New Living Translation
But 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:12 Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and he that shall humble himself shall he exalted - It is observable that no one sentence of our Lord's is so often repeated as this: it occurs, with scarce any variation, at least ten times in the evangelists. Luke 14:11; 18:14.
LibraryAmong the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The General Service to a Prophet.
Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
If people are in trouble and you say, 'Help them,' God will save them.
Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, "God opposes the proud but favors the humble."
1 Peter 5:6
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
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