Matthew 6:9

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

After this maner therefore pray yee: Our father which art in heauen, hallowed be thy name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let this then be your prayer: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
- Basic English Bible

Thus therefore pray *ye*: Our Father who art in the heavens, let thy name be sanctified,
- Darby Bible

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
- Webster's Bible

In this manner therefore pray: `Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy;
- Weymouth Bible

Pray like this: 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
- World English Bible

And thus ye schulen preye, Oure fadir that art in heuenes, halewid be thi name;
- Wycliffe Bible

thus therefore pray ye: `Our Father who [art] in the heavens! hallowed be Thy name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:9


6:9 Thus therefore pray ye - He who best knew what we ought to pray for, and how we ought to pray, what matter of desire, what manner of address would most please himself, would best become us, has here dictated to us a most perfect and universal form of prayer, comprehending all our real wants, expressing all our lawful desires; a complete directory and full exercise of all our devotions. Thus - For these things; sometimes in these words, at least in this manner, short, close, full. This prayer consists of three parts, the preface, the petitions, and the conclusion. The preface, Our Father, who art in heaven, lays a general foundation for prayer, comprising what we must first know of God, before we can pray in confidence of being heard. It likewise points out to us our that faith, humility, love, of God and man, with which we are to approach God in prayer. Our Father - Who art good and gracious to all, our Creator, our Preserver; the Father of our Lord, and of us in him, thy children by adoption and grace: not my Father only, who now cry unto thee, but the Father of the universe, of angels and men: who art in heaven - Beholding all things, both in heaven and earth; knowing every creature, and all the works of every creature, and every possible event from everlasting to everlasting: the almighty Lord and Ruler of all, superintending and disposing all things; in heaven - Eminently there, but not there alone, seeing thou fillest heaven and earth. Hallowed be thy name - Mayest thou, O Father, he truly known by all intelligent beings, and with affections suitable to that knowledge: mayest thou be duly honoured, loved, feared, by all in heaven and in earth, by all angels and all men.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:9


Mt 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye. The Savior does not bid us use these words, nor command any set form, but gives this as a proper example of prayer, simple, brief, condensed, yet all-embracing. Our Father which art in heaven. These words reveal a very tender relationship between God and the true worshiper, and base the petition on the fact that the child speaks to the Father. Hallowed be thy name. Of the seven petitions of the Lord's prayer the first three are in behalf of the cause of God: the glory of his name, the extension of his kingdom, and the prevalence of his will. The other four, which are properly placed last, as least important, pertain to our individual needs. No one can offer the first three petitions who is in disobedience. "Hallowed": Holy, sacred, reverenced.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • BSP
    Verse 10 shows the subjects we should make a priority in our prayers.
  • A disciple
    Dear Sister Thelma; It is a comfort like healing balm to read good words like yours! While so many times I am compelled to answer, reprove, rebuke and correct, many misled and obstinate who have set themselves to oppose and contradict the truth of the Glad Tidings; the good and wholesome words of the Saints are like cold waters to a thirsty soul, and so timely! The LORD bless and keep you!
  • Thelma Denson
    I read the bible to get my life right which I already pray the pray. God is a good and this chapter is a good one.
  • BettG
    A Disciple: Jesus made friends, then he made disciples of those friends ................
  • Steve morrow
    ***LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore --- and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before THE SON OF MAN *** 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power
  • A disciple
    Jot; Just in case there are actually multitudes of sincere Believers with good and honest hearts; who really do think deeply about WHAT they pray; don't you think it might be a "little" arrogant to presume that praying the "Our Father" is heathen repetition? Leading the Assembly in prayer of the very words of our Lord is a good thing! Maybe you need to start praying, instead of attacking prayer.

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