June 29, 2022

Donald Trump names his favorite Bible verse

The Bible verse that really resonates with Donald Trump is “eye for an eye” from the Old Testament.

In a radio interview on WHAM 1180AM, host Bob Lonsberry asked the presidential leader of the GOP if there was a favorite Bible verse or story that has informed his thought or character throughout his life.

“Well, I think of a lot. I mean, when we go into the Bible, I think of a lot, so much. And some people, listen, eye for eye, you can almost say that,” Trump said. “It’s not a particularly pleasant thing. But you know, if you look at what’s going on in our country, I mean, when you see what’s going on in our country, how people are taking advantage of us, and how they laugh at us and laugh at us. And they laugh at our faces, and they take our jobs, they take our money, they take the health of our country. And we have to be very firm and very strong. And we can learn a lot from the Bible, I can tell you that. “

Trump did not mention that the Old Testament’s “eye for an eye” is later renounced in the New Testament in favor of “turning the other cheek,” in Matthew 5:38: “You have heard that it has been said: “an eye for an eye,” and a tooth for a tooth. ‘ But I’m telling you, don’t resist a mean person. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn them the other cheek too. “

Throughout his campaign, Trump has suggested he is actively practicing religion and even showed a Bible just a day before the Iowa caucuses earlier this year in an attempt to woo evangelical voters.

Speaking to students at Liberty University in January, Trump attempted to show his knowledge of the Bible with multiple religious references. But he missed one.

“Two Corinthians, right? 3:17, that’s the whole ball game,” Trump said. “Where the spirit of the Lord is that… there is freedom. Here there is freedom… University of Freedom, but it’s so true. You know when I think, and this is really – is this the one you love? “

The correct reference is “Second Corinthians,” which refers to Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians.

Trump, a Presbyterian, has repeatedly said his favorite book is the Bible, but in an interview with Bloomberg last August, he declined to name his two favorite Bible verses because he said it was too personal to share. details.