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"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 6:10

'Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Plus 6-9 Parallel Translation and Blotting Out Gods Name.



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The very first petition of this prayer is solicitous for the honor of God's name.

What Does No.1 Mean

Top priority belongs to the things of God and not to the things of men. Man's spiritual well being, dependent entirely upon his relationship to God, is infinitely more important, even than daily bread - a point of view which comes difficult indeed for sinful men. The Third Commandment in the Decalogue emphasizes this same point, that being negative, this positive enlightenment on the same truth. Men hallow the name of God when they honor His word, His church, His doctrine, His Son, His laws, and His name. From - Burton Coffman under subheading Hallowed be thy name. Open Burton Coffman


9. After this manner 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. (HallowBeThyNAME.htm) 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.

 6 "But you, when you pray, go R183 into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your R184 Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

7 "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many R185 words. 8"So do not be like them; for your R186 Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

9 "Pray, R187 then, in this way: `Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

10 `Your R188 kingdom come.

33 "But seek F116 first His F117 kingdom and His righteousness, and all R218 these things will be added F118 to you. What Things  see 1 Tim  right below

34 "So do not worry R219 about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care F119 for itself. Each F120 day has enough trouble of its own.

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31 "Do not worry R216 then, saying, `What will we eat?' or `What will we drink?' or `What will we wear for clothing?' 32 "For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your R217heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 "But seek F116 first His F117 kingdom and His righteousness, and all R218 these things will be added F118 to you.34 "So do not worry R219 about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care F119 for itself. Each F120 day has enough trouble of its own.


Point about what God provides-- these things will be added-Necessities

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1 All R213 who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that R214 the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken F52 against. 2 Thosewho have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, R215 but must serve them all the more, because those who partake F53 of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach R216 and preach F54 these principles.

3 If anyone advocates R217 a different doctrine and does not agree F55 with sound R218 words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming R219 to godliness, 4 he is conceited R220 and understands nothing; but he has F56 a morbid interest in controversial R221 questions and disputes R222 about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction between men R223 of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose R224 that godliness F57 is a means of gain.

 6 But R225 godliness actually is a means of great R226 gain when accompanied by contentment.

 R227 7 For we R228 have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either

. 8 If we have R229 food and covering, with these we shall be content

. 9 But R230 those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a R231 snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the R232 love of money is a root of all sorts F58 of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered R233 away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.


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9 "Pray, R208 then, in this way: 'Our R209 Father who is in heaven, Hallowed R210 be Your name. 10 'Your R211 kingdom come. Your R212 will be done, On R213 earth as it is in heaven. 11 'Give R214 us this day our F100 daily bread. 12 'And R215 forgive R216 us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 'And R217 do not lead us into temptation, but deliver R218 us from evil. F101 R219 [For F102 Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]' 14 "For R220 if you forgive others F103 for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 "But R221 if R222 you do not forgive others, F104 then your Father will not forgive your transgressions., HOME + more in SbtsCommentaryNote.htm Open (No.1. )  Commentators.htm  -- Commentaries.htm


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What Does No.1 Mean For Us Matt -6-33

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"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.



What Things


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For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot *

take anything out of it either.



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If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.



If you want more ---and you work honestly for it –you deserve it ----How much did Jesus give his apostles



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but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.

Food, clothing and shelter are the three basic needs of mankind; and all three are included here. "The use of the word COVERING here seems designed to favor this double application." F14 Whoever, therefore, has food to eat, clothes to wear and shelter from the elements, with something left over for the aid of others is RICH! As Gould said, "This is a rigorous standard," F15 and by it, there are a great many rich people.

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Verse 33
But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

This is a divine appeal for men to put first things first. The kingdom of God should be placed first: (1) in importance, (2) in point of time, and (3) in emphasis. The righteousness men should seek is that of Christ, not their own. This means that God's commandments should be honored, rather than men's, and that his doctrine should be received and practiced instead of the commandments and traditions of men.


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How can one know True Religion—Simple Answer

Being Imitators of Jesus’ Father and God –Of Jesus and His Apostles 

Matt 7-22 [In Context|Original




"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles ?'

