Who did Jesus tell the Lord's Prayer to?

Matthew 5:1; 6:9-13; 7:28 and Luke 11:1-41

I fail to see even why these verses were listed as a problem. Matthew 5 begins the beatitudes; and later in them, Jesus teaches the multitude how to pray (Matt. 6:6-13). In another instance (Luke 11:1-4), the the disciples ask Him to teach them, and He does. There is certainly no time conflict at all. Jesus can teach the same thing more than once.

Matthew 5:1-3; 6:9-13 Luke 11:1-4
1 When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2 He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, etc. 1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples."
--Matt. 5:1 begins the beatitudes that go through to Matt. 7:29  
9 "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 'Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 'Give us this day our daily bread. 12 'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]' 2 And He said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. 3 'Give us each day our daily bread. 4 'And forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.'"
  • 1. Note: Scripture quotes are from the NASB.

 

 

 

 
 
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