MATTHEW 23:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Matthew 23:9 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
call καλέσητε To "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise) call
no μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether no
man (No Greek definition. English implied.)
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
father πατέρα A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
upon ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc upon
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
earth: γῆς Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
for γάρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
one εἷς One one
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
Father, πατὴρ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
which The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
is in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc is in
heaven. οὐρανοῖς The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven

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

  • 8  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

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

  • 10  Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

  • 11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.




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