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

  • Irene123
    Rev. Kerns; I like what you said; Ps. 68:11; "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Lord shall raise up a standard against him." Isa. 69:19
  • Reverend Robert L. Kerns
    There is only One Father and He is the Heavenly Father and the Creator of Heaven and earth and the fullness thereof. The Bible tells us in the book of Timothy to " Study to shew ourselves approved of God. Rightfully dividing the Word of Truth ". Reminder, The Word of God is to be discussed not argued over. It doesn't matter how we may think or feel, God's Word will always stand.
  • Rennagade
    And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. That means no man period!!!!!
  • Irene123
    v. 9 - Jesus here is speaking of pastors, preachers, ministers of Christ, of which some are referred to as - 'father'. He's NOT referring to our earthly fathers who sired us. Isa. 1:18, "Come now, let us REASON together, ..... "; The Lord Jesus isn't unreasonable; He's appealing to our common sense.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Pharisees had some tongue lashing from Jesus in this chapter. Much deserved. The generations of vipers Christ referred to abound till today and growing by the numbers. As Christ predicted, the love of many shall wax cold. We are in the end times indeed.
  • Bruce
    Jambita: Yes! Most churches today are in a sea of darkness. They don't know their lost headed for the lake of fire. They have a lot of social activities and functions. They think they are looking great for Christ,but have spiritual anorexia. They don't know the father is calling John 6:44, washed 1John 1:9, will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11, Will know! 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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