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The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic

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Translation from original Aramaic

O cosmic Birther, from whom the breath of life comes,
who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.
May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.  Your Heavenly Domain approaches.
Let Your will come true in the universe (all that vibrates) just as on earth (that is material and dense).
Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need,
detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma) like we let go the guilt of others.
Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations), but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.
From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act, the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.
Sealed in trust, faith and truth. (I confirm with my entire being)

 

The Lord’s Prayer, also called the Our Father and the Pater Noster, is a venerated Christian prayer that, according to the New Testament, was taught by Jesus to his disciples.  Did you know that this prayer which Jesus taught on a hill in Gallilee to his followers who asked how may we pray, was originally of course, spoken in Jesus’ native tongue, Aramaic?

This prayer is recorded in the Gospel of Luke (Ch. 11:2-4), written in a final form about 80CE, and the Gospel of Matthew (Ch. 6:9-13), which was completed approximately in 85CE. The longer version of this prayer from the Book of Matthew has become the standard in the liturgy and daily prayers of over one billion Christians worldwide.

The Gospels and Books of the New Testament were set down in Greek between 20 and 80 years after they were spoken. Greek was the vernacular of the West and the language of commerce. The vernacular of the East, and Jesus’ language, was Aramaic.

I love the original translation and the version in Aramaic sung by Pascale Sakr below. What I really like is the reference to the all gender origin of God – the Cosmic Birther – rather than putting a masculine spin on this prayer ( why not say Our Father / Mother or Our Mother for that matter )?  I LOVE the ending about the song that renews eternally!

There is also another version on You Tube with the words, that I like – link below.

 

REFERENCES

http://www.thenazareneway.com/lords_prayer.htm

http://www.historian.net/lp-pap2.html

You will also find a lovely rendition by Cliff Richard of the traditional “Millenium prayer” by scrolling down the page below:

http://www.peaceinpractice.iinet.net.au/resources.html

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Author: Star Wise

Bookaholic and Peace-aholic, and Animal lover, I try to spread peace and fairness for all, and appreciation of, and proper use of the wonderful world we live in. Mitakuye Oyasin - we are all related.

2 thoughts on “The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic

  1. Well I like the original better thats for sure. I did not think that it was altered over time

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