- "Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men,
such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers."
Only Christian men should be rulers. 18:21
- In his November 20, 2014 speech on immigration,
President Obama quoted this commandment,
saying, "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too."
- "The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel."
The Christian Right uses this verse
to justify an absolute flat tax, where everyone, rich or poor, pays the same dollar amount in taxes. 30:15