[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.] Matthew 6:13
As you can see this segment is placed in brackets in Matthew’s account and doesn’t appear at all in Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer. It is most likely that it was not available in Matthew’s version at the time Luke was compiling his material. It is more likely that Jesus brought together strands of prayers said by Jews and assembled them into one short prayer compilation. See the comment from Gill’s commentary below. I have deliberately clipped segments from the commentaries out of E-Sword to show you what is available to you. You have to have loaded these commentaries into your E-Sword programme and your cursor has to be in the verse you are wanting help on. If so, then simply click on the name of the commentary and the following information is available to you.
Besides the variations in the “expressions” in this prayer, Luke has omitted the doxology, or close, altogether; and this shows that Jesus did not intend that we should always use just this “form,” but that it was a general direction how to pray; or, rather, that we were to pray for these “things,” though not always using the same words.
It may be proper to remark that this doxology, “for thine is the kingdom,” etc., is missing in many manuscripts, and that its authenticity is doubtful.
The prayer related here by Luke is not precisely the same as that mentioned by Matthew; and indeed it is not likely that it was given at the same time. That in Matthew seems to have been given after the second passover; and this in Luke was given probably after the third passover, between the feasts of tabernacles, and the dedication.
There are many variations in the MSS. (Manuscripts) in this prayer; but they seem to have proceeded principally from the desire of rendering this similar to that in Matthew. Attempts of this nature have given birth to multitudes of the various readings in the MSS. of the New Testament. It should be remarked, also, that there is no vestige of the doxology found in Matthew, in any copy of St. Luke’s Gospel.
“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” The whole of this doxology is rejected by Wetstein, Griesbach, and the most eminent critics. The authorities (documentary evidence) on which it is rejected may be seen in Griesbach and, Wetstein, particularly in the second edition of Griesbach’s Testament, who is fully of opinion that it never made a part of the sacred text. It is variously written in several MSS., and omitted by most of the (church) fathers, both Greek and Latin. As the doxology is at least very ancient, and was in use among the Jews, as well as all the other petitions of this excellent prayer, it should not, in my opinion, be left out of the text, merely because some MSS. have omitted it, and it has been variously written in others.
These verbal variations, though the sense is the same, together with the omission of the doxology, and the word “Amen”, show that this prayer was not designed to be an exact form, and to be so used, but as a directory of prayer. See Gill’s notes onMat_6:9 where he shows the agreement there is between the petitions in this prayer and some that were made use of among the Jews. He supposes that our Lord took notice of such petitions, which the good people among the Jews frequently used. It seems Jesus approved of [these elements] and singled out, and put them into the order in which they stand . . . to be a directory to his disciples and followers.
JFB (Jamieson, Fausset, Brown)
Model Prayer (Mat_6:9-13). According to the Latin fathers and the Lutheran Church, the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer are seven in number; according to the Greek fathers, the Reformed Church and the Westminster divines, they are only six; the two last being regarded – we think, less correctly – as one. The first three petitions have to do exclusively with God: “Thy name be hallowed” – “Thy kingdom come” – “Thy will be done.” And they occur in ascending scale – from Himself down to the manifestation of Himself in His kingdom; and from His kingdom to the entire subjection of its subjects, or the complete doing of His will. The remaining four petitions have to do with Ourselves: “Give us our daily bread” – “Forgive us our debts” – “Lead us not into temptation” – “Deliver us from evil.” But these latter petitions occur in an ascending scale – from the bodily wants of every day up to our final deliverance from all evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen— If any reliance is to be placed on external evidence, this doxology, we think, can hardly be considered part of the original text. It is wanting (missing) in all the most ancient manuscripts; it is wanting (missing) in the Old Latin version and in theVulgate:the former mounting up to about the middle of the second century, and the latter being a revision of it in the fourth century by Jerome, a most reverential and conservative as well as able and impartial critic. As might be expected from this, it is passed by in silence by the earliest Latin fathers; but even the Greek commentators, when expounding this prayer, pass by the doxology. On the other hand, it is found in a majority of manuscripts, though not the oldest; it is found in all the Syriac versions, even the Peschito – dating probably as early as the second century – although this version lacks the “Amen,” which the doxology, if genuine, could hardly have wanted; it is found in the Sahidic or Thebaic version made for the Christians of Upper Egypt, possibly as early as the Old Latin; and it is found in perhaps most of the later versions.
On a review of the evidence, the strong probability, we think, is that it was not part of the original text.
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