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Trump names his favorite Bible verse, but there’s just one little problem…

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 09/16/15

From The Washington Post:

Nearly three weeks after Donald Trump was first asked to name his favorite Bible verse, he finally has an answer: He likes what the Book of Proverbs says about not bending to envy. Donald_Trump_by_Gage_Skidmore_2“Proverbs, the chapter ‘never bend to envy,’” Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The Brody File on Tuesday evening in California. “I’ve had that thing all of my life where people are bending to envy.” It was not clear whether Trump appreciated the passage because he had struggled with envy personally, or whether he was referring to envy he had experienced from others. It also wasn’t clear which verse the Republican front-runner was talking about: A search of several of the most-used standard versions of the Bible did not turn up any verse or chapter that urges people not to “bend to envy.” In the King James Version of the Bible, there are several mentions of envy in Proverbs: “Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways,” reads Proverbs 3:31. Envy is “rottenness to the bones,” says Proverbs 14:30. And there’s Proverbs 23:17: “Let not thine heart envy sinners.” But there does not appear to be any verse in that book, or in other parts of the Bible, that urges readers to “never bend to envy.”

So which verse was he talking about? Read on.

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