Presidents Bibles 2

Presidents Bibles 2

On What Did They Solemnly Swear?

President, Inauguration Year Bible & Passage Quote
Rutherford B. Hayes
1877
Privately, no Bible; publicly,
Psalm 118:11-13
"They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them."
complete passage
James A. Garfield
1881
Proverbs 21:1 "The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!"
Chester A. Arthur
1881
Privately, no Bible; Psalm 31:1-3 "In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness."
complete passage
Grover Cleveland
1885
Psalm 112:4-10, opened at random "Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous."
complete passage
Benjamin Harrison
1889
Psalm 121:1-6 "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help."
complete passage
Grover Cleveland
1893
Psalm 91:12-16 "They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone."
complete passage
William McKinley
1897
II Chron. 1:10; Bible given to him by Methodist church congregation "Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?"
William McKinley
1901
Proverbs 16 "The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord."
complete passage
Theodore Roosevelt
1901
No bible No quote
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