[[labelnote:*]]Actually, he probably means "Mark 13:35", when he confuses that with "Luke" by mistake.[[/labelnote]] I've always liked that one. But I prefer: "I am the light of the world. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."\\
'''Andy:''' John. Chapter 8, verse 12.
** Andy's Bible is also [[spoiler:a ChekhovsGun for the main plot. "Salvation lies within."]]
* In ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', slaves are given daily readings in order to encourage their compliance. Judging from the subject's reaction, it probably isn't very effective at making them loyal.
* In ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'', the people in the audience at the gameshow hold up signs reading "Exodus 8:2 ("And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs"; KJV). Not only have 8 and 2 been recurring {{arc number}}s, [[spoiler:an actual plague of frogs then ensues.]]
* The plot of the {{Antichrist}}-conspiracy film ''Lost Souls'' revolves around a quotation from the book of Isaiah that the writers made up.

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* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' In ''Film/HardRain'', Ray has this great exchange between Andy Dufresne a tendency to quote Bible verses. Jim even asks him for "inspiration" at one point. It leads to a rather amusing line later:
-->'''Ray:''' We'd go down to the river,
and Warden Norton, via KJV:
-->'''Norton:'''
into the river we'd dive. (The others give him confused looks.) Springsteen, "The River". What? I'm pleased to see you reading (the KJV Bible). Any favorite passages?\\
'''Andy:''' "Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the master
all out of the house cometh."\\
'''Norton:''' Luke. Chapter 13, verse 35.[[labelnote:*]]Actually, he probably means "Mark 13:35", when he confuses that with "Luke" by mistake.[[/labelnote]] I've always liked that one. But I prefer: "I am the light of the world. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."\\
'''Andy:''' John. Chapter 8, verse 12.
** Andy's
Bible is also [[spoiler:a ChekhovsGun for the main plot. "Salvation lies within."]]
* In ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', slaves are given daily readings in order to encourage their compliance. Judging from the subject's reaction, it probably isn't very effective at making them loyal.
* In ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'', the people in the audience at the gameshow hold up signs reading "Exodus 8:2 ("And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs"; KJV). Not only have 8 and 2 been recurring {{arc number}}s, [[spoiler:an actual plague of frogs then ensues.]]
* The plot of the {{Antichrist}}-conspiracy film ''Lost Souls'' revolves around a quotation from the book of Isaiah that the writers made up.
verses.



* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' opens with this quotation from Ecclesiastes 7:13: "Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked?"
* In ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', the titular book is the Bible, from which Eli sometimes quotes, even using it as a PreAsskickingOneLiner (and/or monologue). He's had thirty years to memorize it.
* Played (mostly) for laughs in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' by Brother Gilbert, while sniping from a tree w/ bow & arrow.
-->[[spoiler:''Brother Gilbert fires an arrow to set off a trap, lowering a log to clothesline two knights on horseback'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brother Gilbert:''' "Pride goeth before the fall."]]
-->[[spoiler:''He notices a child being chased by another mounted knight, and fires off another arrow, catching the knight squarely in the butt.'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brother Gilbert:''' ''(dryly)'' "Turn the other cheek, brother."]]



