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

  • Matt
    Elizabeth and Mary were cousins, meaning their mothers were sisters (and daughters/ descendants of Aaron). Zacharias was a Levitical priest. Mary's father, Heli, was of Judah: a Judahite. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is of the tribe of Levi and Judah: Lord of Lords (Priest Line/ Levi) and King of Kings (King Line/ Judah).
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.
  • MsBsue
    Luke has a remarkable way of telling us the many ways that our God can do amazing and miraculous things. Our faith can only strengthen when we believe in Him.
  • Allison Melton
    Very power scripture, I have been encouraged by my Pastor who preach his sermon today from Luke Chapter 1-20 Revive Me. Awesome message
  • 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.

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