I watched Pulp Fiction last night for the first time ever, and it sent me running for my bible. I couldn’t help but look up the passage (Ezekiel 25:17) that Samuel Jackson’s character (Jules Winnfeld) quotes just before he “pops a cap in their ass.” He says:
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”
Looks like we have different versions of the bible. My King James version Ezekiel 25:17 says:
“And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.”
Oh well! I can’t really blame Quentin Tarantino for taking poetic license. Btw, whatever happened to him? I haven’t heard from him since I saw Jackie Brown six years ago. Oh wait, it looks like he has a new movie called Kill Bill coming out later this year.