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

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWNSELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM 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 ***** PRAY AND ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:12 LET NOT SIN THERFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY THAT YOU SHOULD OBEY IT IN THE LUSTS THEREOF --6:16--KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT --HE-- BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT --- OBEY HIM ---
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --ALL THE WORDS-- OF THIS LIFE 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY*****JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT*****IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL*****
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 4:4 AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM SAYING IT IS WRITTEN THAT MAN --SHALL NOT LIVE-- BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS --SENT HIM--TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES
  • Lou
    Ana d..it is sometimes hard to love people, and if our standing in Heaven was decided by what we do, and think, we would all surely fail, the Kingdom of Heaven will be yours, not because of yourself, but because of Christ alone, ..let no man boast that he is able to earn Heaven, none are able. Believe in Him with your heart, and be saved. Jesus said many times "Do not be afraid".
  • Jeff Berry
    Ana d, no doubt every time someone reads your post they will say a prayer for you! We should all be as burdened as you are. In fact, your burden makes me think that you are going to be okay. Blessings my friend!

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