(A)They love the [a]best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ (B)But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your [b]Teacher, [c]the Christ, and you are all brethren.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:6 Or place of honor
  2. Matthew 23:8 Leader
  3. Matthew 23:8 NU omits the Christ

And they (A)love the place of honor at banquets, and the seats of honor in the synagogues, and personal greetings in the marketplaces, and being called [a](B)Rabbi by the people. But as for you, (C)do not be called [b](D)Rabbi; for only One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers and sisters.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:7 In Heb “My Teacher” or “My Master”
  2. Matthew 23:8 In Heb “My Teacher” or “My Master”

They love the place of distinction and honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues [those on the platform near the scrolls of the Law, facing the congregation], and to be greeted [with respect] in the market places and public forums, and to have people call them Rabbi. But do not be called Rabbi (Teacher); for One is your Teacher, and you are all [equally] brothers.

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they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;(A) they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.(B)

“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.

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And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

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

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