* [[SergeantYork Private Alvin York]] briefly debated the morality of fighting in World War I with his executive officer, Captain Danforth, by exchanging Bible quotes. The captain didn't convince York, but York later found the decisive quotation on his own.
* In ''Film/HardRain'', Ray has a tendency to quote Bible verses. Jim even asks him for "inspiration" at one point. It leads to a rather amusing line later:
-->'''Ray:''' We'd go down to the river, and into the river we'd dive. (The others give him confused looks.) Springsteen, "The River". What? I'm all out of Bible verses.
* Literature/TheBible is used mostly by the Christian protagonists in the ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' film series, but it is also used by believers in Franco Maccalusso's ideals in the movie ''Tribulation'' with their interpretation of Genesis 11:6 being that [[AssimilationPlot if the world could unite as one, then they would be able to achieve anything]].
* Even ''Film/StreetFighter'' gets in on the act with Raul Julia serving up the tasty ham. After M. Bison gets his supervillain power-up, he quotes (just slightly incorrectly) Luke 10:18 "For I beheld Satan, as he FELL FROM HEAVENNN ... '''LIKE LIIIIGHTNIIIIING!!!!'''"
* ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed'' has a prison with Christians in it that write Bible verses upon the walls to help Independents to make a decision to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
* In ''Film/TheCryingGame'', Jody finds out he's about to die and asks Fergus to tell him a story; the only thing Fergus can come up with is quoting 1 Corinthians 13:11 ("When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things").
* In the docudrama ''Smallpox 2002'' the only motive of the unknown terrorist who spreads the smallpox virus is a bible left open at Book of Ezekiel with 5:12 highlighted: "A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted."
* In ''Film/ThunderboltAndLightfoot'', John Doherty (Thunderbolt) recites Isaiah 11:6: "And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid."
* ''Film/{{Matewan}}'': There are lots of Biblical allusions in this movie. Most notable is the boy preacher and miner Danny Radnor giving the tale of Joseph and the king's wife in a sermon, [[spoiler: as a coded warning for how Lively had deceived the workers by framing Kenehan, delivered right under the (laughing) noses of Hickey and Griggs themselves.]]

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* [[SergeantYork Private Alvin York]] briefly debated The plot of the morality of fighting in World War I with his executive officer, Captain Danforth, by exchanging Bible quotes. The captain didn't convince York, but York later found the decisive {{Antichrist}}-conspiracy film ''Lost Souls'' revolves around a quotation on his own.
from the book of Isaiah that the writers made up.
* In ''Film/HardRain'', Ray has a tendency to quote Bible verses. Jim even asks him for "inspiration" at one point. It leads to a rather amusing line later:
-->'''Ray:''' We'd go down to
''Film/{{Magnolia}}'', the river, and into the river we'd dive. (The others give him confused looks.) Springsteen, "The River". What? I'm all out of Bible verses.
* Literature/TheBible is used mostly by the Christian protagonists
people in the ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' film series, but it is also used by believers in Franco Maccalusso's ideals in audience at the movie ''Tribulation'' with their interpretation of Genesis 11:6 being that [[AssimilationPlot gameshow hold up signs reading "Exodus 8:2 ("And if the world could unite as one, then they would be able thou refuse to achieve anything]].
* Even ''Film/StreetFighter'' gets in on the act with Raul Julia serving up the tasty ham. After M. Bison gets his supervillain power-up, he quotes (just slightly incorrectly) Luke 10:18 "For I beheld Satan, as he FELL FROM HEAVENNN ... '''LIKE LIIIIGHTNIIIIING!!!!'''"
* ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed'' has a prison with Christians in it that write Bible verses upon the walls to help Independents to make a decision to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
* In ''Film/TheCryingGame'', Jody finds out he's about to die and asks Fergus to tell him a story; the only thing Fergus can come up with is quoting 1 Corinthians 13:11 ("When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things").
* In the docudrama ''Smallpox 2002'' the only motive of the unknown terrorist who spreads the smallpox virus is a bible left open at Book of Ezekiel with 5:12 highlighted: "A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and
let them go, behold, I will scatter a third part into smite all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted."
* In ''Film/ThunderboltAndLightfoot'', John Doherty (Thunderbolt) recites Isaiah 11:6: "And the wolf shall dwell
thy borders with the lamb, frogs"; KJV). Not only have 8 and the leopard shall lie down with the kid."
* ''Film/{{Matewan}}'': There are lots
2 been recurring {{arc number}}s; [[spoiler:an actual plague of Biblical allusions in this movie. Most notable is the boy preacher and miner Danny Radnor giving the tale of Joseph and the king's wife in a sermon, [[spoiler: as a coded warning for how Lively had deceived the workers by framing Kenehan, delivered right under the (laughing) noses of Hickey and Griggs themselves.]]frogs then ensues]].



* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron:'' Ultron is quite the fan of Biblical references, sometimes quoting the good book directly (“upon [[{{Unobtainium}} this rock,]] I shall build my church”) and sometimes alluding to it (when pressed on what will happen to the humans who refuse to “evolve” in the manner he’s aiming for, his response is simply “ask Noah”). Given his fixation on apocalypses, it’s perhaps appropriate.

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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron:'' Ultron is quite the fan ''Film/{{Matewan}}'': There are lots of Biblical references, sometimes allusions in this movie. Most notable is the boy preacher and miner Danny Radnor giving the tale of Joseph and the king's wife in a sermon, [[spoiler: as a coded warning for how Lively had deceived the workers by framing Kenehan, delivered right under the (laughing) noses of Hickey and Griggs themselves]].
* ''Film/TheMatrix'' --
** On the Nebuchadnezzar dedication plate: Mark III, No. 11. Mark 3:11 (KJV) says, "And unclean spirits, when they saw [Jesus], fell down before him and cried, saying, ?Thou art the Son of God!"
** In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', Agent Smith's car license place is [[{{Pun}} IS-5416]]. Isaiah 54:16 (KJV) says "Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire and that bringeth forth an instrument for this work; and I have created the waster, to destroy."
** Also in ''The Matrix Reloaded'' when the Nebuchadnezzar is destroyed, Morpheus says, "I dreamed a dream, and now that dream is gone from me." A quote from King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2:3-5.
* ''Film/TheMiracleWoman'': Florence Fallon, being the daughter of a pastor, knows the scriptures by heart, and Hornsby uses this talent for the creation of The Temple of Happiness; a place where she can con people into believing that she's a healer.
* In ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', Jonathan thoughtfully provides any necessary Bible quotes about the plagues of Egypt. In ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', he actually ''uses'' the phrase "as it says in the Good Book" only to discover Alex has [[TomeOfEldritchLore a different book]] in mind.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/TheMummyReturns''. After [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Ardeth]] says another of his "It is written..." lines, Jonathan comments, "Where ''is'' all this stuff written?"
* ''Film/OneNightWithTheKing'': In this story based on Literature/TheBible, Esther recites older parts of it. This is actually how she wins the King's heart.
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' -- Jules Winfield is fond of (mis)quoting Ezekiel 25:17 (with a bit of his own embellishment, as only the final lines of Jules' speech, the ones about "great vengeance and furious anger," appear in the aforementioned passage) before executing someone. As he explains to another character later, he used to think it was just some "cold-blooded shit" that one said to someone before "popping a cap in his ass", but he's begun to question his lifestyle after really thinking about its meaning.
** Jules' speech is based on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LYT4JC2dd4&search=chiba this speech by the legendary Sonny Chiba]] that opens the classic grindhouse action movie ''The Bodyguard'' (not to be confused with the Whitney Houston movie). It should go without saying that Tarantino was a big fan of these kinds of movies.
** He spoofs this trope at the beginning of ''Film/KillBill'', in which he portentously presents the '[[Franchise/StarTrek Old Klingon Proverb]]' "Revenge is a dish best served cold" at the beginning.
* In ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' the [[SouthernFriedPrivate American]] [[ColdSniper sharpshooter]] was always
quoting Psalms from the good book directly (“upon [[{{Unobtainium}} Bible (King James Version). It's particularly pointed during the opening scene where he quotes Psalm 22 ("Be thou not far from me, O Lord"). The sniper prays as he takes aim at a German gun emplacement. The shot then cuts to another soldier on the beach [[NunsNRosaries praying a rosary in Latin]]. It then cuts to a chaplain giving a dying soldier [[ChristianityIsCatholic the last rites]]. During the final battle he quotes from Psalm 144 ("Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight").
* ''SergeantYork'': Private Alvin York briefly debated the morality of fighting in World War I with his executive officer, Captain Danforth, by exchanging Bible quotes. The captain didn't convince York, but York later found the decisive quotation on his own.
* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' has
this rock,]] great exchange between Andy Dufresne and Warden Norton, via KJV:
-->'''Norton:''' I'm pleased to see you reading (the KJV Bible). Any favorite passages?\\
'''Andy:''' "Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the master of the house cometh."\\
'''Norton:''' Luke. Chapter 13, verse 35.[[labelnote:*]]Actually, he probably means "Mark 13:35", when he confuses that with "Luke" by mistake.[[/labelnote]] I've always liked that one. But
I prefer: "I am the light of the world. He that followeth me shall build my church”) not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."\\
'''Andy:''' John. Chapter 8, verse 12.
** Andy's Bible is also [[spoiler:a ChekhovsGun for the main plot. "Salvation lies within."]]
* ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed'' has a prison with Christians in it that write Bible verses upon the walls to help Independents to make a decision to accept Jesus as their Lord
and sometimes alluding to it (when pressed on what will happen to Savior.
* In
the humans docudrama ''Smallpox 2002'' the only motive of the unknown terrorist who refuse to “evolve” spreads the smallpox virus is a bible left open at Book of Ezekiel with 5:12 highlighted: "A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the manner he’s aiming for, midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted."
* Even ''Film/StreetFighter'' gets in on the act with Raul Julia serving up the tasty ham. After M. Bison gets
his response is simply “ask Noah”). Given his fixation on apocalypses, it’s perhaps appropriate.supervillain power-up, he quotes (just slightly incorrectly) Luke 10:18 "For I beheld Satan, as he FELL FROM HEAVENNN ... '''LIKE LIIIIGHTNIIIIING!!!!'''"




