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President unfamiliar with Psalm 46 - somebody didn't do their homework.

Posted on 09/11/2011 6:03:15 PM PDT by ExSabotSender

The President read Psalm 46 this morning at the September 11 memorial in New York. If he had been familiar with text he would have know that Bow - is a reference to a weapon of war like in bow & arrow. Two more weapons of war follow in verse 9 - the spear & chariot. Instead he pronounced the word as Bow - to been at the waist, the front of a boat, or limb of a tree.

Wonder if it was the first time he had read or heard the scriptural passage?


TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: 911; mediaignore; mispronunciation; obama; obamaspeak; psalm46; teleprompter
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1 posted on 09/11/2011 6:03:25 PM PDT by ExSabotSender
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To: ExSabotSender

I do believe it depends on which version of the bible you are reading.


2 posted on 09/11/2011 6:06:30 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ExSabotSender

Except the limb of a tree is a bough. Pronounced the same, spelled different. A homophone.


3 posted on 09/11/2011 6:07:38 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: ExSabotSender

Should have let Biden delivery the reading.


4 posted on 09/11/2011 6:07:42 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: ExSabotSender

Guess he is more familiar reading verses of the Quran.
He was raised Muslim and probably had to memorize those verses when he was a child in Indonesia and it shows quite often.
Ever notice how carefully people speak if English is not their first language? They have to translate things as they speak. I see that sort of look in Obama, like he is not an American first and has to think of what is the proper thing to say to sound correct.


5 posted on 09/11/2011 6:08:42 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: ExSabotSender

He’s an IDIOT who knows NOTHING about the Bible.....most Muslims don’t!


6 posted on 09/11/2011 6:09:15 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ExSabotSender

The only BOW he knows is at the waist and that is to foreign leaders.


7 posted on 09/11/2011 6:10:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: IceAge

Unfortunately most publicly educated Americans aren’t so familiar with the Bible, either.


8 posted on 09/11/2011 6:11:49 PM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: IceAge

Interesting observation.


9 posted on 09/11/2011 6:11:52 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: 9YearLurker

I think this is the pronounciation of the schools of Indonesia.


10 posted on 09/11/2011 6:12:01 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: ExSabotSender

Was thinking when he started speaking that having him read that didn’t make any sense whatsoever. Probably calculated I’m sure.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 6:14:28 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: ExSabotSender
The President read Psalm 46 this morning at the September 11 memorial in New York. If he had been familiar with text he would have know that Bow - is a reference to a weapon of war like in bow & arrow. Two more weapons of war follow in verse 9 - the spear & chariot. Instead he pronounced the word as Bow - to been at the waist, the front of a boat, or limb of a tree.

He breaks the bow...He says, “Be still, and know that I am G-d"
12 posted on 09/11/2011 6:14:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: ExSabotSender

Skip the telepromptor, maybe he should start lip synching.


13 posted on 09/11/2011 6:15:50 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: ExSabotSender

Oh please. Give him a break.
The telepromter wasn’t in Arabic.


14 posted on 09/11/2011 6:16:09 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: ExSabotSender

This furshlugginer don’t know jack.

Remember Corpseman?


15 posted on 09/11/2011 6:17:53 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: ExSabotSender

We’re just lucky Dear Leader didn’t call it a “P-salm”.


16 posted on 09/11/2011 6:18:52 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

Oh please. Give him a break.
The telepromter wasn’t in Arabic.
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I thought the telepromter took a vacay day, I thought I noticed him nervously reading from paper?


17 posted on 09/11/2011 6:18:59 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: ExSabotSender

Aaaaarrrggghhh you are going to make me listen to his address.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 6:19:11 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Tweeker

Don’t do it.


19 posted on 09/11/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: ExSabotSender
Try this.
I think it is pretty clear it is "bow" as in "bow and arrow" and not "bow" as in "bow at the waist", or "bough" like a tree branch. The Won, in fact, made a gaffe. BUT....who really cares? He is wrong most of the time.
20 posted on 09/11/2011 6:20:41 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
The only BOW he knows is at the waist and that is to foreign leaders.

Bingo

21 posted on 09/11/2011 6:22:56 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: ExSabotSender

Probably thought the verse was about him?


22 posted on 09/11/2011 6:25:13 PM PDT by bray (Palin is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: ExSabotSender

Like the corpse-men episode, he proved he’s a dildo, I say we nominate Shepard Smith, or some other reader for president.


23 posted on 09/11/2011 6:26:15 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ExSabotSender
Was it code for something else? With zer0, I never can tell. Back Off Wait?
24 posted on 09/11/2011 6:27:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: ExSabotSender
Obama knows a lot about bowing.


25 posted on 09/11/2011 6:29:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: ExSabotSender
btw... Welcome to FR.
26 posted on 09/11/2011 6:30:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: ExSabotSender

It’s not that obama isn’t familiar with Psalms, obama is a genius, donchaknow. Unfortunately, sometimes you are only as good as your teachers and that must be how Rev. Wright pronounced “bow”


27 posted on 09/11/2011 6:32:57 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Irenic

- I thought the telepromter took a vacay day, I thought I noticed him nervously reading from paper?

I didn’t watch it. I don’t know what method he used (TOTUS or paper) to convey his message.
It was a cheap shot on my part and I try to be better than that, but 9/11 always leaves me a little short on patience for those who do not stand for this country and try to downplay the treat we face from Islam.

