10 Favorite Scriptures of Presidents and Other Great Figures

10 Favorite Scriptures of Presidents and Other Great Figures

In honor of Presidents' Day, here are favorite Bible verses from America's leaders and other great figures.

  • John F. Kennedy

    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)

  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotton son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover

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

  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford

    "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

  • Helen Keller

    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)

  • John Glenn

    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)

  • Reverend Billy Graham

    Billy Graham

    Reverend Billy Graham on his favorite Bible verse:

    "My favorite verse of Scripture was taught to me by my mother when I was just a little boy: '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)"

  • Norman Rockwell

    Norman Rockwell

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

  • Norman Vincent Peale

    Norman Vincent Peale

    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale on his favorite Scripture:

    "I have been asked often what is my favorite passage of Scripture. That is difficult for me to answer, for I like all of them. But there are some which are more powerful than others; and if I had to choose five passages that I liked best, this statement of St. Paul's would be among them. 'If God be for us, who can be against us?' (Romans 8:31)  Just the saying of it has lifting power, hasn't it?"

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