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William Ruto Quotes Non-Existent Bible Verse Again: "Matthew 17:29"

TUKO 06/13/2022

  • William Ruto appeared on NTV, where he detailed his agenda to the people as he seeks their votes for his presidential bid
  • During the Sunday, June 12 interview, Ruto quoted Matthew 17:29 to back his argument that Kenyans ought to know what their leaders would do for them
  • TUKO.co.ke has, however, established that Matthew 17:29 does not exist in the Holy Book as the chapter ends in verse 27

Deputy President William Ruto, who has fashioned himself as a devoted Christian, is on the spot again after misquoting the Bible.

Deputy President William Ruto (r) and journalist Joe Ageyo. Photo: UDA party. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Deputy President William Ruto (r) and journalist Joe Ageyo in Karen. Photo: UDA party.

The Kenya Kwanza Alliance leader had appeared on NTV where he detailed his agenda to the people as he seeks their votes for his presidential bid.

However, during the Sunday, June 12 interview, Ruto quoted Matthew 17:29 to back his argument that Kenyans ought to know what their leaders would do for them once elected.

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"In Mathew 17: 29, when the disciples of Jesus Christ were following Him, they asked Him; 'we have left our families, we have left our businesses. We used to be fishermen, we have come to follow you, what is in it for us?" Ruto stated.
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Non-existent verse

TUKO.co.ke has however established that Matthew 17:29 does not exist in the Holy Book.

Chapter 17 of the book, which was written by Matthew the Evangelist, only has 27 verses.

The scripture that the second in command quoted was instead from Mathew 19: 27. According to the New International Version, it states that:

"Peter answered him, we have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”

The mistake generated varied reactions on social media.

Kitui governor Charity Ngilu said:

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"Mathew Chapter 17 ends at verse 27. Praise the Lord."

Baba Carol said:

"He is even making our Muslim brothers to doubt Christianity."

Cornelius Muriithi said:

"At this rate, Ruto will write his own Bible. Which version of the Bible has Mathew 17:29?"

Omwenga Erick said:

"Ruto is not a pastor but atleast am sure that is in the bible. Raila in fact knows nothing about the bible. Martha Karua is a proven Atheist."

Lucky Boy Maingi said:

"He said... "I think" which means to guess; or to reckon. Now everyone is making it look so graphic. Sometimes failing to understand is demonic."

Matthew 6:35

This was not the first time Ruto misquoted the Bible.

In 2019, while hitting at trade unionist Francis Atwoli, the DP quoted Matthew 6:35, which does not exist in the Bible.

He was instead referring to Matthew 6:33, which states: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

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Also, during the National Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 26, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) leader misquoted the Bible.

In his speech, the deputy president invoked a Bible verse to accompany his message of reciprocating forgiveness.

"I may have fallen short of expectations of my boss and my good friend. I ask for forgiveness...Many people have also hurt me, I forgive them...We are all human beings and the Bible says in Isaiah 1:18: We have fallen short..." said Ruto.

However, Kenyans established that the verse was lifted from Romans 3:23.

Source: TUKO.co.ke

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