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.

New American Standard Bible
and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

New American Standard 1977
and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called by men, Rabbi.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and greetings in the markets and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

King James 2000 Bible
And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
and salutations in the market-places, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

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.
Study Bible
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
6They love the places of honor at banquets, the chief seats in the synagogues, 7the 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."

Mark 12:38
In His teaching Jesus also said, "Watch out for the scribes. They like to walk around in long robes, to receive greetings in the marketplaces,

Mark 14:45
Going directly to Jesus, he said, "Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

Luke 11:43
Woe to you Pharisees! You love the chief seats in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces.

John 1:38
Jesus turned and saw them following. "What do you want?" He asked. They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are You staying?"

John 1:49
"Rabbi," Nathanael answered, "You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"

John 3:2
He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs You are doing if God were not with him."

John 3:26
So John's disciples came to him and said, "Look, Rabbi, the One who was with you beyond the Jordan, the One you testified about--He is baptizing, and everyone is going to Him."

John 4:31
Meanwhile, the disciples urged Him, "Rabbi, eat something."

John 6:25
When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they asked Him, "Rabbi, when did You get here?"

John 9:2
and His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

John 11:8
"Rabbi," they replied, "the Jews just tried to stone You, and You are going back there?"

John 20:16
Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to Him in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).

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?







Lexicon
the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 783: A greeting, salutation. From aspazomai; a greeting.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 58: From ageiro; properly, the town-square; by implication, a market or thoroughfare.

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

the title
καλεῖσθαι (kaleisthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 4461: Of Hebrew origin; my master, i.e Rabbi, as an official title of honor.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(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. 23:1-12 The scribes and Pharisees explained the law of Moses, and enforced obedience to it. They are charged with hypocrisy in religion. We can only judge according to outward appearance; but God searches the heart. They made phylacteries. These were scrolls of paper or parchment, wherein were written four paragraphs of the law, to be worn on their foreheads and left arms, Ex 13:2-10; 13:11-16; De 6:4-9; 11:13-21. They made these phylacteries broad, that they might be thought more zealous for the law than others. God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, Nu 15:38, to remind them of their being a peculiar people; but the Pharisees made them larger than common, as if they were thereby more religious than others. Pride was the darling, reigning sin of the Pharisees, the sin that most easily beset them, and which our Lord Jesus takes all occasions to speak against. For him that is taught in the word to give respect to him that teaches, is commendable; but for him that teaches, to demand it, to be puffed up with it, is sinful. How much is all this against the spirit of Christianity! The consistent disciple of Christ is pained by being put into chief places. But who that looks around on the visible church, would think this was the spirit required? It is plain that some measure of this antichristian spirit prevails in every religious society, and in every one of our hearts.
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