Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

And call no one your father on the earth, for One is your Father in Heaven.

New American Standard Bible

Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

King James Version

And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Holman Bible

Do not call anyone on earth your father, because you have one Father, who is in heaven.

International Standard Version

And don't call anyone on earth "Father,' because you have only one Father, the one in heaven.

A Conservative Version

And do not designate a father of you upon the earth, for one is your Father, he in the heavens.

American Standard Version

And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.

Amplified

Do not call anyone on earth [who guides you spiritually] your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

An Understandable Version

And do not call any man on earth 'father,' [i.e., in a religious sense], for the [only] one who is your Father is in heaven.

Anderson New Testament

And call no man on earth your father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven.

Bible in Basic English

And give no man the name of father on earth: because one is your Father, who is in heaven.

Common New Testament

And do not call anyone on earth your 'Father,' for you have one Father, he who is in heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

don't stile any one among you, Father upon earth; for he alone is your father, who is in heaven.

Darby Translation

And call not any one your father upon the earth; for one is your Father, he who is in the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

And call no man father upon the earth: for One is your Heavenly Father.

Goodspeed New Testament

And you must not call anyone on earth your father, for you have only one father, your heavenly Father.

John Wesley New Testament

And call no man your father on earth; for one is your Father, who is in heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

And call not your father upon earth: for one is your Father, which in the heavens.

King James 2000

And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, who is in heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And do not call [anyone] your father on earth, for one is your heavenly Father.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And call ye no man your father upon the earth, for there is but one, your father, and he is in heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

you are not to call anyone 'father' on earth, for One is your heavenly Father;

Montgomery New Testament

"and call no one 'Father' on earth, for One is your Father in heaven.

NET Bible

And call no one your 'father' on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

New Heart English Bible

Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven.

Noyes New Testament

And call no one your father on the earth; for one is your father, he who is in heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

And call no man your father on the earth, for one is your heavenly Father.

The Emphasized Bible

And, father, be none of you called, upon the earth, for, one, is your Father, the Heavenly;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And call no man your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And do not call any one Father, the heavenly Father.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

And you must not call anyone on earth 'father,' for the Heavenly One is your Father.

World English Bible

Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven.

Worrell New Testament

And call no one your father on the earth; for One is your Father, the Heavenly.

Worsley New Testament

Neither call any man upon earth Father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven:

Youngs Literal Translation

and ye may not call any your father on the earth, for one is your Father, who is in the heavens,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

no
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the earth
γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

one
εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 23:9

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Images Matthew 23:9

Context Readings

Seven Woes Pronounced On The Scribes And Pharisees

8 But you must not be called Rabbi, for One is your teacher, Christ, and you are all brothers. 9 And call no one your father on the earth, for One is your Father in Heaven. 10 Nor be called teachers, for One is your Teacher, even Christ.


Cross References

Malachi 1:6

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My fear? says Jehovah of Hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. And you say, In what way have we despised Your name?

Matthew 7:11

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him?

1 Corinthians 4:15

For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for I have begotten you in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

2 Kings 2:12

And Elisha saw, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen! And he saw him no more. And he took hold of his clothes and tore them in two pieces.

2 Kings 6:21

And when he saw them, the king of Israel said to Elisha, My father, shall I strike them? Shall I strike them?

2 Kings 13:14

And Elisha had fallen sick with his illness in which he died. And Jehoash the king of Israel came down to him and wept over his face. And he said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen of it!

Job 32:21-22

I will not now lift up the face of a man, nor eulogize any man,

Matthew 6:8-9

Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.

Matthew 6:32

For the nations seek after all these things. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

Acts 22:1

Men, brothers and fathers! Hear my defense now to you.

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 I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

1 Timothy 5:1-2

Do not sharply rebuke an elder, but exhort as a father, and the younger ones as brothers,

Hebrews 12:9

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?

1 John 3:1

Behold what manner of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God. Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

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