Donald Trump names his favorite Bible verse

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

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

“Well, I think a lot. I mean, when we go into the Bible, I think a lot, a lot. And some people, look, 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 face, 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 “eye for an eye” of the Old Testament is later waived in the New Testament in favor of “turning the other cheek”, in Matthew 5:38: “You have heard that he has been said: ‘An eye for an eye’, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, don’t resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer him the other cheek also.

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

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

“Two Corinthians, right? 3:17 is all ballgame,” Trump said. “Where the spirit of the Lord, okay…there’s freedom. Here there’s freedom…Freedom University, but it’s so real. You know when I’m there think, and it’s really – is this the one? 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.

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