Pope Francis says the Lord’s Prayer has been mistranslated

Lords Prayer

Has the Lord’s Prayer been mistranslated all of these years?

The leader of the largest and most recognized Church, Pope Francis, seems to think so.

Pope Francis in December of 2017 pointed out that The Lord’s Prayer was mistranslated from Vulgate Latin, which was translated from Koine Greek (Biblical Greek), and calls for a new translation.

The Pope Makes News Headlines:

Pope Francis suggests rewording the Lord’s Prayer. The problem? ‘Lead us not into temptation’
LA Times

Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord’s Prayer
NY Times

Pope Francis wants to change translation of the Lord’s Prayer
Washington Times

The Lord’s Prayer was given to us by Jesus Christ when His Disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray like John the Baptist taught his followers.

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
Luke 11:1 (NIV)
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

Jesus obliged and we are taught this version of The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father):

The Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:2-4 Old KJV)
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
(KJV Luke 11:2-4)

It’s not a bad prayer, by no means. So what is wrong with it? Wrong enough to warrant the Pope to publicly announce that it is translated wrong?

Obviously we need to re-translate the verse, word for word, from its original writing from the Apostles in Koine Greek (Biblical Greek) and find out ourselves.

Is there a difference in the translation and interpretation of the Lord’s prayer from what was translated and given to us by the Council of Laodicea and by the translations of Jerome in the 4th Century?

Here is a re-translation verse by verse from the original Biblical Greek used by the Apostles into modern English:

The Lord’s Prayer (Newly re-translated from Luke 11:2-4)
Father, praise to your sacred name,
your Kingdom is coming.
Give us the gift of eternal life.
Forgive us for Our Sin, and forgive the first chosen,
and gather us away from tribulation
(source)

Check this translation from Greek directly into Modern English yourself <here>.

The Lord’s Prayer: A Re-Translation and Interpretation

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