New Living Translation
"Don't let anyone call you 'Rabbi,' for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.
King James Bible
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Darby Bible Translation
But ye, be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your instructor, and all ye are brethren.
World English Bible
But don't you be called 'Rabbi,' for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers.
Young's Literal Translation
'And ye -- ye may not be called Rabbi, for one is your director -- the Christ, and all ye are brethren;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:8-10 The Jewish rabbis were also called father and master, by their several disciples, whom they required, To believe implicitly what they affirmed, without asking any farther reason; To obey implicitly what they enjoined, without seeking farther authority. Our Lord, therefore, by forbidding us either to give or receive the title of rabbi, master, or father, forbids us either to receive any such reverence, or to pay any such to any but God.
LibraryAmong the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The General Service to a Prophet.
Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi.'
Judas, the one who would betray him, also asked, "Rabbi, am I the one?" And Jesus told him, "You have said it."
So Judas came straight to Jesus. "Greetings, Rabbi!" he exclaimed and gave him the kiss.
Peter exclaimed, "Rabbi, it's wonderful for us to be here! Let's make three shelters as memorials--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
"What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked. "My rabbi," the blind man said, "I want to see!"
Peter remembered what Jesus had said to the tree on the previous day and exclaimed, "Look, Rabbi! The fig tree you cursed has withered and died!"
As soon as they arrived, Judas walked up to Jesus. "Rabbi!" he exclaimed, and gave him the kiss.
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