Matthew 23:9
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English Standard Version
And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And call none your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven.

English Revised Version
And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father who is in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
And call no one on earth your Father, for One alone is your Father--the Heavenly Father.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Father (πατέρα)

Aimed at those who combed the title Abba, or Father. Compare the title Papa - Pope.

Matthew 23:9 Parallel Commentaries

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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...

Cross References
Matthew 6:9
Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Matthew 7:11
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Matthew 23:10
Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ.

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