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Reformation Study Bible – Matt 6:11
Matt 6:11

6:11 daily bread. The Greek word translated “daily” is known only from this prayer. It has been understood to mean “daily,” “necessary,” “future,” or “tomorrow’s” bread. There are three basic interpretations for it. The sacramental view is that it refers to the bread received in the Lord’s Supper. Another view is that it symbolizes life in the coming kingdom, making the petition equivalent to “Your kingdom come” in v. 10. A third view takes it as a request for God’s provision for our physical needs. This last view is perhaps the best, and this theme is developed in vv. 19–34 (Prov. 30:8).