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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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.
JCM GAEKWAD's comment on 2014-05-21 07:40:09:
Debts and Debtors are commercial words mostly used in banks and financial institutions but Trespass and Trespassers sound nearest to the sense what we mean in our prayer.
Keith's comment on 2014-04-01 14:44:39:
The emphasis must be on the grace that we have received in salvation through faith in Christ 's doing and dying. Since we have been forgiven, the inclination of our heart will be to forgive those who fail us. This becomes a little more clear when we realise that we cannot forgive perfectly anyway. Being like God in every way is the goal of the truly saved individual, and it is the command of Jesus Matt 5 48. Since we are far from perfect in anything including forgiving even if have forgiven others 'failures we remain absolutely dependent on the grace and mercy of the Father in Christ knowing full well without this we would be lost forever. Even in our worst moments of bitterness, grudge bearing, and lack of forgiveness, this grace and mercy prevail. We trust in our Saviour 's ability to forgive perfectly imputed to us when we believed rather than our feeble at most attempts to gain us acceptance with the Father through forgiving others. This part of the Lord 's Prayer reminds us of God 's requirement, our failure to measure up, and Christ 's selfless act to redeem us. To God be the glory.
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