Should We Change "The Lord's Prayer"?
According to the King James Bible, Jesus teaches us to pray these words: “Lead us not into temptation.” Pope Francis says, “It’s not a good translation. It is I who fall, it is not God who throws me into temptation and then sees how I fell.” He suggests we pray “do not let us fall into temptation.”
The problem is not in translation. The King James Version of Jesus’ model prayer is a very literal translation. Jesus really did say, “Lead us not into temptation.”
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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