Matthew 23:8

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, euen Christ, and all ye are brethren.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you may not be named Teacher: for one is your teacher, and you are all brothers.
- Basic English Bible

But *ye*, be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your instructor, and all *ye* are brethren.
- Darby Bible

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
- Webster's Bible

As for you, do not accept the title of `Rabbi,' for one alone is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
- Weymouth Bible

But don't you be called 'Rabbi,' for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers.
- World English Bible

But nyle ye be clepid maister; for oon is youre maystir, and alle ye ben britheren.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And ye -- ye may not be called Rabbi, for one is your director -- the Christ, and all ye are brethren;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:8


23:8-10 The Jewish rabbis were also called father and master, by their several disciples, whom they required, To believe implicitly what they affirmed, without asking any farther reason; To obey implicitly what they enjoined, without seeking farther authority. Our Lord, therefore, by forbidding us either to give or receive the title of rabbi, master, or father, forbids us either to receive any such reverence, or to pay any such to any but God.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:8


Mt 23:8 Be not ye called Rabbi. This prohibits all similar religious titles now. It certainly forbids such as the corresponding title of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.). For one is your Master. Christ is the common teacher of all, and all others are disciples on the same level. The spirit of this command forbids all ecclesiastical titles of honor.

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