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
    Rev. Kerns; I like what you said; Ps. 68:11; "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Lord shall raise up a standard against him." Isa. 69:19
  • Reverend Robert L. Kerns
    There is only One Father and He is the Heavenly Father and the Creator of Heaven and earth and the fullness thereof. The Bible tells us in the book of Timothy to " Study to shew ourselves approved of God. Rightfully dividing the Word of Truth ". Reminder, The Word of God is to be discussed not argued over. It doesn't matter how we may think or feel, God's Word will always stand.
  • Rennagade
    And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. That means no man period!!!!!
  • Irene123
    v. 9 - Jesus here is speaking of pastors, preachers, ministers of Christ, of which some are referred to as - 'father'. He's NOT referring to our earthly fathers who sired us. Isa. 1:18, "Come now, let us REASON together, ..... "; The Lord Jesus isn't unreasonable; He's appealing to our common sense.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Pharisees had some tongue lashing from Jesus in this chapter. Much deserved. The generations of vipers Christ referred to abound till today and growing by the numbers. As Christ predicted, the love of many shall wax cold. We are in the end times indeed.
  • 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.

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