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11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 Whoever exalts himself [[a]with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled (brought low), and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be [b]raised to honor.

13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces; for you neither enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are about to go in to do so.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 23:12 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  2. Matthew 23:12 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.

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