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The Lord's Prayer

Jonathan Slocum and Carol Justus

The Lord's Prayer

Perhaps the best-known Indo-European prayer is the Lord's Prayer, a Christian prayer originally attested in New Testament Greek from a lost Aramaic original.

Matt. 6:9-13
Πάτερ ἡμῶν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς    
Father of us who in the heaven    
ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομα σου        
hallowed be the name of you.        
ἐλθέτω βασιλεία σου        
let come the kingdom of you.        
γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημα σου        
let happen the will of you,        
ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς    
as in heaven and on earth.    
τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον
the bread of us the daily-dole give to us today.
καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν    
and remit to us the debts of us,    
ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν  
as also we remit to the debtors of us.  
καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν    
and not bring us into trial/temptation,    
ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ    
but rescue us from the evil (one).    

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