Matthew 23:12
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New International Version
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

New Living Translation
But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

English Standard Version
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Berean Study Bible
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Berean Literal Bible
And whoever shall exalt himself will be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself will be exalted.

New American Standard Bible
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

King James Bible
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

International Standard Version
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

NET Bible
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whoever will exalt himself will be humbled and whoever will humble himself will be exalted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever honors himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be honored.

New American Standard 1977
“And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

King James 2000 Bible
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

American King James Version
And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

American Standard Version
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled: and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Darby Bible Translation
And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

English Revised Version
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whoever shall exalt himself, shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted.

Weymouth New Testament
and one who exalts himself shall be abased, while one who abases himself shall be exalted.

World English Bible
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Young's Literal Translation
and whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Study Bible
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
11The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. 13Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let in those who wish to enter.…
Word Study

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

(a) I raise on high, lift up, (b) I exalt, set on high. From hupsos; to elevate.

Himself, herself, itself.

To make or bring low, humble, humiliate; pass: To be humbled. From tapeinos; to depress; figuratively, to humiliate.

And, even, also, namely.

Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

To make or bring low, humble, humiliate; pass: To be humbled. From tapeinos; to depress; figuratively, to humiliate.

Himself, herself, itself.

(a) I raise on high, lift up, (b) I exalt, set on high. From hupsos; to elevate.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:1-12 The scribes and Pharisees explained the law of Moses, and enforced obedience to it. They are charged with hypocrisy in religion. We can only judge according to outward appearance; but God searches the heart. They made phylacteries. These were scrolls of paper or parchment, wherein were written four paragraphs of the law, to be worn on their foreheads and left arms, Ex 13:2-10; 13:11-16; De 6:4-9; 11:13-21. They made these phylacteries broad, that they might be thought more zealous for the law than others. God appointed the Jews to make fringes upon their garments, Nu 15:38, to remind them of their being a peculiar people; but the Pharisees made them larger than common, as if they were thereby more religious than others. Pride was the darling, reigning sin of the Pharisees, the sin that most easily beset them, and which our Lord Jesus takes all occasions to speak against. For him that is taught in the word to give respect to him that teaches, is commendable; but for him that teaches, to demand it, to be puffed up with it, is sinful. How much is all this against the spirit of Christianity! The consistent disciple of Christ is pained by being put into chief places. But who that looks around on the visible church, would think this was the spirit required? It is plain that some measure of this antichristian spirit prevails in every religious society, and in every one of our hearts.
Cross References
Job 22:29
"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

Luke 18:14
I tell you, this man, rather than the Pharisee, went home justified. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

James 4:6
But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.
Treasury of Scripture

And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4 Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the …

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; …

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the …

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 16:18,19 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall…

Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, …

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Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself …

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

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