Skip to comments.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?
I do believe it depends on which version of the bible you are reading.
Except the limb of a tree is a bough. Pronounced the same, spelled different. A homophone.
Should have let Biden delivery the reading.
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.
He’s an IDIOT who knows NOTHING about the Bible.....most Muslims don’t!
The only BOW he knows is at the waist and that is to foreign leaders.
Unfortunately most publicly educated Americans aren’t so familiar with the Bible, either.
I think this is the pronounciation of the schools of Indonesia.
Was thinking when he started speaking that having him read that didn’t make any sense whatsoever. Probably calculated I’m sure.
Skip the telepromptor, maybe he should start lip synching.
Oh please. Give him a break.
The telepromter wasn’t in Arabic.
This furshlugginer don’t know jack.
We’re just lucky Dear Leader didn’t call it a “P-salm”.
Oh please. Give him a break.
The telepromter wasnt in Arabic.
I thought the telepromter took a vacay day, I thought I noticed him nervously reading from paper?
Aaaaarrrggghhh you are going to make me listen to his address.
Don’t do it.
Probably thought the verse was about him?
Like the corpse-men episode, he proved he’s a dildo, I say we nominate Shepard Smith, or some other reader for president.
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”
- 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.
“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.
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.
The complexity of English.
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.
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’?
“but would 0bama know what a quiver is?”
It’s what he feels when he thinks about Reggie Love.
Wonder how he would pronounce beaux?
It was a cheap shot on my part and I try to be better than that
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.
Read it for yourself, then see what Hussein’s faux pas sounds like then.
“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.......
He is on tape mocking the bible. He is a fake.
Biden is an American. He wouldn't have screwed up this reading.
Did Obama really say “bow” (as in bowing from the waist) instead of “bow” (as in bow and arrow)?
“...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?
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
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.
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.
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" :/
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.
Heard it live this morning as well.
Perhaps BO could benefit from an ESL course. :/
Max McLean pronounces is bow with a long “o”
For a genius, he reads like a 7th grader in a ghetto school. Just sayin....
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