See also: Christianity
- "But thus says The Lord, "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; for I will contend with he that contends with you, and I will save your children."" —Serena Waterford to June and the baby.
June spots Serena in the baby's room. She asks Serena if she's okay, as she was obviously affected emotionally by Eden's execution. Serena doesn't reply directly, but tear(s) fall down her cheek, and she quotes a bible verse from Isaiah. The baby starts to cry, and June offers to get a bottle for her. Serena stops her and places the baby in June's arms. The baby calms down as a smiling June nurses her while Serena watches. The bible verse that Serena quotes is a variation of New King James Version (NKJV) of Isaiah 49:25 which is about prisoners escaping a tyrant.
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.
- "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."
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.
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.
- "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."
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.