New American Standard Bible
"A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.
King James Bible
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
Darby Bible Translation
The disciple is not above his teacher, but every one that is perfected shall be as his teacher.
World English Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.
Young's Literal Translation
A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one perfected shall be as his teacher.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The disciple is not ... - The learner is not above his teacher, does not know more, and must expect to fare no better. This seems to have been spoken to show them that they were not to expect that their disciples would go "beyond them" in attainments; that if they were blind, their followers would be also; and that therefore it was important for them to understand fully the doctrines of the gospel, and not to be blind leaders of the blind.
Every one that is perfect - The word rendered "is perfect" means sometimes to repair or mend, and is thus applied to mending nets, Matthew 4:21; Mark 1:19. Hence, it means to repair or amend in a moral sense, or to make whole or complete. Here it means, evidently, "thoroughly instructed" or "informed." The Christian should be like his Master - holy, harmless, and undefiled, and separate from sinners. He should copy his example, and grow into the likeness of his Redeemer. Nor can any other be a Christian.
LUKE vi. 36-38. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. One often hears complaints against this world, and against mankind; one hears it said …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Epistle xxxii. To Anastasius, Presbyter .
Of Christian Liberty.
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.
"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
"Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.
"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
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