Luke 14:11

11 For those who make themselves great will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be made great." 1

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Luke 14:11 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 14:11

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).

Luke 14:11 In-Context

9 and your host, who invited both of you, would have to come and say to you, "Let him have this place.' Then you would be embarrassed and have to sit in the lowest place.
10 Instead, when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that your host will come to you and say, "Come on up, my friend, to a better place.' This will bring you honor in the presence of all the other guests.
11 For those who make themselves great will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be made great."
12 Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your rich neighbors - for they will invite you back, and in this way you will be paid for what you did.
13 When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind;

Cross References 1

  • 1. 14.11Matthew 23.12;Luke 18.14.