How to Pray: Our Father in Aramaic

There is something powerful and intimate about praying the Lord’s Prayer in the language Jesus taught it. Below, you’ll find the Our Father in first century Aramaic translated by Rev. William Fulco, SJ.

Abun di bashmayya nethqadash shmak.

Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name.

Tethey malkuthak.

Thy / Your kingdom come.

Newe tzevyanak aykan di bashmayya af ba’ara.

Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Lakhman di sunkanan yamana hav lan yoma dheyn.

Give us (this day) our daily bread.

Wa-shbuk lan khavine aykana, d’af hanan shbukan l’khayvine.

And forgive us our trespasses/ debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Ulo ellan lanisyana l’heyn atzeyl lan min beesha.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us /protect us from the evil one.

Amin.

Amen.

You can listen to the Our Father prayed in Aramaic by Jonathan Roumie in the Guest section on Hallow!