Matthew 06:09-15 The Lord’s Poem – The Poetry Of Jesus

The Lord’s prayer is a poem that contains wordplay between the words “Kingdom” (מלכותך), “Bread” (לחם), “Forgive” (מחול), “Sinners” (לחוטאים).

“Kingdom” מלכותך
“Bread” לחם
“Forgive” מחול
“Sinners” לחוטאים
“From” מכל
“Them” להם
“You” לכם

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread {“Bread” (לחם)}.
12 And forgive {“Forgive” (מחול)} us our debts,
as we also have forgiven {“Forgive” (מחול)} our debtors {“Sinners” (לחוטאים)}.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from {“From” (מכל)} the evil one.’
14 For if you forgive {“Forgive” (מחול)} men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive {“Forgive” (מחול)} you. 15 But if you do not forgive {“Forgive” (מחול)} men {“Them” (להם)}, neither will your Father forgive {“Forgive” (מחול)} {“You” (לכם)} {“Your” (לכם)} your trespasses.

J. Clontz – Editor of the Comprehensive New Testament