Repeating words and phrases

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  1. wsbones

    wsbones Beta Tester

    Thanks to Brandon - an interesting search result:

    One can find these verses by pasting the regular expression into the RegEx Search search box like this:

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    Results Summary:
    OLD TESTAMENT:
    Regular Expression search: \b([\w ]{2,})\b\W*(\g{1}\b\W*){1,}
    Search parameters: Remove Pre- and Post-Scripts
    Search scope: Genesis - Malachi
    Total matching verses: 217
    Total Match Count: 228
    Matching Strings:

    String Match Count
    it: it 8
    that that 8
    the lord, the lord 7
    it, it 4
    awake, awake, 4
    the lord, the lord 3
    god: god 2
    her her 2
    in in 2
    in, in 2
    sons' sons, 2
    the waters; the waters 2
    they went, they went 2
    thousand thousand 2
    aha, aha. 2
    and his sons, and his sons' 2
    and thus and thus 2
    and thy son, and thy son' 2
    and zimri; and zimri 2
    line upon line, line upon line; 2
    my son, my son! 2
    peace, peace 2
    peace, peace; 2
    return, return, 2
    treason, treason. 2
    a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours 1
    absalom, absalom 1
    against me: against me 1
    altar, altar, 1
    an heritage, an heritage 1
    and jacob: and jacob 1
    and the men of shechem; and the men of shechem 1
    are four, are four 1
    at the presence of the lord, at the presence of the lord 1
    bestow, bestow 1
    children, children 1
    david. david 1
    do, do 1
    earneth wages earneth wages 1
    earth, earth, 1
    fathers' fathers 1
    fathers' fathers; 1
    for the day! for the day 1
    giants: giants 1
    give? give 1
    her: her 1
    his coat, his coat 1
    his father, his father 1
    his mother, his mother 1
    i am thy servant; i am thy servant, 1
    i perish, i perish. 1
    i, i 1
    in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years 1
    inquire, inquire 1
    is fallen, is fallen; 1
    it. it 1
    it; it 1
    it? it 1
    jacob, jacob 1
    joiakim, joiakim 1
    laboureth laboureth 1
    men, men 1
    my father, my father, 1
    nebuchadnezzar nebuchadnezzar 1
    noah: noah 1
    of, of 1
    offered offered 1
    ornan, ornan 1
    overturn, overturn, 1
    pharez: pharez 1
    phinehas, phinehas 1
    precept upon precept, precept upon precept; 1
    precept, precept 1
    redeem it, redeem it: 1
    shem: shem 1
    solomon, solomon 1
    sons' sons 1
    sons' sons; 1
    stones, stones 1
    suddenly; suddenly 1
    terah: terah 1
    the cause, the cause 1
    the king, the king 1
    the lord revengeth; the lord revengeth, 1
    the lord shaketh the wilderness; the lord shaketh the wilderness 1
    the lord thy god: the lord thy god 1
    the pransings, the pransings 1
    the prince; the prince, 1
    the river, the river 1
    the sons of aaron. the sons of aaron; 1
    the waters, the waters 1
    thee, thee 1
    their works: their works 1
    them, them, 1
    they went; they went 1
    they: they 1
    thine; thine 1
    this: this 1
    thou, thou 1
    thousand thousand, 1
    to ariel, to ariel, 1
    to the help of the lord, to the help of the lord 1
    went in, went in 1
    with my voice; with my voice 1
    with the harp; with the harp, 1
    ye, ye 1
    year to year to 1
    a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, 1
    a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, 1
    a sword, a sword 1
    abraham, abraham: 1
    aha, aha, 1
    alas! alas! 1
    amen, amen, 1
    amen, amen. 1
    and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, 1
    and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, 1
    and asahel: and asahel 1
    and haran; and haran 1
    and his son, and his son' 1
    and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day 1
    and their children, and their children' 1
    and thy children, and thy children' 1
    and thy sons, and thy sons' 1
    and upon his sons, and upon his sons' 1
    awake, awake; 1
    behold me, behold me, 1
    behold, behold 1
    cast up, cast up 1
    cast ye up, cast ye up, 1
    come out, come out, 1
    comfort ye, comfort ye 1
    depart ye, depart ye, 1
    depart, depart, 1
    far be it, far be it 1
    for for 1
    for he cometh, for he cometh 1
    give, give. 1
    go through, go through 1
    god save the king, god save the king. 1
    grace, grace 1
    ha, ha; 1
    have pity upon me, have pity upon me, 1
    he layeth it low; he layeth it low, 1
    hear, hear; 1
    ho, ho, 1
    holy, holy, holy, 1
    how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked 1
    i have dreamed, i have dreamed. 1
    it is naught, it is naught, 1
    jacob, jacob. 1
    mene, mene, 1
    mine eye, mine eye 1
    moses, moses. 1
    multitudes, multitudes 1
    my bowels, my bowels! 1
    my father, my father, 1
    my god, my god, 1
    my head, my head. 1
    my leanness, my leanness, 1
    my son, my son 1
    nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed' 1
    nor with my son, nor with my son' 1
    o lord: o lord, 1
    praise ye the lord. praise ye the lord 1
    rase it, rase it, 1
    samuel, samuel. 1
    shall i smite them? shall i smite them? 1
    sing praises: sing praises 1
    stand, stand, 1
    that that 1
    the living, the living, 1
    the lord god of gods, the lord god of gods, 1
    the sword, the sword 1
    the temple of the lord, the temple of the lord, the temple of the lord, 1
    they, they 1
    turn ye, turn ye 1
    unclean, unclean. 1
    wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge 1
    woe, woe 1
    ye are idle, ye are idle: 1
    Fewest matches in a verse: 1 (Ge 6:9; Ge 7:16; Ge 8:16; Ge 11:10; Ge 21:23; and 202 others.)
    Most matches in a verse: 3 (Zec 11:9)

