Learn the Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew

Learn the "Our Father" prayer in Hebrew. This version of the Lord's Prayer was preserved by Jewish rabbis in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew. Click on each word to hear it recited by Keith Johnson and see the translation.

avee-noo she-ba-sha-mai-yeem, yeet-ka-desh sheem-cha, ve-yeet-ba-rech mal-choot-cha, re-tson-cha yee-h'-ye a-sui ba-sha-mai-yeem oo-va-a-rets, ve-tee-ten lach-me-noo te-mee-deet, oo-me-chol la-noo cha-to-tay-noo ka-a-sher a-nach-noo mo-cha-leem la-chot-teem la-noo, ve-al te-vee-ay-noo lee-day nees-sa-yon, ve-shom-ray-noo mee-kol rah, a-men.


English Translation Here


Lord\'s Prayer in Hebrew
aveenoo shebashamaiyeem yeetkadesh sheemcha veyeetbarech malchootcha retsoncha yeehye asui bashamaiyeem oovaarets veteeten lachmenoo temeedeet oomechol lanoo chatotaynoo kaasher anachnoo mochaleem lachotteem lanoo veal teveeaynoo leeday neessayon veshomraynoo meekol rah amen

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96 thoughts on “Learn the Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew

  1. Nehemia Gordan I thank you for coming in with I believe Rabbie Messer in the woman’s prison I was in over 6 years ago. You helped place this desire to know GOD’S true name within my heart. I’ve been calling HIM YAH, until a couple weeks ago when I came across your teaching on finding HIS true spelling of HIS name, and now I call on HIM by HIS true name. I thank you for that, I’m excited and encouraged again.

  2. During Christmas I shared this with my daughter and my grandsons and it was wonderful! My son-in-law said that he was going to share it with his class at church! Gods blessings are everywhere, you just have to look for them. Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Just curious. Are these Hebrew words coming from the original Hebrew scripture from where the Vulgate and Septuagint came from, or were translated from the Latin, or Greek, or the English text that we have now? Please do not get me wrong. I am not questioning your authority on the Hebrew language. I just would like to know if there are original Hebrew text of, for example the 4 Gospels in the New Testament. Thank you very much.

  4. Coming across this prayer in Hebrew has been a blessing to myself and my family!!!! So grateful to have stumbled upon this site. Use this during homeschool. Much blessings to you.

  5. Thank you very much! For me I feel closer to the Lord saying it in Hebrew. It may take a year for me to learn by heart but His prayer will always be in my heart. It’s meaning is deeper than what it may sound like I feel. As I let the Holy Spirit lead me to a deeper meaning, again thank you!

  6. Thank you Nehemiah,

    We here in Papua New Guinea love it, Hebrew, Transliteration and Translation, all in one. Thank you ?

    We are thinking of something similar for the Tanakh, YHWH willing. I will send a separate message soon.

    Toda Raba


  7. Baruch Ha Shem for the kind effort you made for the Lord’s Prayer, Tefilat Adon.May Ha Shem bless you.

    Shabbath shalom everyone. Let us continue to pray for the peace of Israel.

    Dick Perlas
    Shalom Bayit Fam. Ministry
    Manila, Philippines

  8. Praise God,
    This Hebrew translation is close to my heart, ive been looking for the karaoke version of this which was interpreted by Mr Andrew Hockinson on Youtube
    It is the one song that uplifts the spirit and remind us of The Fathers Love in all its melody .
    To Father Yaweh Be The Glory

    Gary morfe ramos
    Sta. Rosa

  9. Such an amazing resource. It is such a blessing to have opportunity to learn this prayer in Hebrew. I am just beginning to learn. Thanks so much guys.

  10. Shalom. This was working fine, voice and all until a couple of days ago (but I never did see the English translation). Now I cant hear nothing at all. It just scrolls up to the top of the page when I click on a transliteration or Hebrew word. I have Windows 10.1 and Chrome. But I also tried it on Firefox and Edge latest editions with no success. 🙁 My study partners are also having similar problems with it. It’s a wonderful resource and I hope it will work again soon. Thank you for providing it.

    • It’s working now. Thank you for letting us know! We don’t have a large staff, so we rely on you guys to let us know about problems so we can try and fix them. If you have further problems, please let us know through the contact page.

