Matthew 23:8-12

Seven Woes to the Scribes and Pharisees

8 g But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are h all brothers. 1 9 i And call no man your father on earth, for j you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, k the Christ. 11 l The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 m Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

  1. Cross References
    James 3:1
    Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.
  2. Cross References
    Luke 22:32
    But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.
    John 21:23
    So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?
    Philemon 1:16
    No longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother - especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:12
    What I mean is that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," or "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ.
    1 Corinthians 3:4
    For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not being merely human?
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 6:9
    Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
    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 the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, 'How have we despised your name?'
    Matthew 7:11
    If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 1:17
    So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 20:26
    It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 14:11
    For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled...
    Luke 18:14
    I tell you, this man went down to his house jus...
    Matthew 18:4
    Whoever humbles himself like this child is the ...
    Proverbs 29:23
    One's pride will bring him low, but he who is l...
    Ezekiel 21:26
    Thus says the Lord God : Remove the turban and ...
    James 4:6
    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "Go...
    James 4:10
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will ...
    1 Peter 5:5 - 6
    Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to th...
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