Luke 1:51
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New International Version
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.

New Living Translation
His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.

English Standard Version
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

Berean Study Bible
He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

Berean Literal Bible
He has shown strength with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the thought of their heart.

New American Standard Bible
"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.

King James Bible
He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has done a mighty deed with His arm; He has scattered the proud because of the thoughts of their hearts;

International Standard Version
He displayed his mighty power with his arm. He scattered people who were proud in mind and heart.

NET Bible
He has demonstrated power with his arm; he has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance of their hearts.

New Heart English Bible
He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“He has wrought victory with his arm and he has scattered the proud with the opinion of their heart.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"He displayed his mighty power. He scattered those who think too highly of themselves.

New American Standard 1977
“He has done mighty deeds with His arm;
            He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

King James 2000 Bible
He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

American King James Version
He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

American Standard Version
He hath showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

Darby Bible Translation
He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty [ones] in the thought of their heart.

English Revised Version
He hath shewed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath shown strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Weymouth New Testament
He has manifested His supreme strength. He has scattered those who were haughty in the thoughts of their hearts.

World English Bible
He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Young's Literal Translation
He did powerfully with His arm, He scattered abroad the proud in the thought of their heart,
Study Bible
Mary's Song
50His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation. 51He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in the thoughts of their hearts. 52He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has exalted the humble.…
Cross References
Genesis 11:8
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.

Exodus 18:11
"Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people."

Psalm 98:1
A Psalm. O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.

Psalm 118:15
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
Treasury of Scripture

He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

shewed.

Exodus 15:6,7,12,13 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right …

Deuteronomy 4:34 Or has God assayed to go and take him a nation from the middle of …

Psalm 52:9 I will praise you for ever, because you have done it: and I will …

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth …

Psalm 89:13 You have a mighty arm: strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.

Psalm 98:1 O sing to the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: …

Psalm 118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the …

Isaiah 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall …

Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the …

Isaiah 52:10 The LORD has made bore his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; …

Isaiah 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing …

Revelation 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, …

he hath scattered.

Exodus 15:9-11 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the …

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing …

1 Samuel 2:3,4,9,10 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of …

Job 40:9-12 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him…

Psalm 2:1-6 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing…

Psalm 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the …

Psalm 89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; you have scattered …

Isaiah 10:12-19 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole …

Jeremiah 48:29,30 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, …

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, …

Daniel 5:25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

the imagination.

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Deuteronomy 29:19,20 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that …

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself …

(51) He hath shewed strength.--Literally, He wrought strength. Here the parallelism with 1Samuel 2:3 becomes very close. Of whom the speaker thought as among the "proud," we cannot know. They may have been the potentates of the world in which she lived, Herod and the Emperor of Rome. They may have been the men of Jerusalem, who despised Galilee; or those of the other towns and villages of Galilee, who despised Nazareth; or, though less probably, those of Nazareth itself, who despised the carpenter and his betrothed.

Verses 51-53. - He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath soattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. From adoration, Mary's hymn proceeds to celebrate the mighty results effected by the Divine pity. As so often in thee prophetic strains, the speaker or writer speaks or writes as though the future had become the past; so Mary here describes the Messianic reversal of man's conception of what is great and little, as though the unborn Babe had already lived and done his strange mighty work in the world. The "glorious arm" which, in old days, had wrought such mighty things for Israel, she recognized as belonging to the coming Deliverer (verse 51). His chosen instruments would be those of whom the world thought little, like herself. The proud and mighty would be put down; the men of low degree, and poor and humble, would be exalted. The hungry would be filled; and they who were rich only in this world's goods would have no share in the new kingdom - they would be sent empty away. How strangely had the virgin of Nazareth caught the thought, almost the very words, of the famous sermon her Divine Son, some thirty years later, preached on the mountain-side near Gennesaret! He hath showed strength with his arm,.... Of almighty power, in the business of the incarnation, and in working out salvation for his people; which is done by his own arm, he being mighty to save, and travelling in the greatness of his strength; see Isaiah 63:1.

He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts; whom he always resists, and both in providence and grace, takes such methods, as tend to humble and confound them: here particularly, it may regard the proud and haughty Jews; who imagined nothing less, than that the Messiah would be born of one of the rich and noble families in Judea; that he would appear as a temporal prince, and set up a temporal kingdom in great state and splendour, and make them a free and flourishing people: when instead of this, he was to be born of a poor virgin, of whom they disdainfully say, is not his mother called Mary? who was of Nazareth in Galilee, of which it is said, shall Christ come out of Galilee? or any good thing out of Nazareth? A virgin betrothed to a carpenter, and her son of that business also, with which both were flouted; and because of this meanness, the Messiah was rejected by them; and thus were they scattered and confounded in their imaginations. 1:39-56 It is very good for those who have the work of grace begun in their souls, to communicate one to another. On Mary's arrival, Elisabeth was conscious of the approach of her who was to be the mother of the great Redeemer. At the same time she was filled with the Holy Ghost, and under his influence declared that Mary and her expected child were most blessed and happy, as peculiarly honoured of and dear to the Most High God. Mary, animated by Elisabeth's address, and being also under the influence of the Holy Ghost, broke out into joy, admiration, and gratitude. She knew herself to be a sinner who needed a Saviour, and that she could no otherwise rejoice in God than as interested in his salvation through the promised Messiah. Those who see their need of Christ, and are desirous of righteousness and life in him, he fills with good things, with the best things; and they are abundantly satisfied with the blessings he gives. He will satisfy the desires of the poor in spirit who long for spiritual blessings, while the self-sufficient shall be sent empty away.
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