But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
“But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.
“But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers.
But you are not to be called rabbi (teacher), for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
But as for you, do not seek to be called Rabbi, for One is your Teacher, and all you are brethren.
Don’t you ever be called ‘rabbi’ – you have only one teacher, and all of you are brothers.
But as for you, you must not seek for others to call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have but One who is ‘Teacher,’ and you are all brothers.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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