Pelosi has been quoting this nonexistent ‘Bible verse’ since 2002: “I know it’s in there somewhere.”
It is common to assume politicians will find it easy to memorize lines, as they have to give multiple speeches throughout their career. However, it looks like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is unsure about where she got her favorite ‘biblical’ quote.
While addressing various presidents from Christian Colleges gathered in Washington, she wanted to express her gratitude to the guests of honor. They provided advice on refugee policy reform and immigration, two hot topics in the United States.
To show her thankfulness, she started her speech with her favorite quote, where she talks about the importance of helping the creation of God. Those who fail to fulfill these needs are dishonoring the word of the Supreme Being.
However, she stated she has the habit of talking about this quote, despite not finding it in the Bible. According to the speaker, the saying might in be in Isaiah, but she isn’t sure of this fact. Since 2002, Pelosi has been quoting these lines to the public during several speeches. For more than 16 years, Pelosi spoke about her favorite verse at least 11 times, as per the data available on Congressional Record.
Even though the speaker doesn’t know where she is getting this verse it doesn’t mean anyone should doubt her integrity. However, it is essential that Pelosi does her research about where she is getting the lines, before talking about it in public.
Despite not knowing the existence of this citation, she hasn’t faced much opposition over it.
Fortunately, Pelosi understands it isn’t right to say the line is from the holy scripture when it doesn’t exist. Several people all over the internet have been looking for this quote. Even though Pelosi credited another a Bishop, no one can find this verse from the speaker.
— Benyamin Chavez (@Benyamin_Chavez) February 5, 2019
I COULDN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE IN THE BIBLE, SO I THINK SHE IS LYING https://t.co/jNkyTsOAgt
— Sue Sharp (@1biggen1111) February 5, 2019
In 2008, several websites confirmed Pelosi’s quote isn’t in the bible.
Whitworth University’s associate professor of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Will Kynes, stated the quote from the speaker doesn’t exist in the holy book. However, he was able to find Proverbs 14:31, which talks about similar ideologies. Taylor University’s associate professor of biblical studies agrees with the findings of Kynes.