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

  • Matt
    The scribes and Pharisees are Cain's descendants. They began to infiltrate the Levitical priesthood in Ezra and Neh. These Kenites sit in the seat of Moses; even to this very day. They call themselves Jews. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, exposes them in John ch. 8 v. 44. They are the seed of the serpent, Satan, and Christ is The Seed of the Woman. They bruised His heel, but He (Christ) bruises his head.
  • Bruce
    Jambita: Yes! Most churches today are in a sea of darkness. They don't know their lost headed for the lake of fire. They have a lot of social activities and functions. They think they are looking great for Christ,but have spiritual anorexia. They don't know the father is calling John 6:44, washed 1John 1:9, will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11, Will know! 2 Corinthians 5:17.
  • Jambita tiny
    The truth is slowly but steadily becoming isolated from the brethren. I witnessed a night vigil yesternight whereby I 'accidentally' carried a bible to a church function, only to be welcomed by a diversity of culinary products on the table.
    We ate to our fill then the preacher gave a sermon that dwelt much on the contemporary life with scarce reference from the bible. Come Lord Jesus come.
  • 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...!

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