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* In ''Film/ThunderboltAndLightfoot'', John Doherty (Thunderbolt) recites Isaiah 11:6: "And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid."
* Some Creator/FritzLang films written by Thea von Harbou use this trope, the standouts being:
** ''Destiny'' - "For love is as strong as death" (Song of Songs 8:6, KJV), which the nameless MarySue protagonist misquotes ("Love is stronger than death") repeatedly after reading it on a randomly opened Bible page.
** ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' - Revelation 17:4 used to describe the machine woman, and a heavily distorted story of the Tower of Babel told as an example of a classic labor dispute. Plus all the other Biblical shout-outs present.
* There's a Creator/ShirleyTemple movie where Shirley takes advice from the Bible... by opening it to a random page and reading the first verse her finger points to.
** This method of [[{{Whatevermancy}} divination]] is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliomancy bibliomancy.]][[note]]The name is derived from Greek ''biblio'' (''books''), not strictly from Literature/TheBible, and is practised with different books in different cultures.[[/note]]



* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/StephenieMeyer uses Bible quotes occasionally
** Equating Edward to "forbidden fruit" in the sexual sense.
-->''"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Thou shalt not eat of it: For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."''
** "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb", a paraphrase of a passage in Isaiah. The Biblical passage is talking about the world peace that will be achieved when the messiah returns, while Meyer uses it to represent Edward and Bella's "forbidden love."
-->''"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."''
* In the novel ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Ira Johnson would quote the Bible to his religious wife at various times when she objected to his actions. It was indicated that he really didn't believe in it but found it quite useful to justify anything he wanted, as the Bible is so large you can find all kinds of stuff in there that you can take to mean whatever you want.
* ''{{Sharpe}}'' villain Obadiah Hakeswill likes to end each of his threats with "It says so in the scriptures!" ...even when it's something like "Riflemen who lose their flints will get a good flogging, Sharpie, it says so in the Scriptures!"
** In one of the prequels he runs into a devout Scots officer who becomes increasingly incensed at this, and eventually throws it back in his face by ordering him away from tormenting Sharpe with an actual scriptural quotation. Precisely none of Hakeswill's "says so in the scriptures" quotes are actually from the scriptures (even when he thinks they are), and when they (by some miracle) conform to contemporary Christian teaching it is only in the broadest general terms (God probably didn't have: "let an ugly creepy, sadistic, psychopath rape you" in mind when he asked woman to honor and obey their men, for instance, despite Hakeswill's attempt at scriptural justification).
* Parodied in Bill Fitzurgh's ''Pest Control''. Two cocaine-dealing druglords have an impenetrable compound. As an example of how impenetrable it is, the narrator relates an occasion where they let an assassin get into the courtyard, and just when he thinks he's hot stuff, riddle him with crossfire, then have dogs strip him to the bone. Brother A stands over his body.
-->'''Brother A:''' Pride, my young brother, goeth before a fall.
:::The narration notes that the second brother knew his Proverbs better.
-->'''Brother B:''' Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
-->What followed as they went back inside was a lengthy discussion on wisdom and paraphrasing.
* In ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', Aramis does this almost as a sort of CatchPhrase, annoying his friends with his primly HolierThanThou attitude. In the second book he does it ironically, but after his FaceHeelTurn in the third, the hypocrisy is back.

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* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/StephenieMeyer uses Bible quotes occasionally
Literature/TheBible: The entirety of the New Testament is the UrExample of this trope, having numerous quotations from the Old Testament.
