But deliver us from evil] APOTOUPONHROU, from the wicked one.
Satan is expressly called OPONHROS, the wicked one.
Mt 13:19, 38, compare with Mr 4:15; Lu 8:12. This epithet of
Satan comes from PONOS, labour, sorrow, misery, because of the
drudgery which is found in the way of sin, the sorrow that
accompanies the commission of it, and the misery which is entailed
upon it, and in which it ends.
It is said in the MISHNA, Tit. Beracoth, that Rabbi Judah was
wont to pray thus: "Let it be thy good pleasure to deliver us from
impudent men, and from impudence: from an evil man and an evil
chance; from an evil affection, an evil companion, and an evil
neighbour: from Satan the destroyer, from a hard judgment, and a
hard adversary." See Lightfoot.
Deliver us] RUSAIHMAS-a very expressive word-break our chains,
and loose our bands-snatch, pluck us from the evil, and its
Source: Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible