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Trump Allegedly Misquotes Bible, Media Pounces


Donald Trump’s critics pounced after the Republican presidential front-runner quoted the New Testament before a Christian audience on Monday.

A reference to “Two Corinthians 3:17” was all it took for the Republican presidential front-runner’s Liberty University speech in Lynchburg, Virginia, to catch fire on social media.

“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,” Trump said. “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.”

Trump actually quoted the text of the Bible verse accurately, 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.

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