9 Favorite Bible Quotes of Presidents (and Others)

Prayer blogger Rick Hamlin

Here’s a way to mark the upcoming Presidents weekend—as well as the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s trip into outer space on February 20. The source for all of these? Guideposts magazine, 1969.

John F. Kennedy
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6)

John Glenn
“If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 139:9-10)

Norman Rockwell
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.” (John 8:7)

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

Abigail Van Buren
The entire 23rd Psalm.

Charles Schulz
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)

Roy Rogers
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Helen Keller
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

Herbert Hoover
The Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:1 through 7:29)