William Ruto again quotes a nonexistent Bible verse: “Matthew 17:29”

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  • William Ruto appeared on NTV, where he detailed his program to the people as he sought their votes for his presidential bid
  • During the Sunday, June 12 interview, Ruto cited Matthew 17:29 to support his argument that Kenyans should know what their leaders would do for them.
  • TUKO.co.ke a, Nevertheless, established that Matthew 17:29 does not exist in the Holy Book as the chapter ends at verse 27

Vice President William Ruto, who posed as a devout Christian, is back on the scene after misquoting the Bible.

Vice President William Ruto (r) and journalist Joe Ageyo at Karen. Photo: UDA party.
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The Kenya Kwanza Alliance leader had appeared on NTV where he detailed his program to the people as he sought their votes for his presidential bid.

However, during the Sunday, June 12 interview, Ruto cited Matthew 17:29 to support his argument that Kenyans should know what their leaders would do for them once elected.

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“In Matthew 17:29, when the disciples of Jesus Christ were following him, they asked him, ‘We have left our families, we have left our belongings. that for us?” Ruto said.

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Non-existent verse

TUKO.co.ke however established that Matthew 17:29 does not exist in the Holy Book.

Chapter 17 of the book, which was written by Matthew the Evangelist, has only 27 verses.

The scripture the second in command quoted was instead from Matthew 19:27. According to the New International Version, it states that:

“Pierre answered him, we left everything to follow you! What will there be for us?”

The mistake sparked various reactions on social media.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu said:

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“Matthew chapter 17 ends at verse 27. Praise the Lord.”

Baba Carol said:

“He even makes our Muslim brothers doubt Christianity.”

Cornelius Muriithi said:

“At this rate, Ruto will write his own Bible. Which version of the Bible does Matthew 17:29 contain?”

Omwenga Erick said:

“Ruto is not a pastor but at least I’m sure it’s in the Bible. Raila actually doesn’t know anything about the Bible. Martha Karua is an avowed atheist.”

Lucky Boy Maingi said:

“He said… ‘I think’, which means guess or count. Now everyone makes it look like it’s so graphic. Sometimes not understanding is demonic.”

Matthew 6:35

It wasn’t the first time that Ruto misquoted the Bible.

In 2019, while hitting trade unionist Francis Atwoli, the DP quoted Matthew 6:35, which does not exist in the Bible.

Rather, he was referring to Matthew 6:33, which states, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you in addition.”

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Additionally, at the National Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 26, the leader of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) misquoted the Bible.

In his speech, the vice president invoked a Bible verse to accompany his message of reciprocal forgiveness.

“I may not have lived up to the expectations of my boss and my good friend. I beg your pardon… Many people have also hurt me, I forgive them… We are all human beings and the Bible says in Isaiah 1:18: We have failed…” Ruto said.

However, the Kenyans established that the verse was taken from Romans 3:23.

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Source: TUKO.co.ke

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