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

  • 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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