Give us this day our daily bread




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In this verse from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches his followers how to say the Lord's Prayer.

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Give us this day our daily bread.

— Matthew 6:11

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Give δὸς To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) G1325
us ἡμῖν To (or for, with, by) us G2254
this day σήμερον· On the (i.e., this) day (or night current or just passed); generally, now (i.e., at present, hitherto) G4594
our ἡμῶν Of (or from) us G2257
daily ἐπιούσιον Tomorrow's; but more probably from G1909 and a derivative of the present participle feminine of G1510; for subsistence, i.e., needful G1967
bread. ἄρτον Bread (as raised) or a loaf G740

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