Story


Lenape:     Jesus Eluwèt
English:     The Lord's Prayer . . . Told by Nora Thompson Dean in 1967. A similar version was given by Nora when she was invited to do so by the Delawares on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario at the re-dedication of the Chapel of the Delaware in 1970.

Lenape:     Wetuxëmienk os'hakame èpit.
English:     Our Father who is in heaven,
Lenape:     Maxinkwelëntasu ktëluwènsëwakàn.
English:     Your name is highly regarded.
Lenape:     Ksakimëweokàn pètuxweyu.
English:     Your kingdom is coming.
Lenape:     Ki èliteheyàn lèkèch
English:     What you think will be done
Lenape:     xkwithakamika alàshi òs'hakame.
English:     on earth as in Heaven.
Lenape:     Milinèn ntàponëmëna kwënikishukw.
English:     Give us our bread every day
Lenape:     òk punelìntàmainèn
English:     And forgive us
Lenape:     ntëlekhamakanëna, alàshi kiluna
English:     our debts, like we
Lenape:     mpunelìntàmainèn lekhamakanachik,
English:     we forgive those who are indebted to us.
Lenape:     òk matàch sahkakwëninèn këshëwelìntàmëwakànink
English:     And do not lead us into temptation
Lenape:     shëk punelìntàmainèn mèthìk:
English:     but take us away from evil;
Lenape:     èli knihëlatàmën ksakimëwakàn.
English:     because you possess your kingdom.
Lenape:     òk kanshilësëwakàn,
English:     and your great power,
Lenape:     òk maxinkwelësëwakàn apchich.
English:     and your glory forever.
Lenape:     Na në lekèch
English:     Let it be so.