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…for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. – Psalms 138:2

Matthew 6:13b

Where did the end of the Lord’s Prayer go? 


The last part of the Lord’s Prayer is missing, notated as not being in the ‘most reliable’, or put in parentheses so as to cause doubt as to it being scripture.


But it’s in 98.5% of extant manuscripts. 


Most people memorize it in the King James.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

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Perhaps they don’t want God to have His kingdom and power and glory forever.


Yes.  Yes it does.

Additional Documentation

I was in a church where they had everyone recite it by memory but in their church pews it didn’t exist. 


Mt. 6:13b is supported being an original verse not only by a vast proportion of manuscripts. (98.5% of the Greek manuscripts, something around 1,500 MSS) but by the significantly earliest witness (the Didache), and by widespread witnesses (Chrysostom, Isidore of Pelusium, Codex W, L, Δ, 892, 1192, 2812, the Peshitta, the Gothic version, the Armenian version, the Opus Imperfectum, etc.). 


1,416 manuscripts preserve the phrase exactly, and that all of the MSS from the 900s and earlier that have the phrase “contain the doxology completely intact, letter for letter.” 


Among these 105 MSS are Codices E G K L M S U V W Δ Θ Π Σ Φ Ω 047 0211 0233 0257 0287 and minuscules such as 33 123 151 274 405 461 565 773 892 1073 1077 1079 1080 1110 1172 1346 1424 1701 1816 2142 2414 and 2812.


John Chrysostom quoted and commented upon the entire phrase c. 400 and it also appears in Apostolic Constitutions c. 380. 


The Didache (early 100s), in chapter 8, the unknown author states the following: “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed is Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily (needful) bread, and forgive us our debt as we also forgive our debtors. And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the power and the glory forever.” 


If you’ve ever hand-copied the Bible, (I highly recommend it) it’s very easy to accidentally skip over a verse. It’s happened to me many times. What probably happened is that a scribe accidentally omitted it when making a handwritten copy. 


It’s missing in the 2 main Alexandrian texts: Vaticanus and Sinaiticus