** Equating Edward The 4th chapter of Matthew and [[RashomonStyle the books of the other apostles that cover the same events]] lampshade this trope, when {{Satan}} tries to "forbidden fruit" tempt UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} into throwing himself from the highest point in the sexual sense.
-->''"But of
temple, quoting from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Thou shalt not eat of it: For in the day Psalms to suggest that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."''
** "And so
{{God}} will prevent Jesus from falling to his death. Jesus shoots back with "you shall not tempt the lion fell [[AC: LORD]] your God" from the book of Deuteronomy. Zing!
* An ongoing theme
in love ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' is that Earthmen are familiar with the lamb", a paraphrase Bible but Spacers are not.
** Elijah and his wife Jezebel have {{meaningful name}}s. Their story is referenced when she is introduced, and Jezebel's character is an important part
of a passage her personality.
** Lije tells the story of Jesus and the woman taken
in Isaiah. The Biblical passage is talking adultery to Daneel about the world peace subtleties of the word "justice". [[spoiler: At the end, Daneel uses the exact words "GoAndSinNoMore"]].
** Lije remarks
that will be achieved when Dr. Sarton created R. Daneel in his own image. Then he remarks that Dr. Falstofe doesn't get the messiah returns, while Meyer uses it to represent Edward and Bella's "forbidden love."
-->''"The wolf also shall dwell
reference because he, as a Spacer, is not familiar with the lamb, Bible.
* ''Literature/ChristianNation'': Various parts of Scripture are used at the beginning of two chapters to explain
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."''
* In the novel ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Ira Johnson would quote the Bible to his religious wife at various times when she objected to his actions. It was indicated that he really didn't believe in it but found it quite useful to
even justify anything he wanted, as the Bible is so large you can find all kinds of stuff in there actions that you can take President Steve Jordan takes to mean whatever you want.
* ''{{Sharpe}}'' villain Obadiah Hakeswill likes to end each of his threats with "It says so in
enforce the scriptures!" ...even when it's something like "Riflemen who lose their flints will get a good flogging, Sharpie, it says so in Fifty Blessings to be the Scriptures!"
** In one
law of the prequels he runs into a devout Scots officer who becomes increasingly incensed at this, and eventually throws it back land over all of America. Namely, in his face by ordering him away from tormenting Sharpe with an actual scriptural quotation. Precisely none TheSiege of Hakeswill's "says so in the scriptures" New York City, Steve Jordan quotes are actually from the scriptures (even when he thinks they are), and when they (by some miracle) conform to contemporary Christian teaching it is only in the broadest general terms (God probably didn't have: "let an ugly creepy, sadistic, psychopath rape you" in mind when he asked woman to honor and obey their men, for instance, despite Hakeswill's attempt at scriptural justification).
* Parodied in Bill Fitzurgh's ''Pest Control''. Two cocaine-dealing druglords have an impenetrable compound. As an example of how impenetrable it is, the narrator relates an occasion where they let an assassin get into the courtyard, and just when he thinks he's hot stuff, riddle him with crossfire, then have dogs strip him to the bone. Brother A stands over his body.
-->'''Brother A:''' Pride, my young brother, goeth before a fall.
:::The narration notes that the second brother knew his Proverbs better.
-->'''Brother B:''' Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
-->What followed as they went back inside was a lengthy discussion on wisdom and paraphrasing.
* In ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', Aramis does this almost as a sort of CatchPhrase, annoying his friends with his primly HolierThanThou attitude. In the second book he does it ironically, but after his FaceHeelTurn in the third, the hypocrisy is back.
[[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+20%3A10-12&version=NKJV Deuteronomy 20:10-12]].



