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katapi HOME Teaching about Prayer - Lk.11.1-13  Mt.6.9-15  Mt.7.7-11     | NEB Books | notes

Luke: 11
1Once, in a certain place, Jesus was at prayer. When he ceased, one of his disciples said, 'Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.' 2He answered,
'When you pray, say,
    "Father, [Some witness read: Our Father in heaven.] thy name be hallowed;
    Thy kingdom come. [One witness reads: thy kingdom come upon us; some others have: thy Holy Spirit come upon us and cleanse us; some insert: thy will be done, on earth as in heaven.]
    3Give us each day our daily bread. [Or: our bread for the morrow.]
    4And forgive us our sins,
    For we too forgive all who have done us wrong.
    And do not bring us to the test." ' [Some witnesses add: but save us from the evil one (or: from evil).] 5He added, 'Suppose one of you has a friend who comes to him in the middle of the night and says, "My friend, lend me three loaves, 6for a friend of mine on a journey has turned up at my house, and I have nothing to offer him"; 7and he replies from inside, "Do not bother me. The door is shut for the night; my children and I have gone to bed; and I cannot get up and give you what you want." 8I tell you that even if he will not provide for him out of friendship, the very shamelessness of the request will make him get up and give him all he needs. 9And so I say to you, ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened. 10For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
    11'Is there a father among you who will offer his son [Some witness insert: a stone when he asks for bread, or ...] a snake when he asks for fish, 12or a scorpion when he asks for an egg? 13If you, then, bad as you are, know how to give your children what is good for them, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit [Some witnesses read: a good gift; some others read: good things.] to those who ask him!'

Matthew: 6
9'This is how you should pray:
    "Our Father in heaven,
    Thy name be hallowed,
    10Thy kingdom come,
    Thy will be done,
    On earth as in heaven.
    11Give us today our daily bread. [Or: our bread for the morrow.]
    12Forgive us the wrong we have done,
    As we have forgiven those who have wronged us.
    13And do not bring us to the test,
    But save us from the evil one." [Or: from evil. Some witnesses add: For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen.] 14For if you forgive others the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15but if you do not forgive others, then the wrongs you have done will not be forgiven by your Father.

Matthew: 7
7'Ask, and you will receive, seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened. 8For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
9'Is there a man among you who will offer his son a stone when he asks for bread, 10or a snake when he asks for fish? 11If you, then, bad as you are, know how to give your children what is good for them, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him!

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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