Liberals are outraged after Trump apparently misquoted the Bible while speaking at Liberty University on Tuesday.
The presidential front-runner was referencing “Two Corinthians 3:17” when he came under fire on social media. Trump said, “We’re going to protect Christianity. And I can say that – I don’t have to be politically correct – we’re going to protect it. And I asked [Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr.], and I asked some of the folks, because I hear this is your major theme right here, but Two Corinthians – Two Corinthians 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame. ‘Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.’ And here there is Liberty College – Liberty University.”
Although liberals continue to claim that Trump misquoted the Bible, he actually quoted that verse correctly, word for word.
The only thing that some critics objected to is that Paul’s letter to the Corinthians is usually cited in America as “Second Corinthians” instead of “Two Corinthians,” even though the numeral 2 is used in print.
For instance, when publishing this Bible verse, it often is cited correctly as: “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17).
In the United Kingdom, British subjects often refer to these letters from the apostle Paul as “One Corinthians” and “Two Corinthians.”
Trump’s attempt to quote Second Corinthians was taken in stride by the audience, but it immediately trended on Twitter as outlets covered the alleged faux pas.
- Buzzfeed: Donald Trump knows the Bible so well he misquotes it at Christian university
- Jezebel: A good Christian could never vote for Donald Trump, who just pronounced it ‘Two Corinthians’
- Mashable: Donald Trump flubs Bible verse during speech at Christian university
- New York Times: Donald Trump quotes Scripture, sort of, at Liberty University speech
- Politico: Trump bungles Bible reference at Liberty University
- AOL: Trump flubs Bible verse during rally at Christian school
Students at Liberty University didn’t seem to care about the minor mistake.
The son of Liberty University’s founder was also forgiving, and has endorsed Trump. He said, “Donald Trump is a breath of fresh air. The American public is finally ready to elect a candidate who is not a career politician but rather who has succeeded in real life.”
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