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in reply to The Greatest Verse

It is not meant to be run since it doesn't output anything. However, it does run even with use strict;

If you remove the our it reads something like this:

The greatest person -- God The greatest devotion -- so loved The greatest number -- the world The greatest act -- He gave The greatest gift -- His only begotten Son The greatest condition -- that whosoever believeth in Him The greatest mercy -- should not perish The greatest result -- have everlasting life The greatest verse -- John 3:16

It's an adaptation of a meditation that I found in my Bible last night. It just made sense to stuff that into a hash to somewhat preserve the original ("unknown") author's work (which had the text of the verse on the left instead of on the right of the dashes).