When asked recently to name one or two Bible verses that are his favorites, after he proclaimed repeatedly that the Bible is his favorite book, Donald Trump declined to cite a single verse, claiming that it’s “very personal.”

It made people wonder if he even knows a single verse of the Bible.

Let me suggest to The Donald a good verse to start with, for his life: Jer 9.23-24.

“Wise people should not boast that they are wise.
Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful.
Rich people should not boast that they are rich.
If people want to boast, they should boast about this:
They should boast that they understand and know me.
They should boast that they know and understand
that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth
and that I desire people to do these things,”

That selection is one of my favorites, has been for many years. I recommend it to Mr. Trump as well.

13 thoughts on “A suggestion for Donald Trump’s favorite verse

  1. Trump declines to name a verse after claiming Bible as favorite book

    USA (BNC) — Candidate for the Republican Party nomination to the American presidency Donald Trump has claimed the Bible is his favorite book, but doesn’t want to share his favorite verse.
    The mention of the Bible usually comes with his second-favorite, his own The Art of the Deal.
    On BloombergTV, a host asked Mr. Trump to name “one or two of your most favorite Bible verses are and why?”
    The candidate declined by claiming that it was a “very personal” matter.
    In the past, candidates have appealed to the Bible in political campaigns as a means of identifying with voters, though the practice has greatly fallen off in recent times.
    Mr. Trump is a casino and real-estate mogul with an estimated fortune in the billions. He claims his business experience and outsider status give him the advantage to “Make American Great Again.” He is presently leading in the polls of American candidates for the Republican nomination.
    The BNC editor has suggested a Bible verse that Mr. Trump might claim as his own, after mentioning the Trump phenomenon in his “Corollaries” segment Wednesday on The Fellowship Room website.
    What Bible verses do you think Mr. Trump might do well to adopt as his favorites?
    Photo: donaldjtrump.com

    J. Randal Matheny

    Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock.


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