What Is the Lord’s Prayer As It Appears in the King James Bible?
The Lord’s Prayer as it appears in the King James Bible is a specific example of how to pray that Jesus gives his disciples. Instead of giving them general instructions concerning prayer, he tells them word-by-word what they should say.
Two versions of the Lord’s Prayer exist in the King James Bible. Though similar in content, they differ significantly in wording. Both are in the context of a larger sermon on prayer and other spiritual topics. The first version is in the book of Matthew, chapter 6:9-13. This version reads, “Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
The second version is in Luke 11:2-4 and is shorter. This version says, “Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.”