The Lord’s Prayer

(A)Pray, then, in this way:

‘Our Father, who is in heaven,
[a]Hallowed be Your name.
10 [b](B)Your kingdom come.
(C)Your will be done,
[c]On earth as it is in heaven.
11 (D)Give us this day [d]our daily bread.
12 And (E)forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but (F)deliver us from [e](G)evil.[f]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:9 I.e., treated as sacred or holy
  2. Matthew 6:10 Or May Your...come
  3. Matthew 6:10 Lit as in heaven, also on earth
  4. Matthew 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow
  5. Matthew 6:13 Or the evil one
  6. Matthew 6:13 Late mss add For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

“Pray, then, [a]in this way:

‘Our Father, who is in heaven,
[b]Hallowed be Your name.(A)
10 
[c]Your kingdom come,
Your [d]will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 
‘Give us this day our [e]daily bread.
12 
‘And forgive us our [f]debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment].
13 
‘And do not [g]lead us into temptation, but deliver us from [h]evil. [i][For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]’(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:9 I.e. as a model or pattern.
  2. Matthew 6:9 I.e. set apart, keep and treat as holy, revere.
  3. Matthew 6:10 A plea for God’s kingdom to be inaugurated on earth.
  4. Matthew 6:10 Including what God wishes to be done by the individual believer—His commands and precepts.
  5. Matthew 6:11 I.e. life’s essentials.
  6. Matthew 6:12 I.e. sins, moral failures.
  7. Matthew 6:13 I.e. lead us away from situations where we are vulnerable and have the opportunity to sin. God does not tempt man (see James 1:13) but does allow man to be tested.
  8. Matthew 6:13 Or the evil one.
  9. Matthew 6:13 This clause is not found in early mss.

Pray like this:

Our Father in heaven,
    may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
    as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,[a]
12 and forgive us our sins,
    as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,[b]
    but rescue us from the evil one.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 6:11 Or Give us today our food for the day; or Give us today our food for tomorrow.
  2. 6:13a Or And keep us from being tested.
  3. 6:13b Or from evil. Some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.