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Jeopardy! viewers were left stunned after contestants failed to answer a simple question about the Lord’s Prayer.

On Tuesday’s episode (13 June), three players - Joe, Laura and Suresh - were tasked with responding with the answer of host Mayim Bialik’s question about the well-known prayer.

“Matthew 6:9 says, 'Our Father, which art in heaven, [THIS] be thy name',” the Big Band Theory actor said, prompting the trio to fill in the blank with the correct missing word.

But in a shocking twist, the group couldn’t answer the question nor did they even attempt to fill in the blank as the stage remained awkwardly silent until Bialik shared the answer.

The three players missed out on bagging an extra $200 (£158) by not answering the question.

The three contestants were all confused.
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Just in case you were wondering, the missing word is ‘hallowed’.

Fans of the show immediately took to social media to express their dismay after the question left the three players stumped for an answer.

One viewer, who - according to their Twitter bio - live-tweets during episodes of Jeopardy!, quipped: “That’s 'hallowed,' you heathens!”

Another shocked viewer complained: “You gotta be kidding me no one knew ‘hallowed’ on #Jeopardy lol.”

A third frustrated viewer wrote: “#Jeopardy HALLOWED!! we're all shouting!”

Similarly, someone else tweeted: “Screaming Hallowed! They didn't know the "Our Father." #Jeopardy.”

“Hey, Jeopardy geniuses...It's HALLOWED. Sheesh, what a sad world we live in,” another Twitter user shared.

The players were asked to answer the missing word.
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“OOF. Watching @Jeopardy tonight, and none of the contestants knew the words 'hallowed be thy name' in the Lord's Prayer,” shared another.

One viewer lamented: “You gotta be kidding me no one knew ‘hallowed’ on #Jeopardy lol.”

Some Jeopardy! fans tried to find a reason why no one could answer the question and reckoned it was not because they couldn’t identify the missing word.

“Nobody got this but I'm sure they all knew it but were worried about the PRONUNCIATION,” one person mused.

The Lord’s Prayer, which is also called the Our Father, is a central Christian prayer which Jesus taught as a way to pray and it’s words are memorised by Christians all over the world.

Although there have been revisions to the Lord’s Prayer, the ‘hallowed be your name’ part has remained.

In 2019, Pope Francis approved a change to the wording of the prayer which now encourages Catholics to say ‘do not let us fall into temptation’ instead of ‘lead us not into temptation’.

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