  11. Took me 2 days per line but I finally got it in my head. I guess my accent is atrocious, but yeah, one of those things. Thank you so much. I second the suggestion that Psalms would be a great pleasure to master in your language. More specifically Psalm 23. I hope you will consider it. Kind regards.

  12. Thank you so much for this,

    I have been researching the Hebrew roots of my Christian faith for over a year now. I found you gentlemen just recently and have watched many of your talks. I also recently purchased a Restoration Study Bible from Yahweh Restoration Ministries. This Bible is based on the KJV, but the name of God,and Jesus are now used as they should be (Yahweh, Yahshua, Elohim, Adonai, and so on). Strong’s Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are included.

    If you ever have the opportunity to review this Bible, I would very much like to hear your opinion.

    Thank you again,



  13. This is so amazing and HELPFUL! The Psalms would be amazing like this teaching too, if you have the time and inclination to teach us. I want to pray in Hebrew so much and know what I’m saying I can hardly stand it! Thank you for this beautiful teaching of the Lord’s Prayer. Yashua HaMashiac bless you and yours forever. I will gladly receive ANYTHING you wish to teach about Hebrew. TODA RABA! Shalom Alechiem!

  14. Thanks Nehemiah & Keith! this is great and works very well on my tablet. Much love from your fans in Michigan!

  15. Nechemya you rock brother. You and Keith are doing an awesome job of sticking to the ”Fathers word” rather than the misguided words of man meant for manipulation and control of the less educated masses. Thanks for all of the hard work and countless hours of study you have put into learning the truth for yourself and then taking the time to share it with us. Let the name of YEHOVA be praised forever!

  16. Wonderful work… well done and thanks!

    Jehoshua always said over and over that His kingdom was not of this world; we are to bring the higher realm to eretz ha-ze.

    Isn’t the tav without a dagash pronounced “th” not “te”?

    Is that Keith’s voice? Man, he sounds como Israeli!

  17. Thank you Nehemiah for this excellent learning tool! But to make it perfect, could you change it a little bit so it will look like a interlinear transliteration (word for word).

  18. Actually, my bad. Seems that most scholars accept that Jesus would have spoken in Hebrew most of the time. The “error” comes because in some places Aramaic is used, however according to most scholars today the “greek” version we have in the synoptic Gospels is really Hebrew translated word for word into Greek. Nevertheless my latter two comments still seem valid.

  19. Interesting; given that Jesus spoke most of the time in Aramaic, perhaps you can indicate what the differences are between Hebrew and Aramaic. I understood that it was actually more the way it was spoken rather than the written version.

    When you say “Jewish Rabbis” do you in fact mean Matthew or do you have a different perspective on who wrote it/preserved it?

    Also I do agree that a proper translation of the Old and New Testament is required – I find that there are many incorrect translations in the Greek as well as in the Hebrew – in part this is to do with historical Church politics.

    I Just need to point out for some of the people who commented here that some parts of the New Testament were originally written in Greek (e.g. Luke’s Gospel, book of Acts, most of Paul’s letters etc) and so a Hebrew version would be inappropriate.

    • What system are you using (Windows 7, MacOS X, etc.) and which browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.)? My first suggestion would be to try a different browser. Also, you must wait for all the files to download, which might take a minute or two on a slow connection (I’m in China over a VPN and it takes about 30 seconds for me).

  20. .
    A great prayer to learn. Although I’ve been teaching myself some Hebrew, It would be nice to know what the english translation of the words would mean so that I can add to my vocabulary

  21. Thank you Nehemiah for your rapid reply. I guess my formative education in a New York Yeshiva leaves me a bit concerned and biased about reciting the Pater Noster, a prayer so central to Christianity, and written by followers of Jesus. I am certain that you or the other Hakhamim could find a prayer more appropriate to the teachings of Jewdaism in general and Karaite philosophy specifically.

  22. thanks for this but I do question the ending rah A men sounds Egyptian and referencing an Egyptian deity A men Rah, is Amien which is so be it or perhaps Yahmein more appropriate ? just saying… Berekyahu and shalom

  23. Nehemiah I am confused. Is the Lord’s Prayer a prayer appropriate to be recited by Jews, especially those who follow Karaite traditions. The prayer is after all from the New Testament (Matt. vi. 9-13; Luke xi. 1-4), and as such is not part of the what we believe to be the Words of G-D. If you have changed your religious philosophy and now follow the teachings of Jesus, perhaps that should be disclosed.

    • Hi Roger, Karaite Jews traditionally pray a number of prayers that are not part of the Tanakh. For example, Ein Keloheinu has been a part of communal Karaite services for centuries. If there is something in the “Our Father” prayer that is contrary to the Tanakh, I would love to hear about that. I would invite you to read my book “A Prayer to Our Father” for more information.

  24. Thank you for not giving the Yiddish pronunciation. It is so hard to understand east-coast rabbi’s when they speak, trying to figure out what is an authentic ‘s’ sound and what would be read as ‘th’. Todah.

  25. Thanks Nehemiah,I have bookmarked this for instant access….there is one thing….As I already read and speak Hebrew (I’m not a physical Judain…) I find your English translation somewhat disconcerting because it reads left to right….I suspect that it’s not possible to type English to read right to left…but I’m sure it would make learning Hebrew a lot easier if it were poss…
    Blessings and shalom.

  26. Works on Chrome and Firefox on Win8.1 Update. Thank you.

    אני חושב שצריך להיכתב -תתברך מלכותך- כי מילת מלכות הרי היא לשון נקבה. וגם צריך להיכתב -ותתן לחמנו תמיד- כי זה תואר הפועל ולא תואר השם.


  27. Shalom,
    Thank you so very much for all your love and effort for all of us trying so hard to find our way back….you are a very special man…
    Lots of love
    From Us down Under
    The Maas family

  28. I am wondering if you have ever thought about producing a Holy Bible, Nehemia Gordon translation? I do not think that I am the only one who wants to know,  what has been lost in translation for so long.
      I really enjoyed your book," A Prayer To Our Father" and I also enjoyed reading Keith Johnsons, "His Hallowed Name Revealed Again". What a outstanding team you and him make. 
       Thank you for all your work, am looking forward for more.

    • Though not an NG version, I am working on a Tree of Life Time © ToL version with a focus upon such as pertain to Scripture date stamps, the Creator’s own calendar and Biblical/Hebrew reckoning of time… All of which adds up to a much more accurate ancient chronology than what’s been available for at least a couple of millenia. Or at least so it seems to me. Please enjoy, share, and be blessed!: http://adamoh.org/TLT.htm

  29. Thank you so very much for posting this.  Here lately I've had such a burning desire to understand Hebrew to better under my Lord Jesus. 

  30. Thanks for your prompt reply Nehemia.
    Is there an indicator that files are loading, other than browser? I allow the page to load – and when it says 'done' (at the bottom left of my browser), then I tried clicking on the words.
    I use Firefox (fully updated). Imac, fully updated..with various tweaks loaded to enable windows based things to be compatible. No probs with other audio/video on other sites. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  31. There is no sound when I click on the words. I'll try again later to see if it works. Is anyone else having trouble hearing when they click on the words?

    Such a wonderful resource. I hope I can get it to work so i can learn this prayer in Hebrew.
    Also, could you do the Shema in Hebrew like this one? I'm trying to learn the Shema in Hebrew:).
    Yah bless!!

  32. I am so excited and so full of emotion that I cannot describe by praying this prayer in Hebrew.  My spirit is so filled with overwhelming joy. He has blessed me.  May He continue to bless you as you bless others.  This is so WOW!! 
    I have no idea how long this post will stay up but I plan on coming here as often as I can.  
    God is so very good.

  33. I have wanted to learn Hebrew for a while now but could never afford the prices online "teachers" charge.  Here, at least I can learn the Avinu (Lord's Prayer).  Praise God!

    • I have a free class on Monday evenings. We are starting the Hebrew Primer again if you wanted to join us. It is a conference call class.

  34. Wow.  I found this yesterday and prayed through it 3 times.   Words cannot describe the emotion of praying to the Father in His own tongue.  Like visiting a foreign country and seeing them smile when we try to converse in their native tongue rather than forcing them to speak in our own.  This morning, I prayed through it again.  Thank you for posting this.  I hope to share it with others and will post about it on my blog. 

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