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The term "the Lord's prayer" is the popular name given to the passage Matthew 6:9-6:15.

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Was the Lord's Prayer a typical first century Jewish prayer?

Matthew 6:9-13 (CSB): “Therefore, you should pray like this:  Our Father in heaven,  your name be honored as holy.  Your kingdom come.  Your will be done  on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today ...
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Should we ONLY say the Lord's Prayer?

In In Matthew 6:9, the Greek it literally says: "Thus therefore pray you" or "Οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς". Is Jesus saying that we should pray like that and only like that? ...
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Does Matthew 6:11 and Luke 11:3 say, "Give us this day our daily bread" or "Give us this day our supernatural bread"?

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed is thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, ...
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Aramaic Lord's Prayer (Mt. 6:9-15) transcribed into IPA for pronunciation?

I am looking for a transcription of the Aramaic Lord's Prayer (Abun d'Bashmaya, Mt. 6:9-15) into International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), for aiding correct pronunciation.
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Why is "deliver us from evil" a possible translation? [duplicate]

In Matthew 6:13, The Lord's Prayer reaches its end with the famous: and deliver us from evil (or from the evil one) I'm not here to ask which translation is right, I just want to understand what are ...
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"Pray then like this...Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" - What does Jesus' inclusion of the petition imply? [duplicate]

Text: Mt. 6: 9a & 10 (ESV) " Pray then like this....Your kingdom come, your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven."*
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Lord's Prayer: Thy will be done. Sequence, grammatical, and theological considerations

Typically one finds in English renditions: Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. (Matthew 6:10 KJV) But a more rigorous translation which also follows the Greek word order: Let come the ...
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Why not “my Father”? Matthew 6:9

““Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our ημων Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ Contextually it appears that Jesus is instructing the individual to pray “But you, when you ...
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Verbs in Lord’s Prayer

“Thy Kingdom come” in Lord’s Prayer: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10 KJV) Q1. Does this mean: A1. We hope and pray that your kingdom will come. Or A2. ...
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Is there any significance to the two conjugations of heaven/sky in the Lord's Prayer?

In the first occurrence in Matthew 6 Heaven is Our Father in οὐρανοῖς (ouranois) which I think is the plural, heavens/skies but in the second occurrence of heaven it is on earth as in οὐρανῷ (ouranō) ...
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Is there any textual evidence that Jewish authorities in Jesus' time have considered praying the 'Our Father' blasphemous?

In John 5:18, it says "Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God." (NKJV)...
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Has there been any research into why the writers of Matthew and Luke used ἐπιούσιος (Epiousios) instead of the original Aramaic?

Epiousios (ἐπιούσιος) is found only in Matthew 6:11 and Luke 11:3. The fact that it is found nowhere else in the Koine Greek literature that we have makes it seem reasonable to assume that this word ...
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How to reconcile the power to forgive sins John 20:23, with ostensibly alternative paths to forgiveness?

With respect to seeking forgiveness, the penalty for sin and being saved by Grace; how is the teaching of the Lord's prayer and the lessons of faithful prayer to Our Father reconciled with the Christ'...
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Does the Greek text allow the Pope to change the Lord’s prayer from “and lead us not into temptation” to “and do not let us fall into temptation?

This is Matthew 6:13 / Luke 11:4, the Lord’s prayer. I’m not sure exactly when the Pope came out with this but understand it might have been early June 2019. This previous related question -"Do ...
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"Do not lead us into temptation" is a bad translation?

In a sermon by Randy Pope, he mentions that "do not lead us into temptation" is a "horrible" and "misleading" translation of Matthew 6:13 (around the 11:40 mark). καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς ...
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In Matthew 6:10 should it be translated "on the earth" or "in the earth?

Matthew 6:10 in the Authorized King James version. Say IN Earth and most other versions says ON Earth. To me there is a difference of In and On. Also the Earth and World are not the same. God created ...
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Is this literal translation of the Lord prayer faithful to the Greek sources?

Most translations of the Our Father read something similar to the following: Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV) Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, ...
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Our Father, who art in heaven

In Matthew 6:9–13 (NIV), followers are given instruction on how to pray: “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will ...
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How is the word "ἐπιούσιος" translated in the Syriac Peshitta, and what is the significance of the word(s) chosen?

In the lords prayer, the fourth petition says "Give us this day our ἐπιούσιος bread" Lots of ink has been spilt over the correct translation of ἐπιούσιος and no one really knows for sure what it ...
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Our Father in Heaven prayer -- prose or verse?

I happened to read a write-up presented by Rev. Jack Kilmon, Bible scholar and researcher in his website "Scriptorium". Kilmon has attempted a retro-translation of the 'Our Father in Heaven' prayer ...
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What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12? [duplicate]

I have seen several different translations of Matthew 6:12 and even seen them used liturgically. Here is it in the Greek: καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ...
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What does Jesus mean by "Pray then like this:" before the "Lord's Prayer"

7“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ...
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Did Matthew intend “evil” or “the evil one” in the Lord’s Prayer?

I previously asked a question about how to understand these words in the language Jesus was originally speaking. However, the text we have is in Greek, and I realized I’m not as familiar with the ...
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"but" deliver us from evil

The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) says: Matthew 6:13 Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil The two phrases "Lead us not into temptation" and "deliver us from evil" don't seem to be ...
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Who is being addressed in Matthew 6:13?

In Matthew's description of the Lord's Prayer, he quotes Jesus telling people to pray to "our Father" but at 6:13 the prayer states: "Lead us not into temptation...." Who is being addressed here? ...
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What does "on earth as it is in heaven" cover?

The first three subprayers of the Lord's Prayer are: "Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:9-10; Luke 11:2). I have always assumed that ...
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Was the word ἐπιούσιον used prior to the Lord's prayer? What does it mean?

The word ἐπιούσιον has been translated in numerous ways, but the greatest modern consensus is to translate the word as 'daily.' Was the word ἐπιούσιον used prior to the Lord's prayer (Matthew 6:11; ...
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Why pray, "lead us not into temptation"?

Those famous words from The Lord's Prayer, Matthew 6:13: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. I find puzzling. Why would anyone ask God not to lead is into temptation,...
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Forgive us our "debts"? "sins"? "trespasses"? Which is the most accurate translation?

It seems that there are three popular versions of this passage in the Lord's prayer. "Forgive us our sins", "Forgive us our debts", and "Forgive us our trespasses". I see one version here in the ...
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