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Postby Itiswrittenkjv1611 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:02 am

“Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.” (Gen. 40:23).

The redundant “but forgat him” adds force to the statement.

“Then Jephthah fled from his brethren” (Judg. 11:3).

The literal expression is “from the face of his brothers.”

“And it came to pass in those days” (Mark 1:9).

The emphatic “and it came to pass” is common in the Old and New Testaments.

“knowing that God had sworn with an oath” (Acts 2:30).

The redundant “with an oath” adds emphasis.

Also see Genesis 38:1,24,28; 42:2; Exodus 12:20; 2 Kings 20:1; 1 John 1:8.

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