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XXIII. Humility and Simplicity

Matthew 5:3 - Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:5 - Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Mark 9:33 - And he came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house he asked them, What were you discussing among yourselves along the way?

Mark 9:35 - And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desires to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Matthew 23:8 - But do not be called Rabbi: for one is your Teacher; and all of you are brethren.

Matthew 23:11 - But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Luke 18:14 - I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one who exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

Matthew 23:12 - And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and he who shall humble himself shall be exalted.

John 13:7 - Jesus answered and said to him, What I do you do not understand now; but you shall understand later.

John 13:8 - Peter said to him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with me.

John 13:10 - Jesus said to him, He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but he is clean all over: and you are clean, but not all of you.

John 13:12 - So after he had washed their feet, and had put on his garments, and had taken his place again, he said to them, Do you know what I have done to you?

John 13:13 - You call me Teacher and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.

John 13:14 - If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.

John 13:15 - For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

John 13:16 - Truly, truly, I say to you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.

John 13:17 - If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

Matthew 20:25 - But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.

Matthew 20:26 - But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your servant;

Matthew 20:27 - And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave:

Mark 10:42 - But Jesus called them to him, and said to them, You know that those who are regarded as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them.

Mark 10:43 - But it shall not be so among you: but whoever wishes to be great among you, shall be your servant:

Mark 10:44 - And whoever wants to be the first among you, shall be the slave of all.

Luke 22:25 - And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.

Luke 22:26 - But not so with you: but he who is greatest among you, let him be as the youngest; and he who rules, as he who serves.

Luke 22:27 - For which is greater, he who reclines at table, or he who serves? is it not he who reclines at table? but I am among you as one who serves.

Luke 14:8 - When you are invited by someone to a wedding, do not sit down at the place of honour; for one more distinguished than you may have been invited;

Luke 14:9 - And he who invited both of you will come and say to you, Give this man your place; and with shame you will begin to take the lowest place.

Luke 14:10 - But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place; that when he who invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then you shall have honour in the presence of those who are at the table with you.

Luke 14:11 - For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

Mark 10:15 - Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter it at all.

Matthew 18:3 - And said, Truly I say to you, Unless you are converted, and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4 - Therefore, whoever shall humble himself as this little child, he is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 18:17 - Truly I say to you, Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall by no means enter it.

Luke 9:48 - And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whoever shall receive me receives him who sent me: for he who is least among you, that one shall be great.

Matthew 11:25 - At that time Jesus said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes.

Matthew 11:26 - Yes, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.