* The entirety of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]] is the UrExample of this trope, having numerous quotations from the Old Testament.
** The 4th chapter of Matthew and [[RashomonStyle the books of the other apostles that cover the same events]] lampshade this trope, when {{Satan}} tries to tempt UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} into throwing himself from the highest point in the temple, quoting from the Psalms to suggest that {{God}} will prevent Jesus from falling to his death. Jesus shoots back with "you shall not tempt the [[AC: LORD]] your God" from the book of Deuteronomy. Zing!
* In Creator/StephenKing and Peter Straub's ''Literature/TheTalisman,'' Wolf is ''constantly'' quoting "The Book of Good Farming" - an AlternateUniverse version of the Bible.
* Joseph, a crusty servant in ''Literature/WutheringHeights'', is constantly quoting the bible at other characters despite the fact that they are rarely guilty of what he is slinging at them. What's more, he is more vile than most of the characters, and ''still feels that he is destined for heaven while the rest of them are doomed to fry in hell.'' Oh, Joseph, not only were you completely intelligible, but you were a hypocrite too!

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* The entirety of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]] is the UrExample of this trope, having numerous quotations from the Old Testament.
** The 4th chapter of Matthew and [[RashomonStyle the books of the other apostles that cover the same events]] lampshade this trope, when {{Satan}} tries to tempt UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} into throwing himself from the highest point
''Literature/HonorHarrington: Flag in the temple, Exile'' has an early scene where a reactionary Grayson minister starts yelling at Honor for acting like a woman who didn't grow up in a [[NoWomansLand basically male-dominant society]], which she didn't. He starts quoting lines from the Psalms to suggest that {{God}} will prevent Jesus from falling to his death. Jesus shoots back with "you shall not tempt the [[AC: LORD]] your God" from the book of Deuteronomy. Zing!
* In Creator/StephenKing and Peter Straub's ''Literature/TheTalisman,'' Wolf is ''constantly'' quoting "The
''The Book of Good Farming" - an AlternateUniverse version of the Bible.
* Joseph, a crusty servant in ''Literature/WutheringHeights'', is constantly quoting
New Way'', the bible at other characters despite second holiest Grayson scripture after the fact that they are rarely guilty Bible, out of what he is slinging context at them. What's more, he is more vile than most of her. Having studied the characters, and ''still feels that he is destined Grayson scriptures in order to govern her Grayson fief better, Honor [[QuoteToQuoteCombat matches him line for heaven while line]], including at one point supplying the rest second half of them are doomed to fry in hell.'' Oh, Joseph, not only were you completely intelligible, but you were a hypocrite too!verse Brother Marchant {{quote mine}}d.



