Signs of the Times

Rev. W. R. Matthews, D.D. in the Daily Telegraph London, England

The final petition in the Lord's Prayer can be translated "from the evil one" or "from evil." The commonly accepted form "deliver us from evil" in its widest sense is no doubt the more suitable for general use, but I think there is a slight probability that the original meaning was "the evil one."

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May 2, 1959

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