Matthew 23:12
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.

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

New King James Version
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

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

NASB 1995
“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

NASB 1977
“And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

Amplified Bible
Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be raised to honor.

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honored.

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

Good News Translation
Whoever makes himself great will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be made great.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and whoever will exalt himself will be humbled, and whoever will humble himself will be exalted.

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

New Heart English Bible
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.…

Cross References
Job 22:29
When men are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then He will save the lowly.

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
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Job 22:29
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.









(12) Whosoever shall exalt himself.--The precept seems to have been one which our Lord desired specially to imprint on the hearts of the disciples. It had been spoken at least twice before, as in Luke 14:11; Luke 18:14. The echoes of it in James 4:10, 1Peter 5:6, show that the impression had been made.

Verse 12. - Whosever shall exalt himself shall be abased (ταπεινωθήσεται, shall be humbled); and he that shall humble (ταπεινώσει) himself shall be exalted. It is not clear why the rendering of the verb is not uniform in this verse. The antithesis certainly requires it. The gnome, so often repeated (see references), seems to be, as it has been called, "an axiom in the kingdom of God." It is indeed a universal law in God's dealings with men. Olshausen quotes a saying! of Hillel to the same purport, "My humility is my exaltation, and my exaltation is my humility." The first clause was prophetic of the speedy overthrow of the haughty Pharisees; the second is grandly illustrated in the example of Christ, who humbled himself to the death of the cross, and is now highly exalted; who "for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:2). St. Peter draws the lesson, "Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time" (1 Peter 5:5, 6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

whoever
Ὅστις (Hostis)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

exalts
ὑψώσει (hypsōsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5312: (a) I raise on high, lift up, (b) I exalt, set on high. From hupsos; to elevate.

himself
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

will be humbled,
ταπεινωθήσεται (tapeinōthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5013: To make or bring low, humble, humiliate; pass: To be humbled. From tapeinos; to depress; figuratively, to humiliate.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

whoever
ὅστις (hostis)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

humbles
ταπεινώσει (tapeinōsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5013: To make or bring low, humble, humiliate; pass: To be humbled. From tapeinos; to depress; figuratively, to humiliate.

himself
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

will be exalted.
ὑψωθήσεται (hypsōthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5312: (a) I raise on high, lift up, (b) I exalt, set on high. From hupsos; to elevate.


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