Luke 1:52
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New International Version
He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

New Living Translation
He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble.

English Standard Version
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;

New American Standard Bible
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.

King James Bible
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has toppled the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly.

International Standard Version
He pulled powerful rulers from their thrones and lifted up humble people.

NET Bible
He has brought down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up those of lowly position;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“He has cast down the mighty from thrones and has raised up the lowly.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He pulled strong rulers from their thrones. He honored humble people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted the humble.

King James 2000 Bible
He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

American King James Version
He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

American Standard Version
He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.

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

English Revised Version
He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
He brought down the mighty from thrones, And He exalted the lowly,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He hath put down the mighty from their seats,.... As mighty kings and emperors from their thrones, as he often does, in the course of his providence; setting up one, and putting down another: or the mighty angels, from their seats of bliss and happiness in heaven; who rebelling against God, opposing the incarnation of Christ, taking it ill, that the human nature should be advanced above theirs, were cast down to hell; and are reserved in chains of darkness, to the judgment of the great day: or this may have respect to the putting down the monarchies and kingdoms of this world, by the kingdom of the Messiah to be set up; which, though at first was mean and despicable, like a stone cut out of a mountain, will increase, spread, and break in pieces, and destroy all other kingdoms:

and exalted them of low degree; as David to the throne of Israel, from the sheepfold, and following the ewes great with young; and now his house and family, which were sunk very low, by raising of his seed, of a poor virgin in his family, unto Israel, a Saviour Jesus; in whose days the poor had the Gospel preached, and received it: these were chosen and called: the great things of the Gospel were revealed to babes, and hid from the wise and prudent; and beggars were raised from the dunghill, to sit among princes, and to inherit the throne of glory: a method, which God in his infinite wisdom and grace has been pleased to take, more or less, in all ages of time; for not many mighty and noble are called by grace; but usually the foolish, the weak, and the base things of the world.



Luke 1:52 Additional Commentaries
Context
Mary's Song of Praise
51"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. 52"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble. 53"HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.…
Cross References
Job 5:11
The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

Luke 14:11
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."

James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

1 Samuel 2:4,6-8 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are …

Job 5:11-13 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be …

Job 34:24-28 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others …

Psalm 107:40,41 He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in the wilderness, …

Psalm 113:6-8 Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and …

Ecclesiastes 4:14 For out of prison he comes to reign; whereas also he that is born …

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought …

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, …

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, …

James 1:9,10 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted…

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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