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Old 6th July 2016, 03:07 PM
OregonCatholic OregonCatholic is offline
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Default Our Father Prayer

I apologize if you've already addressed this Ron, but I haven't seen it anywhere. I have a question in regard to the Our Father Prayer found in the Gospel of Matthew.

{6:13} And lead us not into temptation. But free us from evil. Amen.

I've recently read that this should actually be written as "...And let us not fall into temptation. But free us from the evil one." Since God doesn't actually lead anyone into temptation. Would the revised translation be more appropriate?
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Old 6th July 2016, 03:23 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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{6:13} Et ne nos inducas in tentationem. Sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
{6:13} And lead us not into temptation. But free us from evil. Amen.

The Vulgate clearly says "inducas" which means to lead into....
God does not tempt anyone, but He does put people to the test, i.e. allow or even lead them into situations where their faith is tested.

The "malo" can be translated as "the evil one", but the more likely translation is simply "evil".
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