In honor of Presidents' Day, here are favorite Bible verses from America's leaders and other great figures.
“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)
"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)
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
The Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:1 through 7:29)
"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)
“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)
“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 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)"
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.” (John 8:7)
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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