Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
A Song of Ascents, of David. O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “ Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;
and said to them, “ Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.”
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.