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NBA superstar’s giant biblical tattoo has unfortunate typo

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Kevin Durant's back tattoo

You know what it's like getting people in to do work. Will they show up on time? Will they rip you off? Will they end up flooding the kitchen and electrocuting the cat?

But at least when you're getting people in to work on the house, any mistakes they make can be easily rectified. Such is not the case when hiring a tattoo artist, as NBA superstar Kevin Durant found out this week.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star - one of the highest-paid athletes in the world - recently Tweeted a photo of his new back tattoo. It consists of a passage from James 1:2-4 illustrated with a haunting woodcut-style picture of Christ on the cross.

It was no doubt a heartfelt act of devotion by Durant, who showed his compassion and Christian charity just a few days ago when donating $1 million to victims of the recent Oklahoma tornado.

Sadly, the artist who marked his skin forever made a bit of a boo-boo.

The full text of the passage should read:

"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way."

Instead of "mature and well-developed" the tattooist wrote "mautre and well-developed". The gaffe was first spotted by a user on Twitter, and Durant has now confirmed that a mistake was made.

Still, as Jesus himself would say: to err is human; to forgive, divine.

Though WoS imagines that forgiveness will be much easier once Kev has been back to the tattooist for a bit of lasering and a quick re-do.

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