Trivia: World's Shortest National Motto

The motto of Norfolk Island is "Inasmuch"

Norfolk Island, a small inhabited island and Australian territory in the Pacific island, took its motto from Matthew 25:40 "Inasmuch
as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me
"

Inasmuch is defined as "In like degree; in like manner; seeing that; considering that; since; - followed by as".


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The author needs to actually read his/her Bible. The word "not" does not appear in this verse. It reads, ". . . Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethern, ye have done it unto me." This verse is part of the "Pitcairn Anthem," a beautiful hymn of the Pitcairn people.
-- Herbert Ford, Director, Pitcairn Islands Study Center.
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