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Clinton and Kaine both cite Bible verses in their concession speeches

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks off the stage after speaking in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks off the stage after speaking in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared poised right up until election day to make her the first woman elected U.S. president.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Hillary Clinton gave her concession speech Wednesday, just hours after the Democratic Party nominee lost the presidential election to Donald Trump.

Trump’s victory came in the early morning hours Wednesday, with the Associated Press calling the race first.

Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine, introduced his running mate, expressing his desire for voters not to worry about the coming days ahead.

He specifically told the parable from Matthew 7:20.

https://twitter.com/sarahmccammon/status/796391499151724545The verse tells the parable of the vineyard owner, which Kaine used to talk about Clinton’s voters. The story tells how Jesus plans to reward the people who play the long game and support him the longest.

Here's what Kaine said, according to NPR:

"There is a — there's a beautiful and kind of comical parable in the New Testament about a vineyard owner who hires people to work and says, 'And I'm going to pay you this for a full day.' Then he hires people at noon — 'I'm going to pay you the same thing for the half day.' Then he hires people one hour before and — 'I'm going to pay you the same.' And those who started early in the day say, 'Hold on. We don't like this. That you're treating everybody who came late just as well as you're treating us.' I'm going to tell you something, here's what I've come to know so well about Hillary.

"The team that she has assembled over the years of people that are so deeply loyal to her because she's so deeply loyal to them is inspiring," he said.

He finished the speech saying the work of Americans isn't over.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/796391816027377664Moments later, Clinton also paraphrased a Bible verse, Galatians 6:9, in her speech. She used it to say that it’s important for voters to have faith in each other.

https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/796395452488826880https://twitter.com/CNN/status/796397658491486208“You know, scripture tells us let us not go weary in doing good for in good season we shall reap,” she said, according to Vox. “My friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary and lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.”