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The Lord's Prayer

ęCopyright 1990
All biblical quotes are from the New American Bible.
All bolding, color and underlining of scriptural quotes has been added.
Jesus' words are in red. Bible Abreviations

What Jesus teaches us is nothing new. It only seems new because of the perversion of the religious leaders of his time. Actually almost all of what Jesus teaches comes from Moses and the Old Testament. Even the Lords Prayer, the Our Father, is a collection of Old Testament scriptures. Jesus teaches, with perfection, Old Testament scriptures which bear God's law of love.

NAB MAT 6:9

"This is how you are to pray: 'Our Father in heaven hallowed be your name,...'"

NAB SIR 51:10

I called out: O LORD, you are my father, you are my champion and my savior; Do not abandon me in time of trouble, in the midst of storms and dangers. I will ever praise your name and be constant in my prayers to you.

The Lord's prayer continued.

"'...your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'"

NAB WIS 6:17

For the first step toward discipline is a very earnest desire for her; then, care for discipline is love of her; love means the keeping of her laws; To observe her laws is the basis for incorruptibility; and incorruptibility makes one close to God; thus the desire for Wisdom leads up to a kingdom.

The Lord's prayer continued.

"'Give us today our daily bread,...'"

NAB PRO 30:8

(provide me only with the food I need;)

The Lord's prayer continued.

"...and forgive us the wrong we have done as we forgive those who wrong us."

NAB MAT 6:14

"If you forgive the faults of others, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours. If you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive you."

NAB SIR 28:1

The vengeful will suffer the LORD's vengeance, for he remembers their sins in detail. Forgive your neighbor's injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. Should a man nourish anger against his fellows and expect healing from the LORD? Should a man refuse mercy to his fellows, yet seek pardon for his sins? If he who is but flesh cherishes wrath, who will forgive his sins? Remember decay, and cease from sin! Think of the commandments, hate not your neighbor; of the Most High's covenant, and overlook faults.

The Lord's prayer continued.

"'Subject us not to trial but deliver us from the evil one.'"

NAB3 WIS 16:5

For when the dire venom of beasts came upon them and they were dying from the bite of crooked serpents, your anger endured not to the end. But as a warning, for a short time they were terrorized, though they had a sign of salvation, to remind them of the precept of your law. For he who turned toward it was saved, not by what he saw, but by you, the savior of all. And by this also you convinced our foes that you are he who delivers from all evil. For the bites of locusts and of flies slew them, and no remedy was found to save their lives because they deserved to be punished by such means; But not even the fangs of poisonous reptiles overcame your sons, for your mercy brought the antidote to heal them. For as a reminder of your injunctions, they were stung, and swiftly they were saved, Lest they should fall into deep forgetfulness and become unresponsive to your beneficence. For indeed, neither herb nor application cured them, but your all-healing word, O Lord! For you have dominion over life and death; you lead down to the gates of the nether world, and lead back.

NAB SIR 28:2

You have saved me from death, and kept back my body from the pit, From the clutches of the nether world you have snatched my feet; you have delivered me, in your great mercy, From the scourge of the slanderous tonge, and from lips that went over to falsehood; From the snare of those who watched for my downfall, and from the power of those who sought my life; From many a danger you have saved me, from the flames that hemmed me in on every side; From the midst of unremitting fire, from the deep belly of the nether world; From deceiving lips and painters of lies, from the arrows of dishonest tongues. I was at the point of death, my soul was nearing the depths of the nether world; I turned every way, but there was no one to help me, I looked for one to sustain me, but could find no one. But then I remembered the mercies of the LORD, his kindness through ages past; For he saves those who take refuge in him, and rescues them from every evil. (SIR 23:1-6)
The biblical books of Sirach and Wisdom are saturated with Jesus' finger prints. Jesus in the form of God inspired the books of Sirach and Wisdom and Jesus in the form of man preached from these inspired books. Jesus pulled the Lord's Prayer out of the book of Wisdom and Sirach. Protestant Reformer Martin Luther pulled the Books of Wisdom and Sirach out of the Bible he created in the 1500s. When you buy a bible, be sure that the books of Sirach and Wisdom are in it.

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author Steven Merten