The Model Prayer(A)

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the [a]hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, (B)go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you [b]openly. And when you pray, (C)do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. (D)For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father (E)knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this (F)manner, therefore, pray:

(G)Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your (H)name.
10 Your kingdom come.
(I)Your will be done
On earth (J)as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our (K)daily bread.
12 And (L)forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 (M)And do not lead us into temptation,
But (N)deliver us from the evil one.
[c]For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14 (O)“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But (P)if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:5 pretenders
  2. Matthew 6:6 NU omits openly
  3. Matthew 6:13 NU omits the rest of v. 13.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to (A)stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners [a](B)so that they may be seen by men. (C)Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, (D)go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and (E)your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their (F)many words. So do not be like them; for (G)your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

(H)Pray, then, in this way:

‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 (I)Your kingdom come.
(J)Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 (K)Give us this day [b]our daily bread.
12 ‘And (L)forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but (M)deliver us from [c](N)evil. [d][For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

14 (O)For if you forgive [e]others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But (P)if you do not forgive [f]others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:5 Lit to be apparent to men
  2. Matthew 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow
  3. Matthew 6:13 Or the evil one
  4. Matthew 6:13 This clause not found in early mss
  5. Matthew 6:14 Gr anthropoi
  6. Matthew 6:15 Gr anthropoi