Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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.

Bible References


Luke 5:24
But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," he said to the one who was paralyzed, "I say to you, 'Get up and pick up your stretcher [and] go to your home.'"
Luke 7:47
{For this reason} I tell you, her sins--[which were] many--have been forgiven, for she loved much. But [the one] to whom little is forgiven loves little."
1 Samuel 1:18
And she said, "May your female slave find favor in your sight." Then the woman went on her way and ate [something], and {her face did not look sad any longer}.
Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go--eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart! For God already has approved your deeds.


Luke 1:52
He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones, and has exalted the lowly.
Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
Exodus 18:11
Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all the gods, {even in the matter where they the Egyptians dealt arrogantly against the Israelites}."
Job 22:29
When they are humiliated, {you say}, '[It is] pride,' for he saves {the humble}.
Job 40:9
Or do you have an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?
Psalm 138:6
Though Yahweh [is] high, yet he sees [the] lowly, but [the] proud he perceives at a distance.
Proverbs 3:34
With those who scorn, he is scornful, but to those who are humble, he gives favor.
Proverbs 15:33
Fear of Yahweh [is] the instruction of the wise, and before honor [comes] humility.
Proverbs 16:18
Before destruction [comes] pride, and before a fall, a haughty spirit.
Proverbs 18:12
In the presence of destruction, the heart of a man will be haughty, but in the presence of honor, humble.
Proverbs 29:23
The pride of a person will bring him humiliation, and the lowly of spirit will obtain honor.
Isaiah 2:11
The {haughty eyes} of humanity will be brought low, and the pride of everyone will be humbled, and Yahweh alone will be exalted on that day.
Isaiah 57:15
For thus says [the] high and lofty one who resides forever, and [whose] name [is] holy: "I reside [in] a high and holy place, and with [the] {contrite} and humble of spirit, to revive [the] spirit of [the] humble, and to revive [the] heart of [the] {contrite}.
Daniel 4:37
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and honor the king of heaven, for all his works [are] truth, and his ways [are] justice and that he is able to humble those who walk in pride."
Habakkuk 2:4
Look! His spirit within him is puffed up; it is not upright. But the righteous shall live by his faithfulness.
Matthew 5:3
"Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 23:12
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
James 4:6
But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, younger men, be subject to the elders, and all [of you] clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

General references

Matthew 19:30
But many [who are] first will be last, and the last first.
Matthew 23:12
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Mark 10:31
But many [who are] first will be last, and the last first."
Luke 5:32
I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."