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

  • Wayne
    V. 6. If, when giving tithes and offerings, you desire to increase giving, cheerfully and lovingly, to the Lord, talk to Jesus. He will make the way for the increase, even if in small increments. Giving your income and finances to Him will allow Him to work with them. AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED at His working with your finances. He will do as He says. He will make sure you never lacking. TRUST HIM
  • Nathan DePung
    To let God straighten you out..instead of lieing and telling people that you already have.follow his commandments, and to read the word..amen..
  • Joshua
    Seek His Kingdom first - in your heart what is laid out before you? Are you giving your all to the Lord by giving your all to Him and or people? Because the second commandment it like the first. We must do both. The second is conditional considering you love yourself first. Otherwise it impedes the commandment itself. But to go after His Kingdom - first requires a lot of not going after His Kingdom and knowing the difference. His Righteousness - Breakthroughs in personal bondage to sin and lust and pride and greed and anger and hate all have to begin with the error in doing them. After a season of recognizing personal failure can the knowledge of His Righteousness be attainable. Righteousness is given by Him. But you have to seek Him and fail to know the difference. Only by personal experience can someone actually achieve this verse over their lifetime. That is why this verse is pact with so many hints that it is a work of sanctification and not of good works but of grace because so much of it depends of Him,,..... His,.... in order for it to be realized. There is only subtle things we can do other than sit back and enjoy the process. Like kids you can imagine the weary question,..."are we there yet?,..." and the loving Father responds "No, I'll let you know when we get there."
  • Rick
    What does it mean to seek the Kingdom of God! That is to seek out your own salvation with fear and trembling! To seek after forgiveness and repent of all your sins, then you shall become righteous in Gods eyes! Then the blessings of God will be added to you like, peace that passeth all understanding, being fullfiled with life, being content with what you have, habe love and compassion for others etc...! That is the beauty of it all, that you become like Christ in all your ways! That is the thing we should desire and strive for, not the pleasures of our flesh!
  • Robert Johnson
    JUST GO FEED THE CHILDREN OF GOD!! Winning souls for Jesus Christ?? Why don't you go save a child, so there is soul left to save?? Mark 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. MARK MY WORDS"!! Now get unfold yer hands, get up off your knees and WALK, straight out that door!!For you are wasting time... As it is written... Acts 17:24 "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things " What are you waiting for?? AN EN'GRAVED' INVITATION!!
  • God's Girl
    I love this scripture, because it is also a song. My mom loves when I sing it. Also we sang it in church not to long ago.

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