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SECTION 7 | Lord's Prayer | 7.0 | Introduction and Our Father

A Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, in Scripture Expressions

The Lord’s prayer being intended not only for a form of prayer itself, but a rule of direction, a plan or model in little, by which we may frame our prayers; and the expressions being remarkably concise and yet vastly comprehensive, it will be of good use sometimes to lay it before us, and observing the method and order of it, to dilate upon the several passages and petitions of it, that we may use it the more intelligently; of which we shall only here give a specimen in the assistance we may have from some other Scriptures.

Our Father in heaven.

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O Lord our God, doubtless you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name, Isaiah 63:16(ESV) and we will from this time call to you, “Our Father, you are the friend of our youth.” Jeremiah 3:4(ESV)

Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Malachi 2:10(ESV) You are the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to be subject to and live. Hebrews 12:9(ESV)

You are the Father of lights, James 1:17(ESV) the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3(ESV) the Everlasting Father, Isaiah 9:6(ESV) from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. Romans 11:36(ESV)

You are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(ESV) whose glory was that of the only Son from the Father, John 1:14(ESV) who is at your side: John 1:18(ESV) beside you, like a master workman, daily your delight and rejoicing before you always. Proverbs 8:30(ESV)

You are, in Christ, our Father and the Father of all believers, whom you have predestined for adoption as sons, Ephesians 1:5(ESV) and into whose hearts you have sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6(ESV) See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1(ESV) That the Lord God Almighty should be a Father to us, and we should be sons and daughters to him; 2 Corinthians 6:18(ESV) and that to all who receive him, who believe in his name, you should give the right to become children of God, who are born, not of the will of man, but of God and his grace. John 1:12-13(ESV)

O that we may receive adoption as sons, Galatians 4:5(ESV) and that as obedient and genuine children we may be conformed to the example of him who has called us, who is holy; 1 Peter 1:14-15(ESV) and may we be imitators of God as beloved children, Ephesians 5:1(ESV) and conformed to the image of his Son, who is the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29(ESV)

O Lord our God, doubtless you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name, Isaiah 63:16(ESV) and we will from this time call to you, “Our Father, you are the friend of our youth.” Jeremiah 3:4(ESV)

Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Malachi 2:10(ESV) You are the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to be subject to and live. Hebrews 12:9(ESV)

You are the Father of lights, James 1:17(ESV) the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3(ESV) the Everlasting Father, Isaiah 9:6(ESV) from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. Romans 11:36(ESV)

You are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(ESV) whose glory was that of the only Son from the Father, John 1:14(ESV) who is at your side: John 1:18(ESV) beside you, like a master workman, daily your delight and rejoicing before you always. Proverbs 8:30(ESV)

You are, in Christ, our Father and the Father of all believers, whom you have predestined for adoption as sons, Ephesians 1:5(ESV) and into whose hearts you have sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6(ESV) See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1(ESV) That the Lord God Almighty should be a Father to us, and we should be sons and daughters to him; 2 Corinthians 6:18(ESV) and that to all who receive him, who believe in his name, you should give the right to become children of God, who are born, not of the will of man, but of God and his grace. John 1:12-13(ESV)

O that we may receive adoption as sons, Galatians 4:5(ESV) and that as obedient and genuine children we may be conformed to the example of him who has called us, who is holy; 1 Peter 1:14-15(ESV) and may we be imitators of God as beloved children, Ephesians 5:1(ESV) and conformed to the image of his Son, who is the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29(ESV)

O Lord our God, doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not; thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer, thy name is from everlasting, Isaiah 63:16(KJV) and we will from this time cry unto thee, Our Father, thou art the guide of our youth. Jeremiah 3:4(KJV)

Have we not all one Father? has not one God created us? Malachi 2:10(KJV) Thou art the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to be in subjection and live. Hebrews 12:9(KJV)

Thou art the Father of lights, James 1:17(KJV) and the Father of mercies, and the God of all consolation: 2 Corinthians 1:3(KJV) The eternal Father, Isaiah 9:6(KJV) of whom, and through whom, and to whom, are all things. Romans 11:36(KJV)

Thou art the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(KJV) whose glory was that of the only begotten of the Father, John 1:14(KJV) who is in his bosom: John 1:18(KJV) by him, as one brought up with him, daily his delight, and rejoicing always before him. Proverbs 8:30(KJV)

