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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1611

"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1611

"But the word [this commandment] is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts."

— Author Unknown

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else exc...

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1661

"[Y]et is my Will / Free, as the Conquerour's: and Rome shall finde, / I still retain the Empire of my Minde, / That stands above her reach, where I alone / Will rule, and scorn to live, but on a Throne."

— Ross, Thomas (bap. 1620, d. 1675)

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Date: 1661

"Him th'unhappy Queen / Views with an earnest Eye, and Entertains / With Smiles: for Love within her Bosom Reigns."

— Ross, Thomas (bap. 1620, d. 1675)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.