matter of semantics

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SherryH

matter of semantics

Post by SherryH »

Good morning Mr. Barge! Thank you again for all the work you put into the Daily Prayer site. I have a question and believe you are just the man to answer it. In the Lord's Prayer, I have seen it rendered "forgive us our debts...", "forgive us our trespasses...", and "forgive us our sins...". I am curious as to which is the closest meaning in the original (or at least the Greek as it was written.) In English, those three words have very different meanings.