Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation: kä-thā-gā-tā’s
  • Strongs Concordance: #G2519
    • a guide
    • a master, teacher
  • Appears 2 times in 1 verse in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “master” (3x)
    • “leader” (2x NASB)

How and where kathēgētēs is used in the New Testament

  1. Matthew 23:8(KJV) – “”But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.””

  2. Matthew 23:10 (NASB) – “”Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ.”

My observations and perspective

Hopefully the above verses speak for themselves. These verses clearly show that Jesus taught that no one should consider themselves guides or masters over another. Doing so usurps Christ’s headship and violates the fundamental principals of the headship of Christ over his New Covenant people. Not to mention, it’s quite narcissistic.


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