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

  • Irene123
    To Brad Vigansky - I think I like your 'politics' - LOL.
  • Brad Vigansky
    Over the years, and there have been many. I have had 85 revs around the sun and hope to have quite a few more. During that time I studied myself out of 2 'Christian Churches'. I just couldn't abide by what they were teaching. If anybody asks me, "What am I" I would answer, I am a Son of the Living Creator God. If someone were ask me, "Prove there is a God", I would reply, prove there isn't.
  • 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.
  • Abelardo bolinao
    Our lord Jesus in this chapter emphasize the faults of the Pharisees and scribe. Most importantly,the truth about the FATHER, and mans true identity. Verse 12 . And they even block those who seek the truth and salvation. But he also advise that should you want to be great you should humble yourself. With the only one Father, the Jews and the Israelites knew that we are spiritual and we only have one Father. The Father in heaven but they are worshipping other entities. In wisdom of Solomon you will see what we really are

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