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Matthew 23:8-10 The Passion Translation (TPT)

“But you are to be different from that. You are not to be called ‘master,’ for you have only one Master, and you are all brothers and sisters. And you are not to be addressed as ‘father,’[a] for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be addressed as ‘teacher,’[b] for you have one Teacher, the Anointed One.[c]


  1. Matthew 23:9 As translated from the Hebrew Matthew and the Aramaic. The Greek is “Call no one father.”
  2. Matthew 23:10 Or “leader.”
  3. Matthew 23:10 Jesus is emphasizing the priority of God over titles of men and over all teachers, fathers, and leaders. He is not teaching us to be disrespectful to teachers, fathers, and leaders, but that God must be in first place over all others. See Deut. 17:9-10.
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