March 29, 2010

A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 36



Monte Holland

This is the thirty-sixth in a series of daily Lenten devotionals called “Scriptural Lessons Leading to a Godly and Moral Life.” To start the study, click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Introduction or

To view yesterday’s A DAILY ON-LINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 35

Today’s photographs feature St. Francis of Assisi (Lithuanian) Catholic Church in Minersville, PA. (Schuylkill County). To view click on:

The Lord’s Prayer (part 3)

Today we will look at the rest of the Lord’s Prayer.

  Matthew 6:13-15

13Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil.

14If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you.

15But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

     The optional ending of verse 13, as noted in The New International Version, is: for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen,” a modernization of: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. It is missing from the current translations, except the New King James Version, while in the other versions it is noted at the bottom of the page.

     The Revised Standard Version notes: “Other authorities, some ancient, add, in some form, For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen.”

     Verse 14 is beyond the end of the Lord’s Prayer and just adds some more information from Jesus.

     Thus we see that the whole of the Lord’s Prayer as we use it comes from our early heritage with the King James Version of the Bible.

     Our Roman Catholic friends have their biblical heritage in Jerome’s Latin Vulgate Bible dating from 420 AD. Matthew 6:13 is:


et ne inducas nos in temptationem sed libera nos a malo

     One doesn’t have to be a Latin scholar to see that it basically reads: “and do not lead us into temptation but free us from evil.”

     These variations show the origin of different versions of closing the Lord’s Prayer.

     The Lord’s Prayer ends on two high notes:

  1. the hope that God will keep us from being unduly tempted and that we will be delivered from the ravages of evil forces and evil behavior.
  2. the affirmation that God is creator and in charge. We tell God that we believe that God is all-powerful, worthy of praise, and eternal. It is punctuated by Amen (So be it!)

Exercise: For emphasis, write out the Lord’s Prayer in the longer form that comes from the King James Version.

Continue on to the next lesson on A DAILY ON-LINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE: 37 by clicking on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 37


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