“And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.