* Parodied in Bill Fitzurgh's ''Pest Control''. Two cocaine-dealing druglords have an impenetrable compound. As an example of how impenetrable it is, the narrator relates an occasion where they let an assassin get into the courtyard, and just when he thinks he's hot stuff, riddle him with crossfire, then have dogs strip him to the bone. Brother A stands over his body.
-->'''Brother A:''' Pride, my young brother, goeth before a fall.
:::The narration notes that the second brother knew his Proverbs better.
-->'''Brother B:''' Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
-->What followed as they went back inside was a lengthy discussion on wisdom and paraphrasing.



* ''Literature/HonorHarrington: Flag in Exile'' has an early scene where a reactionary Grayson minister starts yelling at Honor for acting like a woman who didn't grow up in a [[NoWomansLand basically male-dominant society]], which she didn't. He starts quoting lines from ''The Book of the New Way'', the second holiest Grayson scripture after the Bible, out of context at her. Having studied the Grayson scriptures in order to govern her Grayson fief better, Honor [[QuoteToQuoteCombat matches him line for line]], including at one point supplying the second half of a verse Brother Marchant {{quote mine}}d.
* The Literature/LeftBehind series have the main characters use Scripture verses throughout all its books, mostly in reference to events that are taking place within the seven-year Tribulation period.

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington: Flag in Exile'' has an early scene where a reactionary Grayson minister starts yelling at Honor for acting like a woman who didn't grow up in a [[NoWomansLand basically male-dominant society]], which she didn't. He starts quoting lines from ''The Book of the New Way'', the second holiest Grayson scripture after the Bible, out of context at her. Having studied the Grayson scriptures in order to govern her Grayson fief better, Honor [[QuoteToQuoteCombat matches him line for line]], including at one point supplying the second half of a verse Brother Marchant {{quote mine}}d.
* The Literature/LeftBehind ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series have the main characters use Scripture verses throughout all its books, mostly in reference to events that are taking place within the seven-year Tribulation period.



* ''Literature/ChristianNation'': Various parts of Scripture are used at the beginning of two chapters to explain and even justify the actions that President Steve Jordan takes to enforce the Fifty Blessings to be the law of the land over all of America. Namely, in TheSiege of New York City, Steve Jordan quotes [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+20%3A10-12&version=NKJV Deuteronomy 20:10-12.]]

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* ''Literature/ChristianNation'': Various parts The eternally quarrelsome Christians of Scripture are used at ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills'' quote constantly, not just from the beginning of two chapters to explain and even justify the actions that President Steve Jordan takes to enforce the Fifty Blessings to be the law of the land over all of America. Namely, in TheSiege of New York City, Steve Jordan quotes [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+20%3A10-12&version=NKJV Deuteronomy 20:10-12.]]canonical Gospels but from assorted apocrypha as well.



* The eternally quarrelsome Christians of ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills'' quote constantly, not just from the canonical Gospels but from assorted apocrypha as well.
* An ongoing theme in ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' is that Earthmen are familiar with the Bible but Spacers are not.
** Elijah and his wife Jezebel have {{meaningful name}}s. Their story is referenced when she is introduced, and Jezebel's character is an important part of her personality.
** Lije tells the story of Jesus and the woman taken in adultery to Daneel about the subtleties of the word "justice". [[spoiler: At the end, Daneel uses the exact words "GoAndSinNoMore".]]
** Lije remarks that Dr. Sarton created R. Daneel in his own image. Then he remarks that Dr. Falstofe doesn't get the reference because he, as a Spacer, is not familiar with the Bible.
* Jon Shannow in the ''Literature/StonesOfPower'' novels.

