Call no man your father

Matthew 23:9 (KJV)
[9] And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Not referring to paternal father but spiritual father. Interestingly, the word pope means papa in Latin… Father.

As extracted from m.dictionary.com
Origin: bef. 900; ME; OE pāpa < LL: bishop, pope < LGk pápas bishop, priest, var. ofpáppas father; see papa

noun
1.father.

Origin: 1675–85; < F; MF pappa (nursery word); cf. L pāpa father (see pope), ON pāpi, pabbi father. See pap1

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~ by ymsim on 2011/05/03.

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