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

  • Brianna
    Vs. 9 - Plainly states that we should not call people our Father in the spiritual since. I say spiritual since many n the Bible did refer to their actual fathers as father. However, religious leaders want their flock to cal them father, in a religious sense. By reading the Bible we can know the Truth and break free from false religion.
  • Seven Trumpets
    When the rulers could no more come against Jesus; He began to say to the crowds concerning the rulers, to be subject and obedient on account of their office; but not to follow their example of a bad character and hypocrisy. As He then turns to openly rebuke the rulers for their crimes against God and His people; the warnings are for all of us to fear, so that we don't do any of those evil things.
  • 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.

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