Luke 1:52

“He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He hath put downe the mighty from their seates, and exalted them of low degree.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He has brought down rulers from {their} thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He hath put down princes from `their' thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He has put down kings from their seats, lifting up on high the men of low degree.
- Basic English Bible

He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly.
- Darby Bible

He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
- Webster's Bible

He has cast monarchs down from their thrones, And exalted men of low estate.
- Weymouth Bible

He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.
- World English Bible

He sette doun myyti men fro sete, and enhaunside meke men.
- Wycliffe Bible

He brought down the mighty from thrones, And He exalted the lowly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:52

1:52 He hath put down the mighty - Both angels and men.

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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