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

  • 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 ...............
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:73 THE OATH WHICH HE SWARE TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM 1:74 THAT HE WOULD GRANT UNTO US THAT WE BEING DELIVERED OUT OF THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES MIGHT SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR 1:75 IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES ***PSALM 119:172 MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Frank
    John the baptist would then be a cousin to Jesus
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.

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