New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And call not [any one] your father upon the earth; for one is your Father, he who is in the heavens.
World English Bible
Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, 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,
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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Morality of the Gospel.
Is stating the morality of the Gospel as an argument of its truth, I am willing to admit two points; first, that the teaching of morality was not the primary design of the mission; secondly, that morality, neither in the Gospel, nor in any other book, can be a subject, properly speaking, of discovery. If I were to describe in a very few words the scope of Christianity as a revelation,  I should say that it was to influence the conduct of human life, by establishing the proof of a future state …
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity
First Attempts on Jerusalem.
On Attending the Church Service
Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
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!
Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.
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