New American Standard Bible
"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
King James Bible
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Darby Bible Translation
for every one that exalts himself shall be abased, and he that abases himself shall be exalted.
World English Bible
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
Young's Literal Translation
because every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whosoever exalteth ... - This is universal among people, and it is also the way in which God will deal with people. "Men" will perpetually endeavor to bring down those who endeavor to exalt themselves; and it is a part of God's regular plan to abase the proud, to bring down the lofty, to raise up those that be bowed down, and show "his" favors to those who are poor and needy.
LibraryThe Rash Builder
Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?'--LUKE xiv. 28. Christ sought for no recruits under false pretences, but rather discouraged than stimulated light-hearted adhesion. His constant effort was to sift the crowds that gathered round Him. So here great multitudes are following Him, and how does He welcome them? Does He lay Himself out to attract them? Luke tells us that He turned and faced the following …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xiv. 16, "A Certain Man Made a Great Supper," Etc.
The Writings of St. Augustin.
Epistle xxxiii. To Mauricius Augustus.
2 Samuel 22:28
"And You save an afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.
It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.
"I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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