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Dog the Bounty Hunter star reveals Bible verse he wants to hear on his death bed

by Eno Adeogun

Speaking in an emotional interview with television show Entertainment Tonight - just weeks after his wife's death - Duane Chapman said he's ready to join his late spouse whenever the time comes.

The reality star's wife Beth was very open about her Christian faith and described her years-long battle with cancer, which ultimately ended her life, as the "ultimate test of faith".

 

Chapman said his wife's death helped him decide how he would want to die. He said he wanted the last words he hears to be those of Genesis 1:1, which reads: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

"Psychiatrists say, and the Bible says it, too, 'time heals wounds'.

"After I've seen how she went slow, I said, 'Lord, I've figured it out - I want to go fast, but you got to let someone at least read Genesis 1:1 to me'.

"All my staff has been advised, if something happens to me, I want to hear Genesis 1:1, so that I know that means to say, 'Lord forgive me.'"

 

Chapman also revealed to the interviewer Kevin Frazier that he often puts pillows under the blankets next to him so that, if he wakes up in the middle of the night, he forgets his wife is no longer with him.

Commending his wife's faith, Chapman said she often quoted Proverbs 18:21, which declares: "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."

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