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call evil are good, and that the things which we call good are evil. There is no knowledge of any thing. We can but bow our heads to His will, for God is very strong. He breaketh in pieces the strong together with the weak, for He regardeth not any man.


FIRST JEW

Thou speaketh truly. Verily God is terrible; He breaketh in pieces the strong and the weak as a man breaks corn in a mortar. But as for man, he hath never seen God. No man hath seen God since the prophet Elias.


HERODIAS

Make them be silent. They weary me.


HEROD

But I have heard it said that Jokanaan is in very truth your prophet Elias.


THE JEW

That cannot be. It is more than three hundred years since the days of the prophet Elias.


HEROD

There be some who say that this man is Elias the prophet.


A NAZARENE

I am sure that he is Elias the prophet.

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