Matthew 23:12

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whosoeuer shall exalt himselfe, shall be abased: and he that shall humble himselfe, shall be exalted.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever makes himself high will be made low, and whoever makes himself low will be made high.
- Basic English Bible

And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall exalt himself, shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted.
- Webster's Bible

and one who exalts himself shall be abased, while one who abases himself shall be exalted.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
- World English Bible

For he that hieth himself, schal be mekid; and he that mekith hym silf, schal be enhaunsid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:12


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:12


Mt 23:12 Whosoever shall exalt himself, etc. A universal rule in the kingdom of God. Humility is an essential element of progress in it.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • Dewey
    Beatrice, Amen sister on v9 there is only one God who is sustaining
    within himself Holiness included the Lord Almighty God. Creator of all life and things. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  • Wendy Holcomb
    Yes , I will never forget Matthew 23 will always have special meaning to me. Going through a valley right now and love where it talked about something we should do. And we should not just do one without doing the other. We must do all these to enter the holiness of the Lord. Justice,Mercy,and one more thing. Suggest you read this for yourself to find out. God Bless You!💐
  • Ben
    The Word of the Lord is the truth and the only truth. If we look around we can plainly see the actual Pharesees, the modern ones, doing the same things their ancestors did. I believe with all my heart and soul, there is one and only one father. Our Father and Lord, our creator...!
  • Beatrice Hutchinson
    commenting on v9 when God speak is words are truth if he say something we should listen we should do as he said because he is God. for example the pope people called him holy father only one holy father and is God almighty. People need to to worship God and not man.
  • Cynthia
    Matthew teach us not to said one thing and then do another thing. we should not live an double stander in life. if we teach and peach the word of God to our fellow labors we should set the same standard in our life.
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