New American Standard Bible
Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,
King James Bible
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Darby Bible Translation
Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my daily need:
World English Bible
Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me;
Young's Literal Translation
Vanity and a lying word put far from me, Poverty or wealth give not to me, Cause me to eat the bread of my portion,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The order of the two requests is significant. The wise man's prayer is first and chiefly, "truth in the inward parts," the removal of all forms of falsehood, hollowness, hypocrisy.
Neither poverty ... - The evil of the opposite extremes of social life is that in different ways they lead men to a false standard of duty, and so to that forgetfulness of God which passes into an absolute denial.
Food convenient for me - literally, "give me for food the bread of my appointed portion." The prayer foreshadows that which we have been taught by the Divine Wisdom: "Give us, day by day, our daily bread."
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
'Give us this day our daily bread.
1 Timothy 6:8
If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die:
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