goodroi - 6:17 pm on Jul 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google wants to have good value in their search results. If someone searches for religious text, it is not very helpful to show 10 pages with identical copies of the text.
If you publish religious or historical content then I would be extra careful to make sure you are adding value since that text is likely already available on 100 other sites. For example consider adding some interpretation or commentary to help readers better connect to the writing. Otherwise do not be surprised if the Google automated duplicate content filter kicks you off the search result page.