Matt 7-23 [In Context|Original Greek]

"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' 

On that day---is getting closer

2 Cor 13-8 [In Context|Original Greek]

For we can do nothing * against the truth, but only for the truth.

1 Cor 13-8 [In Context|Original Greek]

Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

Rev 21-4 [In Context|Original Greek]

and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."

Rev 22-2 [In Context|Original Greek]

in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every * month; and the leaves of the tree were for thehealing of the nations.

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Verse 23
And they will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

In Matt. 7:22, above, "that day" obviously refers to the judgment; and in this verse Christ claims for himself the right to consign men to banishment from his holy presence. The entire tone and tenor of this sermon is predicated on the assumption that Christ is God. Language of the kind recorded here would be the utmost nonsense if this is not his claim. Biederwolf said, "A man who can read the New Testament and not see that Christ claims to be more than a man, can look all over the sky at high noon on a cloudless day and not see the sun." . The final and climactic paragraph of the Sermon on the Mount lays down the true guidelines for souls truly desirous of knowing what is the will of God.

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6. When thou prayest, enter into thy closet. Private devotions are meant, nor is this designed to prohibit prayers in public assemblies. The Lord himself both prayed "in the mountain alone," in the night alone, and in public in the presence of his disciples. We have records of many prayers offered by the apostles in public assemblies. "Thy closet" may mean any secret place. Peter's closet was on the house-top; the Savior's on a mountain alone.

      7. Use not vain repetitions as the heathen do. What is forbidden is not much praying, nor praying in the same words (the Lord did both), but making the number of prayers, length of prayers, or time spent in praying, a point of observance and of merit. 1 Kings 18:26 gives an example of the repetitions of the heathen. Mahometans and Catholics still hold that there is merit in repeating certain prayers a set number of times.

      8. For your Father knoweth. Here is given abundant reason for short prayers. Many prayers apparently aim to give God information on matters connected with this world.

      9. After this manner 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.

      10. Thy kingdom come. The Messiah's kingdom had not yet come, but was proclaimed by the Lord as at hand. It did speedily come, but in its fulness, and in its final triumph over evil, it has not yet come. For this coming we may now pray, and the prayer is answered in part by each success of the gospel. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. None can pray thus who have not merged their own wills into the divine will. He, in effect, prays the prayer of Gethsemane, "Not my will, but thine, be done." It is mockery for disobedient lips to utter such a prayer.

      11. Give us this day our daily bread. We are bidden to ask for our bread, not for future years, but for "this day."

      12. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive, etc. Debts mean moral obligations unfulfilled--our shortcomings, our sins. Let it be noted with emphasis that God is asked to forgive us aswe forgive others. We ask, in other words, that he may mete out to us what we measure to others.

      13. Lead us not into temptation. The thought is that God may preserve us from temptations that might lead us astray. No man can pray these words who does not try to keep out of temptation. For thine is the kingdom. This clause, called the doxology, is wanting in the oldest and best manuscripts, and is undoubtedly an addition by men.

      14, 15. For if ye forgive men . . . your heavenly Father will forgive you. Our Lord makes it a condition of our obtaining forgiveness, that we shall have a merciful, forgiving spirit.

      16, 17, 18. When thou fastest. This is the third example of the right and wrong way of righteousness, in contrast. The same principle of doing nothing for mere show is still insisted upon. Fasting is not wrong, and, indeed, is often blessed richly, but not when our object is to appear to men to fast. Of sad countenance. It was common to assume a woe-begone look, put ashes upon the head, and even wear sackcloth, in order to show to the world deep humiliation. This is condemned. Anoint thine head. That is, dress as usual. Wash thy face. The usual practice before eating. Thy Father . . . shall reward thee. Our self-denial must be for the eyes of God, not of men.

      19. Lay not up treasures on the earth. This forbids, not the laying up of treasures, but laying them up on the earth; that is, the piling up of worldly wealth for worldly purposes. Riches are no sin in themselves, but the improper use of riches is a sin. Where moth and rust corrupt. Unused garments often become moth-eaten; unused coin sometimes rust. All earth treasure will finally perish. Thieves break through. Literally, "dig through." Often robbers in the East dig through the house walls of mud or unburnt brick.

