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For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
King James Bible
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Darby Bible Translation
And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
World English Bible
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Young's Literal Translation
and whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whosoever shall exalt himself, etc. - The way to arrive at the highest degree of dignity, in the sight of God, is by being willing to become the servant of all. Nothing is more hateful in his sight than pride; to bring it into everlasting contempt, God was manifest in the flesh. He who was in the likeness of God took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of man, and humbled himself unto death. After this, can God look upon any proud man without abasing him? Spiritual lordship and domination, ecclesiastical luxury, pomp, and pride, must be an abhorrence in the sight of that God who gave the above advices to his followers.
Another lesson, which our blessed Lord teaches here, is, that no man is implicitly to receive the sayings, doctrines, and decisions of any man, or number of men, in the things which concern the interests of his immortal soul. Christ, his Spirit, and his word, are the only infallible teachers. Every man who wishes to save his soul must search the Scriptures, by prayer and faith. Reader, take counsel with the pious; hear the discourses of the wise and holy: but let the book of God ultimately fix thy creed.
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Is stating the morality of the Gospel as an argument of its truth, I am willing to admit two points; first, that the teaching of morality was not the primary design of the mission; secondly, that morality, neither in the Gospel, nor in any other book, can be a subject, properly speaking, of discovery. If I were to describe in a very few words the scope of Christianity as a revelation,  I should say that it was to influence the conduct of human life, by establishing the proof of a future state …
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First Attempts on Jerusalem.
On Attending the Church Service
Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
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