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Matthew 23:9

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no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven.
Matthew 23:9

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Matthew 22 [41.] Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?”

They said to him, “Of David.”

Matthew 22 [43.] He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,

Matthew 22 [44.] ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
sit on my right hand,
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?’[f]
Matthew 22 [45.] “If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”

Matthew 22 [46.] No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forward.

Matthew 23 [1.] Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses’ seat. All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don’t do their works; for they say, and don’t do. For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries[a] broad, enlarge the fringes[b] of their garments, and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’ by men. But don’t you be called ‘Rabbi,’ for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers. Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven. Neither be called masters, for one is your master, the Christ. But he who is greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Matthew 23 [13.] “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and as a pretense you make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

Footnotes:

g. Matthew 22:44 Psalm 110:1.
a. Matthew 23:5 phylacteries (tefillin in Hebrew) are small leather pouches that some Jewish men wear on their forehead and arm in prayer. They are used to carry a small scroll with some Scripture in it. See Deuteronomy 6:8.
b. Matthew 23:5 or, tassels.


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