Luke 1:51

“He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee hath shewed strength with his arme, he hath scattered the proud, in the imagination of their hearts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered {those who were} proud in the thoughts of their heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He hath showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With his arm he has done acts of power; he has put to flight those who have pride in their hearts.
- Basic English Bible

He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty [ones] in the thought of their heart.
- Darby Bible

He hath shown strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
- Webster's Bible

He has manifested His supreme strength. He has scattered those who were haughty in the thoughts of their hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
- World English Bible

He made myyt in his arme, he scaterede proude men with the thouyte of his herte.
- Wycliffe Bible

He did powerfully with His arm, He scattered abroad the proud in the thought of their heart,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:51


1:51 He hath wrought strength with his arm - That is, he hath shown the exceeding greatness of his power. She speaks prophetically of those things as already done, which God was about to do by the Messiah. He hath scattered the proud - Visible and invisible.


Discussion for Luke 1

  • Carol ross
    I have been so blessed by Luke 1. It has brought to me unspeakable joy. Deep in my soul I have such a peace knowing that the God I serve is able today, just as yesterday. I truly pray you receive joy and a peace from this scripture. Knowing my g o d in such a personal way. God truly bless you today.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.
  • Maggie Bazaar for verse 37
    The world will pass away but his word will remain and rain come to water the earth and plants sprouts so does his word will not return void .so indeed nothing is impossible with God
  • Joan Minja for verse 45
    God speaks to us through his Word, and for us to see the manifestations of his word in our daily life, we have to believe. Faith can move mountains and it is profound to us as believers!....as there shall be a performance of those things, only of we believe! Jesus is Lord!!!
  • Cynnee
    When we sometimes worry about our lives we should remember that with God all things are possible.
  • This is a very powerful verse. Note that due to a lack of faith in God, Zacharias was made deaf and dumb, in order that the good plans God had for him be fulfilled. God uses even what may seem like trials and tribulations, for the fulfilment of his plans. Which are always for our own good.

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