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Matthew 23:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And whoever shall exalt himself, shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, whoever shall exalt himself, shall be, abased, and, whoever shall abase himself, shall be, exalted,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled: and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And whosoeuer shall exalt himselfe, shall be abased: and he that shall humble himselfe, shall be exalted.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For whosoever will exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever will abase himself shall be exalted.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For whoever shall exalt himself, will be abased: and whoever shall abase himself, will be exalted.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
whosoever 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
shall exalt 5312
{5312} Prime
ὑψόω
hupsoo
{hoop-so'-o}
From G5311; to elevate (literally or figuratively).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
himself 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
shall be abased; 5013
{5013} Prime
ταπεινόω
tapeinoo
{tap-i-no'-o}
From G5011; to depress; figuratively to humiliate (in condition or heart).
z5701
<5701> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 251
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
that shall humble 5013
{5013} Prime
ταπεινόω
tapeinoo
{tap-i-no'-o}
From G5011; to depress; figuratively to humiliate (in condition or heart).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
himself 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
shall be exalted. 5312
{5312} Prime
ὑψόω
hupsoo
{hoop-so'-o}
From G5311; to elevate (literally or figuratively).
z5701
<5701> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 251
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 23:12

_ _ And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased — See on Luke 18:14. What follows was addressed more immediately to the scribes and Pharisees.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 23:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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; Luke 18:14.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 23:12

And whosoever (l) shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

(l) He seems to allude to the position of the rabbis, for rabbi signifies one that is in a high position.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD [be] high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.
Proverbs 16:18-19 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. ... Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Luke 1:51-52 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. ... He hath put down the mighty from [their] seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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Jb 22:29. Ps 138:6. Pv 15:33; 16:18; 29:23. Is 57:15. Dn 4:37. Mt 5:3; 18:4. Lk 1:51; 14:11; 18:14. Jm 4:6. 1P 5:5.

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