Luke 14:11

For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
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Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
"For he that humbleth himself shall be exalted, and he that exalteth himself shall be humbled.". For is it not thus that some of our writers have understood that man straightway on his creation received what is "according to the image "but that what is according "to the likeness "he will receive afterwards on his perfection? Now Plato, teaching that the virtuous man shall have this likeness accompanied with humility, explains the following: "He that humbleth himself shall be exalted."

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
For whosoever exalleth himself shall be abased, &c, both by God and Prayer of Manasseh , often in this life, always in the life to come. This verse explains the meaning and scope of the parable. See S. Matthew 23:12.

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
These several matters, I pray you, suggest to our brethren. And as "he who humbleth himself shall be exalted". Also in the same lace: "Whosoever exalteth himself shall be made low, and whosoever abaseth himself shall be exalted."

Ignatius of Antioch

AD 108
Be ye therefore also of a humble spirit, that ye may be exalted; for "he that abaseth himself shall be exalted, and he that exalteth himself shall be abased."

The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
Let him therefore be sober, prudent, decent, firm, stable, not given to wine; no striker, but gentle; not a brawler, not covetous; "not a novice, test, being puffed up with pride, be fall into condemnation, and the snare of the devil: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abused."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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