|New International Version (© 2011)|
And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
King James Bible
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
American Standard Version
And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye may not call any your father on the earth, for one is your Father, who is in the heavens,
Matthew 23:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Call no man your Father - Our Lord probably alludes to the Ab, or father of the Sanhedrin, who was the next after the nasi, or president. See on Matthew 20:21 (note). By which he gives his disciples to understand that he would have no Second, after himself, established in his Church, of which he alone was the head; and that perfect equality must subsist among them.
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2 Kings 2:12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more...
2 Kings 6:21 And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face...
Job 32:21,22 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles to man...
Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.
1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers...
1 Timothy 5:1,2 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers...
Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence...
Matthew 6:8,9,32 Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him...
Malachi 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear?...
Romans 8:14-17 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God...
2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.
1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...
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Matthew 6:9 "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Matthew 23:10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.