Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Matthew 6:13 The Lord's Prayer Concluded

13 καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν,
ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ. 
Matthew 6:13
And do not bring us into temptation
but deliver us from the evil one.
ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ (from the evil one)
πονηροῦ is from πονηρός meaning evil.  It is in a genitive singular form in this passage.  πονηρός used mostly as an adjective, but here it is being used as a singular noun.  Most translations render this simple as “evil”.  Jesus may be pin-pointing who we are to ask to be delivered from.


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