Thou art, in Christ, our Father and the Father of all believers, whom thou hast predestinated to the adoption of children, Ephesians 1:5(KJV) and into whose hearts thou hast sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6(KJV) Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God. 1 John 3:1(KJV) That the Lord God Almighty should be to us a Father, and we should be to him for sons and daughters; 2 Corinthians 6:18(KJV) and that as many as receive Christ, to them thou shouldest give power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name, which are born, not of the will of man, but of God and his grace. John 1:12-13(KJV)

O that we may receive the adoption of sons, Galatians 4:5(KJV) and that as obedient and genuine children we may fashion ourselves according to the example of him who hath called us, who is holy; 1 Peter 1:14-15(KJV) and may we be followers of God as dear children, Ephesians 5:1(KJV) and conformed to the image of his Son, who is the first-born among many brethren. Romans 8:29(KJV)

O Lord our God, doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not; thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer, thy name is from everlasting, Isaiah 63:16(KJV) and we will from this time cry unto thee, Our Father, thou art the guide of our youth. Jeremiah 3:4(KJV)

Have we not all one Father? has not one God created us? Malachi 2:10(KJV) Thou art the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to be in subjection and live. Hebrews 12:9(KJV)

Thou art the Father of lights, James 1:17(KJV) and the Father of mercies, and the God of all consolation: 2 Corinthians 1:3(KJV) The eternal Father, Isaiah 9:6(KJV) of whom, and through whom, and to whom, are all things. Romans 11:36(KJV)

Thou art the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(KJV) whose glory was that of the only begotten of the Father, John 1:14(KJV) who is in his bosom: John 1:18(KJV) by him, as one brought up with him, daily his delight, and rejoicing always before him. Proverbs 8:30(KJV)

Thou art, in Christ, our Father and the Father of all believers, whom thou hast predestinated to the adoption of children, Ephesians 1:5(KJV) and into whose hearts thou hast sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6(KJV) Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God. 1 John 3:1(KJV) That the Lord God Almighty should be to us a Father, and we should be to him for sons and daughters; 2 Corinthians 6:18(KJV) and that as many as receive Christ, to them thou shouldest give power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name, which are born, not of the will of man, but of God and his grace. John 1:12-13(KJV)

O that we may receive the adoption of sons, Galatians 4:5(KJV) and that as obedient and genuine children we may fashion ourselves according to the example of him who hath called us, who is holy; 1 Peter 1:14-15(KJV) and may we be followers of God as dear children, Ephesians 5:1(KJV) and conformed to the image of his Son, who is the first-born among many brethren. Romans 8:29(KJV)

O Lord our God, doubtless You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us; You, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is Your name, Isaiah 63:16(NASB) and we will from now on call to You, “Our Father, You are the friend of our youth.” Jeremiah 3:4(NASB)

Do we not all have one Father? Has not one God created us? Malachi 2:10(NASB) You are the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to be subject and live. Hebrews 12:9(NASB)

You are the Father of lights, James 1:17(NASB) and the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3(NASB) the eternal Father, Isaiah 9:6(NASB) from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. Romans 11:36(NASB)

You are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(NASB) whose glory was that of the only begotten from the Father, John 1:14(NASB) who is in His bosom: John 1:18(NASB) beside Him, as a master workman, daily His delight, and rejoicing always before Him. Proverbs 8:30(NASB)

You are in Christ, our Father, and the Father of all believers, whom You have predestined to adoption as sons, Ephesians 1:5(NASB) and into whose hearts You have sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6(NASB) See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God; 1 John 3:1(NASB) that the Lord God Almighty should be a Father to us, and we should be sons and daughters to Him; 2 Corinthians 6:18(NASB) and that as many as receive Christ, to them You should give the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who are born, not of the will of man, but of God and His grace. John 1:12-13(NASB)

O that we may receive the adoption as sons, Galatians 4:5(NASB) and that as obedient and genuine children we may be conformed to the example of Him who has called us, who is the Holy One; 1 Peter 1:14-15(NASB) and may we be imitators of God, as beloved children, Ephesians 5:1(NASB) and conformed to the image of His Son, who is the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29(NASB)

O Lord our God, doubtless You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us; You, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is Your name, Isaiah 63:16(NASB) and we will from now on call to You, “Our Father, You are the friend of our youth.” Jeremiah 3:4(NASB)

Do we not all have one Father? Has not one God created us? Malachi 2:10(NASB) You are the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to be subject and live. Hebrews 12:9(NASB)

