President Obama misquoted a familiar Bible verse during a faith-based address at the National Prayer Breakfast.
“Those who wait on the Lord will soar on wings like eagles, and they will run and not be weary, and they will walk and not faint,” the president said during a speech to several thousand people at the breakfast.
But the actual passage, from Isaiah 40:31, states: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
I guess some people insist on keeping God’s Word in the original Elizabethan English.*
(*Some pinheads think there may be an earlier version —
— obviously, this is some nefarious liberal plot.)
Several commenters have identified the Obama quote as the New International Version, although I don’t think it matches the NIV word for word.
Particularly after the Bill O’Reilly idiocy with the tides and the moon, Steve Benen suggests that Fox News just stay completely away from theology. Oh, but where’s the fun in that?
Update: I’d say someone at Weasel Zippers needs Bible lessons, too.