Matthew 23:7
New International Version
they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.

New Living Translation
They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.’

English Standard Version
and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.

Berean Study Bible
the greetings in the marketplaces, and the title of ‘Rabbi’ by which they are addressed.

Berean Literal Bible
and the greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi' by men.

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

New King James Version
greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’

New American Standard Bible
and personal greetings in the marketplaces, and being called Rabbi by the people.

NASB 1995
and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men.

NASB 1977
and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called by men, Rabbi.

Amplified Bible
and to be greeted [with respect] in the market places and public forums, and to have people call them Rabbi.

Christian Standard Bible
greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi by people.

American Standard Version
and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called, “Rabbi”, by the people.

Contemporary English Version
And when they are in the market, they like to have people greet them as their teachers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And salutations in the market place, and to be called by men, Rabbi.

English Revised Version
and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi.

Good News Translation
they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to have people call them 'Teacher.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have people call them Rabbi.

International Standard Version
to be greeted in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi' by people.

Literal Standard Version
and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

NET Bible
and elaborate greetings in the marketplaces, and to have people call them 'Rabbi.'

New Heart English Bible
the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi' by people.

Weymouth New Testament
and like to be bowed to in places of public resort, and to be addressed by men as 'Rabbi.'

World English Bible
the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi, Rabbi' by men.

Young's Literal Translation
and the salutations in the market-places, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
6They love the places of honor at banquets, the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 the greetings in the marketplaces, and the title of ‘Rabbi’ by which they are addressed. 8But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.…

Cross References
Matthew 11:16
To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

Matthew 23:8
But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.

Matthew 26:25
Then Judas, who would betray Him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "You have said it yourself."

Matthew 26:49
Going directly to Jesus, he said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

Mark 9:5
Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

Mark 10:51
"What do you want Me to do for you?" Jesus asked. "Rabboni," said the blind man, "let me see again."

Mark 11:21
Peter remembered it and said, "Look, Rabbi! The fig tree You cursed has withered."


Treasury of Scripture

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

Rabbi.

John 1:38,49
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? …

John 3:2,26
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him…

John 6:25
And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?









(7) Greetings in the markets.--The greetings referred to were more than the familiar "Peace with thee," and involved the language of formal reverence (comp. Note on Luke 10:4) paid to those whom men delighted to honour.

Rabbi, Rabbi.--The title, which properly meant a "great" or "chief" one, as in Rab-Mag ("the chief priest," Jeremiah 39:3), Rabsaris ("the chief eunuch," 2Kings 18:17), had come to be applied, in the days of Hillel and Shammai, to the teachers or "masters" of the Law, and, as such, was given to the scribes who devoted themselves to that work. In Rabban (said to have been first given to Simeon, the son of Hillel) and Rabboni (John 20:16) we have forms which were supposed to imply a yet greater degree of reverence.

Verse 7. - Greetings in the markets. They loved to be denoted as superiors by respectful salutations in public places. To be called Rabbi, Rabbi; "My Master" (compare the French Monsieur, used not only vocatively, but absolutely); the term addressed by scholars to their teacher, and repeated for ostentation's sake, of course implying superiority in those thus called. Christ himself was thus addressed by those who desired to denote his authority and preeminence (Matthew 22:16, 24, 36; comp. John 1:38). These greetings and salutations were enjoined on scholars and inferiors, under pain of ecclesiastical censure and loss of salvation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

greetings
ἀσπασμοὺς (aspasmous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 783: A greeting, salutation. From aspazomai; a greeting.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

marketplaces,
ἀγοραῖς (agorais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 58: From ageiro; properly, the town-square; by implication, a market or thoroughfare.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the title
καλεῖσθαι (kaleisthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

of ‘Rabbi’
Ῥαββί (Rhabbi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4461: Of Hebrew origin; my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

[which they are addressed].
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.


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