Lord’s Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change



Pope Francis has called for a translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord’s Prayer to be changed.

The current wording that says “lead us not into temptation” is not a good translation because God does not lead humans to sin, he says.

His suggestion is to use “do not let us fall into temptation” instead, he told Italian TV on Wednesday night.

The Lord’s Prayer is the best-known prayer in Christianity.

The pontiff said France’s Roman Catholic Church was now using the new wording “do not let us fall into temptation” as an alternative, and something similar should be used worldwide.

“Do not let me fall into temptation because it is I who fall, it is not God who throws me into temptation and then sees how I fell,” he told TV2000, an Italian Catholic TV channel.

“A father does not do that, a father helps you to get up immediately.”

It is a translation from the Latin Vulgate, a 4th-Century Latin translation of the Bible, which itself was translated from ancient Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic.

Since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has not shied away from controversy and has tackled some issues head-on, Vatican observers say.

He has previously said the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them.

He has also compared European migrant detention centres with concentration camps.

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  1. I understand his concern. At the end of the day, I pray that the Pope and all of us will be ready to meet our Maker when that time comes. All of us are frail human beings subject to death, but thank God for Jesus Christ who freely offer life and peace to all. “Emmanuel” = God with us. Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Regardless of the Pope’s interpretation, as long as the King James Version ( and other versions that have “lead us not into temptation”) are not proven to be erroneous translations, I would urge all Christians to leave well alone.
    The Bible itself spoke of how the little horn power will seek to change laws and times.
    Let us not go back to the Middle Ages when the Popes and Bishops thought they had to interpret the Bible for us. That is the job of the Holy Spirit.
    Wolves sometimes wear white like lambs. It has been 500 years since Luther nailed his thesis to the Wittenberg door, do not let the Pope erode liberty of conscience.
    On the day of judgement we will not answer to a Catholic Pope, we will answer to God Almighty.

    • The pope himself has to answer to Almighty God. He too is in need of forgiveness and the grace of Jehovah. He is human like all of us and takes a shit and a piss daily. He too is subject to death and sin, but we can thank God for John 3:16

  3. I wonder if the Pope is going to ask us to change the phrase in the Bible that talks about God hardening Pharaoh’s heart or the phrase that talks about God making certain people to believe a lie.
    If we start to follow the Pope’s rational we may not be able to discern truth from error as we will reject what God actually says and accept what we think he is saying.

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