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  • Judah Ben Hur is being dragged off to the slave galleys through a hot desert, and is refused water by the Roman guards. Praying to God, a shadow passes over Judah: it's a local carpenter's son, who silently offers water to Judah. A guard tries to stop the young Man from helping Judah, but the Roman sees something in the Man's face that makes him turn away in awe.
  • This dialogue after Judah comes back from Jesus' crucifixion, and also the final lines of the movie:

Judah: Almost at the moment He died, I heard Him say, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
Esther: Even then.
Judah: Even then. And I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand.


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