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Daily Bread
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A phrase in the Lord’s Prayer typically understood to express the basic need for subsistence (Matt 6:11; Luke 11:3). The Greek word for “daily” (ἐπιούσιος, epiousios) occurs only here in the New Testament. It also can be rendered as “future,” as in Jerome’s translation: “Give us today the bread of tomorrow.”
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Daily Bread
Daily Bread A phrase in the Lord’s Prayer typically understood to express the basic need for subsistence (Matt 6:11; Luke 11:3). The Greek word for “daily” (ἐπιούσιος, epiousios) occurs only here in the New Testament. It also can be rendered as “future,” as in Jerome’s translation: “Give us today the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Daily Bread
Daily Bread The meaning of Gk. epioúsios in Mt. 6:11; Lk. 11:3 (the Lord’s Prayer) has been subject to a variety of interpretation and conjecture. The English versions render “daily,” with the marginal suggestion in both the RSV and the NEB “for the morrow.” The RV mg suggests “for the coming day”
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