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"The Lord's Prayer" in The Message

By Gary F. Zeolla

        "The Lord's Prayer" is the simple prayer that Jesus gave to us as an example of how to pray. Most Christians have it memorized. But maybe the prayer as Jesus gave it to us is too "outdated" or hard to understand for today. At least, that is the attitude of some Bible versions. They feel a need to alter it to make it updated and easier to understand. The Message (MSG) by Eugene Peterson is one such version.

This article was revised and incorporated as a chapter in my book
Differences Between Bible Versions: Third Edition.

Bible Versions Controversy: Various Versions
Bible Versions Controversy

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