Matthew 23:10

Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, euen Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, {that is,} Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master, `even' the Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you may not be named guides: because one is your Guide, even Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Neither be called instructors, for one is your instructor, the Christ.
- Darby Bible

Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master, even Christ.
- Webster's Bible

And do not accept the name of `leader,' for your Leader is one alone--the Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

Neither be called masters, for one is your master, the Christ.
- World English Bible

Nether be ye clepid maistris, for oon is youre maister, Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

nor may ye be called directors, for one is your director -- the Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:10


Mt 23:10 Master. Also an honorary title. All such are to be avoided in the church.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • BSP
    Verses 25 and 26- the Pharisees were only focused on their outward appearance. We want to make sure that we are clean inside and out.
  • Joseph Mosley
    When Jesus said for us" call no man father save your father witch is in heaven. He was talking about religious father like Catholics call there priests father. He also said that we should not refer to religious leaders as rabbi because it means teacher and we only have one teacher and that is God.
  • Ren
    @Pearl when I was young we called ours dad not father. That was not allowed at our house. We were told you have only one Father and he is the one above.
  • A disciple
    Pearl; Honoring our father and mother is one of the Ten Commandments. Jesus condemned the hypocrites for teaching that by one's keep of religious observance he would be exempt from honoring his parents. I believe that Jesus is here referring to Titles, as if any man could be our Supreme Leader, or Master over the other's life and faith; for only our Father in heaven and Christ have those roles.
  • Pearl Nicholas
    Call no man father yet we all our parents mother and father. Is this wrong? Also in the Catholic church, a priest is called father.
  • A disciple
    From the day that the Lord Jesus came into this world, the devil's seed was after Him to destroy Him; and throughout His Ministry He was pursued by hateful and hostile hypocrites, who were deaf as an adder, and would never humble themselves to receive His good and wholesome teaching. In the last few days Jesus has come right to Jerusalem to speak to their face, and it cost Him His life. We follow!

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