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

  • A disciple
    Irene (verse 4); Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books; and the writings were to testify to the fulfillment of the Scriptures that he has been taught, that the LORD's Anointed had indeed come in the flesh, and that all these things are what was foretold through the Prophets, beginning with Moses' writings. It does not indicate that Theophilus was at all converted.
  • A disciple
    "..it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus, that you might know the certainty of those things, wherein you have been instructed." Theophilus was the High Priest at the time; and it was to confirm the fulfillment of the Scriptures, to those ordained to be the Keepers of the Holy Testimony.
  • A disciple
    "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." "..every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God" 1 Jn. 4:1-6.
  • Steve morrow
    ******* LUKE 1:37 FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE *******JOHN 5:14 AFTERWARD JESUS FINDETH HIM IN THE TEMPLE AND SAID UNTO HIM --- BEHOLD THOU ART MADE WHOLE SIN NO MORE LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE --- JOHN 8:11 SHE SAID NO MAN MY LORD AND JESUS SAID UNTO HER NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE --- GO AND SIN NO MORE ---
  • Irene123
    V. 3 - " ..... most excellent Theophulis; v.4 - "That thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." "excellent" sounds like perhaps he was someone of the Temple, but Luke does not say, so neither can we state it as fact. But, he was a convert to Christianity of Luke's, We can know that much as per Luke's words to him. cont.
  • Irene123
    V. 36 - the angel Gabriel told Mary of Elisabeth's pregnancy. When you think on it, it seems 'odd' because now everybody concerned knows as soon as the couple knows. But then you think of the distance between Mary and Elis. and also their lives were just the same ol' same ol'; AND Elis. was 'old' so ...............

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