If you’re anything like me, you’ve wondered endlessly what Donald Trump’s favorite Bible verse is. Well, via BuzzFeed, we all finally have the answer.
Donald Trump said in a radio interview on Thursday that his favorite teaching in the Bible is the Old Testament punishment of an “eye for eye.”
“Is there a favorite Bible verse or Bible story that has informed your thinking or your character through life, sir?” asked host Bob Lonsberry on WHAM 1180 AM.
Trump responded, “Well, I think many. I mean, when we get into the Bible, I think many, so many. And some people, look, an eye for an eye, you can almost say that. That’s not a particularly nice thing. But you know…
Let’s be honest, Trump has only been ham-hamdedly pandering to his cultural Christian supporters since day one so this is almost the kind of thing we should all expect him to say when asked what his Bible verse is.
That being said, and possibly in a sane world, you would think at least one enterprising go-getter from Team Make America Great Again would have the smarts to print up a few common Bible verses 99 percent of the population has had memorized since grade school and somehow convine him to at least have a look. You know, so he doesn’t have to pull an Old Testament verse that absolutely no Christian has ever cited as their favorite out of his butt.
Come on. Out of the entire Bible, a book no one has read more than he has, Trump’s fave is an Old Testament passage about vengeance?
Didn’t Jesus himself specifically say we should resist vengeance and embrace forgiveness?
To make matters worse, I think it’s important to note that Donald Trump the Bible scholar is beating Cruz in the Bible-believing southern U.S. which is shocking.
For the record, my favorite Bible verse is Isiah 53:5 which also comes from the OT. To be fair though, Isiah 53:5 is about the author and perfecter of the faith not payback.