Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name




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

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After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

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Matthew 6:9 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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After this manner οὕτως In this way (referring to what precedes or follows) manner
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
pray προσεύχεσθε To pray to God, i.e., supplicate, worship pray
ye: ὑμεῖς· You (as subjective of verb) ye
Our ἡμῶν Of (or from) us Our
Father Πάτερ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
which art The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) art
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
heaven, οὐρανοῖς The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
Hallowed be ἁγιασθήτω To make holy, i.e., (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate Hallowed
thy σου· Of thee, thy thy
name. ὄνομά A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name

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  • 7  But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

  • 8  Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

  • 9  After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

  • 10  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

  • 11  Give us this day our daily bread.


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