Matthew 6:12

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And forgiue vs our debts, as we forgiue our debters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And make us free of our debts, as we have made those free who are in debt to us.
- Basic English Bible

and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors,
- Darby Bible

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
- Webster's Bible

and forgive us our shortcomings, as we also have forgiven those who have failed in their duty towards us;
- Weymouth Bible

Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
- World English Bible

and foryyue to vs oure dettis, as we foryyuen to oure dettouris; and lede vs not in to temptacioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

`And forgive us our debts, as also we forgive our debtors.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:12


6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors - Give us, O Lord, redemption in thy blood, even the forgiveness of sins: as thou enablest us freely and fully to forgive every man, so do thou forgive all our trespasses.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:12


Mt 6:12 Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Debts means moral obligations unfulfilled--our shortcomings, our sins. Let it be noted with emphasis that God is asked to forgive us as we forgive others. We ask, in other words, that he may mete out to us what we measure to others.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Mikey
    Jesus wanted people to place their hope elsewhere rather than in materialistic things. He wanted them to rely on the Source of lasting riches—Jehovah God. And we should want to also rely on Jehovah God rather than things we can not trust.
  • Andy
    Matthew 6 guides us in our relationship with Christ. God wants a personal relationship not for public display, but a personal relatinship with us. The things that we do should be done because of our love for God and not for public display. The world may see our good works but our good works should be done to glorify God
  • Lucy
    Its about what you do silently with your heart that counts not what you say ...
  • Matthew Mutua
    It only makes sense to look up to God's restraints concerning charity. Why blow one's own trumpet?

    If only we could be committed to doing the right thing in disregard of recognition...

    This chapter encourages us to wait for the most important thing: God's reward during the messiah's second coming.
  • Ines Humphrey
    Love it,give me strength and motivation to do better! I read chapter 6 every night before going to sleep! A good friend of mine told me about chapter 6 and is really helps me going through hard times!
  • Tunde
    The lord is great , if only people know that Jesus is the first they would not run after the things of the world because he has said " seek the kingdom of God first and every other things shall be added" but now a days people make things of the world first and Jesus the second option. May the lord forgive us all.

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