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

  • Eva N. Walker
    I think that it is from God and it`s all powerful and anointed. AMEN!!!
  • Andy
    Just as Jehovah God forgives us of our sins, we want to show a forgiving attitude towards people.
  • Wayne
    Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust obey.
  • Wayne
    V. 33. Wife and I are retired. When we need extra money the Lord provides. Last few months, spirit of saving money has been on me. When the amount reached $4000, the saving spirit left me. Very noticeable, the departing. The Lord always supplies. Don't know what the needs will be but I know He has supplied to take care of it. Jesus never disappoints but feeds us and clothes us. Praise His Name!!!
  • Bruce
    We who are Saved by The Blood of The Lamb,are The only Light this World will see. Our Mission:Tell whosoever The Way of Salvation. Help them with whatever,whenever,possible and Right. The debt is paid by His Blood. We are Washed,Baptized with His Spirit, We are completely Changed.---I say unto you he that believeth on me,the works that I do shall he do also---John 14:12. We are on The Same Mission
  • Walking with Jesus
    To follow Jesus is to deny yourself all of your lifelong vanity to preserve your way of life, which all previous generations who came before have prescribed for us. As Jesus has depended on God for his sustenance, can we do the same? Our mission isn't the same as his. We are called to turn from the wickedness of this world in this time and place and to decry hypocrisy in high places. Peace.

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