The Lord’s Prayer in Greek (smartphone wallpaper)

I created this wallpaper a while back to help me memorize the Lord’s Prayer in Greek!

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The Lord’s Prayer in Greek
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Interestingly, many Greek NT manuscripts don’t include “all” of the Lord’s Prayer as we usually think of it. The last sentence, “ὅτι σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. ἀμήν.” is missing from several important witnesses. (The NA28 lists them in the apparatus as: ℵ B D Z 0170 ƒ1 ℓ 2211 lat mae bopt; Or). I thought it would be interesting to track down a manuscript that does have it however, so I picked the first one from the list (K) that does include it, and looked it up online. The relevant part of the page is shown below.

“K” (GA20017) folio 24r, 9th century (source: Bibliothèque Nationale)

As you can see, the whole thing is there. (With an interesting variant of “ἀφίεμεν” instead of “ἀφήκαμεν” as well!)

Here’s the Greek text in Unicode, as found in the 2018 Robinson-Pierpont Byzantine Text.

οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς·
Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου· ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου· γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς· τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον· καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν· καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ. ὅτι σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. ἀμήν.


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