Verses with the word degree in the New Testament (3 verses):

Luke 1:52
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

1 Timothy 3:13
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

James 1:9
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: