But deliver us from evil. Or evil one or what? (Matthew 6:13)

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." - Matthew 6:13 (ESV)

My greek book quotes Daniel Wallace discussing how the greek seems to really say, "The evil one," and how these are quite different things. He says, "There is no little theological difference between the two. The Father does not always keep his children out of danger, disasters, or the ugliness of the world. In short, he does not always deliver us from evil. But he does deliver us from the evil one." (This is quoted from Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek Chapter 9).

I thought this an interesting point especially because it pertains to the Lord's Prayer. We grow up learning this prayer and rehearsing it again and again only to later find out certain parts of it might not be what we think. It's an interesting place to be stuck believing the Bible to be God's word and then having a translation done by fallible man. Even if we could translate it perfectly it would still be read by us - fallible man.

Anyhow, at least the Lord will deliver us from the evil one right? Even if he doesn't deliver us from the evil we may bring out of reading something wrong into the text.

Lord - "Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Whatever it takes. And help us to sort through what we think of you and how we depend on you, even when we make mistakes in our understanding of who you are.