Luke 14:11
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
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(11) Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased.—The reproduction of the teaching in words which are almost an echo of these, in 1Peter 5:5, is interesting as showing the impression which it had made on the minds of the disciples.

14:7-14 Even in the common actions of life, Christ marks what we do, not only in our religious assemblies, but at our tables. We see in many cases, that a man's pride will bring him low, and before honour is humility. Our Saviour here teaches, that works of charity are better than works of show. But our Lord did not mean that a proud and unbelieving liberality should be rewarded, but that his precept of doing good to the poor and afflicted should be observed from love to him.Whosoever exalteth ... - This is universal among people, and it is also the way in which God will deal with people. "Men" will perpetually endeavor to bring down those who endeavor to exalt themselves; and it is a part of God's regular plan to abase the proud, to bring down the lofty, to raise up those that be bowed down, and show "his" favors to those who are poor and needy. 11. whosoever, &c.—couching them in a chaste simplicity and proverbial terseness of style which makes them "apples of gold in a setting of silver." (See on [1668]Lu 18:14). See Poole on "Luke 14:10"

For whosoever exalteth himself,.... Either in the above way, or any other, shall be abased, humbled and mortified:

and he that humbleth himself; behaves in an humble and modest manner,

shall be exalted; See Gill on Matthew 23:12.

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
11. whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased] Rather, humbled. See on Luke 1:52, Luke 13:30, and Matthew 23:12. A similar lesson is prominent in the Book of Proverbs (Proverbs 15:33, Proverbs 16:18-19, Proverbs 29:23), and is strongly enforced by St Peter (1 Peter 5:5).

Luke 14:11. Πᾶς, every one) A weighty word. [An axiom very often repeated, and that with the most impressive force; ch. Luke 18:14; Matthew 23:12.—V. g.]

Luke 14:11Humbled

See Matthew 11:29.

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