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1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Edit

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love delights not in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

-- Nick to Eden when introducing her as his new wife [1]

Exodus 3:7-8 Edit

"And the Lord said, I have seen my people in bondage, and I have heard their cry.I know their sorrows. And I am come to deliver them from the hand of evil men, and to lead my people out of that sorrowful place to a land flowing with milk and honey."
- An injured June reciting Exodus when rescued by fellow Handmaids[src]

Psalm 127:3-5Edit

Children are a heritage from the Lord.
Offspring, a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior, are children born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies.

-- Fred leading a mass prayer [2]

At the site of the Washington Memorial, where the obelisk has been reshaped into a giant cross, several handmaids have gathered. Fred and Serena stand before the handmaids. June joins them. Fred leads the assembled masses in prayer. June kneels after an initial delay and the other handmaids follow. He quotes Psalm 127:3-5 before asking God to hear their state-wide televised prayer[2].

Isaiah 43:2Edit

"The Lord said... When thou passeth through the waters, I shall be with thee. And through the river, they shall not overflow thee. When thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned. Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."
- Some of Eden's last words as farewell to Nick[src]

Eden becomes infatuated with Isaac after receiving little to no affection from Nick in her loveless marriage to him. She later falls in love with Isaac and they attempt to escape together but are caught quickly. Convicted of infidelity in violation of Exodus 20:14 they are sentenced to death. Nick begs her to save her own life by “renouncing her sins” but the young econowife chooses to die via drowning along with her lover, but not before reciting 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 to herself and Isaac[3].

References Edit

  1. Episode 2.5, Seeds
  2. 2.0 2.1 Episode 3.6, Household
  3. Episode 2.12, Postpartum
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