You are the Father of lights, James 1:17(NASB) and the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3(NASB) the eternal Father, Isaiah 9:6(NASB) from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. Romans 11:36(NASB)

You are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(NASB) whose glory was that of the only begotten from the Father, John 1:14(NASB) who is in His bosom: John 1:18(NASB) beside Him, as a master workman, daily His delight, and rejoicing always before Him. Proverbs 8:30(NASB)

You are in Christ, our Father, and the Father of all believers, whom You have predestined to adoption as sons, Ephesians 1:5(NASB) and into whose hearts You have sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6(NASB) See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God; 1 John 3:1(NASB) that the Lord God Almighty should be a Father to us, and we should be sons and daughters to Him; 2 Corinthians 6:18(NASB) and that as many as receive Christ, to them You should give the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who are born, not of the will of man, but of God and His grace. John 1:12-13(NASB)

O that we may receive the adoption as sons, Galatians 4:5(NASB) and that as obedient and genuine children we may be conformed to the example of Him who has called us, who is the Holy One; 1 Peter 1:14-15(NASB) and may we be imitators of God, as beloved children, Ephesians 5:1(NASB) and conformed to the image of His Son, who is the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29(NASB)

O Lord our God, doubtless you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name, Isaiah 63:16(NIV) and we will from this time cry to you, “Our Father, you are our friend from our youth.” Jeremiah 3:4(NIV)

Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us? Malachi 2:10(NIV) You are the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to submit to and live. Hebrews 12:9(NIV)

You are the Father of the heavenly lights, James 1:17(NIV) the Father of compassion, and the God of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3(NIV) the Everlasting Father, Isaiah 9:6(NIV) from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. Romans 11:36(NIV)

You are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(NIV) whose glory was that of the One and Only, who came from the Father, John 1:14(NIV) who is at your side: John 1:18(NIV) the craftsman at your side, who is filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in your presence. Proverbs 8:30(NIV)

You are, in Christ, our Father and the Father of all believers, whom you have predestined to be adopted as sons, Ephesians 1:5(NIV) and into whose hearts you have sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6(NIV) How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! 1 John 3:1(NIV) That the Lord God Almighty should be a Father to us, and we should be to him for sons and daughters; 2 Corinthians 6:18(NIV) and that to all who receive Christ, to those who believe in his name, you should give the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God and his grace. John 1:12-13(NIV)

O that we may receive the full rights of sons, Galatians 4:5(NIV) and that as obedient and genuine children we may conform ourselves to the example of him who has called us, who is holy; 1 Peter 1:14-15(NIV) and may we be imitators of God as dearly loved children, Ephesians 5:1(NIV) and conformed to the likeness of his Son, who is the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29(NIV)

O Lord our God, doubtless you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name, Isaiah 63:16(NIV) and we will from this time cry to you, “Our Father, you are our friend from our youth.” Jeremiah 3:4(NIV)

Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us? Malachi 2:10(NIV) You are the Father of our spirits, to whom we ought to submit to and live. Hebrews 12:9(NIV)

You are the Father of the heavenly lights, James 1:17(NIV) the Father of compassion, and the God of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3(NIV) the Everlasting Father, Isaiah 9:6(NIV) from whom and through whom and to whom are all things. Romans 11:36(NIV)

You are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:3(NIV) whose glory was that of the One and Only, who came from the Father, John 1:14(NIV) who is at your side: John 1:18(NIV) the craftsman at your side, who is filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in your presence. Proverbs 8:30(NIV)

You are, in Christ, our Father and the Father of all believers, whom you have predestined to be adopted as sons, Ephesians 1:5(NIV) and into whose hearts you have sent the Spirit of the Son, teaching them to cry “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6(NIV) How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! 1 John 3:1(NIV) That the Lord God Almighty should be a Father to us, and we should be to him for sons and daughters; 2 Corinthians 6:18(NIV) and that to all who receive Christ, to those who believe in his name, you should give the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God and his grace. John 1:12-13(NIV)

O that we may receive the full rights of sons, Galatians 4:5(NIV) and that as obedient and genuine children we may conform ourselves to the example of him who has called us, who is holy; 1 Peter 1:14-15(NIV) and may we be imitators of God as dearly loved children, Ephesians 5:1(NIV) and conformed to the likeness of his Son, who is the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29(NIV)

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