Two of Kanye’s favorite Bible Verses: John 8:33 & John 8:36

Kanye West Jesus Is King

Two Popular Bible Verses Kanye West fans search for after release of “Jesus is King”

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) translates these two popular Bible verses like this:

They replied to Jesus, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and we’ve never been anyone’s slaves. So how can you say that we will be set free?”
John 8:33 GW

Jesus answered them, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.”
John 8:36 GW 

According to Bible Gateway,

“Kanye West released his much-anticipated gospel album ‘Jesus Is King’ October 25, 2019. On that date, people searched the Bible on Bible Gateway for the verses mentioned in the album’s song ‘Selah’ (John 8:33 and John 8:36) about 10 times more than the normal search for those verses on previous dates. With that amount of interest in the album, here’s a list of Bible verses, and the songs they appear in, that can be inferred from the album’s lyrics.”

Kanye West Jesus Is King

According to Bible Gateway, the track, “Everything We Need,” includes a reference from the GOD’S WORD Translation:

“…We have everything we need…” 2 Peter 1:3-4 GW

Here’s the full passage from GOD’S WORD:

God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given to us through knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and integrity. Through his glory and integrity he has given us his promises that are of the highest value. Through these promises you will share in the divine nature because you have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in the world.
2 Peter 1:3-4 GW

Get the easy-to-read GOD’S WORD Translation and learn why Kanye West proclaims, “Jesus is King.”


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