New International Version
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
King James Bible
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
let thy kingdom come, let thy will be done as in heaven so upon the earth;
World English Bible
Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
Young's Literal Translation
'Thy reign come: Thy will come to pass, as in heaven also on the earth.
Matthew 6:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy kingdom come - The ancient Jews scrupled not to say: He prays not at all, in whose prayers there is no mention of the kingdom of God. Hence, they were accustomed to say, "Let him cause his kingdom to reign, and his redemption to flourish: and let the Messiah speedily come and deliver his people."
The universal sway of the scepter of Christ: - God has promised that the kingdom of Christ shall be exalted above all kingdoms. Daniel 7:14-27. That it shall overcome all others, and be at last the universal empire. Isaiah 9:7. Connect this with the explanation given of this phrase, Matthew 3:2.
Thy will be done - This petition is properly added to the preceding; for when the kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy, in the Holy Spirit, is established in the heart, there is then an ample provision made for the fulfillment of the Divine will.
The will of God is infinitely good, wise, and holy; to have it fulfilled in and among men, is to have infinite goodness, wisdom, and holiness diffused throughout the universe; and earth made the counterpart of heaven.
As it is in heaven - The Jews maintained, that they were the angels of God upon earth, as these pure spirits were angels of God in heaven; hence they said, "As the angels sanctify the Divine name in heaven, so the Israelites sanctify the Divine name, upon earth." See Schoettgen.
1st. The salvation of the soul is the result of two wills conjoined: the will of God, and the will of man. If God will not the salvation of man, he cannot be saved: If, man will not the salvation God has prepared for him, he cannot be delivered from his sins.
2dly. This petition certainly points out a deliverance from all sin; for nothing that is unholy can consist with the Divine will, and if this be fulfilled in man, surely sin shall be banished from his soul.
3dly. This is farther evident from these words, as it is in heaven; i.e. as the angels do it: viz. with all zeal, diligence, love, delight, and perseverance.
4thly. Does not the petition plainly imply, we may live without sinning against God? Surely the holy angels never mingle iniquity with their loving obedience; and as our Lord teaches us to pray, that we do his will here as they do it in heaven, can it be thought he would put a petition in our mouths, the fulfillment of which was impossible?
5thly. This certainly destroys the assertion: "There is no such state of purification, to be attained here, in which it may be said, the soul is redeemed from sinful passions and desires;" for it is on Earth that we are commanded to pray that this will, which is our sanctification, may be done.
6thly. Our souls can never be truly happy, till our Wills be entirely subjected to, and become one with, the will of God.
7thly. How can any person offer this petition to his Maker, who thinks of nothing less than the performance of the will of God, and of nothing more than doing his own?
Some see the mystery of the Trinity in the three preceding petitions. The first being, addressed to the Father, as the source of all holiness. The second, to the Son, who establishes the kingdom of God upon earth. The third, to the Holy Spirit, who by his energy works in men to will and to perform.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Distracted Mind
Eversley. 1871. Matthew vi. 34. "Take no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Scholars will tell you that the words "take no thought" do not exactly express our Lord's meaning in this text. That they should rather stand, "Be not anxious about to-morrow." And doubtless they are right on the whole. But the truth is, that we have no word in English which exactly expresses the Greek word which St Matthew …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
August 27. "Take no Thought for Your Life" (Matt. vi. 25).
'Forgive us Our Debts'
'Lead us not into Temptation'
Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done."
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."
When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."
Jump to PreviousEarth Heaven Kingdom Pleasure Reign
Jump to NextEarth Heaven Kingdom Pleasure Reign
LinksMatthew 6:10 NIV
Matthew 6:10 NLT
Matthew 6:10 ESV
Matthew 6:10 NASB
Matthew 6:10 KJV
Matthew 6:10 Bible Apps
Matthew 6:10 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 6:10 Chinese Bible
Matthew 6:10 French Bible
Matthew 6:10 German Bible
Matthew 6:10 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.