When I look out the window this morning I saw 5 contrails from the F16 that were heading to do the fly-over for Gov. Walker’s address today. My heart swelled up with pride for all of our boys who have fought and died in the name of our country and that for which it stands.

When I read some of the absolute trash against our great country, God, and the morals that guide us, on this and other forums I just want to spit.

Please forgive me, I got a bit of emotional overload.
I’ll try to do better.


28 posted on 09/11/2011 6:41:24 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: 9YearLurker

“9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
he burneth the chariot in the fire.”

I read the King James version just fine and I never heard of the weapon pronounced the way he did it.

Obama is a political operative. He is an historical and Biblical ignoramus.


29 posted on 09/11/2011 6:43:32 PM PDT by ZULU ( Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam)
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To: ExSabotSender

Bowing is something he knows how to do and has had lots of practice. He’ll blame it on the TOTUS operator, though. After all, nothing is ever his fault.


30 posted on 09/11/2011 6:48:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Sherman Logan

“A homophone.”

The complexity of English.

Corpsman
Bough

English is not his native language. He reads it well, and without an accent, but he does not know its deep seated meanings and uses. This language itself is not his mother tongue. I will die believing that.

Confusing spelling between their and they’re is one thing, even though there is a slight pronunciation difference. Mispronunciation of simple words, even those used in children’s lullabies and regular military parlance, is quite another.


31 posted on 09/11/2011 6:54:58 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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A bough could be used to make a bow, but would 0bama know what a quiver is? Would he even know to pronouce it ‘kwi-vur’?


32 posted on 09/11/2011 7:00:19 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

“but would 0bama know what a quiver is?”

It’s what he feels when he thinks about Reggie Love.


33 posted on 09/11/2011 7:02:19 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Disgusted with the establishment GOP and their enablers.)
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To: ExSabotSender
Teleprompters don't do phonetics.

Cheers!

34 posted on 09/11/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: combat_boots

Wonder how he would pronounce beaux?


35 posted on 09/11/2011 7:05:14 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

It was a cheap shot on my part and I try to be better than that
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I was pretty cheap myself, I had wished a huge gust of wind would send those papers flying. I had to check myself and realize maybe he was giving comfort to some...so I turned it off.

He did seem very nervous not having his security blankie though.


36 posted on 09/11/2011 7:06:30 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: ExSabotSender

Read it for yourself, then see what Hussein’s faux pas sounds like then.

Psalms 46.9-10:

“He makes wars cease to the end of the Earth,
He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear,
He burns the chariots with fire!
Be still and know that I am God.
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the Earth.”

If any Republican.......


37 posted on 09/11/2011 7:11:28 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: ExSabotSender

He is on tape mocking the bible. He is a fake.


38 posted on 09/11/2011 7:13:48 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: Lawgvr1955; ExSabotSender
Should have let Biden delivery the reading.

Biden is an American. He wouldn't have screwed up this reading.

39 posted on 09/11/2011 7:14:15 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: ExSabotSender

Did Obama really say “bow” (as in bowing from the waist) instead of “bow” (as in bow and arrow)?

Did he?


40 posted on 09/11/2011 7:21:58 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

“...and try to downplay the treat we face from Islam...”

Treat? Treat we face from Islam? And just what are they ‘treating’ us to on this special day?


41 posted on 09/11/2011 7:25:19 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: ExSabotSender
Psalm 46:9 (New Revised Standard):

9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire

Good grief.

42 posted on 09/11/2011 7:26:07 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Maybe Rev. Wright pronouces it as “bough” of a tree instead “bow” of an arrow?

Oh, wait. Obama never heard a word Wright said in 25 years, so forget that theory.


43 posted on 09/11/2011 7:27:08 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: IceAge

As when Obama told Cantor, “Don’t call my bluff.”

When someone is bluffing, as thereby Obama admitted he was, it means he’s GOT NOTHING.

But Obama had no clue what that English idiom actually meant.


44 posted on 09/11/2011 7:28:32 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: Bean Counter
He probably just wanted to read the second verse (Be still, and know that I am God...) but realized it might sound a bit *awkward* without the lead-in.

If I was going to be reading a Bible verse in front of any size audience (let alone at a nationally televised event), I certainly would make doubly sure of any questionable pronunciations and thoroughly know the context before I opened my mouth in front of a mic.

at least he knows how to spell "potato" :/

45 posted on 09/11/2011 7:41:22 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: SERKIT
What's interesting is the Media is not familiar with the Psalm.

I am no Biblical scholar, but if you have seen the movie Zulu - Pastor Witt & Color Sergeant Borne recite the passage and it is in the common lectionary for Years A & C and during the Easter Vigil

46:9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.

Though in most versions the second shield is a chariot.

46 posted on 09/11/2011 7:44:07 PM PDT by ExSabotSender
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To: fightinJAG
At 3:37 in the CBS Video - I hear it.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/11/national/main20104450.shtml

Heard it live this morning as well.

47 posted on 09/11/2011 7:46:05 PM PDT by ExSabotSender
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To: fightinJAG; IceAge

Perhaps BO could benefit from an ESL course. :/


48 posted on 09/11/2011 7:46:25 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: ExSabotSender

Max McLean pronounces is bow with a long “o”


49 posted on 09/11/2011 8:02:12 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

For a genius, he reads like a 7th grader in a ghetto school. Just sayin....


50 posted on 09/11/2011 8:14:28 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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