Senator Perdue’s Prayer: Psalms 109:8

Ms. Woodruff is a reporter for the Daily Beast. Should we heed Senator Perdue’s advice and use Psalms 109 as guidance on how to pray for our Commander in Chief, we would pray,

“When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.” [Psalms 109; 7-10]

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

For a guy who decries partisan politics and wants to get things done, Perdue sure is going out of his way to act like a jerk.

IrishPat
IrishPat

This one is even better than the rented denim jacket.

Ellynn
Ellynn

That’s from a Protestant Bible.

The Catholic bible, Psalm 109:8 ”May his life be cut short, someone else take over his office”

http://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=23&bible_chapter=109

Lawton Sack
Lawton Sack

The King James Bible for Psalm 109:8 states: “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” Seth posted the verse in context.

The Eiger
The Eiger

But that is only a portion of the verse and not the entire verse. Don’t defend this. It was an amateur mistake that he needs to apologize for it and move on. He needs to be glad it happened on a Friday. It will be forgotten by Monday if he apologizes.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Actually, the “fatherless and widow” part is verse 9. Still a stupid amateur mistake.

Lawton Sack
Lawton Sack

Slow down, cowboy. I am not defending him. He needs to apologize and the GOP as a whole needs to quit using this joke that has been going around for the last 7.5 years. It wasn’t funny when it started and it isn’t funny now.

I was just responding to Ellynn to show her what the one particular verse said in the KJV and that Seth was posting all the verses as context to what the verse actually is saying.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Gotcha.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I’m Catholic. I don’t use King James. Neither does over 2o % of the population of the United States. I know the context of which the senator spoke. As a practicing Catholic who knows her Catholic verses, you mention 109;8, my mind goes “May his life be cut short.”

Teri
Teri

Team NABRE!

Ellynn
Ellynn

It’s also know in theology as the Judas psalm.

Davo65
Davo65

Wow. What a POS. This was at an event with ‘religious leaders’ I assume? Wonder how many laughs it got.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Ruh Ruh! Someone needs to go ahead and start writing the apology statement.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Beyond the pale.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Here is one from the Matt Bible: “Let there never be another Purdue to hold elected office again in Georgia.”

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I like that Bible. This man is just too stupid to be human. Could any of you for a minute see Michelle Nunn doing something like this? I didnt think so.

Mrs R Kornstein
Mrs R Kornstein

If he knew the whole quote, it’s awful and he should be ashamed. If he didn’t know the whole quote; wouldn’t that be even worse to the folks at this event?

Will Durant
Will Durant

Yeah, kind of like Trump and his “Two Corinthians” to the Liberty Baptist crowd.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

It’s an old joke that has floated around email for a few years on about everybody.

My favorite non-biblical abservation has been: never criticize someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Then you have their shoes and are a mile away from the SOB.

davidmac
davidmac

About everybody, Salty?

Not to my knowledge, but I would be glad to be proven wrong. Please show me where it was used (outside the Bible itself) against a politician prior to Obama taking office. See the Christian Science Monitor’s report from 2009.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2009/1116/biblical-anti-obama-slogan-use-of-psalm-1098-funny-or-sinister

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Fundamentally speaking ?…..don’t know if it started before O but it has been used on others thus an old joke not worthy of this outrage, IMO.

But alls fair when we thirst for outrage. I feel it when Obama says “fellow Americans.”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

As I see it he either: 1) Doesn’t know what the verse really means and is merely trying to pander to folks. (Likely) 2) Does know what the verse really means and wants the President to shuffle off this mortal coil. (Hopefully unlikely) Both option 1) and option 2) are bad and demonstrate the two things wrong with politics today: the incessant need to pander and hyperpartisanship. You can disagree with his politics, but can we stop the narrative that Barack Obama wants to destroy the United States? Obama has been in office 7 1/2 years… Perdue still has his… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Obama wants to destroy America meme has hardened me against nearly all things GOP more than anything else. It started with birtherism before Obama was even elected. Too few in the GOP majority acted to dispel it. McCain tried in 2008, and what did that get him with the base?

Teri
Teri

John 11:35.

Ellynn
Ellynn

With the NABRE “And…” of course. 😉

Teri
Teri

AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

There was laughter.

Perdue’s remark was about as funny as Bob Hope’s 1986 remark about the Statue of Liberty having AIDS: “Nobody knows if she got it from the mouth of the Hudson or the Staten Island Ferry.”

St. Ronald Reagan laughed, but it wasn’t funny to the few dozen people that died of AIDS that day.