    183 chapters contain a match (out of 929 chapters in the search scope).

    Read-aloud time for all verses: 36 minutes, 7 seconds.

    NEW TESTAMENT
    Regular Expression search: \b([\w ]{2,})\b\W*(\g{1}\b\W*){1,}
    Search parameters: Remove Pre- and Post-Scripts
    Search scope: Matthew - Revelation
    Total matching verses: 93
    Total Match Count: 100
    Matching Strings:

    String Match Count
    verily, verily, 25
    lord, lord, 5
    alas, alas, 3
    saul, saul, 3
    do, do 2
    god, god 2
    god? god 2
    is fallen, is fallen, 2
    jerusalem, jerusalem, 2
    for for 2
    my god, my god, 2
    that that 2
    another: another 1
    brother, brother, 1
    despiseth, despiseth 1
    eateth, eateth 1
    father, father, 1
    fear: fear 1
    for our sakes? for our sakes, 1
    for the morrow: for the morrow 1
    he died, he died 1
    he liveth, he liveth 1
    he? he 1
    heirs; heirs 1
    i am? i am 1
    i have written i have written. 1
    i speak, i speak 1
    knowledge. knowledge 1
    nay nay? 1
    nay, nay; 1
    reviled, reviled 1
    sleep sleep 1
    soul, soul, 1
    that that 1
    the good shepherd: the good shepherd 1
    the mother; the mother 1
    the world, the world 1
    thou sowest, thou sowest 1
    thou? thou 1
    thousand thousand: 1
    unto caesar? unto caesar 1
    we die, we die 1
    we live, we live 1
    yea yea, 1
    and is, and is 1
    away with him, away with him, 1
    crucify him, crucify him. 1
    crucify him, crucify him. 1
    eli, eli, 1
    eloi, eloi, 1
    holy, holy, holy, 1
    i have seen, i have seen 1
    martha, martha, 1
    master, master, 1
    master, master; 1
    nay, nay: 1
    rabbi, rabbi. 1
    simon, simon, 1
    woe, woe, woe, 1
    yea, yea; 1
    Fewest matches in a verse: 1 (Mt 6:34; Mt 7:21; Mt 7:22; Mt 23:7; Mt 23:37; and 81 others.)
    Most matches in a verse: 2 (Mt 5:37; Mt 27:46; Mr 15:34; Ro 6:10; Ro 14:8; and 2 others.)

    61 chapters contain a match (out of 260 chapters in the search scope).

    Read-aloud time for all verses: 15 minutes, 57 seconds.
     
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  2. marty

    marty Beta Tester

    Now I'm seeing all the repeats in my daily reading! How interesting! :)
    I don't see Isa 21:11 on your list...Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
     
  3. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    This Regex search would include it:

    \b([\w .,;?-]+)\b\W*(\g{1}\b\W*)
     
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