Are These the Words of Jesus? Luke 11:4

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Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Senior

I usually use the Bible app for my Scripture reading. It is a red-letter edition of the ESV. I've noticed that in Luke 11:4, the words in black below are, well, black, indicating that they are not words spoken by Jesus.

Someone will probably say "that's the trouble with red-letter editions." I like red-letter editions. Not because I think the words of Jesus are more important, but it helps me locate texts I'm looking for.

Is this a mistake? Or, do the translators think Luke added these words?

Luke 11:3‭-‬4 ESV
Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”
I think that must be a printing mistake. Pretty obvious that those are also words of the Lord. The non-red letter ESV has the words in quotation marks, indicating they were spoken by Jesus.
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