BLDL: The Lord's Prayer

Quite Possibly the most famous Prayer from Scripture is the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). I grew up utilizing this verse in weekly services, Bible studies and at my Christian grade school.

Though this prayer has been a staple of my liturgy, I do not believe that there is any "magic" within this prayer. I have taught several Bible studies, and have preached at least one sermon series on the Lord's Prayer.

I want to iterate now what I say every time we quote it at my church. "The Lord's Prayer is an example, not THE prayer that we must say." 

That being said, I want to utilize the Lords Prayer as the first of our my Biblical Languages for Daily Liturgy series, for it is one that you all undoubtedly know!

In providing the below, I will provide the Youngs Literal Translation and then the Greek and Hebrew version. I encourage you to check this website out if you're new to reading Greek: Also, check this site if you're new to reading Hebrew: My encouragement as stated in the Introduction Post is for you to read the text. Thus, don't worry about grammatical issues. While I can handle the grammar of both languages, I 90% of the time don't. Read the text, to be in the Text! Just like reading a great novel, you read it for the story - not the grammar!

My suggestion: Read/use one line at a time. The bullet points delineate the parallel lines.

Lord’s Prayer (Mat. 6:9-13)
  • `Our Father who [art] in the heavens! hallowed be Thy name.
  • `Thy kingdom come: Thy will come to pass, as in heaven also on the earth.
  • `Our appointed bread give us to-day.
  • `And forgive us our debts, as also we forgive our debtors.
  • `And mayest Thou not lead us to temptation, but deliver us from the evil, 
  • because Thine is the reign, and the power, and the glory -- to the ages. Amen.

  • Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς ἁγιασθήτω τό ὄνομά σου, 
  • ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου, γενηθήτω τό θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καί ἐπί τῆς γῆς. 
  • Τόν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τόν ἐπιούσιον δός ἡμῖν σήμερον 
  • καί ἄφες ἡμῖν τά ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς 
  • καί ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν καί μή εἰσενέγκης ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, 
  • ἀλλά ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπό τοῦ πoνηροῦ.

אָבִינוּ שֶׁבַּשָׁמַיִם יִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֶךָ: 

תָּבֹּא מַלְכוּתֶךָ יֵעָשֶׂה רְצוֹנְךָ כַּאֲשֶׁר בַּשָׁמַיִם גַּם בָּאָרֶץ:
אֶת־לֶחֶם חֻקֵּנוּ תֵּן־לָנוּ הַיּוֹם:
וּמְחַל־לָנוּ עַל־חֹבוֹתֵינוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר מָחַלְנוּ גַּם־אֲנַחְנוּ לְחַיָּבֵינוּ:
וְאַל־תְּבִיאֵנוּ לִידֵי נִסָּיוֹן כִּי אִם־תְּחַלְּצֵנוּ מִן־הָרָע 
כִּי לְךָ הַמַּמְלָכָה וְהַגְּבוּרָה וְהַתִּפְאֶרֶת לְעוֹלְמֵי עוֹלָמִים אָמֵן :

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