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
Origin: bef. 900; ME; OE pāpa < LL: bishop, pope < LGk pápas bishop, priest, var. ofpáppas father; see papa


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


~ by ymsim on 2011/05/03.

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