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* The eternally quarrelsome Christians ''{{Sharpe}}'' villain Obadiah Hakeswill likes to end each of ''Literature/SearchTheSevenHills'' quote constantly, not just his threats with "It says so in the scriptures!" ...even when it's something like "Riflemen who lose their flints will get a good flogging, Sharpie, it says so in the Scriptures!"
** In one of the prequels he runs into a devout Scots officer who becomes increasingly incensed at this, and eventually throws it back in his face by ordering him away from tormenting Sharpe with an actual scriptural quotation. Precisely none of Hakeswill's "says so in the scriptures" quotes are actually
from the canonical Gospels but from assorted apocrypha as well.
* An ongoing theme in ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' is that Earthmen are familiar with the Bible but Spacers are not.
** Elijah and his wife Jezebel have {{meaningful name}}s. Their story is referenced
scriptures (even when she is introduced, he thinks they are), and Jezebel's character when they (by some miracle) conform to contemporary Christian teaching it is an important part of her personality.
** Lije tells the story of Jesus and the woman taken in adultery to Daneel about the subtleties of the word "justice". [[spoiler: At the end, Daneel uses the exact words "GoAndSinNoMore".]]
** Lije remarks that Dr. Sarton created R. Daneel in his own image. Then he remarks that Dr. Falstofe doesn't get the reference because he, as a Spacer, is not familiar with the Bible.
* Jon Shannow
only in the ''Literature/StonesOfPower'' novels.broadest general terms (God probably didn't have: "let an ugly creepy, sadistic, psychopath rape you" in mind when he asked woman to honor and obey their men, for instance, despite Hakeswill's attempt at scriptural justification).



* Jon Shannow in the ''Literature/StonesOfPower'' novels.
* In Creator/StephenKing and Peter Straub's ''Literature/TheTalisman,'' Wolf is ''constantly'' quoting "The Book of Good Farming" - an AlternateUniverse version of the Bible.
* In ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', Aramis does this almost as a sort of CatchPhrase, annoying his friends with his primly HolierThanThou attitude. In the second book he does it ironically, but after his FaceHeelTurn in the third, the hypocrisy is back.

* In the novel ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Ira Johnson would quote the Bible to his religious wife at various times when she objected to his actions. It was indicated that he really didn't believe in it but found it quite useful to justify anything he wanted, as the Bible is so large you can find all kinds of stuff in there that you can take to mean whatever you want.
* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/StephenieMeyer uses Bible quotes occasionally
** Equating Edward to "forbidden fruit" in the sexual sense.
-->''"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Thou shalt not eat of it: For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."''
** "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb," a paraphrase of a passage in Isaiah. The Biblical passage is talking about the world peace that will be achieved when the messiah returns, while Meyer uses it to represent Edward and Bella's "forbidden love."
-->''"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."''
* Joseph, a crusty servant in ''Literature/WutheringHeights'', is constantly quoting the bible at other characters despite the fact that they are rarely guilty of what he is slinging at them. What's more, he is more vile than most of the characters, and ''still feels that he is destined for heaven while the rest of them are doomed to fry in hell.'' Oh, Joseph, not only were you completely intelligible, but you were a hypocrite too!



* But If Not -- These are the words (taken from Daniel 3:18) that spurred the British to help evacuate a group of soldiers trapped at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_dunkirk Dunkirk.]]

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* But If Not -- These are the words (taken from Daniel 3:18) that spurred the British to help evacuate a group of soldiers trapped at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_dunkirk Dunkirk.]]Dunkirk]].
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* There's a Shirley Temple movie where Shirley takes advice from the Bible... by opening it to a random page and reading the first verse her finger points to.

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* There's a Shirley Temple Creator/ShirleyTemple movie where Shirley takes advice from the Bible... by opening it to a random page and reading the first verse her finger points to.
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The fundamentalist regime naturally is very fond of doing this (though as Offred recognizes, they do it [[QuoteMine quite selectively]]).
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* ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'': The text lining the walls of the tower reads almost like a warped, vaguely sinister version of a Bible passage: ''Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead...'' It can be traced back to the lighthouse keeper due to semantic similarities, as he used to be a preacher.
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