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Usually, translations of the "prayer" say: "Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil". And, usually, wherever "The Lord's Prayer" is said, it is said.

But the correct reading of that last phrase is not "deliver us from evil".  It is "deliver us from the evil one".

Yes, the correct translation is "the evil one So it is definitely incorrect! 

Nevertheless, someone might say, "What does it matter, anyway?".

It matters because millions of people pray this "prayer" every day, or at least once a week, as if they habitually commit evil and have no power against doing it.

The point is, Jesus is not saying ask the Father to deliver them from evil things but from an evil being.

Above all, knowing what is correct matters. It keeps Believers in harmony with the Lord's teachings. The result is powerful knowledge to use against the enemy.

Knowing and saying the incorrect translation is not only totally wrong, it affects disposition and behaviour.

Humans are told to repent of doing evil things, not ask to be delivered from them.


Remember this. If you have yielded to temptation and done wrong, God delivers in Jesus' name. He is within hearing.

Here's what to do: Go to a place to be alone.

Pray. Confess your sins to Him. Repent, ask Him for His forgiveness and in Jesus' name ask for the deliverance that only He can accomplish.

Receive the deliverance from Him. And thank Him for delivering you! Remind the enemy that God has saved you and has taken you from his power.

Lastly, 2 Peter 2'9 gives great assurance saying, "the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations,". [For more see Deliverance on the Menu.]


Don't forget, only the Holy Spirit has the right to lead a son or daughter of God.

"... as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God,"

Romans 8'14.