Biblical Scholar Criticizes Pope Francis for Saying That the Traditional Translation of ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’ Is Inaccurate

Biblical scholar and Swiss linguist Fr. Reto Nay says the possible change of the sixth petition of the “Our Father” prayer isn’t accurate.

Nay’s comments to LifeSiteNews came after a 2017 interview with Pope Francis on Italian TV where he said the traditional translation of “and lead us not into temptation” is “not good.”

“It is not He that pushes me into temptation and then sees how I fall,” Francis said in Italian. “A father does not do this. A father quickly helps those who are provoked into Satan’s temptation.”

In English and in Italian, the sixth petition says, “and lead us not into temptation.”

“The text of the Our Father is passed down to us in the New Testament, which was written in ancient Greek,” Nay said. “The phrase “and lead us not into temptation” is contained both in Mt 6:13 and Lk 11:4 with identical wording.

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Source: Christian Headlines