      20. Lay up . . . treasures in heaven. This is the only way to save our wealth. It is a positive precept. Our wealth must be consecrated to God and used as his work demands. Wealth used for doing good is treasure laid up in heaven.

      21. For. This introduces a reason for the preceding precepts. Where thy treasure is will be thy heart. This states a universal truth. A man's heart will be upon what he treasures most. If his treasure is in heaven, heaven will have his heart.

      22, 23. The light of the body is the eye. This is not an abrupt transition, but bears on the same subject. If one's eye is diseased, all he sees is wrong. So the mind, or conscience, is the light of the soul. If these be darkened, all is darkness; if these see aright, all is light.

      24. No man can serve two masters. He cannot give his heart to two services at the same time. He cannot follow two callings successfully. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. This is the direct application. The Chaldee word "Mammon" means money or riches. It is here personified as an idol. "Mammon" originally meant "trust," or confidence, and riches is the trust of worldly men. If God be not the object of supreme trust, something else will be, and it is most likely to be money.

      25. Take no thought for your life. At the time the Common Version was made, the expression "Take thought," meant to be anxious. The Revision properly renders it, "Be not anxious." The Greek word means, "to have the mind distracted." Christ does not forbid prudent forethought. Is not the life more than food? The argument is: God gave the life, and it is higher than food. If he gave it, he will see that it is sustained, if you trust in him. So, too, he made the body. He will see that it is clothed.

      26. Behold the fowls of the air. God feeds the birds without their sowing or reaping, but they do the work for which they were created, and God takes care of them. So, too, he will take care of us--not in idleness or improvidence--but if we do the work for which God created us.

      27. Which of you can add one cubit, etc. There can hardly be a doubt that this ought to be rendered, "add one cubit to his age," or period of life. The idea is: "What is the use of anxiety? Who, by his anxiety, can add anything to life's journey"? If it is proper to speak of "length of life," it is also appropriate to speaking of adding a cubit to its length.

      28. Consider the lilies. While the lilies do not toil or spin, they do their work, draw up sustenance from the earth, and drink in the dew, rain and sunbeams. So we are to do our appointed work. It we do this, trusting in God, he will supply all our needs.

      29. Even Solomon in all his glory. To the Jew the court of Solomon was the highest representation of human glory. The magnificence of the court is not only celebrated in Jewish writings, but in all Oriental literature, and it is still proverbial throughout the East. Yet he was never arrayed with the taste and beauty of one of these. It is probable that both birds and lilies were in sight from where the Lord was sitting.

      30. If God so clothe the grass of the field. Wild flowers belong to the herbage that is cut with the grass. In Palestine the forests in many localities disappeared thousands of years ago, and in the scarcity of fuel, dried grass and weeds are often used to heat the oven.

      31. Therefore take no thought. Have no anxiety over the question of food and raiment. Do your duty, with a full trust in God that he will see that you do not lack for these things.

      32. For after all these things do the Gentiles seek. This worldliness, anxiety, and distrust, might do in heathen, who have no knowledge of a heavenly Father, but you have a heavenly Father, and he knows that ye need all these things.

      33. Seek ye first the kingdom of God. The promise is made that if we seek it first, and its righteousness, all earthly wants will be supplied. The condition demands, 1. That we seek the kingdom first in point of time. Some propose to secure a competence, and after they have gained it, they will serve God. 2. We must make it first in importance. Everything else must give way before its demands. 3. It must be first in our affections, have our whole hearts. We must "love the Lord our God with the whole heart" (Matt. 22:37). His righteousness. The righteousness that God bestows upon those who are in the Kingdom, Christ's righteousness, the forgiveness of sins in his name.

      34. Take, therefore, no thought for the morrow. Again, it should read, as in the Revision, "Have no anxiety about to-morrow." The morrow will take thought for itself. Not "take care of itself," but bring its own cares, anxieties and troubles. We should not foolishly increase our present burden by borrowing trouble about to-morrow.